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fontevarud

Fontevraud l’Abbé

Hotel within the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud- The reclining effigies of Eleanor of Aquitaine, of her husband Henry 2nd and of their son Richard the Lionheart, seen in the Abbey Church, are a reminder of the Abbey’s glorious past

Castle

Chateau Fort de Sedan

Stay at a hotel in the largest fortified Castle in France at Sedan (08 Ardennes, Grand Est)

Chateau

Chateau Pape-Clement

Stay at a B&B in a top Bordeaux wine chateau (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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BED AND BREAKFAST/ Chambres d’Hote

  • Aix-les-Bains – Les Suites du Lac  – B&B overlooking the lake
  • Alençon – Chateau de Sarceaux  – B&B in 18th century chateau
  • Ammerschwihr – Domaine Pierre Adam – B&B on Alsace wine estate
  • Annonay – Le Clos De Lapras – Ardeche B&B in a bastide
  • Beaune -Chez les Fatiens – B&B in a former wine-making property
  • Béziers – Maison de l’Orb – riverside B&B close to the Pont Vieux
  • Bordeaux –  Coup 2 Foudres – B&B in Bordeaux wine casks!
  • Bordeaux – Château de Môle, – B&B in Puisseguin wine chateau
  • Bordeaux – Chateau du Tertre. Margaux – B&B in Margaux wine chateau
  • Bordeaux – Chateau Ormes de Pez – B&B in St Estephe wine chateau
  • Bordeaux – Château Senailhac – B&B in Bordeaux Supérieur wine chateau
  • Bordeaux – Chateau de la Grave – B&B in Cotes de Bourg wine chateau
  • Bordeaux – Château Pape Clément- B&B in Grand Cru wine chateau
  • Buzet – Château de Mazelières- B&B in 17th Century wine chateau
  • Cahors – Château de Rouffiac – B&B in Cahors wine chateau
  • Chablis – Domaine Gueguen – B&B with a Chablis wine-maker
  • Clisson – Chateau de la Preuille – B&B in Muscadet wine chateau
  • Entraygues-sur-Truyère – Le Petit Chou- cosy B&B in upper Lot valley
  • Forges-les-Eaux – Les chambres du lac – Normandy B&B beside two small lakes
  • Fréland – Alsace La Haute Grange- luxury Alsace B&B
  • Fronsac – Chateau de Richelieu – B&B in Fronsac wine chateau
  • Limoux – Les Eaux Tranquilles English-owned B&B near Cathar country
  • Lisieux – Aux Pommiers de Livaye B&B in half-timbered 18th Century farm
  • Mont de Marsan – Domaine de Paguy – B&B on Armagnac producer’s estate
  • Nontron – Le Puy – rural Perigord B&B
  • Saint Émilion – Chateau Franc Pourret – B&B on Grand Cru wine estate
  • Saint Émilion – Pavillon Villemaurine – B&B on Grand Cru wine estate
  • Saint-Étienne-des-Oullières – Les Roulottes Viticoles-B&B  in refurbished wooden winemaker’s caravan
  • Saint-Hippolyte – Domaine Francois Bleger – B&B on Alsace wine domaine
  • Sarreguemines – La Canadienne – B&B in timber-clad cabins
  • Saumur – Château de la Coutancière- B&B in 19th Century Loire chateau
  • Sauternes – Château Trillon – B&B in wine chateau
  • Verdun – Des 3 Rois- B&B close to Memorial
  • Villemontais – Domaine du Fontenay – B&B on a Loire wine domaine

