Accommodation - Hotels, hostels and B&Bs: All France

Use our accommodation listings to find a bike-friendly place to stay. You can plan your route by clicking the icons on the map. Narrow or broaden your search by using the brown box (right) or simply browse the listings below.

La Roche-Sur-Yon - Kyriad

3-star hotel well-situated for cycling in the Vendée

Boulevard Arago
85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Vendée, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €49

Open: Year-round

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Clean and efficient hotel with good access to Atlantic Coast and Vendée bike routes. Free wifi. Tea and coffee-making facilities and biscuits in each room. Night porter for late arrivals. Restaurant and lounge facilities. Family friendly with a playground on site. Cyclists report that bikes can be safely stored overnight in the hotel's locked conference room. Groups welcome.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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La Rochelle - Best Western Masqhotel

Bike-friendly hotel on La Vélodyssée EuroVelo 1 and La Velo Francette

17 rue de l'Ouvrage à Cornes
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 41 83 83
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Super bike-friendly hotel in the middle of lovely La Rochelle, gateway to Île de Ré, and on the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 La Vélodyssée route, as well as La Velo Francette from La Rochelle to Caen. The Best Western Masqhotel is a member of the Accueil Vélo 'cyclists welcome' tourist initiative. Its bike services are too many to mention here, but they include: a hotel 'bike book' of rides and route suggestions; a 'cyclists' welcome tray' with mineral water, biscuits, tea and coffee; luggage transfer service; hotel bikes for guest use (with advance notice); lunch baskets; and cleaning kits. You can read the hotel's official bike policy on its website. It also meets official French standards for eco hotels. 24-hour room service. Generous buffet breakfasts plus onsite bar/lounge. Free wifi throughout the hotel as well as internet stations for guest use. Hotel manager, Christine, and her staff are bilingual and keen to welcome more English-speaking cyclists to the hotel. 
We've stayed here – read our review

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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La Rochelle - Kyriad La Rochelle Centre

3-star hotel within easy reach of Ile de Ré

51 rue de Perigny
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €71

Open: Year-round

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Centrally located hotel in La Rochelle, within easy reach of the bridge to Ile de Ré and to other cyclng routes in Charente-Maritime. Handy for cyclists riding Atlantic Coast routes. Free wifi and a secure, private car park (although cyclists also report bikes can be stored in a locked, dry boiler room at the back of the hotel). The hotel has 45 rooms (doubles, triples and quadruples), which makes it convenient for groups.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally

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La Rochelle - Vue sur Cour B&B

Elegant and welcoming family-run B&B oasis in La Rochelle

10 rue Leonce Vieljeux, 17000 La Rochelle, France
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €120

Open: All year

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This was a real treat at the start of our La Velo Francette ride. Located right in the heart of La Rochelle's Old Port area, it's run by Marika, against whose stash of house bikes in her secure forecourt we parked our own. Marika is super-friendly and her B&B is full or atmosphere and original flair. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated, art combining tastefully with furnishings and antiques. There's also a lovely little courtyard garden. Breakfast saw the arrival of fresh criossants with freshly made jams and fruits. Doubles, triples and family rooms available (5 rooms in total, all with their own en suites). This really is a lovely place to stay.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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La Velo Francette - Hotel De Paris (Laval)

Mayenne river hotel handy for towpath access

22 rue de la Paix
53000 Laval
Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €62

Open: All year

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This place may not live up to its illustrious Monopoly address (Rue de la Paix is Mayfair on the French version), but it's still a handy base for anyone passing through Laval on La Velo Francette. It's right in the centre of town, close to the river towpath, it has a garage for bike parking and offers a good spread for breakfast (see picture). Family friendly with cots and adjoining rooms available to provide extra beds and space. Good hotel for sharers as there is a range of room combinations – doubles, triples and quads. In-room tea and coffee-making. French and English spoken. Free wifi. Disabled access facilities. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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La Velo Francette - L'Ancien Pressoir

Cozy B&B in the heart of wonderful Suisse-Normandie

Le Bourg
(D239 Les Isles Bardel)
61210 Ménil-Hermei
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 39 49 77 or +33 (0)6 78 59 83 68
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €70 per night (2 people)

