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14 stylish hotels in France for under €150 a night

PUBLISHED: 15:40 19 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:45 19 July 2016

Hotel le Couvent Royal à Saint-Maximin in Var ©ChateauxetHotelsCollection

Hotel le Couvent Royal à Saint-Maximin in Var ©ChateauxetHotelsCollection

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Want to enjoy a special night in France without breaking the bank? Here are 14 hotels that are all under €150 a night

Hôtel Le Couvent Royal, Var

Sleep in sacred serenity at this 13th-century converted convent that backs on to the Gothic basilica of Saint-Maximin, in La Provence Verte. The 67 rooms and suites, once occupied by Dominican friars, overlook the manicured gardens and arched galleries of the cloisters. Rooms are rich in historic character too, all tiled flooring and four-poster beds, and an atmospheric restaurant occupies the former chapter house.

Doubles from €129

Les Acanthes, Bouches-du-Rhône

Les Acanthes offers three B&B bedrooms and one apartment in an ivy-covered townhouse 15 minutes’ walk from Marseilles’ Vieux-Port. The rooms are infused with Mediterranean warmth while the leafy garden and sun-drenched terrace feel a world away from the buzz of the city.

Doubles from €90, breakfast included

Le Landemer's room 31 ©Almodovar - KumtLe Landemer's room 31 ©Almodovar - Kumt

Le Landemer, Manche

You can’t get much closer to the sea than at Le Landemer, which is perched at the end of a beautiful beach on the Cotentin Peninsula, only 10 kilometres from Cherbourg. Its 10 bedrooms all have a sea view, with the four superior rooms housed in the longère to the side, each with a sea terrace and a private garden at the back. The restaurant is in the conservatory, and also enjoys spectacular views.

Doubles from €85, breakfast €15.50

Hôtel du Taur, Haute-Garonne

This hotel is located in a pedestrianised street off the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, the hub of la ville rose, and makes a trusty, good-value option. The staff are friendly and although the rooms are basic and modestly sized they are fine for city breakers who are out most of the time exploring. The self-service €9 breakfast is adequate but it can get busy, so unless you’re leaving first thing, treat yourself to a coffee and croissant in a café under the arcades of the Place du Capitole.

Doubles from €60, breakfast €9

Beautiful room in Les Fleurons in Amboise ©Marc JauneaudBeautiful room in Les Fleurons in Amboise ©Marc Jauneaud

Les Fleurons, Indre-et-Loire

Tucked between the royal château of Amboise and the River Loire, this luxury B&B was once the town’s library. The 17th-century townhouse has been transformed into a chambre d’hôtes with 4 rooms, each with amazing views. The decor is a tasteful blend of neutral tones and occasional splashes of colour, with beautiful paintings and objets d’art from around the world. Breakfast is a friendly affair, as guests gather around the dining room table; the perfect place to compare notes on Amboise and the Loire châteaux.

Doubles from €145 a night, breakfast included

Hôtel Brueghel, Nord

This three-star hotel near Lille’s the railway station is full of old-world charm with its rustic wood furnishings, cosy breakfast room and friendly staff. The 62 bedrooms are all individually decorated and some offer stunning views over Saint-Maurice cathedral. Two more modern apartment flats are also available.

Doubles from €65, breakfast included

Chateau de Prye in Nièvre ©Sawday'sChateau de Prye in Nièvre ©Sawday's

Chateau de Prye, Nièvre

Castles don’t come more fairy-tale than the Château de Prye, with its turrets, towers and moat. Once the residence of the Queen of Poland at the end of the 17th century, the château has a long history as a residence for royalty and the aristocracy, and its current owners, the Marquis and Marquise du Bourg de Bozas, continue the tradition while running it as a chambre d’hôtes. The five rooms are vast and decorated with elegant fabrics and antique furniture.

Doubles from €115, breakfast included

Chambre Chez Dupont, Gironde

The Chez Dupont restaurant is an institution in Bordeaux and in an 18th-century building opposite, the owner rents out five bedrooms and an apartment which make a perfect resting place after a meal. Bare limestone walls and stairways contrast with colourful furnishings.

Doubles from €130, breakfast from €5

Domaine Saint Clair Le Donjon in Etretat ©DRDomaine Saint Clair Le Donjon in Etretat ©DR

Domaine Saint-Clair Le Donjon, Manche

With stunning views of the chalky Étretat cliffs, it’s easy to see why this ivy-strewn, Anglo-Norman castle once attracted the likes of Claude Monet and Marcel Proust as guests. The belle-époque building has 21 rooms, each individually furnished and with their own personality. The restaurant, spa and swimming pool complete with four-poster sun loungers seal the deal.

Doubles from €90, breakfast included

Hôtel Particulier Poppa, Calvados

Only 25 minutes from Caen, this stylish hotel in the centre of Bayeux is set in a former mansion house. It has just four bedrooms, all spacious and elegant, with high ceilings and marble fireplaces, and two have fabulous views of the cathedral. Inside the mansion’s central courtyard, guests can relax and admire the fruit trees and the kitchen garden.

Doubles from €95, breakfast included

Le Vent d'Ouest hotel in Le Havre ©François LouchetLe Vent d'Ouest hotel in Le Havre ©François Louchet

Hôtel Vent d’Ouest, Seine-Maritime

In the heart of the Normandy port of Le Havre, among Auguste Perret’s now Unesco-listed post-war architecture, the Hôtel Vent d’Ouest lives up to its maritime connections, and many of the 35 rooms have seaside and seafaring themes. The spa has a steam room and Spa Nuxe treatments.

Doubles from €100, breakfast €15

Villa Kerasy Hôtel & Spa, Morbihan

It is just a couple of hours’ drive from the ferry port of Saint-Malo, but with the Indian influences in its rooms and spa, this hotel in Vannes transports you much further. The bedrooms represent different stopovers the Breton sailors would have made on the Spice Route and are equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The spa specialises in Ayurvedic techniques to balance the mind, body, senses and emotions, and offers various all-inclusive packages.

Doubles from €109

The sunbathed terrace of Villa Mazamet in TarnThe sunbathed terrace of Villa Mazamet in Tarn

La Villa de Mazamet, Tarn

This small hotel is perfectly placed if you want to explore the cities of Carcassonne, Albi and Castres in south-west France. The imposing, former family home contains five well-appointed bedrooms, providing an intimate atmosphere and everything needed for a luxury stay. The villa offers a ‘Petit Spa’ in the converted wine cellars where there is a sauna, wet room and whirlpool bath.

Doubles from €110, breakfast included

La Clairière, Bas-Rhin

As the name implies, this hotel, spa and wellbeing centre has been built in a clearing, which lies in woodland on the slopes of a hillside in the Northern Vosges regional nature park in Alsace. Fresh air and a peaceful environment complement the detox and de-stressing treatments, yoga and meditation offered in the spa.Most of the 50 rooms have balconies overlooking the woodlands and are decorated in contemporary style using wood and organic fabrics.

Doubles from €105, breakfast €25

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