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Cycling accommodation in France

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Mulhouse - Mercure Mulhouse Centre

Stylish city hotel near the train station

4 Place du Général de Gaulle
68100 Mulhouse
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Comfortable 4-star hotel near the train station. Onsite restaurant and bar, plus a terrace to enjoy in summer. Free wifi. Disabled access rooms. French, English and German spoken. Management tells us the hotel's luggage store can accommodate a few bikes and that there is also additional storage in the guest-only garage. Good for groups and individual riders.

Bike facilities

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

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Najac - Le Belle-Rive

Cycle-friendly hotel on the banks of the Aveyron River

4 Rue Roc Du Pont
12270 Najac
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €65

Friendly 2-star hotel-restaurant 2km outside the village. On the banks of the river Aveyron, it faces the castle. Welcomes groups. Bicycle parking provided in a garage. Internet access. Member of the Logis network of hotels and complies to that company's cycle standards policy. Also has a swimming pool and tennis court.

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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Nancy - Centre Suite Novotel

City centre hotel just of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin

Allée du Chanoine Drioton
Stanislas Meurthe, Jardins d'Eau
54000 Nancy
Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine

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Price from: €95

Open: Year round

Four-star hotel in the centre of Nancy. Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people and each have a kettle, coffee and tea, microwave for basic food preparation, fridge and water cooler. 24-hour self-service food boutique with healthy readymade meals that you reheat in your room, plus cold dishes, desserts and drinks available. Free in-room mineral water. Free wifi, music and video on demand, and free landline calls within France. Free massages every Thursday. Onsite bar open until 1am. Management says bikes can be stored in rooms.

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

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Nancy - hotelF1 Nord Bouxières aux Dames

Super cheap hotel near the Canal de la Marne au Rhin

4 rue Charles Bourseul 54136
54136 Bouxières aux Dames, Nancy
Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine

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Price from: €24

Open: Year round

Budget hotel near the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, 9km north of the Nancy city centre. All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Free wifi. Management advises that there is space for 1 bike to be stored comfortably in each room. Each room is a triple with a double with a bunk bed above it, plus a 'quick wash' corner with sink and mirror (shared bathrooms in the hall), flat-screen TV and free wifi. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

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

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Nancy - Ibis Styles Nancy Centre Gare

Reliable chain hotel in the Nancy city centre

3 rue de l'Armée Patton
54000 Nancy
Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine

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Price from: €79

Open: Year round

Recently upgraded hotel in the heart of Nancy and just 50m from the TGV train station. Rooms accommodating up to 4 people. Onsite bar, terrace and courtyard. Buffet breakfast available. Sauna. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. Airport shuttle. Management advises bikes can be securely stored inside the hotel.

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

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Nantes - Adagio Access Viarme

Apartment hotel in Nantes city centre

42 Rue Russeil
44000 Nantes
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €61

Open: Year-round

Hotel with self-catering studio and apartments with kitchenettes. Apartments can sleep up to 4 adults. Buffet breakfast also available. Management advises that there is a bike storage area in the secure underground carpark. Luggage storage. Wifi. English spoken. Good base for the start/finish of a Nantes-Brest Canal ride.

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  • Secure bike parking
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Nantes - Hotel Graslin

Bike-friendly hotel ideal for Nantes-Brest Canal or Velodyssey rides

1, rue Piron
44000 Nantes
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Excellent starting (or end) point for a Nantes-Brest Canal bike ride or for the start of a ride east to the Loire Valley. Hotel Graslin carries the official Loire à Vélo label to attest to its bike-friendliness, and staff regularly welcome groups of cyclists as well as individuals. Bikes are stored in a locked garage and local cycling information is available at reception. Budget rooms through to suites catering for between one and five people. 2km ride from the train station. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. English, French, Spanish and Italian spoken.

