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Accommodations in France before you go

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Advertise your property to thousands of travelers.Hotels in France

Tourist hotels are approved and examined by the authorities. They are split into 5 categories according to their facilities, areas and services. The categories are 1-star, 2-star, 3-star, 4-star and - for hotels of great comfort - 4-star L (luxury). Prices displayed outside the hotel and in bedrooms must be inclusive. They are unregulated and a surcharge can be levied for an extra bed or for breakfast. Rooms must usually be left by noon on the day of departure. There are about 17,500 hotels, inns and motels in France.

 

Finding a Room
It's always easier to reserve your accommodation through a travel agent before coming to France. You can also contact local Tourist Offices or the Syndicats d'Initiative: they will inform you on the local possibilities of accommodation
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Hotel Chains
There are dozens of hotel chains and reservation services for hotels in France which group standardized hotels or hotels each with its own character. The range covers all categories, from 'Relais & Chateaux', 'Chateaux et Hotels de France' hotels (3- and 4-star) or more economical hotels near major cities (Hotel Formule 1, Etap Hotel, Balladins, Bonsaï, Liberté, Première Classe). Hotel chains usually have central reservation facilities.

Rates
Quoted for per night for a single or double room. Rates are quoted per person if they include room and board. Hotels include taxes and service.

Reservations
Reservations should be in writing (letter, fax or email). At that time, an advance deposit should be sent to the hotel. Your reservation, room rate and receipt of deposit should be confirmed in writing, by the hotelier. To avoid problems, reservations should never be made orally.

Deposits
An advance deposit is required to secure your reservation. The exact amount is not fixed by law but, in general, the deposit amounts to the equivalent of 25% of the total cost and one night for shorter stays.

Whatever the type of accommodation you choose, pay a deposit. The deposit will not be refunded unless the contract stipulates it. If the hotel cancels your reservation, he must pay you the double of the deposit.

Arrival Time
Guests are expected to arrive at their hotel no later than between 7 and 10 pm. To avoid misunderstandings, it is best to let the hotel keeper know the approximate arrival time, especially if it might be late. If you a telephone reservation has been made without a deposit, the hotelier is not required to hold the room after 7 pm.

Cancellations
The French Civil Code, Article 1590, regulates the rights of hotel guests and hoteliers regarding cancellation. In addition, many hotels follow stipulations laid down by the international Hotel Convention. Be sure to request details of the hotel's cancellation policy along with the reservation confirmation.

ON-THE-SPOT Reservations
Passengers who want to book accommodations upon arrival may consult the Automatic Central Reservations Board in Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport.

Reservations can be made for the day of arrival at the Syndicats d'Initiative or Tourist Offices in Paris and other cities.

At a campsite

France offers more than 9,000 fully equipped campsites officially grated from 0 to 4* and 2,300 farm campsites. The Official Campsite Guide is on sale at bookshops, newsagents, FNAC [national chain of department stores selling books, CDs, computers …] and all good retailers, as well as by mail order (postage and carriage: 3 euro per copy).

Fédération Française de Camping-Caravaning [French Camping and Caravanning Association] (tel +33 (0)1 42 72 84 08). http://www.campingfrance.com

Camping off-site is permitted with the authorization of the landowner, but prohibited on beaches, roadsides or at designated sites.

For information, please ask at Tourist Offices or the Gendarmerie.

Advertise your property to thousands of travelers.In tourist apartments

These are buildings housing apartments for rent, fully equipped and with a choice of hotel services.

Visit the website www.snrt.fr

In furnished accommodation

These are fully equipped holiday villas or apartments for rent to tourists: information from Tourist Offices and estate agents.

In Gîtes or Guest Houses

By renting a room in the owner's home (per night or per week, with breakfast and, occasionally with evening meal), you will have the chance to discover more about, and share in, the French way of life. www.gites-de-france.fr

In Holiday Villages

Non-profit making organizations who offer especially designed accommodation for families and groups, the holidays Villages also have excellent leisure activities. A stay in a holiday village is a great way to meet French people in a friendly environment and at the same time keep a feeling of individual freedom.
www.unat.asso.fr

In Monasteries

The following guides are of help :

Le Guide des Monastères
Maurice Colignon - Editions Pierre Horay

277 rue Saint-Jacques
75006 - PARIS
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 54 53 90
Fax:  +33 (0)1 56 24 76 27
Email:
editions@horay-editeur.fr

New guide in 2001 (15th edition). Price: 15.09 Euros.

