That's it, it's only a matter of weeks. The holidays are fast approaching and for those who have not yet decided on their destination, why not take the opportunity to (re)discover France? Focus on five hotels in France with inspiring decoration .
The most iodized: Hotel Castelbrac in Dinard
Who said it rains all the time in Brittany? If the weather can indeed be quite changeable, don't be discouraged and take a breath of fresh air in Dinard, at the Castelbrac Hotel & Spa . Facing the sea, between the beautiful Belle Époque buildings , the establishment resembling a stone vessel (built in 1872) stands proudly. If the exterior is intriguing, the interior does not fail to captivate tourists. Famous interior designer, Sandra Benhamou signed the decoration. The different inspirations (Art Deco, 1930s, seaside, etc.) blend together in a joyful mishmash marked by quality materials such as walnut, leather, velvet and even Striato marble in the bathrooms. You won't want to leave your seaside villa anymore !
Who are we going with? His mother for a nice parenthesis of complicity.
Prices : €540 for a Deluxe room with balcony and sea view; €560 for a Prestige room with sea view; €1038 for a Prestige suite with sea view.
Castelbrac Hotel & Spa , 17 Avenue George Sand 35800 Dinard 02.99.80.30.00
The most bohemian: Hôtel Ha(a)ïtza in La Teste-de-Buch
Les Petits Mouchoirs is one of your favorite films and you want your holidays to look like those of your favorite heroes? Head for the Bassin d'Arcachon where, between hiking on the Dune du Pyla and tasting oysters facing the setting sun, you can recharge your batteries at the Ha(a)ïtza hotel . Originally, the establishment (whose name means rock in Basque) dates from the 1930s and was the landmark of a large number of intellectuals and artists. Jeanne Lanvin, Charles Trenet or even Yves Montand stayed there. It was in 2016 that the hotel underwent a facelift (moving from Haïtza to Ha(a)ïtza) under the impetus of Sophie and William Techoueyres who joined forces with Philippe Starck for the occasion . If the rooms all in light colors and natural materials are worth the detour, it is especially advisable to linger in the Grand Salon. A place similar to a cocoon where photos and family heirlooms dialogue with memories brought back from Africa. Unusual and exotic.
Who are we going with? His group of friends for a most relaxing stay.
Prices : From €195 for the classic room. Suite from €355 and apartment from €2,500.
Hotel Ha(a)ïtza , 1 Avenue Louis Gaume 33115 La Teste-de-Buch 05.56.22.06.06.05.59
The bluest: Hotel Café de Paris in Biarritz
At the Café de Paris hotel in Biarritz, blue is not just that of the ocean, which stretches as far as the eye can see and which you contemplate with delight from the rooms. The color here is also present in small touches in the rooms but also in the bar and restaurant. Interior decoration fans will notice that it's not just any blue, but the famous "Sarah Blue", an iconic shade imagined by decorator Sarah Poniatowski. It is moreover the latter who piloted the new design of the establishment, first of all the dining room in 2020 then the bar and the 19 rooms in 2021. Sleeping at the Hôtel Café de Paris is is a bit like staying in a Maison Sarah Lavoine boutique where furniture and emblematic objects of the brand are beautifully arranged in an interior that gives pride of place to natural materials such as enamelled lava and solid oak. An address as elegant as it is refined.
Who are we there with? Her best friend for a welcome seaside getaway.
Prices : €347 for a Standard Ocean double room; €401 for a duplex; €509 for a suite with terrace.
Hotel Le Café de Paris , 5 Place Bellevue 64200 Biarritz 05.59.24.19.53
The most Provençal: Hotel Crillon Le Brave in Crillon-le-Brave
Oh Provence ! With its fields of olive trees, its cicadas and its zenith sun, we never tire of rediscovering this beautiful region when summer has come. And to change from the traditional Provencal farmhouse, the Crillon Le Brave hotel (located precisely in the eponymous village of Crillon-le-Brave) is a good alternative. Composed of nine old houses, the 5-star establishment presents itself as a luxury labyrinth ideally placed facing Mont Ventoux. In terms of decoration, it is Charles Zana (also author, among other things, of the decoration of the Lou Pinet hotel in Saint-Tropez) who is in charge. In the sixteen rooms and eighteen suites of the complex, the red floor tiles contrast with a soft and deliberately cocooning decoration. Linen in majesty, cozy plaids in profusion, Provençal trinkets… Provence has not finished revealing all its secrets.
Who are we going with? His half, of course, for a romantic moment at will.
Prices : €632.50 for the Deluxe room; €1,072.50 for the Deluxe Ventoux suite.
Hotel Crillon Le Brave , Church Square 84410 Crillon-le-Brave 04.90.65.61.61
The most colorful: Hotel Le Cloître in Arles
Are you planning to attend the next photography meetings in Arles and are you desperately looking for a hotel? The Cloître boutique-hotel awaits you. Located in the city center , the place is nevertheless a real haven of peace. Once through the doors, visitors find themselves amazed by the range of colors found in the different rooms of the hotel. An obvious thing if you think that the decoration is signed by India Mahdavi, architect and designer whose different projects (L'apogée in Courchevel, Le Café français in Paris, The Gallery at Sketch in London...) have in common to make the beautiful part in the colors. At the Cloître, the refreshing blue meets the sunny yellow but also the inevitable ocher color, typical of Provence. In terms of material, the softness of the velvet of the benches blends with the raw look of rattan and the naturalness of linen . You will love being cloistered at the Cloister. We take bets.
Who are we going with? His uncle, a very “ colourful ” person!
Prices : Rooms between €174 and €249.
Cloister Hotel , 16-22 Cloister Street 13200 Arles 04.65.88.30.30