To book a boutique hotel or villa in Europe, you might need a boutique travel website to help you find what you're looking for.
What it does: Locates properties (and experiences) you'd expect to see only in movies. There are 225 properties; most are in France, but there are others in Italy, Morocco, Spain and Belgium, hand-picked for discerning travelers.
What's hot: You'll have to get used to not calling your vacation digs a hotel. You could be staying in a 17th century château, a small castle in Brittany, an ancient palace turned riad in the medina in Marrakech or a small country resort on the shores of a lake in Sardinia, just to name a few. Prices are very reasonable and are often the same or considerably less than a luxe hotel in Europe. Click on the "Overview" and be sure to read the short checklist of what the curators love, items not to miss and, especially, "The Best Bit."