What could be more delightful than a weekend, a longer stay or a holiday in restful, comfortable surroundings, somewhere that’s reassuring yet offers fresh perspectives, somewhere that offers the very best in refined, charming bed and breakfast or small charming hotel accomodation. These charming bed and breakfasts and small charming hotels are to be found in chateaux, in historical residences, manor houses, but also in more ‘simple’ accommodation that has nevertheless been fitted and decorated with style and finesse and frequently situated in surroundings that are outstanding as regards their views, landscapes or the quality of their general environment.

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 The Chambres de Neptune: Lovely guesthouse accommodation and fine dining in Versailles

The Chambres de Neptune: Lovely guesthouse accommodation and fine dining in Versailles Just five minutes’ walk from the Château de Versailles, the Chambres de Neptune guesthouse is located in a townhouse that dates back to 1750. It boasts two modern, elegantly-decorated bedrooms for that cosy, ‘lap of luxury’ feeling.

Whether you want to see the sights, relax with your family or just unwind after a hard day’s work, we will do everything we can to ensure that during your time with us you feel treated like royalty.

The ‘Roi Soleil’ and ‘Opéra Royal’ bedrooms each have their own individual character and have been decorated with painstaking care. Both have fully-equipped ensuite bathrooms.

Why not make the most of our dining room, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning sunshine?

You may visit the Château de Versailles and various sights of historical interest in the vallée de Chevreuse valley. ♦ With the help of the public transport network, you can visit all of Paris from Versailles.

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 Domaine de la Goulée: Lovely guesthouse accommodation in the Val-d'Oise

Domaine de la Goulée: Lovely guesthouse accommodation in the Val-d'Oise Be whisked back to the times of the Impressionists at the Domaine de la Goulée, for a holiday that you’ll be sure to remember: this luxury guesthouse is located in the Vexin Français region, not far from Giverny. Here, in this magnificent late 18th century estate farmhouse, we have luxury suites and bedrooms, two reception rooms in a traditional farm building for all your special events (suitable for up to 100 guests) and on-site catering. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the cuisine enjoyed by Monet and his contemporaries, enjoy our delicious breakfasts with fresh produce straight from the kitchen garden and the orchard, or, when the sun is shining, to go for a picnic in the Estate fields!
Sited within beautiful landscaped grounds, we have a combined outdoor/indoor swimming pool, hewn from the age-old stones of an old barn, along with a spa (sauna, shower and on-site massage/hairdressing service). New for Spring 2011 – a dormitory room containing around ten beds and shower facilities.

If you’re on a longer holiday, why not… ♦♦ Visit the church at Vétheuil, such a source of inspiration in Monet’s paintings, then there’s the grave of his wife, Camille, in the little cemetery, Monet’s house and the Museum of American Art at Giverny, the Château de la Roche Guyon, Van Gogh’s last home at Auvers sur Oise (in the famous auberge Ravoux inn). ♦ Sports lovers will be able to make the most of the many golf courses located in the surrounding area (amongst others, the Villarceaux, du Prieuré and Seraincourt courses...), or take to the air in a glider from the Chérence airfield. Why not go for a spot of fishing in the Lac de Genainville or for some family fun, there’s the Boucles de Seine outdoor activities and leisure centre at Lavacourt or the aerial assault course at Magny en Vexin...

Various special events are held during the course of the year at the Domaine de la Goulée:
The Boatmen’s Ball (Bal des Canotiers) ♦ The Old-Tyme organic hay harvesting festival (fête des foins bio à l'ancienne) ♦ The honey harvest

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 Paris Hotel: Hotel de Nice in the Marais

Paris Hotel: Hotel de Nice in the Marais Centrally located in the historic Marais quarter, this hotel of charm will warmly welcome you on your arrival to the French capital. Friendly and romantic, the Hotel de Nice is ideally situated near Paris's most famous sights.

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 Brea hotel : Charming hotel Paris

Brea hotel : Charming hotel Paris Brea hotel jardin : Our charming hotel has been completely renovated to welcome you and to make your stay in Paris magnificent. The hotel décor is sophisticated and refined. Mediterranean ambiance permeates Hotel Jardin Le Brea. Located in the heart of Montparnasse, near the Saint-Germain area, the Latin Quarter and the Luxemburg Gardens, your stay with us will be memorable. Hotel with wireless internet.

