We just completed a 24 day trip to France ending on June 17th. I did a lot of research before leaving using mostly Rick's book and Trip Advisor. Both were great resources. I am happy to say all went well. Great weather, food, sights and all accommodations were excellent. We stayed at the following mixture of Hotels and B&Bs in this order and highly recommend them all.....Hotel Relais Bosquet in Paris, Manoir les Minimes in Amboise, Le Petite Versailles in Beynac (Dordogne), Carcassonne Guesthouse in Carcassonne, Hotel Le Calendal in Arles, L'Ecole Bussionniere near Vaison La Romaine, Hotel de L'Arve in Chamonix, Hotel La Fiancee' du Pirate in Villefranche and the Park Inn at Nice Airport the night before flying home. Each place had it's own character reflecting the local area. All were clean, convenient and comfortable with helpful staff and excellent breakfasts. I recommend them all and would choose them again.