Discover charming châteaux , auberges, beach retreats, ski chalets and hotels of every hue, from chic to rustic, Nice to Nantes – we’ve visited all these Special Places. All have been selected and inspected in the best Sawday's tradition: they are here because we like them. Plenty have rooms for €100 or less. You’ll find some of France’s finest food at affordable prices, too.
“If you want to discover the real heart of France… 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.”- FRANCE Magazine
Alastair Sawday is the publisher of the much-loved Special Places to Stay series and is a pioneer in the environmental world.