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Cuq-en-Terrasses
Cuq-Toulza, France

Hilltop location,
stunning gardens,
peaceful atmosphere

Wish you were here?

Hotel Santa Maria
Rome, Italy

Near the river Tiber,
cheerful staff,
great breakfast

Wish you were here?

The Queen's Head
Penrith, U.K.

Village pub,
recently refurbished,
great for walkers

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Our charming small hotels and other places to stay in France offer an exceptional variety: guesthouses, inns, restaurants-with-rooms and boutique hotels. Our selection ranges from excellent budget hotels for a weekend break to luxury hotels for special occasions. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm that we value. 

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Ambassade d'Auvergne

22, rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare, 75003, Paris, +33 1 42 72 31 22
Rustic restaurant, excellent regional food

Astier

44 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011, Paris, +33 1 43 57 16 35
Down to earth neighbourhood bistrot

Au Bascou

38 rue Raumur, 75003, Paris, +33 1 42 72 69 25
Brilliant Basque food

Au Bon Accueil

14 Rue de Montlessuy, 75007, Paris, +33 (0) 147 054 611
Local hangout, cosy food and wine bistro

Au Trou Gascon

40 rue Taine, 75012, Paris, +33 1 43 44 34 26
Superb cuisine, good prices
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