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A selection of independent hotels in the Rhone and Alps area

Just selected small hotels under independent management in the French Alps and Rhone valley areas.
The Rhone-Alpes region of France stretches from the flat plains of the Saone valley, to the north of Lyon, down to the limits of Provence in the lower Rhone Valley. While most of the region is east of the Rhone corridor, and includes the former Alpine duchies of Savoy and Dauphiné, it also covers an area to the west of the Rhone, including part of the upper Loire valley and the Mediterranean hinterland of the Ardèche. It is one of the largest and most varied regions in France.

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Small independent hotels in the French Alps, 

Rhone-Alpes region and Rhone valley areas

South of FranceA seriously selective directory of nice quiet hotels with character. The iHi France independent hotel guide lists small independent hotels with character,  that offer a relaxing environment and good value for money.

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Area 5b) The French Alps - Savoy, northern Alps, and the Rhone Valley

  • €€€ Near Geneva : Divonne les Bains (01 Ain)
    Chateau hotel Divonne **** Set on the slopes of the Jura, overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps. Classic 19th century chateau hotel, with restaurant, terrace and outdoor pool. 17 km from Geneva city centre, 15km from airport
  • Alps: Le Grand Bornand (73 Savoie)
    Hotel Croix St Maurice ** Traditional two star chalet  hotel in the centre of the village, in the mountains east of Annecy. Sauna,  outdoor pool, restaurant, open in summer and in winter. Good value, lots of good reviews.
  • €€€ Alps: Yvoire, Lake Geneva (73 Savoie)
    Hotel du Port *** Standing at the water's edge, and overlooking the lake in the small village of Yvoire, west of Thonon les Bains, the very attractive Hotel du Port has seven bedrooms and a well reviewed restaurant. Easily accessible from Geneva airport via train to Nyon, and lake steamer.
  • Flumet, near Mégève (73 Savoie)
    Le Coeur de Marie ** . Delightful small bed and breakfast hotel in a traditional Savoyard farmhouse building; a classic and authentic alpine chalet in a rural setting. Delightful rooms with natural pine in the traditional style; breakfasts with homemade produce. Dinner by arrangement, or else restaurants 2 miles away. Five rooms.
  •  €  Alps: Sainte Foy Tarentaise (73 Savoie)
    Hotel le Monal ** Friendly two-star hotel in the heart of the mountain village of Saint Foy Tarentaise, lying at an altitude of 1500 m close to the Italian border. Simple accommodation, but good value compared to many hotels in the area. Good base for hikers, ramblers, and winter sports.
  •  €   Alps: Aviernoz, near Annecy  (74 Haute Savoie)
    Hotel Auberge Camelia,  
    In a peaceful location between Lake Geneva and Lake Annecy, this small 12 bedroom auberge has English speaking proprietors. Bar, lounge, restaurant, and a homely welcome
  • Alps: Praz sur Arly  (74 Haute Savoie)
    Hotel La Griyotire, *** Three star chalet hotel with 16 rooms, mountain views,  swimming pool and restaurant in a small village near Megève.  Good value, recommended winter or summer
  •  €   Alps: Allevard (38 - Isère)  near Chambéry
    Ferme Auberge du Bessard  Excellent value and a very friendly welcome at this small inn on a working farm. Restaurant offering farm produce. Calm rural alpine location southeast of Chambery. 8 miles from train station at Pontcharra . Hiking, biking, horse-riding opportunities close by.
  • Alps: Vercors - Villard de Lans (38 Isère)
    Hotel Auberge des Montauds, **  A traditional Alpine welcome in this friendly two-star hotel in an old building in the Alpine countryside. Quiet and comfortable, with a restaurant serving local specialities. Ideally located for winter and summer activities
  • Rhone: Lac de Ternay, near Annonay (07 Ardèche)
    The  *** Auberge du Lac is a delightful small hotel in the hills of the Ardèche, a short distance north of Annonay. Lakeside location with views to Mount Pilat. Hotel commended for its cleanliness and helpful staff
  • Rhone:  Valaurie, near Montélimar (26 Drome)
    Just north of the limits of Provence, the ***  Logis les Méjonnes at Valaurie is 5 miles from Exit 18 Montelimar Sud on the A7 motorway. 25 rooms, quiet and calm location in an old Provençal "mas" (farm), surrounded by vineyards and olives,  terrace, restaurant, garden and pool.
*  Gites in Provence and the Riviera

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Price and symbol KEY

 €  - Not expensive : good value for money.
€€€ Rooms generally over 100 € per night. For travellers on a medium budget.
Hotels with no price marker are in between.
Rates may vary according to  season, particularly in winter-sports resorts.
 Hotel with swimming pool
 Quite rural location
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The  Rhone-Alpes region  covers the  following departments (Alpine departments first). Departments and main towns.
38 Isère : Alps, Grenoble
73 Savoie : Alps, Chambéry
74 Haute Savoie: Alps, Annecy, Chamonix
01 Ain: Southern Jura, Dombes, Bourg en Bresse
42 Loire: St Etienne - eastern Massif Central
69 Rhone: the area around Lyon
07 Ardèche - west of the Rhone, south of Lyon: Privas
26 Drome - east of the Rhone, south of Lyon: Montélimar

Hôtels in the  cities of Rhône Alpes

If you are looking for a city hotel in the Rhône Alpes region, iHi sugests that you go directly to a booking portal where you will be presented with a  large choice of hotels of all types - chains and independents, big and small.
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Tourist information for the southern regions of France
Aquitaine: guide to the region and its sites
Auvergne web guide: travel and regional guide
Languedoc-Roussillon: a brief travel and tourism guide
Provence-web: A traveller's guide to Provence

*  Self-catering gîtes and holiday cottages in the French Alps

*  Gites in Provence and the Riviera

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