Chef Georges Blanc’s gastronomic enclave lies an hour north of Lyon and 12 miles southeast of Mâcon. The 42 rooms and suites occupy several annexes, the most appealing overlooking a canal-like stream and outdoor pool. Some of these rooms are augmented by a balcony or a veranda. Blanc’s exceptional three-star restaurant offers classic regional specialties with a contemporary twist, plus a 140,000-bottle cellar featuring a treasure trove of wines. A full-service spa encompasses four treatment rooms, an indoor heated pool with hydromassage jets, a Jacuzzi, a Turkish bath, a relaxation lounge and a well-equipped gym. Other amenities include two outdoor pools and a movie theater, and electric bicycles are available for rent. Cooking classes, swimming lessons and wine-tasting sessions can also be arranged.
Lowest Rate: Classic Double Room, $300; Editor’s Choice: Junior Suite, $550.
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.