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Preserved history of France: long-standing and ancient hotels

France is a country with an incredibly rich culture and a huge number of castles and historic buildings. In some of them, hotels are located in which guests can experience the true spirit of the country and royal pleasures from the recreation. In Strasbourg, tourists will be able to stay in a 16th-century building, where today the cozy and atmospheric hotel Cour Du Corbeau is located. On the street Rivoli in Paris, in the former Meurice Palace is a hotel that allows its guests to feel like real kings. The interiors of the hotel have kept a unique historical look and are executed in a very elegant, sophisticated style.
Photo of Hotel Univers, Bastia Hotel Univers, Bastia One of the oldest accommodation places in Bastia is Hotel Univers opened in 1896. This lodge is located in close proximity to St. Nicholas Square. The hotel is famous for its rich collection of works of art. The rooms and public areas are adorned with amazing pictures by outstanding local artists, while simple furniture in aristocratic style recalls traditions of the past centuries. Design of the hotel was developed by talented contemporary designers, but some elements of the historic decor still remain unchanged. In the lobby, you can see large wrought iron chandeliers, while the corridors are arranged with nice lamps.
Autour Du Petit Paradis, Avignon The popular aparthotel Autour Du Petit Paradis will appeal to fans of yesteryear style. It occupies an incredibly beautiful 17th-century building with a carefully preserved patio garden and an old stone fountain. All rooms feature lovely parquet floors and light wood furnishings. Luxurious furniture in the style of previous years, as well as plenty of velvet and satin fabrics give a touch of elegance. The aparthotel has a great collection of paintings represented in all the rooms and corridors. Guests have a unique opportunity to buy their favorite pictures as a souvenir.
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Photo of Hotel Saint Julien, Biarritz Hotel Saint Julien, Biarritz The history of Hotel Saint Julien is incredibly interesting. It can be found in a spectacular 19th-century mansion - a family residence. Each of the hotel's twenty rooms creates a romantic and sophisticated atmosphere complemented by restored antique furniture and authentic works of art. The owners of the old mansion have managed to preserve its pristine atmosphere as much as possible. The parquet floor is restored in all the rooms, and in some of them, original beams have been preserved under the roof.
Photo of Maison Fredon, Bordeaux Maison Fredon, Bordeaux Modest Hotel Maison Fredon occupying a building dating back to the 18th century is within walking distance of the railway station. Each of the hotel's five rooms is unique, their interior represents an original combination of antique accessories and modern designer decorations. Old carpets and hand-made wooden furniture are perfectly combined with original glass decorations and paintings by contemporary artists. The interior is given the historical charm by well-preserved elements of the building's decoration: high ceilings and narrow windows with wooden frames, stone niches in the walls and ancient fireplaces.
Photo of Hotel Scribe Paris managed by Sofitel, Paris Scribe Paris managed by Sofitel, Paris The romantic Scribe Paris managed by Sofitel is distinguished not only by the beautiful historical atmosphere but also by the support of the beautiful traditions of the past. At Scribe Paris, travelers are always welcome to diversify their stay with the truly aristocratic pastime. For example, they can relax in the magnificent lounge area and try premium sorts of tea brought from different parts of the world. The tea is offered together with delicious French baking. It’s important to mention that the majority of food offered in the hotel’s restaurant is cooked in accordance with old recipes. The historical hotel keeps a rich collection of old books and black-and-white photographs, which never cease to draw the attention of travelers.
Photo of Bristol, Avignon Bristol, Avignon Bristol hotel is a noteworthy place. It has taken its first guests more than 80 years ago. The hotel is located on the main street of Avignon, at the ramparts of the unique historic buildings. Now the rooms feature pleasant contemporary design, while the hotel's public areas are still saturated with atmosphere of yesteryear. In the lobby you can see frescoes and carpets, luxurious leather sofas and chairs, lots of amazing paintings and furniture of precious wood.
Photo of Logis Val Flores, Biarritz Logis Val Flores, Biarritz Near the city center is another attractive hotel - Logis Val Flores occupying a picturesque old villa. Each room feature a uniquely designed interior, all of them are always decorated with antiques. Renovated furniture, paintings by local artists and vintage table lamps - all these accessories are in good harmony with modern designer decorations. The hotel is surrounded by a well-kept landscaped garden where beautiful recreation areas are organized for the warm season.
Photo of Castel Enchanté, Nice Castel Enchanté, Nice Unique historical hotels in Nice can be not only pricey but also budget ones. Savvy travelers are recommended to pay attention to the charming Castel Enchanté . This hotel is open in a small old villa located on one of the Nice’s hills. Castel Enchanté offers four cute and comfortable rooms. All the rooms are made in the style of past centuries and feature massive handmade wooden furniture. Old paintings and table lamps make the design look complete. The villa is surrounded by a well-kept garden; nearly all year round, the façade of the villa is decorated with blooming flowers and climbing plants. In the garden, there is a beautiful private swimming pool and terraces for sunbathing surrounded by palm trees.
Photo of Hôtel Edelweiss, Briancon Hôtel Edelweiss, Briancon Some hotels in Briançon are distinguished by a special atmosphere of historical charm, including Hôtel Edelweiss occupying a beautiful building of the late 19th century. 20 cozy rooms are equipped for travelers in a completely renovated building, each one necessarily includes antique furniture and paintings by local masters. A breakfast room also reflects the traditions of the past, being adorned with a huge chandelier with crystal pendants. A historic garden surrounding the hotel building is of equally great interest. Hotel guests will have the opportunity to walk among beautiful age-old trees in the evening and enjoy free time on one of its outdoor terraces in the warm season.
Photo of Hôtel Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon, Avignon Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon, Avignon Not far from the center of Avignon there is Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon hotel occupying a gorgeous 16th-century building. This construction has survived in its original form, including high arched passageways and vaulted ceilings, sweeping staircases and amazing finish of fine wood and stone. The hotel offers elegant rooms with high ceilings and pristine stone walls, where the elegant furniture in dark colors emphasizes historic splendor. In the courtyard of the hotel you can see old stone sculptures and ancient trees with rich crown.
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Remarkable old hotels in the top cities of France

