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Historic Hotels in France
Few places in the world are more exciting to visit than France. Countless landmarks are present throughout the picturesque city of Paris and the greater Île-de-France. Locations like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and the Palace of Versailles help create the romantic ambiance that France is globally renowned for. To the north of the French capital region, Normandy’s tranquil beaches and quaint towns, such as Trouville-sur-Mer and Cabourg, are the perfect spots to relax. Sites like the Imperial Quarter of Metz and the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy reflect the historical influences that Central Europe once had upon the nation. The French coastline along the Mediterranean features even more destinations to visit including Carcassonne, the Arles Amphitheater, the Canal du Midi, and the City of Avignon.
Historic Hotels in France
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Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France
Located in the heart of the city center in a pedestrianized area, the Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France is just a stone's throw away from the train station. Make the most of this historic hotel’s ideal location by discovering the city’s art, history, and festivals.
The 1932 Hotel & Spa Cap d'Antibes – MGallery
Recall the spirit of the Roaring Twenties of Juan-les-Pins at The 1932 Hotel & Spa Cap d’Antibes – MGallery. Designed by architect Georges Dikansky in 1932, this legendary French Riviera hotel has been masterfully restored to its former glory with modern updates. Boasting stunning views of the Mediterranean, travelers are invited to bask in exemplary comfort and style at one of the 64 Art Deco-inspired guestrooms and suites, many with balconies.
Hotel & Spa Jules Cesar Arles – MGallery by Sofitel
The building that now houses the Hôtel & Spa Jules César Arles – MGallery by Sofitel was built in 1661 and originally served as a Carmelite convent. In 1928, the structure was converted into a luxury hotel, thus becoming the home-away-from-home for figures of note from across Europe, including Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and the Duke of York.
Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa - MGallery by Sofitel
In the early 1900s, Fernand Journeau emerged as one of France’s preeminent hoteliers. To capitalize upon his success, he decided to develop a hotel in the rustic, seaside municipality of Biarritz. Christening it Le Régina Biarritz, Journeau eagerly debuted his new establishment in the summer of 1907.
Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery by Sofitel
Straddling the majestic Norman coastline is the Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg MGallery by Sofitel, a luxury hotel that has been entertaining guests for more than a century. First built during the 1860s, ambitious hoteliers reconstructed the Grand Hôtel in 1907 to serve the town’s flourishing tourist population.
Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne - MGallery by Sofitel
Built into the hallowed walls of Carcassonne, the Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne - MGallery by Sofitel was once a medieval church. Reserve a room at the Hôtel de la Cité on Historic Hotels Worldwide and witness the majesty of the area’s heritage!
Hôtel Golf Château de Chailly
Located between Paris and Lyon, Hôtel Golf Château de Chailly is a former 16th-century medieval residence. Classified as a historical monument, it has been completely restored to offer modern and elegant comfort in the traditional French style.
Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon - MGallery by Sofitel
The Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon MGallery by Sofitel is located in the center of Dijon, a city UNESCO has designated as a World Heritage Site. The Grand Hotel La Cloche has been as an iconic symbol in the center of Dijon for seven centuries, and the luxury hotel offers coziness, historical authenticity, and elegant charm.
Grand Hotel des Sablettes Plage, Curio Collection by Hilton
La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
With its white façade echoing the azure blue of the sea, the Grand Hotel des Sablettes Plage, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a veritable balcony on the Mediterranean that offers a journey back into history. Built on the fortune of Marius Michel, Comte de Pierredon, Chevalier of the légion d'honneur, and Pacha of the Ottoman Empire, the Grand Hotel des Sablettes Plage played host to the prosperity of France's golden age, the Belle Époque, and survived two world wars.
Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel
The Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel is a historical treasure. Guests will encounter a relaxing atmosphere within each one of the Hôtel Carlton Lyon’s guestrooms and suites. These accommodations feature an assortment of classical décor that reflects the hotel’s impressive past. The historic Hôtel Carlton Lyon is located in the heart of Lyon, France.
Hotel La Citadelle Metz - MGallery by Sofitel
The story of Hôtel La Citadelle MGallery by Sofitel starts with a war fought between France and the Holy Roman Empire throughout most of the 1550s. During the war, the French king, Henry II, invaded the realm of the Holy Roman Empire and captured the city of Metz.
Hilton Paris Opera
The landmark Hilton Paris Opera opened on May 7, 1889, during the World’s Fair in Paris. Initially named Hotel Terminus, it was built by architect Juste Lisch and designed to accommodate transatlantic travelers arriving from Normandy via the Saint-Lazare station. The hotel has undergone many renovations and restorations since then, before being purchased by Hilton in 2013. The hotel reopened under its current name in 2015, and has continued to flourish.
Hotel Scribe Paris Opera By Sofitel
Experience Parisian luxury where history and lavish architecture blend with sleek contemporary design at the Scribe Paris Opéra by Sofitel. Book your stay at this luxury hotel at Historic Hotels Worldwide.
Hôtel Molitor Paris - MGallery by Sofitel
Nestled in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Hôtel Molitor Paris- MGallery by Sofitel was opened as an Art Deco swimming pool and sports complex in 1929. During its heyday, it was a popular attraction for the socialites of Paris.
Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery by Sofitel
Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet – MGallery by Sofitel derives its name from a historic Parisian company named Maison Boutet. The building was a factory for over 63 years, then transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. Since 2015, Sofitel has operated the site as part of its esteemed MGallery collection.
Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton
American businessman John Jacob Astor IV had the Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton built to be his Paris home in 1907. Guests staying at the Maison Astor can expect opulent guestrooms with plush bedding, luxury toiletries, and classic Parisian décor.
Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe
The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe has been among the most distinguished hotels in the French Capital for more than a century. With 124 accommodations from which to choose, guests are certain to adore its wide selection of available guestrooms and suites. The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is surrounded by an array of incredible cultural institutions in Paris.
Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel
The Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel started as a luxurious private residence constructed by the architect Paul Lorin, who recruited Gustave Eiffel to help design the building. The structure is known throughout Paris for its astounding Haussmannian façade.
Cures Marines Trouville Hôtel Thalasso & Spa-MGallery by Sofitel
The story of the Cures Marines Trouville Hôtel Thalasso & Spa - MGallery by Sofitel is tied to the history and culture of the town it’s nestled in. Around 1830, two painters known for their seascapes, Eugène Isabey and Charles Mozin, discovered the small fishing village of Trouville.
Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château - MGallery by Sofitel
Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château - MGallery by Sofitel sits on the site of a former equestrian arena used by the artillery, built by the War Ministry of Emperor Louis-Napoleon III in 1854. Though the site fell into disrepair, the impressive gateway from this period remains unchanged today and has been designated as an historic monument.
Hotel Napoleon Paris
Hotel Napoleon Paris made its grand debut as an opulent addition to the Parisian skyline in the 1920s, amid the city’s influx of literary and artistic expatriates, including “The Lost Generation” writers, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein, artistic icons Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, and famed surrealist thinker André Breton.
Hotel Regina Louvre
Within sight of the Tuileries Gardens, and just moments from the Parisan icon and treasure, the Louvre, Hotel Regina Louvre offers the ultimate in French sophistication and decadence. Surrounded by all of the finest offers of Paris, this Art Nouveau property is firmly anchored in the history of Paris that's reflected in its interior's intricate woodwork and designer lighting.