France

L'Hostellerie de L'Abbaye de la Celle, Provence

In the heart of Coteaux Varois in Provence wine country and within easy access to Monaco, St. Tropez, Nice and Aix, this superlative 10-bedroom country retreat borders a 12th century Benedictine Abbey. Enjoy gastronomic cuisine with a Michelin star and prestigious Provencal wines, close to the quaint village of Cotignac and all the activities of the region. A secret gem.

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La Bastide de Moustiers, Provence

Whilst riding his motorcycle in Provence in 1994 Alain Ducasse discovered this home and lovingly converted it into a country inn with just 12 unique and elegant guest-rooms and delicious gourmet food. Surrounded by luscious gardens, olive trees and lavender, and overlooking the charming village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie, this romantic hideaway perfectly reflects the finest ingredients of Provence.

bastide-moustiers.com

Mandarin Oriental, Paris

Mandarin Oriental, Paris is situated on one of the most fashionable streets in the world, Rue Saint-Honoré, surrounded by haute couture and steps from the Louvre. To this distinguished location the hotel introduces a fresh creativity in every aspect; interiors that showcase the best in French luxury design, a dining experience by Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx, a world-class spa with a 15 metre indoor pool and Mandarin Oriental's legendary service. There is also a beautiful courtyard to escape the bustle of Paris.

mandarinoriental.com/paris