Best of the Best 2018 - 425
DIN A R D, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Close to Landmarks, Sea Side
France's Emerald Coast flaunts its latest gem, Hotel Castelbrac. In truth, the former villa has
sparkled here for nearly 150 years, and once served as a marine research station; today it
makes an ideal base for exploring Normandy's D-Day beaches and Mont Saint-Michel. Each of
the 25 rooms has its own character and a view of the sea. Healing is found in the small spa
suite, unique lap pool and solarium. Locally sourced seafood and fish are presented at Le
Pourquoi Pas gourmet restaurant, while the old aquarium museum has been cleverly converted into a cocktail bar. Pedal around Dinard on one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles.
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During warmer months, the hotel offers tours
along the Côte d'Emeraude aboard its rare
40-foot wooden speedboat, built entirely by
hand in Brittany.
Distance from Dinard Airport (DNR): 3 miles/4 km
Size: 25 rooms Room Style: Eclectic Vibe: Zen
LES PRÉS D'EUGÉNIE - MICHEL GUÉRARD
EU GÉN IE-LES-B A IN S, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Countryside
Private kitchen tour; and choice of afternoon
tea for two or signature spa treatment per
person, once per stay.
Experience painless weight loss with the
Minceur Essentielle Program, the most
pleasurable way to lose weight, featuring
Michel Guérard's slimming-down cuisine and
help from a team dedicated to your health.
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The three-Michelin-star chef who veritably transformed haute cuisine has revolutionized the
Gascony experience at Les Prés d'Eugénie. Culinary genius Michel Guérard and his wife,
Christine Guérard, created this ethereal resort with 40 charmingly appointed guestrooms,
suites and lodges. The aquatic spa includes a team of doctors, dieticians and physiotherapists
for guests seeking optimal wellness, and three restaurants serve Guérard's imaginative cuisines (three-Michelin-star, spa and terroir), all complemented by wine from the estate. There
are also a swimming pool, tennis courts, gardens, bikes for exploring and excursions.
Distance from Pau Airport (PUF): 45 minutes
Size: 40 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
EZE, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Monaco
Founded in 1900 by a close friend of Oscar Wilde and later owned by Russian nobility, Cap
Estel has a glamorous history. The hotel's stunning location, on a five-acre private peninsula in
the heart of the French Riviera near Monte-Carlo, makes it irresistible. Choose from 28 guestrooms and suites with Hollywood-inspired adornments, then explore a dreamy spa overlooking the Mediterranean, an extensive wine cellar and spacious lounges filled with Asian antiques. Relax on the hotel's beach nestled in a cove, or soak up the sun beside the seawater
infinity swimming pool. Head to La Table du Cap Estel for superb Mediterranean fare.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
The enchanting Waterfall Walk, a trail that
leads to several hidden gardens, is one of
many scenic walks on the property.
Distance from Nice Airport (NCE): 20 miles/32 km
Size: 28 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Casual