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Cycling accommodation in France

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Giverny - Maison où Claude Monet vécut à Vétheuil

B&B steeped in art history deep in Monet country on the Seine

16 Avenue Claude Monet
95510 Vétheuil (Giverny)
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

As the French name suggests, this is the house where Claude Monet lived while painting more than 150 works of art between 1878 to 1881. It's on the River Seine about 15km shy of Giverny on the Paris side. It's open to visitors as a museum but it also has a small B&B that's ideal for cyclists. There's a double room as well as a quadruple for families or a group of friends. For bikes there is dedicated bike storage. Cyclists who have stayed here report that the owner, Claire, is friendly and accommodating, and that the rooms are clean and comfortable. Located on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route and also the Seine Valley bike route that links Paris to the ferry port in Le Havre, this is an ideal place to soak up the magic of Monet on your French cycling holiday.

Bike facilities

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

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Givet - Orchidee Rose B&B

Friendly B&B on the right bank of the Meuse River

41 Rue de Tivoli
08600 Givet
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne (Grand Est)

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

We're told this is a clean but basic old-style French B&B run by a friendly local lady. On the Meuse River route. Scenic spot overlooking the river. Simple continental breakfast. Terrace and garden. Play area for kids. Doubles, triples and family rooms available.

Bike facilities

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

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Gournay-en-Bray - Hotel Le Saint-Aubin (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

Hotel on Avenue Verte London-Paris route with Accueil Vélo status

550 Chemin Vert,
76220 Gournay-en-Bray
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €66

Open: All year

Basic but comfortable hotel just outside Gournay-en-Bray, a popular stop on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. The hotel carries the official 'accueil vélo' label from the French tourist authorities, meaning it has a full range of services available from secure parking and packed lunches through to cyclist-sized breakasts (a full buffet is offered). Staff should also be able to advise about local baggage transfer services. Rooms for solo riders through to sharers (triples and quads), making this a good stop for groups. Free wifi. 24-hour reception for late arrivals. French and English spoken.
** We've stayed here – read our review **

Bike facilities

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

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Gournay-en-Bray – Hotel Le Normandie (Avenue Verte London to Paris)

Cheap and friendly hotel on the London-Paris bike route

21 Place Nationale
76220 Gournay-en-Bray
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

The Hotel Normandie in Gournay-en-Bray provides a cyclist friendly accueil vélo-rated option about 70km from Dieppe, making it ideal for anyone tackling the London to Paris cycle route, especially as it's located just before the route splits into two. If you're arriving with a few kilometres in your legs, there's a pizzeria just next door. The hotel staff speak English and French. Free wifi.
** We've stayed here – read our review **

Bike facilities

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

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Gournay-Loize - La Grange de Gournay

Cyclist-run B&B inland from La Rochelle and keen to welcome more riders

2 Chemin de la Baraquette la Croix
79110 Gournay-Loize
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €55 a night per room

Open: All year

Super new bike-friendly B&B run by Lynda and her bike-mad, ex-chef husband, Walter. Whether you're looking for somewhere to train, or simply somewhere in the countryside to enjoy on a gentle holiday ride, then Lynda and Walter are keen to welcome you. The area around Gournay-Loize boasts a varied landscape that's great for all types of cyclist. It's also just 100km east of La Rochelle, making it an ideal stop for tourers coming inland from the Atlantic Coast. Great for families or groups, with space for 12 cyclists at any one time (if your group is larger, Lynda and Walter can help arrange additional accommodation at nearby B&Bs). Four bikes available for guest use. Swimming pool, badminton, darts, petanque, plus children's playground over the road. Walter has put together local routes from 40-120km (though Lynda says this has just been an excuse for him to get out on his bike as much as possible...) They hope to see you soon!
 

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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Goutrens - Le Bouleau

Passionately run B&B on an organic Goutrens farm

Les Hemps
12390 Goutrens
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €65 per room B&B

Open: April-October

Bike-mad Steve and Lisa have worked tirelessly to create Le Bouleau since moving to the region in 2009 from South Africa. They offer B&B rooms with a wonderful locally sourced breakfast and evening meal options. Steve is a very keen cyclist who can advise on local routes, including those to one of the many surrounding 'plus beaux villages' and the beautiful Aveyron river valley area. Lisa is passionate about cooking and runs courses from the kitchen, as well as arranging visits to local markets, restaurants and vineyards. Free wifi. English and French spoken. And if that isn't enough, there's a certified organic farm alongside the property growing vegetables and saffron.

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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Grenade-sur-Garonne - Villa Léopoldine

Lovely base that's worth a short detour from the Canal de Garonne

29 rue Gambetta
31330 Grenade-sur-Garonne
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Midway between Montauban and Toulouse and a small detour from the Canal de Garonne towpath is Villa Léopoldine. It makes for an interesting stopover. Previously it was a large family townhouse and has now been converted into a contemporary hotel with large rooms complete with sofa and marble en-suite. A continental breakfast is served each morning, which you can enjoy outside when the sun is out, which is a lot in this area.

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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Grenoble - Adagio Access Aparthotel

Hotel with self-catering apartments close to the Grenoble city centre

41 rue Maurice Dodéro
38100 Grenoble
Isère, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €65

Open: Year-round

Self-catering studio and apartment rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Each room has a kitchenette with microwave, stove and fridge. Buffet breakfast also available for a surcharge. Free wifi. Management advises us that they have room for two bikes in a special storage area, plus clean bikes can be stored overnight in the apartments. Advice also available at reception on bike hire and local routes.

Bike facilities

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

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Grenoble - Ibis Grenoble Université

Budget accommodation east of Grenoble city centre

Rue de la Condamine
ZI de Mayencin
38610 Gières
Isère, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €44

Open: All year

Budget accommodation on the eastern outskirts of Grenoble near the university. Free wifi. Restaurant and bar. 81 rooms. Bikes can be locked in bedrooms overnight.

Bike facilities

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

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Grenoble - Ibis Styles Grenoble Centre Gare

Modern city centre hotel in Grenoble

25 Avenue Felix Viallet
38000 Grenoble
Isère, Rhone-Alps

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Centrally located hotel in the Grenoble city centre, and close to the train station. 54 air-conditioned rooms. Free, unlimited wifi. On site bar. There is a private car park available for bike storage (bring your own lock), or bikes can be locked in rooms. Rates are for bed and breakfast.

Bike facilities

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

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Guenrouet - Chambre d'Hotes Exçarêve (EuroVelo 1)

Ecologically friendly B&B on the Nantes-Brest Canal

25 Le Cougou
44530 Guenrouet
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Rustic and eco-friendly, this is a budget option just outside of Guenrouet near the Nantes-Brest Canal. Set on more than 5000 square metres of gardens and woodland, it's a little countryside retreat where the Canal runs concurrently with the EuroVelo 1 La Vélodyssée bike route. Family friendly (there are chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats to pat and feed). Organic breakfasts. All water is filtered and solar-heated. Restaurant nearby. Packed lunches can be made for your pannier on request.

Bike facilities

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

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Gueudecourt - Le Clos du Clocher B&B and self-catering gites

Idyllic B&B and gites at the heart of the WWI battlefields

3 Rue de l'Église
80360 Gueudecourt
Somme, Picardy (Hauts de France)

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

Le Clos du Clocher is an ideal base if you are riding between Lille and Paris or exploring the World War I battlefields. You can choose between B&B or self catering gites. Whichever you decide upon you will be able to enjoy a really magnifcent garden and jacuzzi, not to mention home cooking. You can also hire ebikes from the owners.
We have stayed here, read our review.

Bike facilities

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

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Herault – B&B Villa Fontilha

Bike-friendly village B&B midway between Beziers and Montpellier

6 Plan de la Ville
34230 Usclas d'Hérault
Hérault, Languedoc-Rousillon

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Price from: €52 per night or from €350 per week

Open: All year

Yulia is keen to welcome more cyclists to Villa Fontilha, a character-filled B&B set in a large medieval stone village house. There are 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin, together with an exotic Moroccan-style bathroom. There is also a tranquil, landscaped terrace for breakfasts. 

Villa Fontilha is located in the heart of a typical southern French village on the banks of the Hérault River in Languedoc. Some of the south of France's most picturesque cycling can be found from the doorstep. 

The B&B is just 20km from the Mediterranean, while the Canal du Midi at Beziers is also within reach. Day bike rides from here take in history and beautiful vistas, ancient French stone villages, castles and abbeys, water mills and churches. 

Bike facilities

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

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Honfleur – Les Coquillettes

Friendly B&B and self-catering option recommended to us by cyclists

505 Côte d'Equemauville
14600 Honfleur
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €60 per room per night B&B; self-catering gite for 2-4 people from €330 per week or from €140 for a weekends

Open: All year

Small and friendly B&B recommended to us by one of our contributors, Hilde, who used the B&B on a cycling trip from Caen to Honfleur. Just 1km from the town centre, it's a typically French affair, offering basic but comfortable accommodation and a versatile mix of double and family rooms (all rooms have private bathrooms). There is also a small self-catering gite for up to 4 people. Good locations en route to key towns and cities in Normandy: Deauville is 15km away, while the ferry at Le Havre is a 25km bike ride from the door. Free wifi. BBQ, garden, terrace.