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  • 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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Nantes-Brest Canal - Hotel L'Abreuvoir (Héric)

Bike-friendly hotel-restaurant near the Nantes-Brest canal (EuroVelo 1)

La Croix Blanche
44810 Heric
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

We stayed at the Hotel L'Abreuvoir and were very impressed. It's around 3.5km to the Nantes-Brest Canal, which is on La Vélodyssée, the Euro Velo 1 bike route. Reception has a map of the safest route linking the hotel to the canal to ensure you avoid main roads (email or phone ahead if you need a copy emailed to you). There are also two 'house' bikes available for guest hire if you are travelling by car and stopping off from the main Rennes-Nantes autoroute and fancy a pootle along the canal during an overnight stay. The hotel is part of the Logis chain of independently owned and run hotels. Its restaurant is excellent, with menus based on local produce (and fresh eggs from the chickens poking around the car park). Even the children's meal was gourmet standard – our two kids (8 and 11 at the time) enjoyed a proper steak cuts with chips and salad – there wasn't a steak hache or chicken nugget in sight. Pool for summer. Lockable garage + tools and a washdown area for bikes. Well sign-posted. This is an eco-friendly hotel – there are even three electric car charging points for guest use.

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  • 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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Nantes-Brest Canal - La Mercerais Chambre d'hotes

Small B&B handy for the Nantes-Brest Canal

La Mercerais
44130 Blain
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

French-run B&B with just two rooms close to the Nantes-Brest Canal, 33km from Nantes. The rooms have an en suite bathroom. Garden and terrace for relaxing. Free wifi. Garage for bikes. Family friendly with baby beds and cots available.

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Nantes-Brest Canal - Logis Auberge de la Forêt

Quirky hotel a short detour from the Nantes-Brest Canal

La Maillardais
44130 Le Gâvre
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This is an ideal option for anyone riding the Nantes-Brest Canal. The hotel is a 7km backroads ride from the canal at Blain. Surrounded by forest, the Logis Auberge de la Forêt is housed in quite an ununusal, yet striking building which was previously an old coachhouse. It has been renovated and now has an individual touch to the decor and furnishings. The hotel also has a gym and pool as well as a highly regarded restaurant. Free wifi. Secure bike shed. Also good for a stopover before or after a ferry crossing.

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

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Nantes-Brest Canal - Popote et Polochon (EuroVelo1)

Stylish B&B between Ploërmel and Redon

4 Avenue de la libération
56200 Saint-Martin-sur-Oust
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €55-€100

Open: All year

Super stylish B&B between Ploërmel and Redon and a few hundred metres from the Nantes-Brest Canal where it runs concurrently with the EuroVelo 1 La Vélodyssée bike route. The Popote et Polochon B&B is actually based in the old village school, the buildings now transformed into modern accommodation. Wonderful looking indoor swimming pool plus expansive gardens and terrace. Evening meals can be provided on request. Free wifi. Family friendly (there's a children's playground area, plus a range of toys and puzzles). Bike rental can be arranged via the owners. French and English spoken.  

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Narbonne - Chambre d'Hôtes Villa Ambrosia

Unique B&B that's a handy stop on the Canal de la Robine

12 Quai de Lorraine
3 Allée Ambrosia
11100 Narbonne
Aude, Languedoc (Occitanie)

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

Villa Ambrosia is a quirky 'designer' B&B with a fabulous indoor pool, fitness centre and hot tub (great for tired muscles). Near the Narbonne centre, the B&B is an ideal stop for anyone riding the Canal de la Robine spur that comes off the eastern end of the Canal du Midi bike route. Continental breakfast with homemade jams and pastries. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

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

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Narbonne - Hotel la Residence

Look no further for a hotel in Narbonne - we've tested this one for you

6 Rue du 1er Mai
11100 Narbonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

This is a super, super place to stay. Hilde and Heather stayed here when they rode the Canal du Midi. This hotel is in the heart of Narbonne, which is on the Canal de la Robine, an offshoot of the Midi. And the girls could not rave more about it. The staff were lovely, there was a great cyclists' breakfast, and the hotel itself is well-located and within walking distance of Narbonne's key attractions. The hotel has retained the charm of a grand family home, and despite its modern touches, its pictures, lamps, and furniture are all in keeping with the original 19th century character of the building. Luggage store. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.
You can read our full review here.

