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French hotels have defined elegance since César Ritz created the first of his luxury lodgings here in 1898. But, given the strength of the euro these days, they don't always define good value. What Parisian hotels lack in bang for the buck, however, they more than make up for in ambience, whether at gilded grande dames like Le Meurice and the Hôtel de Crillon or hyper-hip boutique hotels like the Murano. Properties across the country make excellent use of their historical heritage. For example, the country châteaux of the French aristocracy now provide luxe lodgings to Loire Valley visitors. Those looking for a more rustic experience can hole up in Provence's cozy chambres d'hôte, converted country houses that are the French answer to a bed-and-breakfast. If you want to try your hand at French cuisine, book a room at a gîte, or self-catering hotel, and hit the local markets. It helps to speak some French at these more rural spots—but the extra effort can translate into a great location amid vineyards and lavender fields or in the mountains among the farmlands. (Go to www.gites-de-france.com for reviews and centralized booking.)

The government's four-star system rates all French hotels, taking into account room size and amenities. One- and two-star hotels are almost always small and drab affairs, so be sure to avoid those. Hotels in the three- and four-star range exist at most price points, so focus your search on those properties. In countryside hotels, Internet connections often don't come standard (if they come at all), and even cell phone reception can be spotty. Many of the smaller hotels in France have yet to create online booking engines, so you'll need to make reservations via e-mail. Be sure to leave ample time to do so, as proprietors don't always offer same-day responses.

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Casadelmar, Porto-Vechio, Corsica

Casadelmar has breathed new life into the boutique-hotel idiom with a modern wood-paneled exterior and an array of original and amusing details. All 20 rooms...more

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Chalet Hotel Jeu de Paume, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

This four-star hotel in the hamlet of Le Lavancher, between Chamonix and Argentière, has 23 wood-clad rooms decorated in chalet style, each with a...more

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Chalet St. Georges, Megève

This intimate boutique chalet-hotel is situated in the center of Megève, within easy reach of the Chamois gondola. Regine Goudal, who runs the place, is...more

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Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy

Winemaker Michel Picard spent a decade and millions of dollars restoring this château in Chassagne-Montrachet from the 11th-century cellars up to the tiled...more

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Château de la Chèvre d'Or, Èze

In a medieval village perched on a cliff above the Mediterranean between Monte Carlo and Nice, this property is divided between a castle and surrounding...more

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Château de Noizay, Noizay

Yet another of the Loire's four-star châteaux with a revered restaurant, this handsome early 16th-century building has steep slate roofs, a balustraded...more

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Château Eza, Èze

Atop one of the most dramatic peaks on the Côte d'Azur, the ten-room Château Eza has the feel of an old Hollywood hideaway. You'll have to climb a...more

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Château Les Crayères, Reims

Restaurant Le Parc's haute cuisine, matched with more than 300 labels of champagne, is a highlight of this early-twentieth-century stone house. "Impeccable...more

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Clubhouse, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

The Clubhouse is a boutique hotel in an Art Deco mansion that was given a $1.5 million refurb in 2005. It has seven stylish rooms with accommodation for up to...more

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Domaine de Beauvois, Luynes

A country retreat hidden in the woods a few miles northwest of Tours, the historic manor of the Lords of Beauvois spans the 15th to 17th centuries in its...more

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