La Baronnie Hôtel & Spa

Historic hotel in Île de Ré

Attention kings and queens: this stunning golden mansion with four stars, 22 luxurious rooms and a spa is so regal you won't be at all surprised to hear that it was once owned by Louis XVI. Themed rooms evoke different 17th- or 18th-century character from local and island history, the most lavish of which languish as a standalone cottage in the beautiful tree-shaded garden.