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

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Neufchâteau - Hotel Le Rialto

Basic but friendly hotel on the Meuse River bike route

67 rue de France
88300 Neufchâteau
Vosges, Lorraine (Grand Est)

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

We stayed at Le Rialto while riding the EuroVelo 19 Meuse Cycle Route. The hotel is basic but friendly and right on the river. The hotel offers a picnic menu for your panniers. Bar and restaurant on site, with tables inside and out, meaning you need travel no further for your post-ride recovery drink or your supper.
** Read our full review **

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  • Secure bike parking
  • Wifi

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Nevers - Hotel de Verdun

Quirky bike-friendly hotel in the centre of Nevers

4 Rue de Lourdes
58000 Nevers
Nièvre, Burgundy

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This hotel wears its heart on its Twitter account, proudly exclaiming that it welcomes cyclists (and cats). It's a good spot, too, in the middle of Nevers, near the Parc Roger Salengro and a short bimble from the Loire, the cathedral, the train station and other sites in the city. The breakfast is made for cycling: cakes, homemade jams, fresh juice and – yes! – eggs. Half-board accommodation options available with evening meals, or settle for just B&B. Free wifi. On the off chance you're riding with a cat in your basket, you can ask for your own at cat tree, plus water and food for your four-legged friend. Free wifi + an iPad for guest use. You can also use the house bikes if you don't have your own.

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

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Nice - Adagio Access Nice Magnan

Affordable apartment hotel in the Nice city centre

12 Avenue de la Californie
06200 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €59

Open: Year round

Self-catering studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people in the centre of Nice. Each apartment has a kitchenette. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. Outdoor pool. Breakfast available. Close to beach and all amenities. Just minutes from the Promenade des Anglais. Bikes can be stored overnight in apartments (there is a lift). Book well ahead in summer (prices vary with the seasons).

Bike facilities

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

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Nice - Centre Gare Ibis

Bike-friendly city centre hotel close to restaurants and attractions

14 Avenue Thiers
06000 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €72

Open: Year round

Reliable city centre hotel that's close to Nice-Ville train station and just 1km from Promenade des Anglais. Outdoor swimming pool. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Onsite bar and restaurant. 24-hour reception. Bikes can be kept in the baggage store and can also be locked in rooms overnight.

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

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Nice - Le Panoramic Boutique Hotel

A grand 19th century hotel overlooking Nice

107 Boulevard Bischoffsheim
06300 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

This hotel in the Grand Corniche of Nice was recommended to us by a fellow cyclist. The rooms are beautifully turned out and there are specatular views from rooms and panoramic restaurant. It's a two-star hotel with 11 rooms and – unusually in this part of the Cote d'Azur – the spectacular views from here are actually affordable. The owners, Valerie and Gino, tell us there is a garage for storing more than four bikes. If you're in a group of fewer than 4, the bikes can be stored safely on the private terraces. 

Bike facilities

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

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Nice - Novotel Centre Acropolis

Friendly and reliable hotel with swimming pool in Nice city centre

8-10 Parvis de l'Europe
06300 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €133

Open: Year round

Friendly hotel in Nice city centre with outdoor swimming pool and terrace with city views. Within easy reach of the Nice Old Town, the flower market and the famous Promenade des Anglais. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant, bar and cafe. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. Management advises that bikes can be locked in the luggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Nîmes – Hotel Adagio Access

Apart-hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 4 people

5 allée Boissy d'Anglas
Triangle de la Gare
30000 Nîmes
Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €57

Open: All year

Located in central Nîmes, Hotel Adagio has 117 modern studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. It is ideal for groups anf families. Studios accommodate 2 people, while apartments can sleep 4. Free wifi. Management tells us that bikes can be securely locked in a room in the hotel – reception can help arrange this.

