A French House Party
Wild weekends don't have to be city- or bar-based. If you're looking for somewhere to celebrate a winter birthday, look no further than the Domaine deVerchant. This intimate, 16-room hotel, outside Montpellier, blends the best of contemporary and period style and if you book in advance you can have the whole thing to yourselves.
Exceedingly stylish doubles start from €190 (00 33 4 67 07 26 00; www.verchant.com). EasyJet (0871 244 2366; easyjet.com) and Ryanair (0871 246 0000; ryanair.com) fly to Montpellier