Open: All year

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Just a 10km (mostly) river ride from the La Velo Francette route at Pont-d'Ouilly, Ann's B&B is a lovely stop in one of the most beautiful (and lesser discovered) corners of Normandy. This area was a big favourite of mine when we rode the Francette and it's an area I'd love to go back to. Suisse-Normandie is a beautiful region of rolling hills and river routes for road riders (with easy access to the ferry port at Caen for cross-Channel riders or to Paris in nearby Domfront, where La Veloscenie passes), but there are also some 800km of mountain bike tracks here, making it one of France's MTB hotspots for fun off-road trails without the sharp peaks of the Pyrenees or Alps. Ann is one of those wonderfully bilingual people (French, English, German and Dutch), and she offers a cozy B&B welcome in her 200-year-old village house. Free wifi. What are you waiting for?

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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La Vélo Francette – La Maison 1833

Stylish and friendly family run B&B south of Domfront

Lieu-Dit La Fosse Roger
61700 Saint-Brice
Orne, Normandy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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We stayed at Maison 1833 when we cycled La Vélo Francette. At the time it had just opened and its potential was clear. It's run by Katherine and Christophe, a well-travelled French couple who have opted for a quieter life after years of international travel and living. The B&B is a short detour from the actual Francette route but it's worth the ride if you're after a spot of homely luxury on your cycling holiday. There are only two rooms, making this is a 'proper' B&B experience (you'll leave half-believing you've known Katherine and Christophe for much longer than the length of your stay). Katherine is a wonderful cook – say 'yes' to her offer of table d'hôtes for a lavish feast to fuel you for a week (though save room for the exceptional breakfast she'll serve up the next day). Free wifi. Katherine and Christophe will also go out of their way to help you plan the next stage of your journey if you need some local advice or support. French and English spoken.   

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lacanau - Vitalparc

Peaceful apartments and rooms set among the pine forest

Route Du Baganais
33680 Lacanau Ocean
Gironde

Price from: €60

Open: Year round

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Apartments and studio rooms set among the pine forest on the edge of the town of Lacanau Ocean. Outdoor pool. Onsite spa with indoor pool, hot tub and hammam. Wifi. Bike rental onsite. Restaurant and bar. Accommodation ranges from single rooms up to villas that can house 9 people. Short stays possible.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Laguiole - Hotel Le Relais de Laguiole

Hotel in the far northern Midi-Pyrénées close to the St James' Way

Espace les Cayres
12210 Laguiole
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €110

Open: May to October

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A comfortable hotel with fully-equipped rooms including free wifi. Option to book your own private balcony or a lounge or family room. Visitors can relax at the spa by the heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna after a day on the bike. The restaurant serves local Aubrac cuisine. A garage is available for storage and the staff can provide local road knowledge, while the St James' Way (Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle) is just 15km away. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Langon - Hotel Tilleuls Medieval

Mid-range hotel with self-catering in Saint Macaire

16 Allée des Tilleuls
33490 Saint Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Hotel Tilleuls Medieval has an enviable location being set in a medieval town close to the River Garonne and surrounded by some of the world's most famous vineyards. The hotel itself is a 16th century building with its own shady terrace and a choice of rooms or self-catering options, with an onsite restaurant with local cuisine and fresh breakfasts. The hotel is well used to hosting cyclists and has both hire and secure parking facilities. This location is just a great base for cycling with quiet rolling hills – it's not far from my patch, either, so drop me a line if you're staying there to organise a ride!

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Larmor-Plage – Hotel Les Rives du Ter

A 4-star hotel with lake views near to the beach resort of Larmor-Plage

15 Boulevard Jean Monnet
56260 Larmor-plage
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €118

Open: All year

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With water to both the south and east this hotel has a great location for combining a cycling trip with a beach holiday. The hotel itself is rated at four stars and allows clean bikes to be stored in rooms and there is also a private garage. Free wi-fi. Nearby attractions include the sandy beaches of Larmor-Plage, the harbour of Lorient and the protected ocean area of Kerguelen, with many differing types of natural habitats including coves, marshes, dunes and grasslands. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Cheylard – Hotel des Voyageurs