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

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Niort - L'Horizon B&B

B&B on the Velo Francette in the Marais national park

11 Quai de Belle Île
79000 Niort
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

L'Horizon B&B in Niort has been recommended to us by cyclists who rode La Velo Francette on a tandem. They said the B&B had no trouble safely storing the bike, and that they were able to wash their gear and hang it on the line in the garden. The B&B is located a short stroll from the town centre and within easy reach of local restaurants and bars. It has two rooms – a double bed room and a second room with two singles. The owner, Agnes, is a registered local guide, so you can pick her brains for tourist information. She can also prepare evening meals for you if you are arriving late or too tired to venture out. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

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  • 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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Niort – Maison La Port Rouge

Lovely host, stunning rooms – a perfect retreat in Niort

68 Avenue de la Rochelle
79000 Niort
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

We stayed in some wonderful hotels and B&Bs on our La Velo Francette trip but this one in Niort was one of my absolute favourites – for so many reasons. Firstly, there was Christine, who greeted us with a huge smile and farewelled us a day later with a stash of bananas and fresh water bottles. She has five lavishly decorated bedrooms (with lovely walk-in showers – perfect after a day on the road), as well as two studio apartments in her gorgeous restored townhouse. Christine's put her heart and soul into the place – and you can tell; her fine and elegant touches are everywhere from the rich wall colours and art to the beautifully laid out (and wholesome) breakfasts. There is a large garden to relax in, complete with pool and safe bike parking. French and English spoken. Free wifi. Just perfect.

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

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Nontron - Camping Château Le Verdoyer

Camping in the Perigord Vert between Angoulême and Limoges

Château le Verdoyer
24470 Champs Romain
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €40 for 2 people per night

Open: April to September

Set in the national park of the Perigord-Limousin, this campsite sits in the grounds of a chateau and lake. Some key renovations have taken place in 2015 to improve the facilities, including changes to pitches and to the terrace area used for eating and entertainment. A new chef has also been bought on board in the restaurant to give you a taste of local cuisine within the stone walls of the chateau (if you're late arriving you can take advantage of a special menu to fill you up on a fast but simple dinner). Water is a big part of experience here, and there are two lakes – one for fishing and one for swimming – plus three pools, complete with water slide. Cycling in the Dordogne area is always a pleasure due to the quiet roads and stunning scenery, but this site is also close to the voie verte (an old converted railway line) between Saint Pardoux la Riviere and Thiviers – a great 17km shaded trail that will take you off through the countryside.

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  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information

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Normandy Cider route - La Villa des Tilleuls (Cambremer)

Family owned B&B between Lisieux et Caen

CD 50 Le Cadran
14340 Cambremer
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

La Villa Des Tilleuls is a perfect base for cycle Normandy's cider route. This is a circular 40km trail through orchards and beautiful wooden houses that have been turning apples into crafted cider or Calvados for hundreds of years. This is also a good location for a rest stop within easy reach of the ferry port at Caen. The villa comes recommended for cyclists by the local tourist board and is in a tranquil spot with five really nice rooms. Homemade food also available in the evening and for breakfast, which can be eaten outdoors.

Bike facilities

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

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Nort-sur-Erdre - Logis du Patis Roux (Nantes-Brest Canal)

B&B with just four rooms and easy access to the canal

3 Le Patis Roux
44390 Nort-sur-Erdre
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

Small, French-run B&B a 6km pootle from the Nantes-Brest Canal. Doubles and family rooms. Outdoor swimming pool (heated). Lovely gardens to relax in. A range of activities inhouse such as table tennis, volleyball, pétanque and board games for when you're not riding. Free wifi. Breakfast included. Just four rooms.  

