A flower-filled garden, a swimming pool, and two Norman-style villas greet you when you walk through the gate of the Villa Augeval. This tranquil three-star hotel is barely a 10-min. walk from the center, and it’s also very close to the Hippodrome. The style is elegantly French, with furnishings recalling the 18th and 19th centuries, and a few of the rooms have whirlpool baths for an extra touch of luxury. The newer annex, the Trait de l’Union, has more spacious rooms, but most of the rooms will have balconies and the suite has a gorgeous loggia, lovely for relaxing and hearing the sounds of the horses in the nearby stables.