Best of the Best 2018 - 431
N ICE (PR OVEN CE-A LPES-CÔTE D' A ZU R ), FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Facing the Mediterranean Sea
The French art de vivre ("art of living") is on full display at the illustrious Hotel Negresco, set
along Nice's Promenade des Anglais. So too is an impressive collection of more than 6,000
artworks, whose creators range from the 17th-century baroque master Rigaud to the modern
sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. The pink-domed hotel - a national historic monument - features 124 accommodations, each furnished with pieces from various French periods. The
city's finest restaurant, the two-Michelin-star Le Chantecler, with its Chef Jean-Denis Rieubland, features a 15,000-bottle wine cellar. Guests can lounge on the nearby private beach.
Lunch or dinner for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay.
The Deluxe Sea View Rooms are lavish and
offer absolutely mesmerizing views of the
Baie des Anges.
Distance from Nice Airport (NCE): 3 miles/5 km
Size: 124 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
FERME SAINT SIMEON, HOTEL - RESTAURANT - SPA
N OR MA N DY (HON FLEU R ), FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Honfleur - Landing Beaches
VIP welcome amenities; $100 value spa credit
per stay; and tasting of fine Calvados for two
at the end of dinner, once per stay.
Take a painting lesson with the resident
artist in the hotel's rose gardens and sit
where Monet captured the same landscape
EU RO PE
Sunlight playing off the grounds at Ferme Saint Simeon might remind you of an Impressionist
painting. And for good reason: Claude Monet and his fellow artists devised the Honfleur School
while drinking cider under these very apple trees. Today this 17th-century Normand house
offers 35 airy accommodations with oak parquet flooring, lush fabrics and fine furnishings;
many overlook the Seine estuary. The new Bistro La Boucane in the "chaumière of Monet" is
now open and welcomes you. Enjoy local and seasonal produce reinvented by Executive Chef
Sébastien Faramond and Chef Jacques Maximin, "Meilleur Ouvrier de France."
Distance from Paris Airport (CDG): 125 miles/200km
Size: 35 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V PARIS
PA R IS, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Steps from the Champs-Élysées
The redecorated rooms and suites of this prestigious hotel create the atmosphere of luxurious
Parisian apartments, including stunning views from numerous terraces. Take advantage of
the marble courtyard and Artistic Director Jeff Leatham's floral arrangements throughout the
hotel. Experience the exquisite cuisine of the three-Michelin-stars restaurant Le Cinq by Christian Le Squer; the Mediterranean cuisine at Le George; or the intimate restaurant l'Orangerie
- both Michelin-star-awarded. Don't miss the Pop Up Spa by Jeff Leatham, offering high-end
treatments. Expect new spa facilities and a pool in summer 2018.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value spa services or food and beverage
credit per stay; or, when booking a suite, $85
value spa services credit and welcome airport
transfer (booked 36 hours in advance).
Ask about complimentary Parisian
Experiences, ranging from wine tastings in
the hotel's underground cellar to a walking
tour of an antique market.
Distance from Paris Airport (CDG): 40 minutes
Size: 244 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated