Where to stay: All France

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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 Pouliguen - Le Domaine de Cramphore

Coastal apartments for up to 6 people in the Loire-Atlantique department

74 boulevard de l'Atlantique
44510 Le Pouliguen
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €180 for 2 nights - see website for seasonal prices and specials

Open: Year-round

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A recently refurbished luxury residence set in the middle of a garden surrounded by 100-year-old pine trees. The residence has a relaxation area and an outdoor pool with solarium to rest your muscles after a day in the saddle. Located 200m from the sea and 400m from the beach, it has apartments catering for between 3 and 6 people.

Bike facilities

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

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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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Le Touquet - Residence Les Jardins de la Cote d'Opale

Apartments on the edge of a forest a 1.5km ride from the beach

Boulevard de la Canche
62520 Le Touquet-Paris Plage
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Price from: €420 per week

Open: Year-round

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Apartments catering for up to 7 people and set in a quiet residence on the edge of a forest and within reach of Calais. The seaside resort of Le Touquet, on the beautiful Opal Coast, is a 1.5km bike ride away. less than an hour from Calais. Facilities include bike hire, heated indoor pool, tennis court, and children's playground.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • 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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Loire Valley - L’Ancienne Cure Cottage

Cyclist-run self-catering base on bike routes north of Saumur

Rue de la Vieille Cure
49490 Breil
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire
Phone: +33 (0)6 25 81 98 51
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €550 / £395 per week

Open: April to the end of October

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If you're looking for a biking base in the Loire, you'll do well to find one more ideal than L’Ancienne Cure Cottage. It's located 35km north of Saumur and almost halfway between Angers and Amboise, making it a perfect base for exploring the golden triangle of chateaux and vineyards that line this corridor of the Loire. There are 5 individual marked bike routes passing nearby, each of them linking in and around the main Loire à Vélo route, which passes through Saumur to the south. The 15th century cottage is owned by Alison and Jon, who run cycling holidays in the Loire. They're on hand to share their local knowledge and to help with bike hire. The cottage sleeps 4 adults and is fully equipped with a modern kitchen and bathroom, great living space, wifi and an outdoor BBQ area. This place is great for one or two couples, or for a family. 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

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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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Metz - Ibis Metz Centre Cathedrale

Great budget option in the city centre

Quartier Pontiffroy
47 Rue Chambière
57000 Metz
Moselle, Lorraine

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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Metz boasts some wonderful architecture with the Gothic Saint-Stephen Cathedral having the largest expanse of stained-glass windows in the world. The Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, meanwhile, is reported to be the oldest church in France. This Ibis hotel is situated centrally and is in a pedestrian zone, so it is perfect for taking in the sights. Onsite bar/restaurant. Free wifi. English, French, German and Spanish spoken. Lockable bicycle storage in underground car park.

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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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Metz - Ibis Styles Centre Gare

Reliable chain hotel in the centre of town

3 bis rue Vauban
57000 Metz
Moselle, Lorraine

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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Ibis Style hotels offer reliable accommodation all over France. The chain under-went a makeover a few years ago, meaning the hotels are generally modern and clean. The Metz branch is situated right next to the station, rooms are air-conditioned and soundproofed, and you're a short ride from the cathedral area in the centre of town. The hotel has free wifi. English, French, German and Spanish spoken. For cyclists there is a bike store on the ground floor, or clean bikes can be kept in rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Meymac - Club Corrèze

Friendly, budget accommodation close to peaceful cycling trails

Les Gardes
19250 Meymac
Corrèze, Limousin
Phone: +33 (0)5 55 95 27 65 or +44 (0)7739 458 659
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €20 B&B per person per night; €35 for B&B plus packed lunch and dinner. Please ask about discounts for groups or multiple nights.

Open: May to September

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Club Correze is in the Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches en Limousin south-east of Limoges. It offers affordable hostel-style accommodation for groups, families and touring cyclists. The centre operates as an outdoors recreation centre for schools, sports groups and family breaks, and its owner, Clare, is keen to welcome more cyclists. There are marked mountain bike routes from the door, as well as quiet (mostly) car-free routes on quiet backroads for road riders. Choose from B&B option, or take Clare's full-board option with evening meals and packed lunches. This is one of France's quieter corners for cycling, with much of the Correze under-explored and free of traffic, making it an ideal base for either a longer stay or an overnight stop. From here there are good routes over to the coast, down to the Dordogne or north towards the Loire. Mountain bike hire available onsite, with hybrids and road bikes available locally. Free wifi. French and 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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Mimizan - Hotel Restaurant Atlantique

Friendly hotel on Atlantic Coast seafront at Mimizan

38 Avenue de la Cote a'Argent
40200 Mimizan-Plage Mimizan-Plage
Landes, Aquitaine

Price from: €50

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Beachfront hotel with free wifi and an onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Rooms sleep 2-4 people, making it an affordable option for groups. Cyclists report that there is secure bike storage in a rear basement laundry room that is locked from early evening. The hotel can help arrange activities, including cycle hire, canoeing, surfing, horse-riding, etc.

