Be first to feast your eyes on our brand new guidebook – an incredible tour of France’s finest boutique retreats (even if we do say so ourselves) – hot off the presses and sitting on the shelves of our favourite bookshops as I type.
We’ve combed the country from Paris to Provence to bring you a hand-picked selection of the most stylish stays on the Continent. Contemporary city boltholes, cool châteaux, coastal spa escapes… these glamorous newcomers and boutique-hotel classics win the Smith stamp of approval for their looks, location, service and, of course, that certain je ne sais quoi.
AQUITAINE • BRITTANY • BURGUNDY • CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
• COTE D’AZUR • LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON • NORMANDY • PARIS •
POITOU-CHARENTES • PROVENCE • RHONE-ALPES • ST TROPEZ
Evocative photography and insider destination guides are perfectly partnered by our signature – honest and atmospheric reviews: our glossy guide hosts 31 entertaining French tales, courtesy of style-savvy tastemakers from fields including design (Ilse Crawford), fashion (Valérie Abecassis), fragrance (Linda Pilkington) and food (Mourad Mazouz, Anthony Demetre).
This must-have coffee-table tome is the definitive guide to the best boltholes and hippest holiday hideaways on the Continent, and comes with six months’ free membership of Mr & Mrs Smith. Inside each copy of the book, you’ll find an easy-to-register BlackSmith membership card, giving you access to exclusive travel and hotel offers, luxury-brand discounts and shopping advantages.
Members also get special perks at every Smith hotel they book through us: look out for the Smith card icon at the end of hotel reviews to see what treats you’ll get at each featured hotel. Free extras might include:
• A bottle of champagne on arrival
• Room upgrades
• Picnic hampers
• That all-important late check-out
Our lovely new guide is available at all good bookshops, including The Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill and branches of Waterstones – alternatively, order a copy now from the Mr & Mrs Smith online shop. It’s out in the States on 13 July (yee-ha!)