Poligny to Région des Lacs
You will indeed be heureuse (happy) to stumble across this beautifully converted 18th-century mill, which sits in riverside parkland and affords gorgeous forest and mountain views...
Saint Julien en Genevois
Pleasant countryside hotel located 20km from Geneva centre at the foot of the Saleve mountain. 30 refined guest rooms (most of them renovated in 2012), satellite tv, wifi, lift, private parking facilities. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis, garden, lounge...
Arbois & Route des Vins de Jura
A 17th-century stone convent has been transformed with utmost care and taste into this boutique guesthouse. The pared-down elegance of the individually designed rooms accentuates the exquisite details: a chandelier here, an onyx washbasin there...
Sitting in flowery gardens, L’Arc en Ciel’s chalet-style neighbour is another bargain, with modest, well-kept rooms and an outdoor pool.
Well worth the 10km drive south of town, this renovated 18th-century Savoyard farmhouse is run by dream duo Sophie and Didier. Tranquillity reigns in the country-style rooms clad in wood and stone, the vine-clad garden and by the outdoor pool.
Kind-hearted owners, fresh, spacious rooms with balconies and a quiet garden with a pool make this budget option stand out from the crowd. It’s a 10-minute amble south of town.
There is absolutely no reason to leave the premises; the handiwork of Parisian interior-design god, Jacques Garcia, this mythical lakeside spa hotel is an extravaganza of cutting-edge design, embracing everything from African colonialism to 1960s Barb...