Friendly hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Ardeche region

2 rue du Temple
07160 Le Cheylard
Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Hotel/restaurant near the Dorne river and just 1km from the L’Eyrieux River at Le Cheylard. This is a good base for riding in the Ardeche area of the Rhone-Alps. There are seven rooms, plus a posher suite with a jacuzzi. There are also two rooms for people with reduced mobility (this is a great as we've had a number of cyclists with disabilities get in touch over the last year or so and they say they struggle to find accessible rooms in France – and especially in and around the Alps). There's also a family room with a bunk bed. There's a secure bike garage 50m from the hotel and free wifi. The owners here offer a personal service, with guests often invited for a drink in the bar. The restaurant serves local cuisine (and local wine) and you can eat on the terrace when the sun's out. Free wifi. We stayed here when we were cycling the Ardéchoise sportive and the Dolce Viaread our review here.

  

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Havre - Mercure Centre Bassin du Commerce

Reliable 4-star hotel close to the ferry port and UNESCO-listed city centre

Chaussée Georges Pompidou
76600 Le Havre
Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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In the city centre and close to the ferry port, the 4-sta r Centre Bassin du Commerce hotel has a restaurant onsite serving local cuisine, plus there's a bar. Family rooms available for groups and sharers. Good base for exploring the beaches of Normandy. No dedicated bike parking but staff will happily store one or two bikes in an office or spare room for you. The official website listed here has a best-price guarantee. French, Spanish, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Lude - Domaine de la Courbe

Riverside hotel that's a popular stopping point for cyclists

Route de Luché
72800 Le Lude
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €139

Open: All year

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Domaine de la Courbe is a popular riverside stop for cyclists riding the south portion of the Sarthe à Vélo bike network around the Vallée du Loir: a voie verte greenway route goes directly from Le Lude westwards to La Flèche, while to the east there's a (mostly) riverside shared route head towards Chateau-du-Loir. The hotel carries the accueil velo label, so it's well used to welcoming riders. This really is an idyllic location, with hotel set among the trees. It's a little pricier than your standard hotel, but the pool, spa and onsite restaurant may all combine to make it a little bit hard to leave once you do park up here. We've stayed here – read our review!

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Mans - Hotel Le Charleston

City centre hotel close to train station and all major sights

18-20 Rue Gastelier
72000 Le Mans
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €56

Open: All year

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Convenient city centre hotel with massive, secure bike parking underground. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Bike-friendly (the hotel has Accueil Velo status and also has its own fleet of hire bikes). Free wifi (though coverage was patchy when we were there). Great showers. Onsite restaurant for evening meals. Super cyclists' breakfasts. No air-con but fans in every room. Courtyard garden. Within walking distance of all major attractions; short bike ride from the train station. French and English spoken.
We stayed here before the Le Mans 24-Hour Cyclosportive – read our full review here

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Mans - Les Cabanes de Do

Quirky B&B cabins in the heart of Le Mans

2bis rue de Saint Pavace
72000 Le Mans
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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These are fun! Les Cabanes de Do are located in the heart of Le Mans near the river Sarthe. They offer a unique twist on the B&B concept. Each cabin has its own terrace, plus all the usual mod-cons (kettle, TV, little fridge and a fan). Each has an en suite bathroom with shower. Breakfast is delivered daily to your door in a basket. All cabins are doubles or twins. They are accueil velo accredited, so bikes are a common sight here. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 
We've stayed here - read our reivew.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Mans - Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès

Ultra budget option close to the city centre

40 rue du Vert Galant
72000 Le Mans
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €29

Open: All year

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Make no mistake: this is an budget option. I paid €39 for a room, though this can be as cheap as €29 depending on the night of the week and the season. And you get what you pay for: a bed, a bedside table, a clean but dated shower / toilet room. But, quite frankly, that was all I needed. I'd just ridden the Le Mans 24-hour Sportive and this was perfect. All I wanted to do was sleep and this fitted the bill perfectly. The lady on reception didn't look twice when, smelling and not having slept or showered in almost 36 hours, I wheeled my bike into reception. Fully laden with panniers and a tent that I was consciously refusing to use again that night, the bike fitted nicely in the elevator and I took it up to my room and parked it against the wall. I then collapsed for 12 hours of slumber in my super basic 6th floor room. For €39, it was something akin to heaven. Breakfast not included.
You can read my full review here.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally

