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About us

Exciting, intriguing and fascinating, our collection of unique places to stay encompasses castles, chateaus, palaces, villas, monasteries, convents and more..
 
At Historic Hotels of Europe, our primary aim is to give our guests the very best experience during their stay. We operate to exacting standards of hospitality and service, offering fine dining and the very best in modern luxury.
But we also see ourselves as custodians of each of our 400 properties, spanning 11 countries. Each has been handpicked for their historical architecture - and the incomparable stories they encompass.
 
Run meticulously by those passionate about Europe´s historical heritage, our growing collection of hotels continues to provide unforgettable, authentic experiences.

Our Members

Our unique structure - we represent 11 member groups - means our properties remain independent, while operating to our shared vision of being guardians of the stories and places of the past, as well as hosts of the present.

Symboles de France

Symboles de France

Symboles de France unites exceptional places in France which share the same high standards of savoir-vivre, taste, search for harmony and creativity. Each of its handpicked properties has its own unique character, authenticity and elegance.

Contact info

Symboles de France,
Hostellerie, Arts & Histoire
17 bis passage Jean Nicot - 75007 Paris -  France
Tel:+33 0143255203 Fax:+33 0143263053,
Email : contact@symbolesdefrance.com
Website: www.symbolesdefrance.com

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has been elected for the period 2015 - 2017:
 
  CHAIRMAN
  Mrs. Barbara Avdis - Contact by email
  Founder of Yades Greek Historic Hotels, Greece
  VICE CHAIRMAN
  Mr. Claes Livijn
  Chairman of Countryside Hotels, Sweden
  TREASURER
  Mr. Kenneth Healy
  Hotel Owner and Board Member of Ireland´s Blue Book, Ireland  
  SECRETARY GENERAL    
  Mr. Mike Morgan
  Hotel Owner and Chairman of Welsh Rarebits, Wales
 
 

400 Independent Historic Hotels in 12 European Countries