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  • Secure bike parking
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Nort-sur-Erdre - Relais de la Grange (Nantes-Brest Canal)

Logies hotel near the Nantes-Brest at Nort-sur-Erdre

Rue d'Anjou
44390 Nort-sur-Erdre
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

Part of the Logis group of hotels, Relais de la Grange offers old-style and fairly basic French hotel accommodation near the Nantes-Brest Canal, 30km from Nantes. Free wifi. Secure bike store. Rooms are air-conditioned and all have private bathrooms. Disabled access rooms also available.

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  • Secure bike parking
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Noyon - Citotel le Cèdre

Bike-friendly hotel on the Trans-Oise bike network in the Oise department

8 Rue de l'Évêché
60400 Noyon
Oise, Picardy (Hauts-de-France)

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

Citotel Le Cèdre is an accueil velo-rated hotel in a modern building near to the faboulous cathedral in Noyon. The room has a great coffee machine and the bike storage facilites include locked storage and tools. Good rooms and friendly staff complete the package. We stayed here when we rode from Lille to Paris, 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
  • Wifi

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Nuits Saint Georges - Ibis

Cycle-friendly hotel on the Burgundy Wine Route

1 Avenue de Chamboland
21700 Nuits Saint Georges
Côte d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €62

Open: Year round

Nuits-St-Georges is on the Burgundy Wine Route, with some pictureque rides in this area. The hotel is located 500m from the Nuits Saint Georges train station; 15km from Beaune city centre. On site bar and restaurant. Free wifi. There is a room inside the hotel where bikes can be securely locked. This is an ideal budget base for exploring the Burgundy wine trail.

Bike facilities

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

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Obernai - A La Cour d'Alsace

4-star hotel with restaurant and spa on the Alsace wine route

3 rue de Gail
67210 Obernai
Bas-Rhin, Alsace (Grand Est)

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Price from: €129

Open: All year

A La Cour d'Alsace hotel and spa is a lovely 4-star treat for anyone cycling the Alsace wine route. It's used by cycle tour companies, so it is well used to hosting cyclists. It is set among its own gardens just outside the ramparts of Obernai, a medieval town that makes a lovely stopover. The hotel is in an old manor house which was once the home of one of Alsace's noble families. Today, its ancient features marry well with modern comforts like a pool, spa and jacuzzi. Breakfast available daily. The restaurant is home to modern French cuisine plus there's a vaulted ceiling wine cellar packed with scrumptious French treats, many of the bottles local to the Alsace region and from vineyards that you will pass on your bike 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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Orange - Hôtel Arène

Modern comfort with rich history on your doorstep

2 rue Victor Hugo
84100 Orange
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €92

Open: All year

Hôtel Arène provides modern facilities but is housed in an old stone building in the heart of Roman Orange. The rooms are air-conditioned to help cool down after a ride and there's also a wellness centre/spa, outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant that serves seasonal produce and specialities. A buffet breakfast is served in the morning and you can enjoy it on the terrace. All rooms feature free wifi. A secure garage is available for locking away your bikes and the train station is close if you're arriving or departing by train.
** We stayed here, find out what we thought **

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

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Orange - Hotel L'Herbier

Central townhouse hotel near the foot of Ventoux

8 Place aux Herbes
84100 Orange
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

In the heart of Orange, the Hotel L'Herbier is a small stylish hotel ideal for anyone cycling in this part of Provence or tackling Mont Ventoux. It's been recommended to use by a rider who stayed there. There's a lovely terrace and original stone walls running through the dining room, which serves a great breakfast and good coffee. Bedrooms are modern. 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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Orléans - Ibis Orléans Centre

City hotel with mod-cons and secure bike parking

4 Rue du Marechal Foch
45000 Orléans
Loiret, Centre

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Price from: €60

Open: Year-round

Clean, modern, centrally located hotel. 24-hour reception. All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Restaurant on site. Free wifi. Dedicated bike rack in the secure undergond carpark. Loire à Vélo brochure available at reception. 125 rooms, making it suitable for groups.

