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Accommodations in France

  • Enjoy at France's Hotels on your black road trip

Whether a rustic rural, old country estate, traditional villa or castle hotel, accommodation is carefully selected to always reflect the character and charm of the destination you are staying in. Some properties are situated in a stunning setting or have an interesting historical and architectural heritage; whilst others may be chosen for their owner-hosted welcome or excellent food. Character is not a substitute for quality and comfort however and at all of our hotels, you're guaranteed an en-suite, a great night's sleep and delicious food. There is a choice of twin, double or single rooms and while room sizes in older buildings may vary, each room will have its own unique style and character. Below is a selection of some of our special accommodations.

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Hotel Diderot

hotel diderotThe Hotel Diderot, the long-time friend of Back-Roads, is a delightful small hotel in the attractive town of Chinon, famous for its landmark chateau and surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the Loire. The hotel is a charming old building, family-owned and run, and they are very proud of their homemade jams and preserves which are served at breakfast.

Related Tour – La Belle, France


Le Churchill

churchillThe Churchill Hotel is located in the heart of the historic town of Bayeux near the tapestry and the cathedral.

Related Tour – La Belle, France



Les Loges

les lodgesLocated within four 16th century former fishermen's homes this charming, historic hotel has 14 well-appointed rooms. Situated in the heart of the old Honfleur, Les Lodges is an ideal base for discovering one of Normandy's most picturesque harbour towns.

Related Tour – La Belle, France



Hotel le D'Avaugour

DAvaugourHotel Le D'Avaugour is in the heart of Dinan, in a historic stone townhouse set on the town ramparts. It offers charming rooms and suites fitted with all modern comforts. The hotel's garden is just the place to relax in the evening or enjoy breakfast al fresco.

Related Tour – La Belle, France


Hotel Perier du Bignon

Hotel Perier Du BignonThe Hotel Perier Du Bignon, dating from 1777 is located in the Mayenne town of Laval. It has an outdoor swimming pool and spacious guestrooms with LCD TVs and free wi-fi.

Related Tour – London to Paris via the Channel Islands


Hotel de Selves

In the heart of the Black Perigord region, the Hôtel de Selves welcomes you in a contemporary setting. Built around a beautiful park, this charming hotel offers a quiet stay in the city centre. For your comfort and relaxation, you can enjoy the large terraces, the elegant lounge which opens onto a heated swimming pool, the sauna, and the patio with its fireplace.

Related Tour – A Taste of Bordeaux

Hostellerie des Criquets

criquetsA 3-star boutique hotel located 15 minutes from Bordeaux town centre, the Hostellerie des Criquets is a haven of peace at the gates of Pauillac and the Medoc vineyards in the Gironde region.

The hotel rooms and family suites offer tranquillity and comfort during your stay.

Related Tour – A Taste of Bordeaux

Le Donjon

Le DonjonLocated in the heart of the medieval city of Carcassonne, the 4-star Hotel Le Donjon is surrounded by the city’s ancient ramparts. It is only 100 metres from the castle and a 2-minute walk from Saint-Nazaire. The hotel’s 61 rooms are divided across three buildings, which either overlook the citadel or the hotel’s garden. All rooms have been individually styled to blend original features with modern amenities. The restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and there is a cocktail bar where guests can relax in the evening.

Related Tour – A Taste of Bordeaux

George VI

The 4* Georges VI, recently renovated, is situated in the center of Biarritz close to the Port Vieux beach. The hotel's privileged location is next to the Aquarium (Musée de la Mer) the "Rocher de la Vierge", the "Côte des Basques" beach and the center of town.

Related Tour – A Taste of Bordeaux

Castel Jeanson

jeansonThe hôtel Castel Jeanson was previously Demeure of famous champagne families. Visitors can enjoy the tranquillity of the drawing-room or the lounge, reading books, whilst enjoying a glass of Champagne. The private park of the Vicomte de Bona-Dona is ideally located for a quiet walk. There are 3 suites; 14 guestrooms and a family room.

Related Tour – Champagne, Burgundy & the Rhone Valley (link to come)

Belle Epoque

Belle EpoqueThis former wine merchant's house, restored in the Burgundian style, is located within 3 minute's walk of the town centre of Beaune.

Related Tour – Champagne, Burgundy & the Rhone Valley (link to come)



Grand Hotel des Terreaux

Grand Hotel des TerreauxRemarkably well situated in the city centre, the Grand Hotel des Terreaux is one of the oldest hotels in Lyon. It is situated in the heart of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, near the Opera, the theatre of the Célestins and the Fine Arts museum.


Hotel Villa Rivoli

This hotel was built around 1890 by the architect Monsieur Blanchi, born in Nice. He is renowned for his constructions of the Belle Epoque. All the 26 rooms are decorated individually "à la française", they are light and some have a small balcony. The beaches and the Promenade des Anglais are only 100 meters away from the hotel.

Related Tour – Provence & the French Riviera

Hotel Augustins

AugustinsSituated in the center of Aix-en-Provence, next to the famous Cours Mirabeau, this hotel lies inside the walls of the convent of the Grands Augustins.

Related Tour – Provence & the French Riviera


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