Hotel Napoleon Paris: classic French style near the Arc de Triomphe

Hotel Napoleon Paris is a sumptuously decorated hotel only a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe, a central location for those who want to be close to the main attractions of Paris. The hotel is located in a building constructed in the 1920s and given by a rich Russian businessman to his French wife […]

Five great French castles that serve as boutique hotels

If you are visiting France, why not stay in one of the French castles? You will be spoilt for choice, whichever part of the country you decide to visit. There are plenty of castles, or châteaux, across France that have now been converted into stylish hotels, and here are five of the best. 1. Château […]

Hotel Le Cloitre Arles: stylish address amidst historic monuments

Hotel Le Cloitre Arles is a new boutique hotel in the centre of Arles, France surrounded by historic monuments such as the ancient Church of St. Trophime (on the same street). With only 15 rooms starting in price from 75 Euros and going up to 270 Euros depending on the type of room and the […]

Basque Country Spain and France weekend getaway

The Basque Country Spain (and France) is an ideal place to spend a three-day weekend if you like good food and wine, and want to explore the delights of San Sebastian. Here is the itinerary I followed, with recommended hotels, restaurants and wineries. Basque Country France: Day 1 Saint Jean de Luz Fly into Biarritz […]

Travel guide Avignon: best hotels, restaurants and shops

Mapplr’s Travel Guide Avignon presents our editors’ selection of the best hotels and restaurants in Avignon, must-see attractions and shopping recommendations in the city. Travel Guide Avignon: best hotels If you are going to stay in Avignon during the annual festival in July, you must make reservations well in advance. Here is our list of […]

Hotel Edgar Paris: quirky boutique hotel with artsy rooms

Hotel Edgar Paris is a trendy new 12-room boutique hotel that just opened in the 2nd arrondissement (Sentier area) close to the rue Montorgueil. It is only 1 kilometre from the Centre Pompidou and 750 metres from the Grands Boulevards. This means you have access to all the main sights of Paris either by walking […]

L’Auberge Basque: great food, rustic hideaway near St. Jean de Luz

L’Auberge Basque is famous gastronomic restaurant and hotel 7 kilometres north of the coastal town of Saint Jean de Luz and 22 kilometres from Biarritz in France. If you are looking for a place to stay in and around Saint Jean de Luz, this is it. Five years ago, Cédric Béchade, chef and owner of […]