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Top 5-Star Hotels in France are named “Palace” Hotels

If you’re looking to stay at *the* very best hotels in France, you just might consider booking at one of the country’s “Palace” hotels. Established in 2010 by the French Minister of Tourism, the distinction of “Palace” is awarded to the finest 5-star hotels in France. It’s an even higher distinction than the 5-star universal hotel ranking.

Top 5-Star Hotels in France are named "Palace" Hotels
Credit: Mandarin Oriental Paris

“Palace” hotels have exceptional qualities that embody French standards of excellence and contribute to enhancing the image of France throughout the world. The distinction is also designed to increase the profile of these establishments, especially on the international scene.

Top 5-Star Hotels in France are named "Palace" Hotels
Credit: The Royal Monceau, Paris

25 Palace Hotels in France

  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
  • Cheval Blanc Courchevel
  • Le Meurice
  • Royal Evian
  • Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
  • Le K2 Palace, Courchevel
  • The Royal Monceau, Paris
  • Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux
  • The Peninsula, Paris
  • Byblos Saint-Tropez
  • Château de la Messardière, Saint-Tropez
  • Cheval Blanc Saint–Barth Isle de France
  • Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  • Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
  • Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel
  • Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes
  • Hôtel du Palais, Biarritz
  • Hôtel Les Airelles, Courchevel
  • La Bastide de Gordes
  • La Réserve Paris
  • La Réserve Ramatuelle Hôtel Spa et Villas
  • Le Bristol Paris
  • Les Près d’Eugénie, Eugénie les Bains
  • Mandarin Oriental, Paris
  • Shangri-La Hôtel
Top 5-Star Hotels in France are named "Palace" Hotels
Credit: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

In collaboration with director Matthieu Budin, Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency – has created a collection of videos showcasing the extraordinary world of France’s Palace Hotels. These videos provide an opportunity to explore each property behind the scenes from the kitchens, where ever-more inventive dishes are prepared, to the wellbeing spaces in which beauty treatments and refinement take centre-stage.

The videos also offer a glimpse of the activities of its concierges, florists and barmen, all of whom are motivated by the desire to offer a unique experience to each and every one of their guests.

So far, 3 episodes have been published each featuring 3 Palace hotels.

Episode #1: Hôtel Plaza Athénée; Paris Cheval Blanc Courchevel; Le Meurice

Episode #2: Royal Evian; Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme; Le K2 Palace, Courchevel

Episode #3: The Royal Monceau; Paris Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux; The Peninsula, Paris

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