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Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  January 9, 2013 12:21 PM

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By Kari Bodnarchuk, Globe Correspondent

Stay at the new Radisson Blu Nantes, a boutique hotel in western France, and you can dine in a room that once served as a grand courtroom and see a wine cellar that used to be the trial judge’s chambers. The 1851 building functioned as the Nantes Court of Law until 2000. Now, the former Palais de Justice has 142 guest rooms, a restaurant, and a spa and Turkish bath. Other amenities include Le Préambule bar, which serves wine and cocktails, and complimentary high-speed Internet. Travel less than a mile to reach the train station and about 6 miles to access the airport. Rates from $190 per room per night. 800-333-3333, www.radissonblu.com/hotel-nantes

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