Le Guide Saint-Christophe
Association Saint-Christophe
22 bis, passage Dauphine
75005 - PARIS
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 24 76 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 43 54 63 50
http://www.lodace.com


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COMPANY DESCRIPTIONS

EXPEDIA

Expedia, Inc.
13810 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 400
Bellevue, WA 98005
Website:
Expedia.com
 

A good selection of hotels in France.  A solid and reputable online reservation system.

HOTELS.com

10440 North Central Expressway, Suite 400,
Dallas, Texas 75231
Website: Hotels.com

 

Many hotels in France, in Paris and other main cities of France

TRAVELOCITY

Travelocity  
3150 Sabre Dr. 
Southlake, TX 76092

Website:
Travelocity.com
 

Probably the largest selection of French hotels that can be found online.  Availability searches and reservations can be made online.

ONE TRAVEL

OneTravel.com, Inc
801 North Grant
Odessa, TX 79761
Website: Onetravel.com
 

Many hotels in France, and last minutes deals.  Online reservation system is available.


COSYTEL SMALL HOTELS OF
FRANCE

4935 Queen Mary, #404
Montreal, QC H3W 1X4

Tel: (514) 738-4040, (888) 41PARIS

Fax: (514) 738-6112

Website: hostotel.com

E-mail: abotel@hostotel.com 

 


250 privately owned & family run hotels (10,000 rooms) from 2* to 4* located in the heart of Paris & throughout France. Optimum comfort.

 

ACCOR

350 5th Ave., #4310
New York, NY 10118

Tel: (212) 631-0100, (800) 221-4542

Fax: (212) 631-0510

Website: accorhotels.com

 

 

European leader & worldwide group in hotels & services with over 3,700 hotels worldwide. Member groups: Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Libertel, Ibis & Formule 1. Sofitel is a group of upscale hotels & resorts located in key business & leisure destinations.

 


BED & BREAKFAST
PARIS
Tel:(619) 531-1179, (800) 872-3632

Website: parisbandb.com

 


Over 100 private family residences throughout Paris offered by experienced company. Charming hosts, lovely homes, convenient locations, attractive rates and a great introduction to the culture.

 


CLUB MED

75 Valencia Ave., #900
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Tel: (305) 925-9000, (800) 453-2582

Fax: (305) 925-9042

Website: clubmed.com

E-mail: us.groups@clubmed.com

 


Expanded the concept of American plans worldwide. Over 100 destinations worldwide incl. Guadeloupe, Martinique, Bora Bora, Corsica & France. Specializing in 3* & 4* ski, sun & mountain resorts.
Great food, exotic destinations, unique & extensive sports/activities/ excursions offered.

 

 


CONCORDE HOTELS

1 Penn Plaza, #2127

New York, NY 10119-2127

Tel: (212) 935-1045, (800) 777-4182

Fax: (212) 752-8916

Website: reserve from hotels.com
 


Smaller hotel chain with over 30 first-class & deluxe hotels in France (over 75 worldwide). Six hotels in Paris.  Hôtel de Crillon in Paris and  Hôtel Martinez in Cannes are part of the chain. Special seasonal promotional rates available.


CROWN INT'L MARKETING

12 Rte. 17 North, #203

Paramus, NJ 07652

Tel: (201) 265-5151, (800) 628-8929

Fax: (201) 712-1279

Website: crownintmark.com

E-mail: res@crownintmark.com

 


Reservations for deluxe hotels in Paris, Beaujolais, Vence, St. Tropez, Evian,  St Barth's and other islands of the French West Indies.

