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Auberge du Bois Prin, Chamonix, France - Facade

The Auberge du Bois Prin, nestled above world-famous Chamonix, has a breathtaking setting—looking across the valley, face-to-face with Mont Blanc. A flower-banked lane leads up to the hotel, which looks like a private home—which actually it almost was. The owner’s father was pla... more

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Set on the banks of Lake Geneva (Lake Léman), the 12th-century Château de Coudrée is a true castle, with a square tower-dungeon dating to the 6th century. Since the castle was constructed for defense, vulnerable exposure to the waterfront was avoided, so only one of the 19 guestroo... more

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The hotel Le Clair de la Plume

Grignan is a lovely village with stone houses and a maze of twisting, cobbled streets leading up the hill to the immense, Renaissance-style Château de Grignan. At the lower edge of town, facing a stone-pillared rotunda, is this lovely hotel with great charm. Beyond the green iron gat... more

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Le Cottage is nestled near the shore of Lake Annecy in Talloires, a beautiful lakefront village. An attractive hotel, Le Cottage offers comfortable accommodations and a warm welcome, and is professionally managed by Christine and Jean Claude Bise. At Le Cottage, Jean Claude is definit... more

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Housed within the walls of four beautiful Renaissance houses in Vieux-Lyon that once belonged to the Lord of Burgundy, Claude de Beaumont, this hotel has been described as an architectural masterpiece. The decor of Cour des Loges preserves the Italian spirit, dressed with the majesty ... more

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Domaine de Gorneton, Chasse sur Rh

Property has closed. At the age of 89 Jacqueline and Jean have decided to sell their home and enjoy retirement.  We wish them the best!... more


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Le Fer à Cheval abounds with romantic charm. A feeling of intimacy and genuine hospitality prevails, untainted by any hint of ostentatious grandeur. Throughout, you find walls and ceilings paneled with wood gleaming with the patina of age, fine oil paintings, grandfather clocks... more

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Jocelyne and Jean-Louis Sibuet are masters in the hotel business, owning several premier hotels in the lovely mountain village of Megève—but for sheer drama, none can surpass Les Fermes de Marie. This is definitely no ordinary hotel, but rather a cluster of antique chalet... more

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Le Hameau Albert 1er is an attractive complex that includes the original soft-peach-washed three-story building that the Carrier family has operated as a hotel since 1903 and a cluster of rustic buildings set on an expanse of lawn and garden, referred to as The Farm. Built from heavy ... more

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A reader wrote to tell us that we absolutely must include Les Hospitaliers in our book. He was absolutely right—Les Hospitaliers is a gem, set in one of France’s romantic, picture-perfect little villages nestled in the hills of northern Provence. Although this charming hot... more

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Set in the countryside northeast of Lyon, Pérouges is a wonderful medieval village settled by Italians in Roman times and sentimentally named for their hometown of Perugia. Although, it eventually became a “ghost town”, the cobbled streets and old stone and timbered buildings now... more

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Nestled on the shore of Lake Geneva, the tiny walled medieval village of Yvoire is positively captivating—almost too quaint to be real. Its allure is even more enchanting in summer when every available bit of land is a flower garden and every house draped with red geraniums. Making ... more

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Les Roches Fleuries is nestled in a green meadow high on a mountainside with a breathtaking view across the valley to the dramatic peaks of Mont Blanc. Like most of the buildings that dot the countryside, the hotel is like a large chalet, wrapped around with decks and balconies which ... more

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Set high in the hills above the cosmopolitan lakeside city of Evian, La Verniaz et Ses Chalets, once a Savoyard farmstead, is a beautiful cluster of cottages and attractive central courtyard set behind a stone-wall entry. Beautifully landscaped trees shade courtyard tables and flowers... more

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The Basilique de Fourvière dominates the wonderful old quarter of Vieux Lyon. Set just in its shadow is the Villa Florentine, whose seemingly perched location affords it an unrivaled setting and dramatic, sweeping vistas of the city. With an exterior wash of soft yellow-cream a... more

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