Accommodations in France | France Just For You
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France can be visited in many ways, and your choices will determine the type of vacation you have. There are many different types of accommodations possible and we list below the main options.

We hope that it will help you think about what you really expect from your trip to France and choose the type of accommodation that suits you best.

Bed & Breakfasts

Our favorite accommodation type is the chambres d’hotes - premium Bed & Breakfasts. While staying in these B&Bs you will surely meet and interact with French peopl and get to better understand the French culture.

You will have the pleasure to have breakfast spending some time with your hosts and other travelers, in a warm and familial atmosphere. French B&B (Bed & Breakfast) is a lovely way to meet the locals while enjoying a very nice and unique accommodation.

It’s also the best value for money to visit all the different regions of France today.  For our travelers comfort, we only select premium B&Bs, with the nicest rooms, always private bathrooms and best locations. To read more about our B&Bs, see our selection process.

bed breakfast in france

The boutique-hotels

They are smaller close-knit hotels with a number of rooms ranging from 15 to 30. The small amount of employees give a “family atmosphere”, they are helpful and available for our travelers. The decoration of the boutique hotel we selected is neat and lovely, usually specific to each room.

We offer this type of hotels in Paris, perfectly located to explore the capital city of France while having a pleasant pied a terre. The reception desk will also be here to assist you, in booking a taxi, restaurants or any other practical aspect of the trip. We personally know the receptionists and we are in touch with them if anything would happen.

hotel paris left bank

Hotel Chains in France

The most common hotel chains in France are owned by Accor group. Along your way in France you will see Best Western, Ibis, Première Classe or Novotel. They guarantee a good level of service with an identical decoration, room layout and continental breakfasts throughout the entire world.

The only place where we will suggest staying at a hotel chain is at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport because it is the only type of accommodation available nearby Paris airports. We have selected only 2 hotels at Paris CDG Airport: a 4 star and a 5 star hotel so our dear travelers can spend their last night in France in the most pleasant place possible.

hotel paris CDG airport

5 star Luxury Hotels in France

According to Atout France which is the government entity that provides all accreditations for the tourism in France, there are 16 Luxury Hotels in the whole French territory. 

8 of them are in Paris:

  • the George V, Royal Monceau, Shangri-La, Le Bristol Hotel, Plaza Athénée are near the Champs Elysées - Eiffel tower disctrict
  • the Park Hyatt Vendôme, Hotel Meurice, the Mandarin Oriental are located in the very centre of Paris, near the Louvre


The 8 other 5 star luxury palaces in France are located on the Riviera, in the Alps and Biarritz:

  • On the French Riviera: La Réserve Ramatuelle, le Château de la Messardière and Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez area. Le grand hotel du Cap Ferrat is near Nice.
  • 3 are in Courchevel, a very trendy ski resort in the Alpes: K2 Hotel, Les Airelles and Le Cheval Blanc.
  • the last one is on the Atlantic coast in Biarritz : Hotel du Palais

These luxury hotels have their own customer base coming from all around the world and they do offer the most sophisticated quality of service. However, they might not be the best place to interact with French people. Also, of course, prices are sky rocketing and are not really in line with the type of itineraries we design.  

luxury hotels paris, france

Apartment Rental in Paris

This way you may feel like living the Parisian life for some days. Apartment rental in Paris, unlike gites, are not from Saturdays to Saturdays - we can adapt to your wishes. In terms of prices, it is usually a better solution to stay in a hotel if you will be in Paris for about 3 nights. As of 4 or 5 nights or if you are 2 or 3 couples raveling together, apartment rental is a great solution to be considered.

apartment rental in paris

Gites - Vacation cottage rentals

In the authentic countryside of France, you will often find giteswhich could be compared to vacation rentals or cottage rentals. They are lovely houses usually rent for an entire week from Saturdays to Saturdays, which does not always fit our travelers’ need.

Renting a gite house offers the independence and liberty to cook your own meals but won’t enable you to interact much with the gite’s owner (like you do in B&Bs). The owner of the place will only meet you at the arrival to give you the keys and departure for check out. 

The main disadvantage with gites or vacations rentals is that travelers have to stay in the same house for an entire week, we usually like to offer 2 different accommodations in a region to reduce the driving time necessary for exploring.

vacation rental in france

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