Hotels/Guest Houses

  • Aix-en-Provence – La Maison d’Aix -stylish upmarket hotel
  • Aix-en-Provence Les Lodges Sainte Victoire – hotel and spa on outskirts
  • Amboise – Hôtel Le Choiseul 18th-century residence beside Loire River
  • Ampuis – Hôtel Le Domaine des Vignes – Rhone winegrower’s hotel
  • Andlau – Alsace Hotel Kastelberg – Hotel surrounded by Grand Cru vineyards
  • Arc-et-Senans – Hotel La Saline Royale – Hotel in historic Royal Saltworks
  • Arras – Hôtel Les Trois Luppars – 15th Century building classified as Historical Monument 
  • Bagnols – Chateau de Bagnols -fine Beaujolais vineyard chateau hotel
  • Bar-sur-Aube – Moulin Du Landion – Champagne hotel with water mill
  • Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne – Hotel Le Turenne -12th Century house on the remparts
  • Besançon – Best Western Citadelle – hotel in Vauban’s citadelle
  • Laruns – Logis L’Ayguelade – 3 star Pyrenees hotel/restaurant
  • Blaye – La Citadelle  (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
  • Bordeaux – Hotel La Réserve au Pavillon Du Chateau Raba – refurbished 19th Century mansion
  • Bordeaux – Hotel Les Sources de Caudalie – Luxury hotel and wine spa!
  • Bordeaux – Hotel St James, Bouliac – architect-designed hotel amongst vineyards
  • Bordeaux – Mercure Chateau Chartrons – hotel in historic wine merchants quarter
  • Brantome – Moulin de l’Abbaye  – mythical 4* Hotel i in the heart of the Perigord
  • Cabourg – Le Grand Hotel – Famous resort in elegant resort
  • Cahors – Hotel Terminus – central hotel with gourmet restaurant
  • Calvi – Hostellerie De L’Abbaye converted 16th Century abbey
  • Cannes – Cocoon’in Cannes – elegant self-catering apartments
  • Carcassonne – Hotel de la Cité = century-old hotel set within the walls of the medieval city 
  • Castres – Grand Hotel – historic riverside hotel
  • Chablis – Hostellerie des Clos – 4* hotel and gourmet restaurant
  • Chartres – Hotellerie Saint Yves – in a former monastery close to the Cathedral.
  • Clamecy– Hostellerie De La Poste – market place hotel with restaurant
  • Clisson – Villa Saint Antoine Hotel – spa hotel in the heart of the Muscadet vineyards
  • Cour-Cheverny – Hotel Relais Les Trois Chateaux – a personal favourite within walking distance of the Chateau
  • Cournon – La Gree Des Landes – eco-friendly spa hotel
  • Crèvecœur-en-Auge– Auberge Du Cheval Blanc – 16th Century Normandie hotel/guest house
  • Deauville – Les Manoirs de Tourgéville – Normandie manor houses in parkland
  • Deauville – Villa Augeval – Normandie manor house near beach
  • Douarnenez – Auberge de Kerveoc’h – old farmhoustiembered housee auberge
  • Eguisheim – Alsace Hotel du Chateau – typical Alace half-
  • Fleurie – Hotel des Grands Vins – in the heart of vineyards and run by winemakers
  • Fontevraud Fontevraud L’hôtel within the grounds of the Royal Abbey
  • Gevrey-Chambertin – Hotel Arts et Terroirs – 4-star hotel in the heart of the Côte de Nuits
  • Gueberschwihr – Hotel Relais du Vignoble – on an Alsace wine estate
  • Is-sur-Tille – Auberge Côté Rivière – Côte d’Or hotel by the river
  • Julienas – Hotel des Vignes- modern and peaceful hotel amongst the vines
  • La Pommeraye – Château de la Pommeraye – in a Normandie chateau
  • Le Havre Centre Bassin Du Commerce – modern hotel close to ferry and marina
  • Lille – Hotel L’Arbre Voyageur – 4star hotel in former Polish Embassy
  • Lille – Mercure Lille Centre Vieux Lille -centrally siuated for stations and the old town
  • Lyon Hotel Fourvière –  former 19th Century convent with outdoor pool
  • Madiran – Le Prieuré – a former priory in quiet wine village
  • Margaux – Hotel Relais de Margaux – 19th century wine château with Spa and Golf Course
  • Marseille – Hotel le Corbusier – building designed by Le Corbusier
  • Marseille – Hotel Terminus Provence – opposite railway station and near the Old Port
  • Meursault – Le Chevreuil – small family run Hotel and Restaurant
  • Monpazier – Hotel Edward I –  4-star hotel in medieval village
  • Montignac – Relais Du Soleil D’Or’ – Medieval post house close to Lascaux caves
  • Morey-Saint-Denis – Castel de Très Girard – a former Burgundy wine estate
  • Morgon – Château de Pizay – Beaujolais wine chateau
  • Muscadet – Chateau de l’Oiselinière – 18th Century wine Chateau
  • Nancy – Hotel des Prélats – 17th century Bishop’s house 
  • Nantes – Hotel La Perouse – modern boutique hotel with 1930s designer features
  • Nuits St Georges – Hotel l’Orée des Vignes – former 16th century farmstead
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges – La Gentilhomière – 16th-century hunting lodge
  • Ouistreham – Ibis Hotel – modern hotel adjacent to the ferry port
  • Ouistreham – Hotel de la Plage- charming old villa close to the beach
  • Paris – Hotel du Cadran (Ile de France)– cosy hotel near Eiffel Tower
  • Paris – Hotel Les Bulles De Paris – Champagne-inspired hotel near the Luxembourg gardens
  • Paris 10 – Generator Paris – new style hostel
  • Pau – Hotel Continental – elegant hotel in the heart of the historic centre
  • Pézenas – Distillerie de Pézenas – former Languedoc distillery
  • Pompadour – Auberge de la Mandrie – housed in a former village school 
  • Pont-lʼÉvêque – Manoir du Poirier de Chio – 17th Century manor house 
  • Port-en-Bessin – Chateau La Chenevière  – 18th Century Manor House
  • Puligny-Montrachet – Hotel Le Montrachet -Luxurious 4-star wine hotel
  • Ribeauville – Le Clos St Vincent – surrounded by Alsace vineyards
  • Ribeauvillé – Hotel Domaine Jean Sipp – winemaker’s house in the heart of Alsace wine village.
  • Riquewihr – Hotel Le Schoenenbourg Alsace vineyard hotel
  • Rochefort – Corderie Royale Hotel – 17th century royal ropeworks
  • Roscoff – Logis Hotel Bellevue – harbourside hotel with sea views
  • Rouen – Mercure Centre Cathédrale – modern hotel beside the Cathedral
  • Royan – Rêve de Sable – small hotel very close to the beach
  • Saint Émilion Hôtel + Spa Château Grand Barrail – hotel in 19th Century chateau
  • Saint Emilion – Le Relais de Franc Mayne – guest house surrounded by vineyards
  • Saint-Cast-le-Guildo – Hôtel de l’Espérance – very traditional hotel close to the front
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – Hôtel Sous les Figuiers – Provencal garden hotel
  • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – Hôtel Restaurant Les Arnelles – in the heart of the Camargue with pool
  • Saint-Estèphe – Hotel Chateau Pomys – Bordeaux wine chateau
  • Sarlat – Hotel Saint Albert – central hotel with wine bar!
  • Signy-lʼAbbaye – Auberge de L’Abbaye – small hotel in former monastery.
  • Strasbourg – Hotel Cathédrale – 3* hotel centrally opposite the Cathedral
  • Vallon-Pont-d’Arc – Le Clos des Bruyères – well-appointed modern hotel with pool.
  • Veules-les-Roses – Relais Hotelier Douce France – quiet Posthouse hotel
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer – Welcome Hotel – right on the seafront in the old port area
  • Zellenberg – Hotel Au Riesling – three-star Alsace Logis hotel-restaurant