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

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Orléans la Source - Novotel

Clean, family friendly hotel 10km south of the River Loire

2 rue Honoré de Balzac
Orléans la Source
45071 Orléans Cedex
Loriet, Centre

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Price from: €104

Open: Year-round

A 4-star hotel around 10km from the River Loire at Orléans. Located near the A10 and A71 just south of the Orléans city centre. The hotel has 119 rooms, making it an option for larger groups. Restaurant, bar, garden, children's play area, outdoor swimming pool. Wifi. Management has confirmed bikes can be locked in a secure storage room.

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans – Adagio Access

Hotel with self-catering studios and apartments in the heart of the Loire

3 rue Jean-François Deniau à l'angle du 142 rue du faubourg Bannier
45000 Orléans
Loiret, Centre

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Price from: €57

Open: All year

Studios and apartments sleepin gup to 4 people, located 1.6 km from Orléans train station and a short ride from the River Loire in the heart of the Loire Valley. Each air-conditioned apartment features an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, plus satellite TV and free wifi. Buffet breakfast also available. Heated indoor swimming pool. All apartments are serviced by a lift; management advises that bikes can be stored in bedrooms. French, Spanish, English, German, Bulgarian and Arabic spoken.

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

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Ouistreham - Ibis Styles (Caen ferry port)

Reliable mid-range hotel close to the Caen ferry terminal

37 rue des Dunes
14150 Ouistreham
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €87

Open: All year

Breakfast and wifi are included in hotel prices at the Ibis Styles Ouistreham, which is just a short ride from the Caen ferry port and harbour. This is a clean and reliable, no-fuss option. Caen is the end/start point of La Velo Francette, the bike route linking the English Channel with La Rochelle on the Atlantic Coast. Handy also for D-Day Landing Beaches and other northern coastal cycling routes as well. Safe bike storage provided inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Paris - 25Hours Hotel

Funky decor awaits in this Parisian hotel near the Eurostar terminal

12 Boulevard de Denain
75010 Paris
Paris, Ile-de-France

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Price from: €153

Open: All year

25Hours Hotel is in a good location by the train station right across from Gare du Nord, where Eurostar come into Paris. Bob and Jim stayed here on their Loire cycle tour - read their report here. "It’s a pretty quirky hotel with lots of unusual decorations," they report. "The staff were tremendous and the breakfast was first class – perhaps it was the best of all breakfasts on the tour." Free wifi. 240our reception. Restaurant and bar.


 

Bike facilities

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

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Paris - Hôtel Adèle & Jules

Grand building and funky decor with a bike friendly attitude

2 Cité Rougemont
75009 Paris
Paris

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Price from: €175

Open: All year

The 9th arrondissement of Paris is called Opera, home as it is to the Paris Opera which resides in the splendid Palais Garnier. There are also lots of tall 'Hausmann'-style buidings in this area, with Hôtel Adèle & Jules being one such example. The rooms are large, new and individually styled as well as being fully air-conditioned. In fact this was recommneded to us by some readers who used it as a base at the start and end of their cycling trip. They report that the hotel also stored their bike boxes in their conference room for them at no extra charge. They also offer bike rental if you don't already have a bike.

Bike facilities

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

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Paris - Hotel Campanile Paris La Villette

3-star Paris hotel with secure underground parking

147-151 avenue de Flandres
75019 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €79

Open: Year-round

Located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris within cycling distance of all the main attractions, the Campanile Paris La Villette has been recommended to us by a cyclist who praised the hotel's "massive" underground car park, which provided safe and secure bike parking. Official prices start at €79, but we're told there are cheaper deals to be found if you book ahead. Free wifi in all rooms, plus tea and coffee in each room. There is also a restaurant on site.