Bike facilities

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

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Mimizan - La Mimona

Find some calm on the Vélodyssée route

1452 Route de Labadan
40200 Sainte-Eulalie-en-Born, Mimzan
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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La Mimona B&B is perfectly situated for anyone wanting to enjoy the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée cycle route as it passes through the south west, with the signposted path passing just 50m away. The B&B is just outside of Mimizan, with the town centre and the lake, which come alive in the holiday season, a further 7km to the south. This is a great one-night stopover or a good base for a longer holiday stay. A pool is available for guests plus the owners provide house bikes for guest use, so you can explore this flat area even if you don't arrive under your own steam. Free wifi in all rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Mirabel aux Baronnies - Les Toits Roses (for Ventoux)

Provencal panoramas from the roof terrace of this cyclist-owned gîte

Rue Chauchiere
Mirabel-aux-Baronnies
26110 Nyons
Drôme, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €36 per night or €250 per week for up to 5

Open: Available all year, just check availability outside of the main season

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Explore the sun-drenched hills, medieval villages, markets, lavender fields and Rhone Valley vineyards from the door of Les Toits Roses. This charming self-catering two bedroom house is ideal for an ascent of Ventoux, whose slopes at Malaucène are just a warmup ride away. Les Toits Roses, which can sleep 5, is set on a quiet village street in the Provencal village of Mirabel-aux-Baronnies and provides an authentic rural retreat with a roof terrace and panoramic views of the hills. The area surrounding Mirabel aux Baronnies is often included in the route of the Tour du France and is a very popular cycling area for professionals and amateurs alike. The owners Lucy and Steven, are cyclists and can share their local knowledgeThere are many quieter back roads for all levels, including marked cycling routes through the vineyards and villages (including to the Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine), and more challenging rides into the surrounding hills. Cycle hire and repair close by. English, Dutch and French spoken. Secure locked garage for your bike and 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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Moliets et Maa - Pierre & Vacances Apart-hotel

Family friendly and with easy access to the beach

Rue Brémontier
40660 Moliets-et-Maa
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Under 2km from the beach and with its own pool, the Pierre & Vacances apart-hotel at Moliets et Maa is a nice option for combining a cycle with a beach holiday. The La Vélodyssée cycle route runs close by, and there's safe bike storage (as at all Pierre & Vacances properties in France). Each room has a kitchenette with all the pots and pans you'd need to cook up a storm, or you can have breakfast in the restaurant. There's free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Monpazier - Villa Ste Therese (Dordogne)

Peaceful five-bed villa in a stunning village location

Le Therme Rouge Bas
24540 Capdrot, Monpazier
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +61 409 120 540 (phone and SMS messages welcome)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1400 low season to €2900 high season per week (please ask about weekend breaks)

Open: All year

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Villa Ste Therese is just 700 metres from stunning Monpazier, an iconic Dordogne village and on the official list of 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'. The villa offers wonderful views and vistas from every terrace and bedroom window. There are five large double bedrooms, each with ensuite facilities and a large pool is available for the exclusive use of villa guests. (There is also a small cottage next door for couples). You can explore nearby chateaux, prehistoric caves, hilltop villages and vineyards. If you don’t have a car, you can catch a train from Bordeaux or Bergerac stations to either Le Buisson-de-Cadouin or Siorac-en-Perigord – it's then just a short taxi transfer to Monpazier. Bike hire can be arranged locally. The village has plenty of services: charcuteries, boulangeries, pharmacy, and ATM plus a Thursday market and well-stocked supermarkets. There’s also a great Saturday market at Villereal – just a bike ride away. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

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  • Secure bike parking
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  • Local maps and route information
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Mont Blanc - Chalet Chovettaz

Self-catering chalet and apartment in the foothills of Mont Blanc

30 Chemin de la Chovettaz d’en Haut
74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
Haute Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 58 47 50 02
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Self-catered chalet: €1700 to €2000 per week (8-10 people), or €320 per night. Self-catered apartment: €1150 to €1275 per week (6-8 people), or €180 per night

Open: All year

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Chalet Chovettaz is both a chalet and an appartment in an enviable position just an hour away from Geneva aiport in a stunning "secret valley" between Megeve and Mont Blanc. The village itself is a really traditional French Alpine base that remains alive for both the summer and winter seasons, with a wealth of activities to suit all ages and abilities, as well as many sights to enjoy such as local baroque churches. For cyclists, there are both road and mountain options right on your doorstop here. There are two accomadation options: a self-catered chalet for 10-12 people, or a ground floor self-catered apartment for 6 adults (8 at a squeeze!) Both are really comfortable and well-equipped with linen, towels, slippers and toiletries included. The owner recommends contacting by text or phone in the first instance.

