1. Les Fermes de Marie, France
France has more romantic hotels than anyone could possibly visit in a lifetime of lifetimes, but there is something about Les Fermes de Marie that takes the biscuit. The location – for a start – is a collection of farmhouses on a hillside within gawping distance of Mont Blanc. It is difficult to fail with that as a starting point but nothing is left to chance, with the luxury ramped up to make this an alluring accommodation option. The ski resort village of Megève is a short walk away, for added magic.