Paris
The charming Hotel Elysees Regencia Paris is open not far from Arc de Triumph, in an eye-catching building in modern style. The design of the hotel is a harmonious combination of traditions of the past and modern elegance. Every guest room of Hotel Elysees Regencia Paris has a small private balcony with forged balustrades. In summer, the balconies are decorated with flowers in pots. The old hall of the hotel still has the original arched stone ceiling. Nowadays, a French cuisine restaurant is … Read more
Nice
Unique historical hotels in Nice can be not only pricey but also budget ones. Savvy travelers are recommended to pay attention to the charming Castel Enchanté. This hotel is open in a small old villa located on one of the Nice’s hills. Castel Enchanté offers four cute and comfortable rooms. All the rooms are made in the style of past centuries and feature massive handmade wooden furniture. Old paintings and table lamps make the design look complete. The villa is surrounded by a well-kept … Read more
Bordeaux
A unique atmosphere of historical luxury attracts travelers to Hotel de Seze. It is also housed in a beautiful historic building, which is located near the Grand Theater. Its spacious rooms are decorated in various styles. Each of them is distinguished by a variety of accessories in the style of the past; some rooms have restored antique furniture, and in others you can admire original patterned wallpapers. Beautiful table lamps, old paintings in massive golden frames, luxurious parquet floor … Read more
Biarritz
Near the city center is another attractive hotel - Logis Val Flores occupying a picturesque old villa. Each room feature a uniquely designed interior, all of them are always decorated with antiques. Renovated furniture, paintings by local artists and vintage table lamps - all these accessories are in good harmony with modern designer decorations. The hotel is surrounded by a well-kept landscaped garden where beautiful recreation areas are organized for the warm season. The history of Hotel … Read more
Avignon
Bristol hotel is a noteworthy place. It has taken its first guests more than 80 years ago. The hotel is located on the main street of Avignon, at the ramparts of the unique historic buildings. Now the rooms feature pleasant contemporary design, while the hotel's public areas are still saturated with atmosphere of yesteryear. In the lobby you can see frescoes and carpets, luxurious leather sofas and chairs, lots of amazing paintings and furniture of precious wood. The popular aparthotel Autour … Read more
Grenoble
Trianon Hotel is another astonishing accommodation option whose rooms are distinguished by the luxurious historical atmosphere. They are all furnished with exclusive designer furniture in the style of past years, as well as exquisite fabrics and paintings. The central place in each room is occupied by a chic bed and some of the rooms are equipped with genuine antique furniture and canopy beds. The public areas of the hotel are reminiscent of museum halls, where you can see a lot of beautiful … Read more
Antibes
Interior of Villa Yabassi is a harmonious blend of modern design trends and traditions of the past years. In addition to amazing furniture and paintings in massive wooden frames, you can see a lot of museum pieces. The hotel can boast a rich collection of china, earthenware hand-painted vases and hand-made wooden items. The villa is surrounded by fabulously picturesque garden with fountains and landscaped decorations that will be great for a quiet stroll along the cobbled winding paths. Castel … Read more
Briancon
Travelers who would rather prefer staying in comfortable apartments will have a chance to use the exclusive services of Appart Hotel: Résidence du Temple. Located in the heart of the Old Town, it occupies an ancient stone building, which has preserved its historical decoration during the reconstruction as much as possible. Wooden beams are partially preserved as well, and in the top-floor rooms, you can notice mansard-style ceilings. In a chic hall with a vaulted ceiling and original walls, … Read more

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