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Le Monestier - The Old School B&B

Villlage setting for this cosy B&B

Le Bourg
63890 Le Monestier
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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The Old School B&B is set in a modernised stone building with lovely views over the village of Le Monestier. They have free bikes for guests to use and gardens/terrace for relaxing in after a ride. Each of the rooms has a coffee machine and en-suite bathrooms. Both continental and vegetarian breakfasts are available.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Le Mont-Dore - Les Camélias

Apartments and B&B by cyclists for cyclists in Auvergne volcano region

6 avenue de Clermont
63240 Le Mont-Dore
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne
Phone: +33 (0)4 73 65 04 67
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50-€75 per apartment per night / €300-€475 per apartment per week (minimum 2-night stay)

Open: All year (cycling season runs mid-May to the end of September)

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Les Camélias has 6 self-contained apartments of various sizes and layouts, each sleeping between 3 and 5. The apartments are owned and run by cyclists for cyclists. Located in the middle of the Auvergne volcano region, they are at the foot of the Col de la Croix-Morand, the Col de Guéry, the Col de Croix Saint Robert, and well-placed for the the climb to La Stèle. A wide variety of routes are available from Les Camélias on paper or downloadable as GPS track (a GPS can be rented). After a day of cycling you can relax in the garden and enjoy its stunning views. Les Camélias features a place to hose down mountain bikes, secure and spacious bike storage, workshop/maintenance area. There is a free laundry service for cycling cloths. Bike hire can be arranged by Vélo Plus, just 6km down the road. Apartments available on self-catering or B&B basis.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Neufbourg - L'Abbaye Hotel

Affordable cycling accommodation 50km from Mont St Michel

8 Avenue de la Gare
50140 Le Neufbourg
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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Good, affordable local accommodation on the the Tour de Manche bike route where it runs concurrent to the EuroVelo 4 through Le Neufbourg in Normandy. Being just 200 metres from the bike route, the hotel sees lots of cyclists. It's just 50km from here to Mont St Michel, making this a good last-night layover before visiting the Mont (or a good first stop en route to Caen or Cherbourg). Inhouse restaurant. Doubles, twins and family rooms. French and English spoken (it's run by an English couple). Free wifi. Kettle in room for teas and coffees.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally

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Le Puy en Velay - Appart Hôtel de Capucins

Modern rooms and hostel accommodation on the Compoestela

29 Rue des Capucins
43000 Le Puy en Velay
Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €62

Open: All year

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Ths old mill house has been given a contemporay makeover and offers lots of choice for anyone travelling along the Santiago de Compoestela route or visiting the town of Le Puy en Velay and its wonderful cathedral. There are standard hotel rooms, apartment-style rooms with kitchenettes as well as hostel-style dormitories for groups or cyclists and walkers on a budget. There's a bar and terrace and each morning a varied buffet breakfast to get you set up for the day ahead. Free wifi. Locked room for bikes.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Puy en Velay – Ibis Centre

Handy stop for Santiago de Compostela and the source of the Loire

1 avenue d'Aiguilhe
43000 Le Puy En Velay
Haute-Loire, Auvergne

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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Reliable stopping point if you're following the Loire River from Gerbier de Jonc to Le Puy en Velay and Le Puy en Valay to Sancerre, or cycling Le Puy en Valay to Conques on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela. 24-hour reception, free wifi, on-site bar and restaurant. Many rooms have views of the surrounding mountains. Buffet breakfast available daily. A short ride to the Le Puy-en-Velay train station. Management advises there is a lockable bike store. French, Spanish, English, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Les Rousses - Logis Hotel Arbez Franco-Suisse

Comfortable chalet-style rooms in the Jura

601 rue de la Frontiere
39220 Les Rousses
Jura, Franche-Comté

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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This hotel on the French-Swiss border is part of the Logis hotel group and meets their bike-friendly criteria (parking, good breakfasts, etc). It is easy to reach from Geneva and is a great base for exploring the Jura around the ski station of Les Rousses, with Côte de la Combe de Laisia Les Molunes just over 20km away. The hotel has a restaurant and provides free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lessay - Les Tonneaux

