France - it's the land of good food, great wine, and stunning architecture. If you're looking for a truly French experience, there's no better way to do it than by staying in one of the many luxurious design hotels that dot France. But what if you're looking for a taste of la vie en rose without breaking your budget? Well never fear! We've put together a list of five hidden-gem design hotels with classic French charm that won't break the bank! From chic Parisian retreats to idyllic country houses, a chic design hotel can provide guests with an unforgettable experience. So if you're ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and indulge in some timeless elegance, read on!
La Maison Favart
First, let's explore the lovely La Maison Favart, which is located in central Paris close to Les Halles shopping district and the Opera Garnier. With only 10 guestrooms spread across three floors, this boutique hotel features elegant furnishings combined with contemporary artworks from local artists which gives it an exclusive feel - and yet it remains very affordable compared to other similar establishments in the area.
The communal area of the hotel offers a modern twist on the grandeur of the Ancien Regime, with neoclassical columns and artwork reminiscent of Versailles. Velvet-upholstered chairs, soft pastel tones and opulent furnishings like patterned wallpaper, floral bed-runners and lavish fabrics create an atmosphere of luxury. Finishing touches include chandelier light fixtures and golden sun mirrors adorning the walls. We love these whimsical interiors!
La Maison Favart
From $330 per night
5, Rue de Marivaux 2nd Arr, 75002 Paris France
|Hotel Particulier Montmartre|
If you're looking for something truly unique, try Hotel Particulier Montmartre located just below Sacré Coeur Basilica on top of Montmartre hill. This 1871 mansion was once a home to the Hermès and Rothschild families and still retains its bourgeois charm. With intimate, clandestine and private vibes, this secret pied à terre in Paris is every dreamer's fantasy come true. The luxurious fabrics, exquisite wallpapers and period pieces add to the grandeur of this residence while its centurion tree-shaded summer garden makes it one of the most sought after spots in Paris. Take a look!
Hotel Particulier Montmartre
From $270 per night
23 avenue Junot, Pavillon D, 75018 Paris, France
|Château des Vigiers|
Next we head to Château des Vigiers in the Dordogne Valley. Built in 1622 by French King Louis XIII, it now boasts all the modern amenities one could expect from a luxury hotel, including heated pools and spas, tennis courts and golf courses set among lush gardens.
The 17th-century château envelops visitors in a tranquil and romantic atmosphere that is worthy of its place among Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The second building on the estate follows modern trends with its eco-friendly design and pine wood façade reminiscent of regional tobacco barns.
Guests can enjoy gourmet meals at the onsite Michelin starred restaurant as well as guided tours around its stunning grounds which feature exquisite architecture dating back centuries ago. A true retreat resplendent with French charm!
Château des Vigiers
From $125 per night (low season), from $270 (high season)
Lieu Dit Le Vigier D18, 24240 Monestier, Bergerac France
|La Bastide de Marie|
Next up is La Bastide de Marie in Ménerbes – a hidden gem located near Avignon nestled within picturesque vineyards of Luberon Regional Park. This luxury villa has been designed using authentic 17th century elements like stone walls and vaulted ceilings. The décor is eclectic and contemporary with an array of furnishings sourced from local antique dealers as well as more contemporary pieces, creating a unique atmosphere that oozes sophistication without losing any warmth or comfortability. Enjoy your days here exploring nearby markets or discovering local wineries before heading back home to take advantage of their spa facilities!
La Bastide de Marie
From $330 per night
64 Chemin des Peirelles, 84560 Menerbes, France
Finally, Le Pigonnet in Aix-en-Provence is a perfect example of a charming hotel that offers affordable luxury in a historic city center. Located on a quiet street near the historic center of town, this boutique hotel boasts modern yet classic decor throughout its 30 rooms. Its lush garden provides the perfect setting for relaxation after exploring the city’s many attractions.
Le Pigonnet has been a hotel for more than a century, and over the years it has been extensively restored, renovated, and enlarged. The outcome is an attractive labyrinth filled with corners and alcoves that merge modern extravagance with traditional familiarity and regional style (see the typically Provençal round pigeon loft which gives its name). In addition, the hotel boasts authentic artwork in every room from their curated collection which they have grown through acquisition at auctions and sales. Provencal charm abounds here both in the interiors and exterior grounds.
Le Pigonnet in Aix-en-Provence
From $370 per night
5 Av. du Pigonnet, 13090 Aix-en-Provence, France
So there you have it - whether you’re looking for rustic countryside charm or urban sophistication, these design hotels offer luxurious, classic French interiors without breaking the bank! Bon voyage!