Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, but France has many different regions, from wine country and Alps to gorgeous beaches. Here are three beautiful French cities to explore, each with their own characterful luxury hotels to make your stay most memorable.
The classy city of Aix-en-Provence is in the southwest region of France. Home to the 19th century artist Cezanne, its delightful traffic-free streets are a pleasure to explore. Enjoy the 17th century architecture, bell towers and mossy fountains including the famous Cours Mirabeau. Great cuisine accompanied by award-winning local wine is all part of your visit.
Luxury Hotels in Aix-en-Provence
Many luxury hotels in Provence truly capture the essence of rural France and the beautiful boutique hotel of Villa Gallici is no exception. Antique furnishings and country florals can be found throughout this charming hotel. The balconies overlook the restful herb garden and pool. This hotel krakow.wiki/best-luxury-hotels-in-krakow/ was awarded a place on the Conde Nast Gold List 2008.
This sprawling city on the southwest coast of France is known for its wine, chateaux and museums. Known as the “City of Art and History” Bordeaux has some wonderful architecture especially around Gambetta Square. The best views can be enjoyed from the Tower of Saint-Michel. Stroll along “Les Quais” to admire the large Aquitaine Bridge and the Pont Neuf, which is actually the oldest bridge in the city, then enjoy sweet “canneles” at a waterfront cafe.
Luxury Hotels in Bordeaux
Discover one of the most prestigious French vineyards with a stay at Les Sources de Caudalie, just outside Bordeaux. This is one of the best luxury hotels in the region with thermal springs, excellent cuisine and its own on-site winery where wine-tasting courses can be enjoyed.
Beautiful St Tropez is located on the French Riviera between Marseilles and Cannes. It is frequented by the rich and famous, and gorgeous tanned bodies parade the beach. It is also popular with artists and the Musee de l’Annonciade on Place Grammont displays one of the finest collections of modern art by the post-Impressionist Masters.