When it comes to culture, France has always been in the vanguard. And while the country is rightly celebrated for its contributions to food, film and fashion, savvy travelers know that French influence also sets standards around the globe for hotels. Whether you crave classic or contemporary, intimate or extravagant, you'll find a hotel on this list that's just right for you. Attributes range from royal histories and unforgettable settings to sumptuous spas and exceptional restaurants, making each property its own distinctive haven.
EASE UP IN EUROPE Top 10 Hot European Hotels
From a Tuscan farmhouse to a stylish island hideaway, these hotels offer a range of décor and architectural style. But one element remains constant: warm, traditional hospitality.
MUY CALIENTE Top 10 Hotels in Spain
Get away to one of the most sizzling countries in Europe, where you can stay at the romantic Hospes Palau de la Mar in Valencia or former military fortress Cap Rocat in Mallorca.
BUONE VACANZE Top 10 Hotels in Italy
From the lavish CastaDiva Resort & Spa on Lake Como to the romantic La Scalinatella in Capri, these hotels highlight the beauty of Italy's diverse regions and offer some of the world's best views.