Indulge in haute cuisine and lounge in luxury afterward at the magnificent Maison Pic in Valence. While this chic 15-room boutique hotel could easily be overshadowed by the acclaimed restaurant that sits below it, make no mistake: Maison Pic is itself a destination. Needless to say, the dining here is superb: led by chef Anne-Sophie Pic - and has three Michelin stars - Pic is an ultra-modern restaurant steeped in local culinary tradition, while the highway-inspired "Le 7" bistro serves up inspired European fare next door. Inside the hotel, the spacious lounge invites exploration, with antique furniture, funky decor, and contemporary design throughout. The elegantly appointed rooms - as well as a secluded pool and garden out back - ensure privacy and relaxation after a day of cultural and culinary exploration, perhaps from Scook, Pic's new cookery school.