10 hotels to travel next door

How about a great escape... just a stone's throw from home? If you want a change of scenery for a night, get some fresh air and feel like you're on holiday, you don't have to travel hundreds of kilometres. You can simply play tourist and sleep next door. All over France, hotels are competing with each other to offer experiences for two. Gastronomy, cocooning, farniente and more, if you feel like it... We promise you an enchanted break.

Get a room at the Paradiso Hotel, Paris

We've all dreamed of it one day: curling up in a private screening room to watch a movie in complete privacy. By opening the first hotel-cinema in Paris, the Karmitz brothers, owners of the MK2 cinemas, have fulfilled this wish. In the Cinema-Suites of the aptly named Paradiso, the 7th Art takes care of the direction and dictates the script. And you play the leading role, as a projectionist for a day or a night for as many in-room sessions as you wish. In this place dedicated entirely to the cinema, the latest films on show as well as old classics are available, and can also be seen outdoors on the roof terrace when the fine weather returns, or with exclusive access to the 6 screens of the MK2 Nation cinema, adjacent to the hotel and its 36 rooms.

Hotel Paradiso (External link)

Bubbling at the spa at the Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, in Reims

Fire, firemen... In these times of crisis, we have never needed a change of scene so much! In Reims, the Caserne Chanzy Hôtel & Spa deploys the big ladder to get you out of your daily routine. And it sparkles with a duo formula offered every weekend in this luminous Art Deco fire station transformed into a luxury hotel signed Autograph Collection by Marriott. During this sacred interlude, you can enjoy meals served in your room, specially concocted by the Grande Georgette brigade, with a bottle of champagne and a view of the cathedral as a bonus. And you can be pampered at the luminous and shimmering Deep Nature Spa where treatments and massages for two make you bubble with pleasure.

Caserne Chanzy Hôtel & Spa (External link)

Spend a naughty night at the Mama Shelter in Lille

Mama Shelter is known for its ability to entertain its guests. In its Lille address, the decor alone is already quite a programme, with the addition of superhero or cartoon masks placed on the headboards. Do you get caught up in the game? Yes, especially since the chain also has fun spicing up the stay with a Sexy Mama Box containing everything you need to spend a night... not quite like the others. Come on, we tell you everything: feather duster, vibrator, masturbator, lubricant, massage oil, condoms, among others, will be included. To recover, the dinner in the room, welsh or mussels and chips, will not be too much. So, be daring!

Mama Shelter (External link)

Dinner in a room at the Imperator, in Nîmes

A little romance is just what we need. Just a stone's throw from the Maison Carrée, the famous Arènes and the beautiful Musée de la Romanité, what could be better than an ancient but rejuvenating break at l'Impérator, a mythical address in the capital of the Gard As of 15 March, Maison Albar Hotel will reopen the doors of its 53 rooms and 8 private houses to welcome those in search of new-found serenity. Food lovers will also be delighted as the creative, atypical and gourmet cuisine of multi-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire inspires the menus of the Duende (1 Michelin star) and the Impé brasserie. The meals served in room service promise to brighten up your stay, as do the swimming pools, which can be booked individually.

L'Imperator (External link) : reopening on 2 April

Pamper yourself at the Grand Hôtel Dinard, at Barrière in Brittany

Since 22 January, for weekends and school holidays, the Barrière hotels are once again letting in the light, from the beaches of Le Touquet in the Hauts-de-France region to the Planches de Deauville in Normandy and the salty heaths of Brittany, from Dinard to La Baule. The aim: well-being and fresh air in the heart of winter. At the Grand Hôtel Dinard, as at the group's other addresses, meals are served in rooms transformed into private dining rooms, and dry treatments are provided at the spa by appointment. But you can also take in the fresh air by visiting the spectacular Dinard golf course, just a few strokes away. And the Grand Hôtel Dinard also lends its classic or electric bicycles for iodised pedalling... Phew, we can breathe!

Barrière Hotels (External link)

Take in the sights at the Hôtel Dieu InterContinental in Marseille

Fancy a romantic getaway with the Mediterranean as your witness, with Notre Dame de la Garde and the Old Port providing the decor? Then head for a private terrace at the Hôtel Dieu InterContinental in Marseille. By booking an Executive Terrace room for the night, you will have the city of Marseille at your feet. In this cocoon with a view, dinners (two menus, three courses, half a bottle of champagne) and breakfasts will be all the more memorable. As a pampered VIP, you will also enjoy private access to the newly reopened Spa by Clarins, and even, in the "Celeste Idylle" version for two, 30 minutes of personalised treatments.

Hôtel Dieu InterContinental Marseille (External link)

Cocooning between stars and snowflakes at La Bouitte, in the Alps

Imagine... the roof of the chalets, the majestic fir trees, the snow-covered summits, the valley which sinks and the happiness which rises as the road climbs towards Saint-Martin de Belleville and the small hamlet of Saint-Marcel. It is there, in the Alps, in the Vanoise massif, that is perched La Bouitte, the warm and refined 5* Relais & Château of the Meilleur family. "Making life better" is their credo, and it has never been more topical. What a pleasure it is to have this real gastronomic service in the 15 cocoon rooms. The same cosy atmosphere can be found in the Spa La Bèla Vya, which can be privatised on request for unique, intimate, one-to-one moments with the mountain.

Hotel La Bouitte (External link)

Forget the air of time at the Palais Gallien, Bordeaux

In the heart of the historic centre of Bordeaux, the Palais Gallien, the city's latest 5* hotel, is a jewel case full of spirit. 22 rooms and suites, 8 of which have jacuzzis, are nestled in this beautiful residence, which honours the three emblematic philosophers and writers of Bordeaux. The 3 M's - Montaigne, Montesquieu and Mauriac - have inspired the spirit of the place. A place to meditate on the state of the world and the things of life. But with philosophy, because the romantic package with rose petals and champagne, the meals in room with room service from the Table du Montaigne and the relaxation offers with massage in room should comfort all epicureans.

Le Palais Gallien (External link)

Bringing Lyon to its feet at the Villa Florentine

Wow, what a view! The rooftops of old Lyon cascade down to Saint-Jean cathedral, standing majestically below, and the city of light sparkles in the setting sun. From the terraces of the Villa Florentine, a former convent transformed into a luxurious 5* Relais & Chateaux, you have a front row seat. The panoramic swimming pool and heated outdoor whirlpools make the experience even more exciting in these times of restraint. Ready to dive in? Reserving a room gives you access to this privilege (with regulations). And it is in a bathrobe that you will be able to enjoy the meal served in your room afterwards.

Villa Florentine (External link)

Staying zen at Monsieur George in Paris

Just a stone's throw from the Champs Elysées, Monsieur George is the perfect place to relax in style. Rooms with balconies and skylights, unobstructed views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, a floor hidden in the attic, converted into a suite, a patio under the arbours, secret rooms sheltered by a garden... A refined and zen decor to savour in all intimacy the Fooding, Cocooning or Weekend formulas specially concocted by this 5* hotel and its restaurant the Galanga. The best kept secret is in the basement, in the vaulted cellars where the Spa By the Tigre is nestled. The famous Parisian Yoga Club offers private and tailor-made massages. It also goes up to the room for personalised yoga classes. Harmony, energy... open your chakras.

Hotel Monsieur George (External link)