 

EPOQUE HOTELS

800 West Ave. #335

Miami, FL 33139

Tel: (305) 538-9697, (800) EPOQUE1

Fax: (305) 538-4820

Website: epoquehotels.com

E-mail: info@epoquehotels.com

 


27 Paris hotels offering leisure & business travelers rooms & services with emphasis on a welcoming home-style stay.

 

EUROPEAN HOTELS & TOURS

305 Madison Ave., #1166

New York, NY 10165

Tel: (212) 744-5217, (800) 800-3048

Fax: (212) 288-6947

E-mail: europ@hotels.net

 

 

Select 3* - 4*L hotels situated in cities & the countryside. Customized itinerary planning for discriminating individual & groups including cultural, gastronomic & wine tours, private transfer services are also available.


FRENCH BOUTIQUE HOTELS

8 Knight St.

Norwalk, CT 06851

Tel: (800) 700-9549

Website: frenchboutiquehotels.com

E-mail: info@frenchboutiquehotels.com

 

 

Over 300 small & affordable hotels and inns, including charming mills, castles and manors and throughout the French countryside. An official representative of Relais du Silence Hotels of France.

 

GLOBAL HOME NETWORK

1110 D Elden St., #106

Herndon, VA 20170

Tel: (703) 318-7081, (800) 528-3549

Fax: (703) 318-7086

Website: globalhomenetwork.com

E-mail: ghn@globalhomenetwork.com

 

 

Apartments & small hotels in Paris' Latin Quarter & throughout the city. Luxury to budget serviced apartments & small, elegant hotel accommodations throughout Paris, including the Left Bank, the Champs-Elysées area & the Trocadéro district. SABRE: Y/HHL/HNT & APOLLO: HODHN/INFO.

 

HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD

305 Madison Avenue, Ste 1166

New York, NY 10165

Tel: (212) 744-5217, (800) 800-3048

Fax: (212) 288-6947

Website: europahotels.net

 

 

Select 3 to 5 star hotels and chateaux located in the cities and the countryside. Customized-itinerary planning is available, featuring cultural, gastronomic and wine tours. Private transfer services available for major destinations.

 

ITS CARS & HOTELS

3332 NE 33rd St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Tel: (954) 566-7111, (800) 521-0643

Fax: (954) 566-0036

Website: its-cars-hotels.com

E-mail: hotels@its-cars-hotels.com
cars@its-cars-hotels.com

 

 

Car rental reservations at most major airports & at certain city locations throughout France. Hotel reservations through airline systems & Website only.

 

LOIRE TOURS

366 54th St. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Tel: (727) 321-6883, (800) 755-9313

Fax: (727) 321-1637

Website: usrc.net

E-mail: loiretoursinc@earthlink.net

 

 

Specialized in handling reservations for palace and châteaux-hotels, deluxe country inns & quaint hotels in historic centers of cities as well as studios, apartments & villas. Also acts as informed consultant on all aspects of the country including best cities, hotels, restaurants & points of interest.

 

LE MERIDIEN HOTELS & RESORTS

420 Lexington Ave., #1718

New York, NY 10170

Tel: (212) 805-5000, (800) 543-4300

Fax: (212) 697-1445

Website: lemeridien.com

 

 

Global hotel group of over 140 luxury & upscale hotels (38,000 rooms) in 55 countries worldwide.

 

 

 

MILLENNIUM HOTELS & RESORTS

145 W. 44th St.

New York, NY 10036

Tel: (212) 789-7859, (800) 892-7444 (groups),

Fax: (212) 789-7861

Website: mill-cop.com

E-mail: a.marsili@mill-usa.com

 

 

Recently renovated, 163-room hotel ideally located for all the famous landmarks of Paris (Galeries Lafayette, Louvre, Sacré Coeur & the Opera). The hotel's guest rooms are air- conditioned & soundproofed & offer in-suite bathroom, mini-bar, satellite TV, direct dial phone with PC connection, radio, trouser press & hair dryer.


RELAIS & CHATEAUX

11 E. 44th St., #707

New York, NY 10017

Tel: (212) 856-0115, (800) 735-2478

Fax: (212) 856-0193

Website: relaischateaux.com

E-mail: rc-usa@relaischateaux.com



 

 

Organization of privately owned hotels & restaurants 142 of which are located in France. Former castles, abbeys, manor houses, mills, estates, private residences & country houses have been converted into comfortable hotels & elegant gourmet restaurants.