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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Mont St Michel - Au Bon Accueil

Homely B&B and chambres d'hôtes on the Brittany/Normandy border

5, Lieu dit Colombel
35120 St Marcan
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 99 80 27 13 or +33 (0)6 43 18 74 79
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Doubles from €46, triples from €60, quads from €69, family suite for 6 from €108. Breakfast included.

Open: All year

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The relaxing Au Bon Accueil is a family-run B&B and hotel in a character-filled 200-year-old house a 20km bike ride from the wonders of Mont St Michel and the oysters of Cancale. Beautiful bike routes criss-cross this entire Brittany-Normandy border area, with as many as 14 local cycling routes – covering distances of between 17km and 35km – accessible from near Au Bon Accueil. From here, the bike routes around Dinan are also within reach. This is also an ideal stopover en route to the ferry port in St Malo, a pleasant 40km ride away, or for anyone looking for a great bike-friendly base from which to explore the joys of cycling in Brittany. Free wifi, plus house bikes available for guest use. All rooms have their own facilities. There are 4 restaurants with 1.5km so you can enjoy the local hospitality and cuisine. Owners Paul and Jane are on hand to share their knowledge and love of the area.

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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Mont St Michel - Hotel Le Beauvoir

Well regarded local restaurant with accommodation on site

9 Route du Mont Saint Michel
50170 Beauvoir
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €60

Open: All year

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Hotel Le Beauvoir is perhaps better known (and regarded) locally for its restaurant than its accommodation, however it does offer basic rooms for an affordable price (often in combination with meal deals). When I visited to eat, the lovely lady managing the restaurant told me that the hotel has a lockable garage for bikes and that it often welcomes cyclists who are passing through en route to Mont St Michel. Twins, doubles and family rooms sleeping 4-5 people. Wifi.

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

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Mont St Michel - Ibis Avranches Mont St Michel

Reliable chain hotel within reach of Mont St Michel

47 rue des Estuaires
50220 Saint Quentin sur l'Homme
Manche

Price from: €60

Open: Year-round

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Just over 20km from Mont St Michel, this reliable chain hotel is close to the Tour de Manche Cross Channel bike route. The hotel meets the national Accueil Vélo (Cyclists Welcome) criteria. Free wifi. Restaurant, bar, 24-hour snacks. The hotel has more than 60 rooms, so suitable for groups. The hotel is part of the Accor hotel chain, which promises a best-match guarantee on prices by following the link we provide here.

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

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Mont St Michel – Hôtel Les 13 Assiettes

Peaceful cycle-friendly hotel in the Mont Saint Michel bay

Route de la Quintine
50300 Pontaubault, Le Val-Saint-Père
Manche, Normandy

Price from: From €86

Open: May to October

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Comfortable hotel that is accueil velo accredited as bike-friendly with the local tourist office. Situated just 12km from the fabulous Mont Saint Michel, the hotel is an ideal base to explore the Manche department of Normandy, or as an overnight stop on the way to the nearby ferry ports of Cherbourg or Ouistreham (Caen), both around 120km away. The hotel itself has a peaceful setting in the countryside and has an onsite restaurant. Free wifi provided. French and 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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Mont St-Michel - Les Epinettes B&B and Boutique

B&B and self-catering studio near Mont St-Michel

8 bis Route du Mont Saint-Michel
50170 Beauvoir
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €50 B&B or €170-€305 for the self-catering studio

Open: All year

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A unique B&B (with self-catering studio apartment) that's both a place to stay and a place to top up on souvenirs and French chic on your visit to nearby Mont-St Michel – the B&B has its own gift boutique! This is flexible accommodation that caters for solo cyclists through to families (some rooms comfortably sleep 5 people). Les Epinettes is an accredited Accueil Velo place to stay with secure parking and all the other bikey bits you'd expect from a cycle-friendly B&B. Free wifi. En suite bathrooms. Oh and fresh pastries for breakfast plus packed lunches can be prepared if you're heading off out on your bikes. Close also to local restaurants in Beauvoir. We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
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  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont St-Michel – Camping Aux Pommiers

Camping village at the end of the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel route

28 Route du Mont Saint Michel
50170 Beauvoir
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €11 for a tent pitch, chalets from €280-€880 depending on chalet size, the season and the length of your stay

Open: April to November

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There's camping and then there's camping à la française. This site is super-conveniently located, about a 20-minute bike ride from the cycle/walking path to Mont-Saint-Michel. It’s spotlessly clean, has all the mod cons you'd need, and is right in the high street of Beauvoir, if you want to stock up on snacks and essentials. You name it, they've got it: bar, snack bar, shop selling bread, pastries and sundries, outdoor ping-pong tables, mini golf, trampoline, video games, boules, pinball, board games, bicycle hire, washing machines, wifi (paid-for), tumble dryers, BBQ rental and ticket sales for Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey. You never, ever have to leave. Okay, maybe to go and see Mont-Saint-Michel. It also got accueil vélo status, so they tick all the bike boxes. You can book tent pitches via their official website or chalets here.
We stayed here when we rode Paris to Mont St-Michel – read our review

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