Bike facilities

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

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Paris - Hotel Gavarni

Friendly eco-hotel just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower

5 rue Gavarni
16th arrondissement
75016 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

I stayed here the last time I was in Paris with my bike. Hotel Gavarni is a friendly, character-filled hotel (the lift stops on half-floors, so I was on floor three-and-a-half(!) It's located a handy ride from Gare Saint-Lazare, where many trains come into from the north of France (I was coming from Normandy). Better still, it’s just across the river from the Eiffel Tower, a short walk from the Trocadéro gardens and an easy walk to the Champs-Élysées; a few blocks away is the vast expanse of the Bois de Boulogne. I was astounded to find this affordable, quality three-star hotel so close to key attractions. Family rooms available; the posher rooms have views of the top of the Eiffel Tower, though my budget room was perfectly functionable and quiet (no city noise coming through the window). Free wifi. The hotel also has a green policy: everything is recycled, it uses renewable energy and eco-friendly detergents. My bike was safely tucked away to the side of the reception area. We've stayed here – read our review.

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

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Paris - Hotel Regence

3-star central hotel in Paris near Metro Clichy

33 rue de Saint-Petersbourg
75008 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €93

3-star central Paris hotel perfectly placed for exploring the French capital. Buffet breakfast. Wifi available for a surcharge. Management tells us bikes can be taken to bedrooms and locked securely on the undercover balcony attached to each room.

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

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Paris - Hotel Regina

Stylish Parisian hotel right on the Tour de France route

2 Place des Pyramides
75001 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €250

Open: All year

The Hotel Regina in Paris is perhaps not the cheapest option for staying in the capital, but it is a highly sought-after location for the final stage of the Tour de France for viewing along Rue de Rivoli or around Jardin des Tuileries. As a result, the hotel is frequently used by cycling tour groups, so staff here are used to welcoming riders. Away from Tour time, it's a great base for exploring the city, its 1st Arrondisement location is within easy reach of all the big-name gardens, shops and museums in Paris. Both continental and buffet breakfasts are available, while the inhouse restaurant serves seasonal cuisine. Free wifi.

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

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Paris - Mercure Arc de Triomphe Wagram

Reliable four-star comfort in the centre of Paris

3 rue Brey
75017 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €125

Open: Year-round

Right bang in the middle of Paris, the Paris Arc de Triomphe Wagram is a 4-star hotel close to the Avenue des Champs Elysées. Free wifi. Bars and restaurants onsite. Just 43 rooms, so small by chain hotel standards. Tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Management advises that there is secure bike storage available inside the hotel.

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

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Paris - Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées

Luxury Paris option metres from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées

78 bis avenue Marceau (8º Arr)
75008 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €290

Open: All year

Lavish Paris hotel just metres from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées and perfectly placed for watching the Tour de France finale. Onsite restaurant serving gourmet French cuisine. Outdoor terrace. 24-hour room service. Free wifi. Portuguese, Polish, French, English and Arabic spoken. Staff can arrange for bikes to be securely locked inside the hotel. Book early for the Tour de France. The official website listed here offers a best-price guarantee for online bookings.

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

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Paris - Solar Hotel

An eco-focused hotel on the left bank of the Seine

22 rue Boulard
14th arrondissement
75014 Paris
Paris, Ile de France

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

When most hotels claim eco credentials it's easy to have suspicions, however you don't need to worry about that here. The Solar Hotel runs many environmental initialives, including offering fully bio breakfasts, free bikes for guests use, solar panels to generate electricity, and recycling of water for the garden. The garden offers a tranquil spot to enjoy your breakfast or catch your breath after exploring the city. The rooms are modern and the welcome warm. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

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

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Paris Charles de Gaulle - Hilton

Paris airport hotel close to main terminals and train stations

Roissypole
Rue de Rome, BP16461
95708 Roissy-en-France
Paris, Île-de-France

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Price from: €175 – book in advance for best prices

Open: Year round

Comfortable 4-star hotel located between the three main terminals at Charles de Gaulle. Near the entrance of the RER train station and just 5 minutes from TGV station Roissy Charles de Gaulle. Buffet breakfast available. Wifi (free in public areas; paid-for in rooms). Indoor heated swimming pool. Secure parking for up to two bikes in the hotel's luggage store.

