How the distinction is attributed Palace?

"Distinction Palace" is assigned by the Minister for Tourism, at the end of two phases:

- A training phase conducted by Atout-France based on objective eligibility criteria, ranking criteria derived from the 5 star category which become binding: there is a fitness area, spa, multilingual staff, concierge service,...

- An analysis phase by a jury which based its opinion on a set of criteria: location, aesthetics, history of places, personality of the institution, team involvement in the pursuit of excellence, gourmet restaurant, policy of respect for the environment...

The Jury consists of:

  • Dominique FERNANDEZ, a member of the “Académie Française”;
  • Adelaide de CLERMONT TONNERE, French journalist and novelist;
  • Aliza JABES, President NUXE Laboratories;
  • Hubert JOLY, president and CEO of Carlson;
  • Serge NICOLE, President of Ateliers d'Art de France;
  • Joseph OLIVEREAU, Honorary President of Relais & Chateaux;
  • Carole ROUSSEAU, television presenter and producer;
  • Yves ROUSSET-ROUARD, film producer;
  • Gonzague SAINT-BRIS, writer, historian and journalist;
  • Jean-Michel WILMOTTE, architect and designer.



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French Riviera

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French Alps

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Atlantic Ocean Coast

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