The lockdown is driving you crazy? On the lookout for an address to spend your next holidays? A short listing of the most sexy and inspiring new Made in France hotels that will make you forget Los Angeles, Formentera and the Cyclades to spend your summer.
Lou Pinet à Saint-Tropez
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Saint-Tropez like in the 60’s, in the era of Bardot, is your dream? Well this is the promise of Lou Pinet, a mythical Tropezian address, renewing with the Provencal DNA of the area. You will feel as though you were in the film La piscine. Starting with its incredible Olympic basin worthy of Alain Delon and Romy Schneider to swim laps along with the small private gardens with each suite to give lovebirds a little privacy …
Atmosphere, atmosphere: the bar in the garden to sip a glass of rosé wine listening to the crickets, a pétanque bowling ground to play at sunset and a restaurant under the pergola. And for a moment of relaxation: the Tata Harper spa.
Double room starting at €390. All the information on www.loupinet.com
Les Hortensias du Lac in Hossegor
Hossegor is once again the new hot destination. After Fontenille, les Bords de Mer and Fontenille Menorca, a new iconic figure has hopped on board of the Les Domaines de Fontenille collection of unusual hotels: Les Hortensias du Lac, the incarnation of stylish charm under the shade of pine trees.
Here, everything surfs on the cool vibe: culture surfs with the ocean 200 meters away, the Art Deco heritage, the 25 rooms and suites with a view and the pool overlooking the nautical lake, the spa and nice restaurant with just the kind of local sourcing we appreciate. In short: the promise of an enjoyable holiday.
Rooms starting at €145. All the info on www.hortensias-du-lac.com
Villa Magnan in Biarritz
It’s the new stylish address all those who are wild about the Côte Basque will adore. And with reason: a fabulous Great Gatsby Art Deco villa that hosted many parties and beautiful people in the 30s.
The couple Anne and Jérôme Israel purchased this gem to transform it into a boarding house that seems to pop straight out of a film set with Madame’s orange-pinkish bedroom straight from Hollywood, a dovecot to be privatized, geese, a donkey and a pony roaming in the garden, a kitchen with a vinyl turntable at breakfast or a splendid terrace for happy hour. Fairy tale magic!
Starting at €200 per night. Info and booking on their Instagram account: Villa Magnan
Lodge Loire Valley
Anne-Caroline Frey,a former gallery owner, in love with the Touraine region, imagined this dream venue to disconnect, less than one hour out of Paris. Check it out: a private forest of 300 hectares at the heart of the Châteaux de la Loire—a classified protected natural area for a boost of greenery with a swimming basin, a wood beach, a summer living room, tree hugging therapy, yoga and relaxation sessions.
To enjoy the experience: 18 lodges of 55m2 perched 4 meters high with relaxing bath on the private terraces… A great way to reconnect
Starting at € 270 per night. All the info on loirevalleylodges.com
Le Refuge de la Traye in Méribel
After a very successful first winter season, Le Refuge de la Traye is opening for the first time in summer with its chic and wild chalet in the middle of the mountain for a very Heidi style adventure with 6 rooms and a private chalet.
For the summer version: a pizza oven to be enjoyed on the terrace, a very unusual spa (milk bath and bed of hay, sauna, massages), incredible hikes, in keeping with each person’s level, but also electric bikes, obstacle courses in trees, an educational farm and activities for the kids.
All the info on www.refugedelatraye.com
Les Sources de Cheverny at the Château du Breuil
Twenty years after the Sources de Caudalie, Alice and Jérôme Tourbier have done it again with a new hotel address inside vineyards: le Château du Breuil has recovered its historical domain associating the 18th century château—from the long outbuildings of the former farm and the old stones of the winery to the new woods houses of the Hameau du Marais under the helm of architect Yves Collet.
On the programme: le spa des Sources with vinotherapy and Caudalie ritual treatments, an outdoor pool, a wine bar, a generous and authentic cuisine with the gastronomic restaurant Le Favori for a memorable culinary experience, or L’Auberge ensuring a warm ambiance and activities for couples as well as families (biking, tastings, châteaux).
Starting at €180 for a superior room. Opening planned this summer. All the info on www.sources-cheverny.com
Imminent opening of the Tuba Club in Marseille.You are already dreaming. Imagine 4 architect cottages and a restaurant right in the middle of the famous calanquescoves, on the waterfront, atGoudes.
Stay tuned on the Insta account of Tuba Club