Tranquil Normandy farmhouse with bikes for guest use (5km to beach)

60 Route de la Fontaine Felix
50430 Lessay
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 47 61 95 (France) or +44 (0)79 7670 5390 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Self-catering house from: £480 per week, or £100 per night (min 2 nights)

Open: April-October

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The perfect base for exploring Normandy's western coast along the spectacular Cotentin peninsula. Les Tonneaux is a peaceful two-bedroom farmhouse retreat in the Cotentin National Park, 1km from the historic town of Lessay. Just 5km from the sandy beaches of St-Germain-sur-Ay and Creances, and 50m from the converted railway line that now forms part of the national cycle path from Cherbourg to Mont St Michel. It can sleep up to 6 people. Superfast wifi, BBQ patio and gardens to relax in after a day on the bike, a wooded area bound by a small stream on one side, plus great views of open fields with grazing cows. Fully-equipped kitchen. Ample safe bike storage and bike hire available. French, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Libourne - Mercure Saint-Emilion

Quality hotel at the gateway to the Pomerel/Saint-Emilion vines

3 Quai Souchet, 33500 Libourne
33500 Libourne
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Reliable 4-star hotel recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here (and good value for money given the quality). It's located right near the Dordogne River (some rooms have river views). The name is a little misleading as the town of Saint-Emilion is some 10km away, though it's a lovely ride from Libourne up through the vineyards of Pomerel and onto Saint-Emilion. (The vineyards of Fronsac are lesser explored and also make for beautiful cycling to Libourne's north-west). Libourne is a good stop if you're arriving in the area by train from Paris, if you're cycling from Bordeaux 35km away, or if you're heading from/to the Atlantic Coast route via Royan. Free wifi. Onsite bar. Management tell us they can find a room inside the hotel to safely store bikes. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Ligny-Le-Chatel - Relais Saint Vincent

Small local hotel-restaurant serving cuisine from the region

14, Grande rue
89144 Ligny-Le-Chatel
Yonne, Burgundy

Price from: €67

Open: All year

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Set in a 17th century building, this clean and friendly local hotel is part of the Logis Hotel group, and the hotel meets the group's bike-friendly criteria. There is an onsite restaurant that serves highly regarded local cuisine along with local wines. There's also a garden, where it's possible to eat in summer. Free wifi. Family rooms as well as doubles and twins. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lille - Ibis Styles Lille Centre Gare Beffroi

Centrally located hotel in Lille with 140 rooms - good for groups

172 rue de Paris
59800 Lille
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Price from: €59

Open: All year

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Centrally located hotel in Lille with 140 rooms. Close to Lille Flandres and Lille Europe tain stations. Prices include breakfast. On site bar. Free, unlimited wifi. The official website offers a best-price guarantee. Management says bikes can safely be stored inside the hotel, and guests can also take them to their rooms.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Lille – Ibis Centre Gares

Reliabel chain hotel close to Lille Eurostar terminal

29 Avenue Charles Saint-Venant
59000 Lille
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Price from: €59

Open: All year

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Reliable chain hotel with comfortable rooms located at Lille Flandres train station and close to Lille Europe train station. Ideal for Eurostar access, plus close to all  Lille's key attractions. The hotel underwent part-renovation in 2013. On-site restaurant and bar. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Loches - Hotel Luccotel

Good value hotel near the Indre River south-east of Tours

12-14 Rue Des Lezards
37600 Loches
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

Price from: €57

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Just under 50km south-east of Tours, the Luccotel hotel-restaurant is a perfect stopover on a Loire Valley ride. Bicycle-friendly with secure parking in a dedicated bicycle garage, and local cycling information available from the staff. Welcomes groups. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Lorient - Inter-Hotel Cléria

Relaxing town centre hotel with comfortable rooms and bike garage

27 boulevard Franchet-d'Esperey
56100 Lorient
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €59

