Fourteen years of experience have gone into creating this trusted glove-pocket guide. This seductive collection of 380 hotels, châteaux and auberges – beautiful, unusual, individual – have been selected and inspected in the best Sawday’s tradition: they are here because we like them. Hotels from all over France are featured, including 60 new for this edition, from catered ski chalets in the Pyrenees to beachside retreats on the Côte d’Azur. All are chosen for their character and warmth, great hospitality and fine wines and food – often hosted at the communal table. Over 150 places have rooms for two at €100 or less – or treat yourself to a slice of luxury.
Fresh and honest write-ups, clear symbols and quick reference indices make this guide to Special Places to Stay a pleasure to read and the perfect gift for a Francophile friend.
“If you want to discover the real heart of France – the characterful places that break free from the chains – you want to start your journey with the Sawday’s guide.”- The Guardian
“From the Loire to the Languedoc, Sawday unearths the most beguiling châteaux, auberges and hotels, all offering excellent food and liberal libations of wine.”- The Telegraph
“Searching for your perfect getaway is now easier than ever.”- French Magazine
Alastair Sawday is the publisher of the much-loved Special Places to Stay series and is a pioneer in the environmental world.