Viva Spring!• 31 Mar, 2009 • Catégorie: Chloe, contemporary traveler •
I will finally be able to show my little light sweater and my beautiful legs. With Jules, we really dream of celebrating the rise of the sun rays by wandering around for a few days in the most beautiful regions of France, and discover the design hotels and the eco-chic charm. Lying on the grass, listening to the sound of birds, whispering sweet words in the ear, spring comes naturally, softly and smoothly. Here are some of my favorite places to share with you for you to profit your spring.
In full Garrigue
It is hard to resist the south of France on spring, with its small stone paths and its first vernal rays. An unusual and chic stopover, Hotel Disini, near Montpellier, does not lack of charm at all.
Disini Hotel – 1, rue des Carrières, 34160 Castries, France -T. : +184.108.40.206.97.86
My other favourite? Brunel Hotel, which offers nine rooms with nine different environments and carries you into five different continents, but at the same time, they keep the sublime landscape of Lozère that surrounds the hotel on the backdrop.
Hôtel Restaurant Brunel- Le Rocher Blanc, 48200 La Garde, France -T. : +220.127.116.11.90.09
Between heaven and earth
Spring is also an opportunity to nourish yourself with seafood cuisine and why not having a seafood platter, just like at Hôtel de la Vallée located on the Emerald Coast, in Dinard at Brittany. Here, the chic liner atmosphere can be felt thanks to the waterfront decoration and design.
Hôtel de la Vallée- 6, avenue George V, 35800 Dinard, France- T. : +33 (0)18.104.22.168.00
Another perfect getaway, as if you lost in the midst of vineyards, Hotel Le Saint-James in Bordeaux offers moments of relaxation, around the table and a good glass of wine. The hotel has an exceptionally attractive design inspired by Jean Nouvel.
Hôtel Le Saint-James- 3, place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France- T. : +33 (0)5.57.97.06.00
If you go further north, the Hotel Les Rives in Guebwiller in Alsace, on one side emphasizes its contemporary side and on the other side, its eco side, being located just at the bottom of the Vosges.
Hôtel Les Rives-Le Domaine du Lac, 244, rue de la République, 68500 Guebwiller, France-T. : +22.214.171.124.15.00
At Spa Lecoq-Gadby Hotel in Rennes, you will have the opportunity to be pampered in a green environment, in this 100% ecological hotel. At the poolside or in the garden, daisies surrounded the hotel, “Fairies Whisper ” care based on apple cider and Sarazin wheat, this will without a doubt give you an eco-friendly experience.
Hôtel Spa Lecoq-Gadby-156, rue d’Antrain, 35700 Rennes, France- T. : 33 (0)2.99.38.05.55
On the Spain’s air
Change of atmosphere at Zazpi Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. This boutique hotel is invigorating, pile in the trend where the spring buds of the fruit trees and colors of the flowers in the parks, take control of its design. Inspired by the living art of the Basque, with a little Spanish touch, this hotel, which consists of 7 rooms (of which 2 are suites), displays energy and cheerful colors: green apple color, blue, red and white, on each of floors of the hotel. We will absolutely leave with some souvenirs, because here everything is showed, everything can be looked and can be bought!
Zazpi Hotel-21, boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France- T. : +33 (0)5.59.26.07.77
A little farther, the magnificent Villa Arguibelle that warms our heart and draws us likes a magnet. Sumptuous with its neo-Basque style and architecture, this hotel on the heights of Guethary, offers a journey of culture and art throughout the room.
Villa Arguibel-1146, Chemin de Laharraga, 64210 Guethary-Ahetze, France- T. : +33 (0)126.96.36.199.46
A breath of fresh air.
If you prefer a trip to the mountains, the Hotel Saint-Roch Courchevel offers a great opportunity to find what you need in Carita Spa.
Le Saint-Roch-Piste de Bellecote, BP 3, 73121 Courchevel Cedex, France- T. : +33 (0)4.79.08.02.66
In a totally different atmosphere, Cashmere Chalet in Megève combines sober colors and clean lines in the heart of the Alps. Come on, breathe deeply and take a breath of pure oxygen and enjoy the nature!
Le Chalet Cashmere-210, Chemin de Fanou, 74120 Megève, France, T.: +33(0)4 50 78 27 44