Luxury hotels and resorts in France to discover in 2022
From the very best of luxury chalets and resorts in the snow-capped mountains to stylish city hotels and gourmet destinations, there is something for everyone in the ‘L’Hexagone’.. At Lux Nomade we’ve rounded up some of our favourite hotels and resorts in France.
Le Coucou, Meribel
Located at the foot of the Rond-Point des pistes in Meribel, Hotel Le Coucou, the luxury ski-in ski-out from the Maisons Pariente collection is perfectly situated in one of the resort’s most beautiful locations, right on the slopes. The 5-star hotel is unique in it’s close proximity to the snowy peaks and unrivalled mountain and valley vista views. With its elegant look of a traditional chalet, Le Coucou is a true luxury hotel in Meribel, spread over ten floors on the mountainside, with a stunning private pool, Tata Harper Spa, two restaurants and two kids clubs all designed in perfect harmony with its alpine environment.
Nightly rates from £440.
Chalet Topaze, Chamonix
The impressive Chalet Topaze boasts views of the Mont Blanc massif from its feature luxurious hot tub. This jewel of a home makes for an ultra luxe stay with its stylish interiors and high-end hospitality. Home-baked cakes and warm drinks are served by the fire on winter afternoons when guests return from a day in the snow. Chalet Topaze is a showstopper to host a ski holiday this year.
2021 rates for a seven-night stay start from £12,887
Chalet Face à Face, Val d’Isère
Bramble Ski, the largest ultra-luxury chalet operator in the Alps region, is delighted to unveil two brand new alpine properties in Val d’Isère, Chalet Face à Face (sleeps 14) and Chalet Abade (sleeps 12), to offer friends and families alike the ultimate ski holiday experience in the French Alps for the 2022 winter ski season. The new properties, designed with style and luxury in mind, are the latest addition to Bramble Ski’s Val d’Isère portfolio, renowned for being Europe’s leading snow-sure skiing destination. Both properties are beautifully designed, ski-in ski-out and can be rented together for the ultimate group holiday.
Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa, Cognac
Clever, astute design has transformed Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa from a 19th century trading house into a stylish five-star getaway. The heritage protected buildings and modern glass pavilion span nearly five acres and a rooftop terrace allows guests to take in a great view of this beautiful town. The property is surrounded by some of the most prestigious Cognac Houses and the jazz bar, Le 1838, stocks over 220 different brands, including single batch and limited edition Cognacs, and the fine-dining restaurant Les Foudres has just won its first Michelin Star. Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa has carefully curated Guest Experiences, including access to Citroen 2CVs to explore the local vineyards and countryside.
Rates start from €260 per room, room only
Château St Pierre de Serjac, Languedoc
Surrounded by rolling vineyards, Château St Pierre de Serjac is a beautifully restored 19th-century manor turned hotel, with its own working winery (and label). The original buildings that were set around the estate have been converted into family-friendly self-catering options (some even have their own pool), and outdoor enthusiasts can cycle or stroll through the rolling French countryside. Back at the château, there’s a massive heated outdoor infinity pool, a modern French restaurant, and a spoiling Cinq Mondes spa with a hammam, sauna and hydrotherapy pool.
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Château Grand Barrail Hotel, Saint-Emilion
An imposing turn-of-the-century chateau that stands out against the skyline with its fairy-tale turrets and spires, Grand Barrail Château Hotel & Spa is set in secluded and tranquil grounds in the midst of the vineyards of Saint-Emilion. Expect delectable cuisine, spacious rooms in the main building and in annexes, together with a pampering spa.
Grand Barrail Château Hotel’s 41 rooms and five suites are decorated in neutral or pale shades with abundant use of designer fabrics, creating a stylish and warm feel. Look out of the windows onto delightful gardens with manicured lawns, a large pond and a pool, all of which are surrounded by terrace upon terrace of bushy green vines that extend for miles around.
Le Saint James, Bouliac
Located in Bouliac overlooking the river, Hôtel Le Saint-James was redesigned by the architect Jean Nouvel and has a garden. Featuring a terrace and an outdoor pool, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Guests can have a drink at the bar.
At the hotel, the rooms have a desk. Guest rooms at Hôtel Le Saint-James come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property. Guests can dine in the onsite Michelin-starred restaurant, which serves cuisine inspired by the seasons and using local produce. The property also has a second restaurant, Le Café de l’Espérance, located in the village.
Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Bouliac, like cycling.
Fauchon l’Hotel Paris
The first hotel for Paris’ gastronomic powerhouse, Fauchon L’Hotel Paris is housed in a beautiful Haussmannien building designed by the Paris architect, Richard Martinet. Gastronomy continues to be the vein of life that runs throughout the hotel, with highlights including the Sasha Lakic-designed Fauchon Gourmet Bar, a reimagination of the hotel mini-bar that has stormed the hotel industry, offering guests free reign on all the gourmet delights that are refilled each day – champagne included.
Rates start from €450 for a Classic Room (room only).
Le Pavillon de la Reine, Paris
A delightful haven, hidden behind a discreet entrance, on Place des Vosges, Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa is a secret world away from the bustle of the city. This impressive 17th-century residence, clad in greenery, faces a beautifully manicured garden and has a pretty flower-filled courtyard, a relaxing lounge and an indulgent spa.
Each of the hotel’s 56 rooms and suites are individually decorated in warm colours with plush fabrics and period furniture. There is a succinctly cosy atmosphere with vases of flowers and bowls of fruit in the rooms and a welcoming fire in the lounge during the winter months. Experience the intimate and magical setting of the newly opened restaurant Anne. The fine dining menu celebrates seasonal ingredients from carefully selected producers and takes a diner on a voyage from land to sea. The chef’s signature chocolate soufflé is not to be missed.
With incredible outdoor activities, stunning natural landscape and an extensive collection of world class restaurants, shops, hotels and chalets, Val d’Isère is the top choice for a luxury skiing holiday for all ages and abilities. New and exciting offerings for the return to the slopes include three new gourmet Italian restaurants alongside a wealth of new bars and delicious hotspots, a new 5* hotel opening, on-slope and tree-top adventure courses, ice-floating experiences and much more.