Luxury Explorer


From artistic and culinary mastery to rural beauty and glittering style, France is a dreamy destination


Luxury Explorer has carved out a luxury hotel niche throughout France, reviewing and hand-picking a collection of the finest petit-luxe and grand-luxe hotels. We believe, after many insightful and carefully researched sojourns for la Manche to le Med, that our selection delivers the ultimate French promise.

The theatre of this nation is played out in spectacular scenes with a cultural allure that is felt around the globe. How often do we refer to wine, cuisine, literature, art, fashion, couture, perfume, style, azur and allure, châteaux, luxe and so on? If we prefix our point of reference with something French, it has gravitas, and it sells.

The country, itself, is quite beautiful, in many different and beguiling ways. From north to south from the channel coast, through the champagne region to Paris and then south through Burgundy to the Rhone valley and Provence to the glittering Cote d'Azur, and east to west from the Alps to the sometimes wild Atlantic coast.

Taking Eurostar to Paris from London is always a treat, but planning a grand-luxe tour through France is a rare pleasure, stopping at exceptional hotels and one, two or three-starred Michelin restaurants. As we have indulged in many luxury journeys across France, we can provide individual ideas and itineraries for a truly memorable tour.

For shorter trips, flights into Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille or Nice provide easy access to some of France's finest luxury hotels, which you can read about in detail in our expert individual reviews.

Explore our highly recommended luxury hotels from all over France, from Epernay to Paris, Burgundy to Provence and south to St Tropez and the sparkling French Riviera, not to mention the glittering principality of Monaco

Our concierge is always on hand to help you with planning, availability, rates and ideas - just contact us!