Rendez-vous in "Palaces de France"

  • Hôtel Les Airelles***** at Courchevel

    Hôtel Les Airelles***** at Courchevel

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  • Hôtel le Cheval Blanc*** at Courchevel - Le White Bar

    Hôtel le Cheval Blanc*** at Courchevel - Le White Bar

    © Le Cheval Blanc - All rights reserved

  • Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat*****

    Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat*****

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  • Château de la Messardière***** at Saint-Tropez

    Château de la Messardière***** at Saint-Tropez

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  • Hôtel le Byblos***** at Saint-Tropez

    Hôtel le Byblos***** at Saint-Tropez

    © M. Jolibois/Le Byblos - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel La Réserve***** at Ramatuelle

    Hôtel La Réserve***** at Ramatuelle

    © La Réserve - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel du Palais at Biarritz*****

    Hôtel du Palais at Biarritz*****

    © andrezj2012/Fotolia - Hôtel du Palais at Biarritz

  • Hôtel Le Meurice***** in Paris

    Hôtel Le Meurice***** in Paris

    © Le Meurice - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée***** in Paris - Restaurant Alain Ducasse

    Hôtel Plaza Athénée***** in Paris - Restaurant Alain Ducasse

    © Plaza Athénée - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel Georges V***** in Paris - Premier room

    Hôtel Georges V***** in Paris - Premier room

    © Le Georges V - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme*****

    Hôtel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme*****

    © Hôtel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel Le Bristol***** in Paris

    Hôtel Le Bristol***** in Paris

    © Le Bristol - All rights reserved

  • Hôtel le Royal Monceau***** in Paris - Spa

    Hôtel le Royal Monceau***** in Paris - Spa

    © Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris - All rights reserved

Rendez-vous in "Palaces de France"

Only the word palace truly justifies the impressive range of services in these ultra-high standing hotels.

A distinct category in the world of 5* hospitality, the Palaces adapt to the high standards of their discerning clientele by providing facilities such as fitness centres, spas, a multilingual team of highly qualified staff as well as a world class personal concierge service.

When you think of French palaces, you think of incomparably unique service excellence. You think of luxurious hotel rooms, extravagantly dreamlike surroundings, butlers at your service… like a fairy tale!

16 esteemed hotels from various regions in France have received the highly sought-after "Palace distinction" award, reflecting their established position in French historical tradition.

From old imperial homes and grand private houses to historical residences with remarkable architecture, the Palaces are all unique in their own ways, having made their mark by providing staff with unique customer service know-how, guaranteed to make every guest feel special.

The palaces have hosted many VIPs over the centuries. Napoleon III has been often linked to the Hotel du Palais (Biarritz). The Shangri-La Hotel (Paris) is the former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, while the Hotel Les Airelles (Courchevel) is an extraordinary snow castle as well as being a vacation spot for Albert II, Prince of Monaco and Princess Anne of England.

Architecturally speaking, palaces such as Le Cheval Blanc (Courchevel), La Réserve (Ramatuelle) and the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme (Paris) are true pinnacles of hotel design as the Mandarin Oriental (Paris), et the K2 (Courchevel). Le Meurice Hotel (Paris) is famous for blending Philippe Starck's chic contemporary interior designs with 18th century elegance.

There are also the grand Parisian hotels like Le Bristol, the Plaza Athénée, the Royal Monceau and the Four Seasons Hotel George V which are always coming out with fresh, new ways to adapt to clients’ needs year after year. Further south, come to the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat (Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat), the Byblos (Saint-Tropez) and the Château de La Messardière (Saint-Tropez), three jewels of the Mediterranean.

All the palaces in their own way evoke the elusive, luxurious world of France.