France has so much to offer, including the Eiffel Tower, internationally renowned French cuisine with Michelin Stars, the French Riviera, and an abundance of art and culture, and of course, the French capital, Paris, the city of love. For the ultimate luxury and indulgence, here is a list the most expensive hotels in France that you mustn’t miss staying in if you can.
These luxurious hotels symbolize sophistication, glamour, and sheer excellence; a stay at any of these places will truly mesmerize you and have you longing for more.
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
The regal Four Seasons Hotel George V is located in a 1928 Art Deco landmark in Paris’ Golden Triangle, the area located between avenue George V, avenue des Champs-Elysées, and, shopping paradise, avenue Montaigne. The George V is really one of the most luxurious hotels in the world with a blend of local culture, impeccable service, and inherent elegance.
For luxury beyond words, their George V Penthouse is the choice. A private terrace with splendid views of the Eiffel Tower, a private winter garden, and spacious rooms which will make your stay as comfortable as a human can be.
The other 244 rooms in the hotel have comfortable king-sized beds, gorgeous and fragrant flower arrangements, and fantastic amenities.
Michelin-star dining, a dreamy spa, a fitness center, a jacuzzi, an indoor pool, and even golf options add to the luxury of your stay here. The hotel also boasts a prized wine cellar with over 50,000 wines. Not to forget afternoon tea at La Galeria for enjoying some of their incredible sweet and savory delicacies as a pianist plays in the background.
One of the most famous hotels in the world, the Ritz combines modern French luxury while maintaining its lavish 18th-century spirit, seen in its ornate sky paintings on the ceiling, fabulous furnishings and interior design.
Sitting in the stunning Palace Vendôme, right off of Paris’s main shopping street, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It’s the perfect place to rest your head – walking distance from the Louvre Museum, the Grand Palais and the River Seine
The 159 rooms have elegant decor with marble bathrooms, while the opulent suites offer private terraces and separate living areas. The Suite Imperiale, one of the most expensive hotel suites, was inspired by Marie Antoinette’s chambers in Versailles, with its antique furniture and gold details.
The Hemingway Bar is renowned for its cocktails, plus there are the rejuvenating Chanel beauty treatments at the Ritz Club Paris spa and hair salon, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, gym, and even shopping at their Ritz Paris Concept Store!
Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat – Four Seasons
Yet another of Four Seasons hotel on the list, this time it’s the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat on the Cote D’Azur with its timeless elegance and iconic glamour. Perched overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this exquisite seaside retreat between Monaco and Nice has 17 acres of lush landscaped gardens and more than a century’s experience of sophistication and utmost luxury.
The gem among its 74 rooms is the Suite Cocteau Penthouse, with 360-degree views of the Med, a hot tub, and a steam bath.
Michelin-starred cuisine at the Chef’s Table in Salon des Collections, the award-winning spa’s hydrotherapy circuit, indoor and outdoor pools, and the kids’ club are some of the luxuries this hotel offers.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Since 1870, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the ideal place for the jetset heading to Antibes in the South of France.
Hanging on the rocks above the Med, the pool is a highlight of this famous 5-star hotel. Blink and you might see the ghost of Great Garbo or Kirk Douglas. The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was a favorite about the chicest celebrity guests of all time.
There are 111 gorgeous rooms decorated in the unassuming, chic French style, plus three private villas and a spa. There are countless restaurants and you’ll never want to leave.
The Peninsula Paris
What was once a late 19th-century Haussmanian building is now one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris. You’ll fall in love with this hotel right from the moment you step into the marble lobby, with its grand piano and crystal chandeliers.
Each of the 200 rooms in the Peninsula is tranquil yet modern, with marble bathrooms, crisp bed linens, free Wi-Fi, and even coffee makers. The 20-meter lap pool is the highlight of the serene spa at the hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of world-famous monuments, luxury shopping districts, and museums.
If you can afford their Peninsula Suite, you get a complimentary three-course dinner, airport transfer, and a private city tour in a Rolls-Royce. La dolce vita indeed!
Perched in the peninsula of Cap-Ferrat, the Royal-Riviera is a cocktail of Art Deco style and Neo-Hellenic influences. The atmosphere around this hotel is of sun-filled terraces, a sandy beach, and a brimming swimming pool.
Panoramic Peninsula views, fitness room, sauna, heated pool, gourmet restaurant and grill, and access to a private seasonal beach will provide the ultimate experience of French coastal sophistication.
Each of the L’Orangerie villa’s 16 rooms and suites has a balcony or a large terrace overlooking the pool or the garden. The palette of amber, olive green, and Sienna brown reflect the hotel’s Mediterranean character.
The facilities include a wellness center, fitness, sauna, steam room, and outdoor heated pool. For a stay in this 94-room seafront hotel, you can opt for a room with a sea view, garden view, or mountain view.
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
An exquisite hotel bathed in history, Shangri-La is one of the best luxury hotels in France. When contemporary Oriental elements combine with rich Napolean-inspired design, this stunning hotel near the Seine River is the outcome.
From marble bathtubs and heated floors to all imaginable modern amenities, the rooms of Shangri-La also have fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River.
Its most expensive room – La Suite Shangri-La, is a 5,382 square feet spacious apartment with four bedrooms, a dining room, and a private terrace with mesmerizing views of the city.
Get pampered at the Chi Spa, with an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and Organic Pharmacy Products, and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant or two for unique flavor profiles and exotic cuisine.
Best Bits to leave you with.
France definitely has an abundance of tourist attractions to lure visitors all year round. And if you plan a trip here for some sightseeing, consider splurging on a stay at any of the exclusive hotels, most ideally situated near the historic landmarks.
Whatever you desire in your stay, from a large swimming pool, private balcony, private gym, fitness center, or Michelin-starred restaurants, you’ll find splendid five-star hotels spread across the different destinations in France.
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