During what seems like endless isolation, release your wanderlust by discovering some of the most breathtaking French hôtels. From wandering the streets of Paris, to savouring Lyon’s finest cuisine, or simply reveling in the beauty of the Cannes sunsets on the French Riviera... with over 1,700 properties in France, Accor’s got you covered!
Raffles Le Royal Monceau (Paris)
Majestically standing just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and opened in 1928, Raffles Le Royal Monceau has hosted everyone from Winston Churchill to Beyonce. Handpicked art and photography (an Art Concierge is available to give a full tour!) adorn the suites, with clean-lined furnishings designed by Philippe Starck, who also helmed its renovation in the mid-2000s. Beds are topped with custom-made linens, goose down bedding, and your choice of pillows, while the mirror-lined bathrooms offer Clarins amenities. With a mix of Art Deco and contemporary accents, the hotel exposes whimsical touches such as acoustic guitars and even a mobile recording studio.
Hôtel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg MGallery (Alsace)
Housed in a 16th-century building in the historic center of Strasbourg, with some of the city's main attractions nearby, Hotel Cour du Corbeau MGallery exudes romance with its weathered columns and wooden beams. Spacious rooms are decorated with a chic mix of neo-Baroque and modern furniture; some have balconies or their own private patios. Set in a quiet cobbled courtyard, this is one of Europe's oldest hotels and certainly one of its most enchanting.
Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa Sea & Spa (Brittany)
This sleek spa hotel offers sophisticated rooms, complete with huge Sofitel MyBeds. Junior Suites come with outdoor terraces with sweeping ocean views, to watch the sun sink into the Atlantic with a glass of bubbly. The monochromatic bathrooms are spacious and stocked with luxe Hermès amenities. The huge spa, complete with heated 80-foot saltwater pool and terrace, overlooks the ocean from practically every angle. La Presqu’ile serves healthy dishes with locally grown ingredients, while L’Ocean juice bar rounds your wellness. Walkers and cyclists can take advantage of Quiberon’s plethora of outdoor trails and if you prefer to stay indoors, don’t forget to try the spa’s NASA-approved antigravity treadmill!
MGallery Carlton (Lyon)
The legendary Carlton Lyon rests in an imposing Haussmann building, nestled in Lyon’s enviable location on the Presqu'ile, close to the Opera, Saint-Jean Cathedral and Musee des Beaux Arts. Built in 1894, the majestic stone facade bears witness to this building’s rich history. The most coveted of the 80 rooms are the Rotonde junior suites, featuring round sitting rooms and splendid views over Place de la Republique. The interiors are reminiscent of a theatre, and the ubiquitous red – the hotel’s hallmark – is an open door to travel. The jazz playing in the champagne bar in the evening, the furniture radiating 1920s charm and the Art Deco moldings put this hotel in a league of its own.
Hôtel Croisette Beach Cannes MGallery (French Riviera)
In the heart of Cannes, just 150 metres from the beaches of La Croisette, this resort offers luxurious accommodation combined with excellent facilities and impeccable service. Decorated to perfection, rooms feature plush bedding, minibar, tea/coffee maker and deluxe private bathroom. An outdoor pool, water sports at the private beach and sauna are also available. Guests can relish Mediterranean cuisine for lunch at Croisette Beach Restaurant. Bellini is the 24-hour restaurant that serves meals, appetisers and drinks by the pool and bar.