|Hotels, gites and
other accommodation in France
de France Around
situated in all areas of France, using
a 1, 2 or 3 "cheminée" (fireplace) symbol system, rather like
rating. Hotels accredited by this organisation are our main choice of
accommodation, when we are not staying in a holiday villa or gite (or
friends/relatives). All but one of the Logis de France hotels we have
stayed in (avoid, at all costs, l'Oasis, in Narbonne Plage!) have been
very good or excellent. All are family-run and the rooms are clean,
usually spacious and always reasonably-priced (for a family of four, we
normally expect to pay about 60 Euros, in total, breakfast included).
almost always include T.V and radio, bath and/or shower, telephone and
comfortable furnishings - the only small gripe is a lack of tea/coffee
facilities in the rooms. The food is good, and often superb, since the
are quite often trained chefs, so "demi pension" (half board) can
provide truly excellent value for money.
Here are a few
of the Logis de
France hotels that we feel are
worthy of particular note;
du Vert. Wierre Effroy, less than 10 minutes drive from the
of Boulogne, Pas de Calais. A
countryside hotel, housed in a former farm, dating back to the early
19th century. Great accommodation,
great food and a warm, friendly atmosphere. And they also make their
Les Tines, Chamonix Mont Blanc, Haut Savoie. A charming,
fashioned chalet hotel, with every room having a view down the valley
towards the Aiguilles and Mont Blanc itself - open the curtains in the
morning to possibly the finest view in the whole of France! The rooms
are rustic, but spacious, and there is a swimming pool. The food is
good and there is a warm welcome.
Nissan Lez Enserune, a 10 minute drive south-west of Beziers,
Hérault. A fabulous hotel, set in a pretty village in the
of Languedoc wine country. The ambience is calm, the rooms are
furnished with numerous antiques, there is an outdoor pool and the
meals (prepared by the brilliant chef-patron) are served either in the
charming dining room or - weather permitting - under the plane trees in
the courtyard. A superb place to unwind!
Auberge de Corcelles.
en Beaujolais, in the heart of Cru Beaujolais country, west of Villefranche-sur-Saone
and very close to the A6 autoroute. If you are on the way to the
Languedoc or Provence, this is the perfect place for an overnight stop.
The rooms are very comfortable, the food (and wine!) is superb and the
countryside is lovely.
Herault, Languedoc. Not, it would seem, an old mill (maybe there
was) but a nicely laid-out group of chalet-style rooms, with a lovely
swimming pool and a super restaurant. Very relaxing.
Pyrenées-Orientales, Roussillon. A simply furnished
hotel, in a
gorgeous and peaceful setting, at the foot of the Canigou massif.
Simply furnished rooms, tasty food, good wines and a warm welcome. And
the walking is excellent, amidst superb scenery with refreshing
mountain air (the hotel is 800 metres above sea level).
We will be
posting more links for great places to stay in France, as soon as time