Ah, France! The country of all things beautiful and fashionable. It is a treat in itself to visit this eccentrically graceful country and experiencing the vibrant culture, history and the sheer glamour it is known for. The only way you can make this even better is if you choose to pamper yourself in one of its many luxurious retreats and resorts, where the massages are deep and relaxing and the wine a sensuous red.
France, ebbing and flowing with languid grace, can only be enjoyed at a slow leisurely pace. One wouldn’t be satisfied with merely a small getaway. So, keep a generous amount of time in your schedule to explore it slowly.
It is ideal to visit France during the spring or autumn months when the morning sky is a picture perfect blue and the delicate breeze plays with your hair as you make your way down the Seine, arm in arm with your lover.
There are a few things you don’t want to forget to bring for your luxury retreat to France that will have you looking as fashionable and chic as ever.
What To Wear To France
There are a few things you don’t want to leave home without when you travel to France. One of those things are a beautiful and comfortable pair of essential earrings. You don’t want to fuss with a bunch of fashion jewelry when you are on this type of luxury vacation so a beautiful pair of rose gold hoops or delicate diamond studs are exactly what to wear in France.
Secondly, you need a pair of comfortable sandals. You will likely be doing a lot of walking around and sightseeing while you are in France, so you need to make sure you have comfortable shoes. Don’t resort to wearing your dirty, old running sneakers though! If you are wondering what to wear for footwear, rest assured there are plenty of fashionable slip-on sneakers and chic sandals that are comfortable without sacrificing style!
You don’t want to forget to bring a hat either! A beautiful straw Scala hat is a must for your vacation. Whether you are shopping in Paris or at the beach in Antibes, you’ll want a fashionable straw hat.
Last but not least, don’t forget to bring a backpack! Yes, you CAN have your cake and eat it too! If you are wondering what to wear to carry all your essentials in, don’t worry, there are plenty of fashionable backpacks that will fit everything you need and still look chic while you’re out on the town, like this Tory Burch backpack.
Where To Stay In France
Now that you know what to wear in France, now it’s time to talk about where to stay! Maybe you travel to Provence with Luxury retreats or want to enjoy the heart of French food and haute couture in Paris, either way, your accommodations are important if you want a stress-free stay in France!
There a few things to keep in mind before you start planning your itinerary for France, though. You should make sure to do all the bookings in advance because the best resorts are obviously always booked out first. But just in case you don’t yet know what you’re looking for, here are some of our favorite luxurious experiences that France has to offer…
Located in the picturesque city of Lyon in the Rhone Alps region, this boutique luxury hotel boasts of a magnificent view of the Alps from its rooms and terrace. You would be awed by the service of the staff, the beautiful interiors of its rooms and by the delicious Michelin starred dining that will leave you craving for more.
Perfect for both vacationing families and honeymooning couples, Villa Maia is perfectly secluded from the crowds yet is only minutes away from cultural heritage sites like cathedrals and the old town. The interiors are spacious and classy, designed by celebrity architects and designers, each curve and stroke a treat to behold.
The swimming pool is quite huge and faces the medieval inspired gardens so you may relax a dip in the waters while admiring the splendid view. The staff is humble and friendly and prioritise your privacy over everything. The concierge receives you cordially and can arrange for all your spas and massages. And a personal trainer can also be arranged for you just in case you don’t want to miss gym day. The rooms themselves are a joy to behold, each offering a glorious view of the Alps in all their exquisite beauty. Photographs by professional artists adorn the walls of each room. The bathrooms have automatically heating floors, remote controlled Japanese toilets and televisions embedded in mirrors to take your luxurious experiences up a few more notches. Breakfast is usually served outside, in the warmth of the garden. A bar on the rooftop offers delicious cocktails that make your taste buds dance. Or, if you are feeling particularly imaginative, you can even come up with a novel cocktail you make. Enjoy the drink with the wind in your hair and while your eyes take in the view of the Alps in the distance.
Moulin de Jouenery et Spa
The name is a mouthful but so will your praises be from the moment you set foot here. The hotel is located a few miles from the Toulouse Airport, carefully secluded from the din of the city.
The best part of this hotel is its closeness to nature. Golden deer trot by as you enjoy a book by your window after waking up to the chirping of birds. You fall asleep to the sounds of the waterfall and the rippling of the river Seoune. The rooms are each themed differently, following the moods and colors of different French cities. Each comes with a unique feature like private spa or a view of the river. They also come equipped with really comfortable beds, WiFi, minibars and expresso machines so you may choose to get drunk or beat a hangover.
The interiors are beautifully designed, reverberating styles from various countries around the world. The Wellness center here is state of the art and comes with tropical showers, therapy pools and high tech salt water pools- all slowly kissing away the stress and fatigue from your bones. You will also find loungers alongside the pools where you can relax and read books borrowed from the library. The staff also cook you the most scrumptious cuisines that feature delicacies from around the world.
Nestled in the heart of Provence, the Alex Hotel is an experience in itself. The rooms themselves are sheer art, unfolding in a palate of many colors and are furnished with delicate care. The staff is friendly and ever ready to take care of your every need and want.
Spend the day getting pampered at the luxurious spa, getting skin treatments and massages that wipe away the weariness from your bones before heading to the bar for a glass of shimmering red. But if you want to spend a day in your room with your lover, the windows offer picturesque views of the tree encrusted courtyards. And after a good long shower at the Italian styled bathrooms, head to the restaurant for some honey-brown waffles.
*This blog post is in collaboration with Nakturnal!