Open: All year

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Simple but elegant family run hotel in the centre of Lorient. Singles, doubles, triples and quadruples available, making it a flexible option for groups and families. Recently refurbished, tastefully decorated. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the peaceful courtyard. Within walking distance of local restaurants and bars. Maps available from reception. There is a dedicated and secure garage for bikes. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lot Valley Veloroute - Domaine Le Mathi B&B (Fumel)

Peaceful accueil vélo label B&B close to the river banks

Lieu dit Gaillardel
47500 Fumel
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Domaine Le Mathi offers B&B accommodation in double bedrooms in a relaxed and friendly environement. Belgian-owned and operated, it has bike hire in the summer months and is in a great spot if you're exploring the Lot Valley bike route. The gardens are wooded and picturesque and idea for realxing in after a day on the bike. Has pool. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Lot Valley Veloroute - Hotel La Residence (Villeneuve-sur-Lot)

Town centre hotel with 'accueil velo' status

17 Avenue Lazare Carnot
47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Price from: €52

Open: All year

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Hotel La Residence is a town centre hotel in Villeneuve-sur-Lot that's been recommended to us by cyclists who rode the Lot Valley Véloroute. The hotel is an accredited 'accueil velo' and has a locked garage for bicycle storage. Breakfast can be enjoyed inside or out on the terrace (pictured) and we're told the staff here are very friendly and super helpful. Doubles, twins and triples. Villeneuve is an ideal stop on the Lot Valley bike route – roughly halfway along the route. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Lourdes - La Bigourd'in B&B

Lovely French-run B&B with home cooking and sauna/jacuzzi

1 Route d’Arrayou
65100 Escoubès-Pouts
Hautes-Pyrénées (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 92 78 36
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €92 per person, €107 for two people, €630 per week. Prices include B&B and access to the sauna and jacuzzi

Open: All year

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A warm welcome awaits at La Bigourd'in from owners Yvette and Gérard, who are well used to hosting cyclists at this renovated old stone farm in the pretty Pyrénéen village of Escoubès-Pouts. Just 7km east of Lourdes, its airport and train (TGV) station, it makes a great entry point into the Pyrenees, or a base multi-day riding. Many mythical climbs from the Tour de France are within reach, including the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, the Aspin, Col du Soulor and the Hautacam. The B&B itself has 4 really well appointed and comfortable ensuite rooms, as well as a communal relaxation area. The icing in the cake for recharging your legs after a day's cycling is the hammam, sauna and jacuzzi. And after a big day in the mountains, what could be more appealing than a home-cooked meal? Free Wifi. French, Spanish and some English spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Lourdes Ibis Centre Gare

City centre hotel just 250m from the train station

5 Chaussée Maransin
65100 Lourdes
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €54

Open: All year

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Hotel located in the heart of Lourdes, just 250m from the train station. Restaurant and bar onsite. Free wifi. All rooms are air-conditioned. Breakfast available. Management advises that bikes can be stored in bedrooms.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Lyon - Alter'hostel

Modern budget accommodation for cyclists

32 Quai Arloing,
69009 Lyon
Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Price from: €20

Open: All year

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Alter'hostel was recommended to use by Bruno and Marianne who run the Velogite in Valence. Cyclists often ride between their place and Lyon on the Via RhonaAlter'hostel offers a cool and relaxed atmosphere, with friendly staff and and nice communal areas for meeting fellow cyclists. There's a good kitchen with all facilities you need for self-catering, while the rooms are all air-conditioned with free wifi. There's a choice of rooms with either 6, 8, 10 or 16 beds and each has a bathroom/shower facility. The hostel has bike hire available and there's a secure parking if you're riding here on your own bike. This is ideal accommodation for touring cyclists on a budget.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools

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Lyon - Aparthotel Privilodges

Hotel with studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people

14 Rue Jacqueline Auriol
69008 Lyon
Rhône, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €62

Open: All year

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Hoel with self-contained apartments in Lyon's 8th district, opposite the Maison de la Danse Theatre. Each room haa a kitchette with a fridge, microwave and hotplate. Breakfast is also served daily in the breakfast room. There is a Vélov bike share dock in front of the hotel. Free wifi. Management advises that bikes can be stored in apartments.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Lyon - Sofitel Bellecour