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  • Secure bike parking
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Paris Charles de Gaulle - Novotel

Hotel at Charles de Gaulle with luggage room for secure bike parking

Route de l'Epinette
Roissypôle Gare RER
95705 Tremblay-en-France
Paris, Île-de-France

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Price from: €129

Open: Year-round

An airport hotel for cyclists flying in or out of Paris with bikes. Management have confirmed they have a small luggage room available for secure bike storage. It can house 4 bikes during busy periods, or 8 bikes during quieter times. The hotel is just a few minutes from the terminals. Free wifi. Cafe, restaurant and bar. Children's play area. Rooms have sofa beds, so good for groups/families.

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  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Paris Montmartre - Le Duplex

A two-bedroom apartment sleeping 6 people in Montmartre

7 Cité Véron
75018 Paris
Paris, Ile-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)1 46 06 55 55
Email: info@loft-paris.fr

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Price from: From €208 per night

Open: All year

Francois at Loft Paris (English-speaking) has a selection of self-catering apartments in the centre of Paris and he's keen for cyclists to use them. Le Duplex is a perfect Paris pad – and an affordable one for groups and families. It is in a plumb location: a quiet cul-de-sac in Montmartre and a short walk from the Moulin Rouge. The apartment is 100 square metres and on te ground floor (so ideal for bicycle parking). It has its own private entrance. Two bedrooms comfortably sleep 6 people. Each bedroom features a private bath and comes equipped with hair dryer and towels, robes and quality complimentary bath products. There is a full kitchen and two bathrooms. Large French doors open onto a lush interior courtyard. The apartment is fully equipmed like a home away from ome with comfortable sofas, TV, free internet, and a a library of books, magazines and CDs. 

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

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Paris – Adagio Eiffel Tower Aparthotel

Apartment hotel with Eiffel Tower views - bikes welcome too!

14 Rue du Theatre
75015 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €149 per studio/apartment - book ahead for the best deals

Open: Year-round

Chill out with views of the Eiffel Tower after pedalling your way around Paris. Management tells us you can keep your bike with you in your room overnight. Free wifi. All apartments have kitchens that include a fridge, microwave, and tea and coffee making facilities. There are more than 300 apartments, so good for groups, with studios for 2 and larger apartments sleeping up to 4 people. Swimming pool and fitness centre. Breakfast available for a surcharge.

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

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Paris – Buttes Chaumont Adagio Aparthotel

Hotel with apartments sleeping up to 6 people near the Canal de l'Ourcq

3-5 Cours du 7ème art
Buttes-Chaumont-La Villette
75019 Paris
Île-de-France

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Price from: €151

Open: All year

Self-catering studios and apartments on a calm road near the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and a few minutes from the Canal de l'Ourcq. It's a modern building with a small inner courtyard just east of Paris Est and Gare du Nord train stations. There are 97 apartments ranging from 2-person studios to 3-room, 6-person apartments, making it an ideal place for groups and families. Typically Parisian district an 8km ride from the Arc de Triomphe and 7km from the Louvre. Management advises that bikes can be stored in apartments or on balconies.

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

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Paris – Fraser Suites Harmonie

Hotel rooms and self-catering apartments just outside Paris city centre

6 Boulevard De Neuilly
92400 Courbevoie
Paris, Île-de-France

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Price from: €179 for a studio sleeping 3 people

Open: Year-round

An apart-hotel with studio rooms and apartments with kitchenettes just 8km from the Eiffel Tower. The hotel has a large suite that sleeps 6 people; there are three types of suites, with rooms allocated according to numbers, making it an affordable Paris option for groups. Hotel management says there is a secure storage room that can store up to 5 bikes overnight. Hotel has bar and lounge areas. Staff can provide Paris maps and help with bike hire etc. Free wifi throughout hotel.

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

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