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 Hôtel Relais Monceau

Hôtel Relais Monceau The newly renovated Relais Monceau is a lesson in refined, understated elegance. Carefully crafted wooden doors and slatted interior shutters, more often found in a listed country house than a hotel, are just two of the exquisite details you'll find in the new bedrooms. There are original touches in the pretty bathrooms too: stylish free-standing basins on anthracite grey shelves, teak floors, a delicate frieze of candy-like buttons across a wall, a trompe l'oeil foot-rug under a basin. The larger twin rooms are at the front od the hotel; double rooms are at the back. Not far from the Champs-Elysées, and just a hop to the lovely Parc Monceau; you will like it here.

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 Hôtel Relais Saint Sulpice

Hôtel Relais Saint Sulpice Smack on the back doorstep of Saint Sulpice church, tucked into one of those tiny magic streets untouched by the passage of time, this is the perfect hideaway for sleuthing around for Da Vinci Code clues or spotting the literati of Saint Germain des Prés. You might almost miss the entranceif you are not careful; it's more an entryway into an aristocratic 18th-century home than a door to a hotel. The womb-like salon continues the lived-in feeling with screened mahogany bookcases, backlit objets lining the top shelves, a pair of 1940s armchairs and a coupls of large Chinese jars; a big gilt mirror sits in a cormer to reflect light from the hight windows. No reception desk to speak of here, just a friendly spirit behind a small table to hand out keys to your cosy room. The attention to detail is impressive: you may spot a fringe-like frieze along the walls or an elegant wrought-iron bed and bistro table, while most bathrooms have trompe l'oeil 'rugs' of colourful tiles. A huge glass roof and a bounty of greenery give a winter garden feel to the breakfast room. An exceptional address.

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 Hôtel Prince de Conti

Hôtel Prince de Conti The narrow Rue Gnénégaud, just off the river, is one to savour slowly. Thankfully, most of the galleries and one-of-akind shops have been there almost as long as The French Mint, now revamped with interesting exhibitions and gift shop. The moment your feet hit the lobby's parquet floor, the Prince de Conti (the Princess lived here in 1670) feels just as authentic. the choice is eclectic but it works: a comfy sofa fits perfectly in the bay window, a ceramic stove sits next to one of the chinoiserie bamboo chairs and a lovely bronze figure in movement watches all from its three-legged pedestal. If you are splurging and want a view, ask for the suite on the top floor with its antique desk, checked armchairs and double-basin bathroom; another interesting choice, in the summer months, would be one of the ground-level rooms with French windows that open onto the interior courtyard.

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 Hôtel Prince de Conde

Hôtel Prince de Conde In one of the smallest hotels in the city on one of its most coveted streets named after the great river to which leads - you will find enormous attention to detail. Paris is full of vaulted cellars transformed into breakfast rooms but it is rare to find one done in such style: a red patterned carpet warms the exposed stone, little round tables invite intimacy and low armchairs clothed in broad stripes and faux cheetah fabric are a lesson in comfort and cosiness - with elegant china to match. There are canopies over beds, cloth-lined walls, double glazed windows and just the right English chair or Napoleon III desk to personalise a bedroom. The suite on the top floor under the roof gets a royal bathroom: a jacuzzi tub, double bassins and swish Italian taps. It's big enough to wear red and green medallion wallpaper, sit a couple of plaid armchairs in a corner and still have room for a moss-green sofa trimmed in red cord. And there are galleries for gazing and people for watching on Rue de Seine and Rue Buci nearby.

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 Hôtel Les Jardins du Luxembourg

Hôtel Les Jardins du Luxembourg Freud once tramped this same hidden cul-de-sac when he stayed here in the winter of 1885-86; we can imagine him sitting in front of the fireplace in the little salon after a stimulating stroll in Luxembourg Gardens. It still has a cosy feeling with its deep Art Deco chairs and brass lights over paintings. We know that his bed had curtains round it; now there are curtains at the windows only, some falling nicely to the floor, and original beams are still on view in some rooms, especially those under the eaves. The reception area, in contrast, is a big open space and room keys hang over a handsome mahogany desk that doubles as a bar. Facing it is a long wrought-iron park bench with colourful cushions. Keep an eyes out for the patterned cement tiles here: there is a delightful ochre and orange checkerboard in the breakfast room and joyful trompe l'oeil lizards and vine wreath in the bathrooms, some of which have free-standing basins, four legged bath tubs and mirror speckeld. The silence and tranquillity are amazing given you are a step from the bustling Boulevard Saint Michel.

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