Self-catering cottages/gites, villas, apartments

  • Bayonne – Apparthotel Bayonne (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
  • Beblenheim – Alsace self-catering Kanzel Suites (Grand Est)
  • Bordeaux – Appart’Hôtel Les Tilleuls (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
  • Carcassonne – Apartment rue Victor Hugo (Occitanie)
  • Chablis – Les Chambres de Jean Marc Brocard (Bourgogne-Franche-Comte)
  • Colmar – Alsace Les Appartements Petite Venise (Grand Est)
  • Créon – Self-catering Gite – Chateau Bauduc (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
  • Dunkerque – All Suites Dunkerque (Hauts de France)
  • Martigné-Briand – Vineyard Cottage (Pays de Loire)
  • Morgon –  Domaine Javernière  (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes)
  • Narbonne -Le Loft De La Robine (Occitanie)
  • Nevers -Le Domaine du Grand Bois (Bourgogne-Franche-Comte)
  • Nîmes – Appart’Hotel Odalys Le Cheval Blanc (Occitanie)
  • Nothalten – Alsace Domaine Waegell (Grand Est)
  • Paris – Les Patios du Marais (Ile de France)
  • Poitiers – Aparthotel Adagio (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
  • Reichsfeld – Alsace Domaine Bohn gite (Grand Est)
  • Salon de Provence – Appartement les Ecureuils (Provence PACA)
  • Santenay – Self-catering Gîte La Garance (Bourgogne-Franche-Comte)
  • Scherwiller – Alsace Apartment Vignobles Frey-Sohler (Grand Est)
  • Vienne – A la Suite du Jardin de l’Isle  (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes)