10 All-star villas

Even the very finest hotels can't offer the kind of peace and quiet we crave. For isolation that is truly sublime, try these standout properties from around the world.

Le Pavillon de Chasse, France
Le Pavillon de Chasse, France
Set on 650 wooded acres in Provence's Luberon region, this 17th-century hunting lodge epitomizes rustic charm. The main house has five antique-decorated bedrooms, and living and dining areas with high ceilings, exposed beams, ornate stone fireplaces and original tommettes (tile floors).

The ground floor kitchen--recently updated with a La Cornue stove and a modern dishwasher--has a wooden country table that's tailor-made for casual family meals.

Big groups will appreciate the property's additional three-bedroom guest cottage; even cool-weather guests may have trouble leaving the heated outdoor pool.

Pricing: From $9,240/week.

Complete booking information: Ville et Village
Last updated February 07 2008: 7:47 PM ET

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