Spoil yourself with this 5-star hotel on the banks of the Rhône

20 Quai Docteur Gailleton
69002 Lyon
Rhône, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €175

Open: All year

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Bring a little luxury to your cycling holiday with this 5-star bike-friendly hotel in Lyon. This is one of the best hotels in the city, with a Michelin-star restaurant overlooking the river. Two bars. Fitness centre and spa. Free wifi. The hotel advises that bikes can be locked in the baggage store. Help with bike hire via a local hire partner. Italian, French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lyon Hilton

Relax on the banks of the Rhone at this stylish Lyon hotel

70 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69300 Lyon
Rhône, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €79

Open: Year-round

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Enjoy the views of the Rhone River from the hotel's whirlpool as you unwind after a day in the saddle. Located opposite Tête d'Or Park. Management tells us that bikes can be locked in an underground carpark that is reserved for guest use only. Other facilities: bar, Thai restaurant, French-style brasserie restaurant, al fresco terrace. Free wifi in public areas. Hilton has a best-priced guarantee, with its website (click below) offering the lowest prices online. If possible, book 3-4 weeks in advance for the best prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Macinaggio - U Ricordu

Affordable four-star hotel close to Corsica's golden beaches

Marine
20248 Macinaggio
Haute-Corse, Corsica

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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Located on the island's each coast, U Ricordu is just a short walk from several sandy beaches. It's ideal for relaxing after a day out on the bike in Corsica – there's a heated outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool and a spa. Air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. Onsite restaurant serving regional cuisine. Buffet breakfast on the outdoor terrace. Free wi-Fi. English, Italian and French spoken. Management advises that bikes can be stored on the private patio or balcony of your room if you book a comfort room or higher (standard rooms don't have a balcony).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Maintenon - Aux Charme de Maintenon

Charming B&B on the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel bike route

1 Rue du Bassin
28130 Maintenon
Eure-et-Loir, Centre

Price from: €105-€135

Open: All year

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Aux Charmes de Maintenon is what you get when successful haute couture Parisian milliners pack it all in and move to the country to start their own B&B. Jose and Carmen's lovingly restored listed building dates back to the time of Louis XIV, and features five tastefully renovated rooms. While the place has oodles of beauty and charm, it's overwhelmingly their personal touch that makes Aux Charme de Maintenon. There's an exquisite landscaped French garden behind the house, plus a sauna and a swimming pool. Carmen's homecooked tables d'hotes features foie gras, la coquille Saint-Jacques and creme brûlée (and of course a good local wine). Aux Charme de Maintenon – within spitting distance of Chateau de Maintenon – is also close to the start/finish of the Maintenon leg of the Veloscenic. Free wifi. English and French spoken.
Read our full review of Aux Charmes de Maintenon

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Malestroit - La Glaneuse (Nantes-Brest Canal/EuroVelo 1)

Cottage garden room in quirky B&B near EuroVelo 1

La ville Glin
56140 Bohal
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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Quaint B&B with just two rooms in Bohal, around 6km from where the Nantes-Brest Canal passes through Malestroit (it runs concurrently here with the EuroVelo 1). There's one beautifully decorated garden cottage room (pictured), plus a bedroom inside the house. Both rooms have their own private bathrooms. Kettles in the rooms for tea and coffee. Wonderful garden to relax in. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally

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Marmande - Hôtel Le Capricorne

Great value hotel with modern design and facilities

Avenue Hubert Ruffe
47200 Marmande
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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This is a well-designed and maintained hotel with cool rooms between Bordeaux and Toulouse, not far from the Canal de Garonne route. It is surrounded by gardens and has a nice pool area to relax in. Buffet breakfast also available at reasonable price. French and English spoken. This hotel is also used by local cycle touring companies, so they are well used to accommodating cyclists and safely storing their equipment.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Marseille - Adagio Prado Plage

Apartment hotel near the beachfront in the south of the city

46 rue des Mousses
La Corniche, Stade Vélodrome
13008 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €76

