We compare prices from all of the leading hotel sites so you can find the best deal for you.
At the top end of the accommodation market, luxury hotels in France aren’t mere hotels – they come with their own storied allure; from Bar Hemingway at the five-star Ritz in Paris (it was one of the writer’s favourite spots) to Cannes’ celebrity hangout, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where secluded cabanas offer glittering sea views.
These kinds of hotels, with their ‘if walls could talk’ auras and their flawless service, are the grande dames of France’s hotel industry. They have price tags to match.
You don’t have to be rich or famous to enjoy the huge accommodation offering as France will happily meet your budget as well as your style. Take your pick from four-star châteaux and three-star gîtes in France, or family-run pensiones and camping spots.
In France, cheap hotels are easy to come by, particularly if you’re not staying in a major metropolis.
Most towns and villages have a variety of guesthouses, pensiones and B&Bs, which tend to be good value for money.
The Philippe Starck-designed chain, Mama Shelter, offers reasonably cheap hotels in France. Room rates often start at €79 a night, but feel much more boutique than budget.
For those dreaming of all-inclusive family hotels in France in 2016, there are plenty of value-for-money options.
Club Med is hugely popular, with ski villages and fabulous resorts in France; its activities range from horse riding and golf to scuba diving and rollerblading.
In France, resorts such as Center Parcs are idea for fun family holidays. Choose from the activity-driven world of Domaine des Trois Forêts – the largest Center Parcs in France – or the nature-filled Les Hauts de Bruyères. There are three other sites across the north of the country that might also tempt you.
If you want to keep it really simple, forget the opulence of a five-star hotel in France and give camping a whirl.
Two weeks of camping in the adventure-hungry Ardèche can mean riding river rapids, climbing the Chassezac Gorge, and exploring the local caves – it’s a veritable playground for kids big and small.
Want to stay in a castle? There are plenty of splendidly renovated château hotels available, particularly in the Loire Valley region. Full of character, and often still family-run, these offer a unique insight into French history.
France also has quirkier accommodation in the form of gorgeous villas, complete with pool (these are more commonly found towards the South of France), ‘glamping’ sites offering yurts and Romany caravans, and weird and wonderful constructions, such as converted lighthouse Villa Cheminée in Nantes.