Open: Year-round

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Apartment hotel located south of the city centre with self-catering studios and 1-bedroom apartments for between 1 and 5 people. Each apartment has air-conditioning, a balcony, and a kitchenette. The hotel has 94 apartments, so it's good for groups and families. Management advises that bikes can be securely stored in the apartments overnight. Wifi. Outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Centre Vieux Port Mercure

Reliable chain hotel near the Marseille's Old Port

1 Rue Neuve Saint Martin
13001 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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Four-star hotel near the WTC convention centre, the Jardin des Vestiges and a short ride from the Vieux-Port and Saint Charles TGV train station. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available. On-site bar. There is a locked luggage store available for bike parking. Twin, double and triple rooms. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Ibis Est la Valentine

Reliable budget hotel on the outskirts of Marseille

Quartier des Ecoles
Avenue de Saint Menet
13011 Marseille Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

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Budget chain hotel located near the A50 on the eastern approach into the city (around 13km from the harbour). Free wifi. Onsite Courtepaille restaurant with terrace. Buffet breakfast available. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely in the hotel's conference room overnight. Reception is open 24 hours.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Mayenne - Hotel La Marjolaine

Mayenne River hotel with fantastic restaurant and super bike room

Le Bas Mont
53100 Moulay
Mayenne, Pays-de-la-Loire

Price from: €81

Open: All year

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We stayed at Hotel La Marjolaine on our La Velo Francette bike ride (see here for our Angers to Mayenne report). Hotel La Marjolaine really is an excellent base for cycling. The hotel has its own fleet of bikes (see photo above) in a massive bike storage room (plenty of room for repairs and maintenance). The restaurant is excellent, serving fine local cuisine, and the breakfasts are fit for any cyclist. The hotel has lovely gardens, and rooms either overlook these or the Mayenne River itself. This is a super place from which to explore the wonderful Mayenne River bike path south towards Laval (and the Loire) or north towards Domfront. French and English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Medoc - Chateau Cordeillan-Bages (Pauillac)

Elegant chateau hotel just outside Pauillac on the Medoc wine route

Route des Châteaux
33250 Pauillac
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €239

Open: All year

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A 'spoil yourself' option. Château Cordeillan-Bages is a grand 17th-century chateau in the heart of Bordeaux's Medoc wine region. Sat on 2 hectares of its own vines (yes, you can drink them here too), it's also home to a Michelin-star restaurant. Just 1km from the Garonne River, this is an ideal (if somewhat lavish) base from which to discover some of Bordeaux's most famous vineyards. Outdoor swimming pool plus sauna and a fitness room (you can also have massages). Bike rental can be arranged via reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Medoc - Le Relais de Listrac (Margaux)

Affordable option in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards

28 Avenue de Soulac
33480 Listrac-Médoc
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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This is an affordable family-run option just 11km by bike from the prestigious wine town of Margaux. Based in an old winery, it offers clean accommodation and a restaurant serving local food and wine. French and English spoken. The owners tell us they welcome cyclists and safe bike parking is a given. Terrace and garden. The hotel prides itself on good value for money in an area where more lavish hotel chateaux are in abundance.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Melun - La Closerie des Trois Marottes B&B

B&B near the Seine River and Fontainebleau forest south-west of Paris

13 rue Louviot
77000 Melun
Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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With a rich history this stone building has been restored to provide a welcoming chambres d'hotes in the centre of Melun. There are lovely church-style gardens for relaxing in, while the river Seine and its bike path are just 1km away. It's also a good location from which to explore the opulent Chateau de Fontainebleau, whose formal gardens and surrounding decidious forest can be accessed just south of Melun. Free wifi. The owners have confirmed they can safely store bikes indoors.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mende - Hotel de France

Cosy accommodation near the Cevennes National Park

9 Boulevard Lucien Arnault
48000 Mende
Lozère, Languedoc-Rousillion

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Mende is a great base for cycling. It's something of an off-the-beaten track destination, slightly less so recently thanks to a few appearances on the Tour de France route. It makes a great destination for cycling due to is its proximity on the edge of the wonderful Cévennes National Park. There are lots of MTB routes here, along with quiet road routes through beautiful gorges. Hotel de France is based in the centre of town and has a lovely terrace for dining.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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