Bike facilities

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

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Huelgoat - Hotel-Restaurant du Lac

Lake-side hotel on main bike routes recommended to us by cyclists

9 rue Général de Gaulle
29690 Huelgoat
Finistre, Brittany

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Hotel-Restaurant du Lac in Huelgoat was recommended to us by a group of cyclists who stay here regularly. As the name (and photo) suggests, it's in a super location near the lake, with relaxing views and gentle bike rides on offer. Huelgoat is in the picturesque Monts d'Arrée in Finistère, a popular area for cycling. The hotel is on this 320km circular bike route from Roscoff and also on the Euro Velo 1 La Velodyssee route. Ideal for an overnight stay or a fixed base for local rides.

Bike facilities

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

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Île d'Oléron - Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint Trojan

Family friendly hotel on the beach on beautiful Oléron

Plage de Gatseau
17370 Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, Île d'Oléron
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

Île d'Oléron really is an idyllic place for a cycling holiday. And the Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint Trojan is a wonderful base. It's located on the beach, and the rooms have either a forest view or a sea view. Whether you're popping across to the island from the mainland for a night or whether you're staying longer to explore the island, this is a relaxing place to be. It's fully self contained with on site restaurant and bar, plus a spa, sauna and fitness centre. It has indoor and outdoor pools, plus its own fleet of bikes for rent (mountain bikes, hybrids and tandems) if you're not bringing your own wheels. Twins, triples and family rooms. It has an excellent family friendly reputaton and even has a kids' club. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Ile de Ré - Hotel La Marée

Cycle-friendly hotel-restaurant on Ile de Ré

321 avenue Albert Sarrault
Rivedoux-Plage
17940 Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

Three-star cycle-friendly hotel located within easy reach of the La Rochelle-Ile de Ré bridge. Restaurant onsite and free wifi. The hotel is part of the Logis hotel network and complies with its cycling standards policy. Staff can help with route advice and maps. There is a bike hire outlet 200m away and a cycle route starting just 50m down the road.

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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Ile-de-Re - Hôtel La Jetée (Saint-Martin-de-Ré)

Excellent harbour hotel with its own fleet of bicycles

23 Quai Georges Clemenceau
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Ile-de-Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

We stayed at the excellent Hôtel La Jetée in Saint-Martin-de-Ré and would happily stay here again on our next visit to the Ile-de-Ré. It's a 3-star harbour hotel with its own fleet of hire bikes and a dedicated underground car park area for secure bike storage. Our room was spick and span, and stylishly decorated. The beds were comfortable, there was a kettle and tea and coffee, plus a bar fridge. The Italian walk-in shower was wonderful. Breakfast was a smorgasbord of yoghurts, cereals, fruits, breads, coffees, teas, meats and smoked salmon. Doubles as well as larger rooms with a sofa bed for groups and children (plus a children's play corner in the breakfast/bar area). Super-friendly staff (English- and French-speaking). Close to restaurants and bars. An excellent base for exploring the island. ** We've stayed here - read our review**

Bike facilities

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

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Isigny-sur-Mer - Hotel de France

Simple place to rest your head and have a good meal

13 Rue Emile Demagny
14230 Isigny-sur-Mer
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

The Hotel de France in Isigny-sur-Mer was recommended to us by Bob Zeller, one of our contributors. He stayed here while touring in Normandy. It's a 2-star hotel and part of France’s Logis chain, which is usually a safe choice for value for money. The rooms are basic, almost North American motel-style, but comfortable and clean. There is a lock up garage for bikes. As is often the case with Logis hotels, it also has an excellent restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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L'Isle Adam - ibis budget

Cheap but functional play to stay with your bike north of Paris

Centre commercial Le Grand Val - ZAC Pont aux Rayons
95290 L'Isle-Adam
Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France

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Price from: €43

Open: All year

You know what you're getting with ibis Budget: cheap but clean rooms with air-conditioning and the chance to grab a buffet breakfast before your next ride. This one is near the river Oise, north of Paris.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Wifi

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Grand Hotel Henri

Elegant chateaux hotel with funky wallpaper

1, Cours René Char
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €109

Open: All year

With its grand entrance, marble staircase and restaurant terrace (complete with the sound of trickling water from the stone fountain), this is a great base for cycling in Provence. The restaurant serves classic provencal-style cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs, making Hôtel Henri perfect for either a one-night treat or a longer holiday. For cyclists, the hotel has its own fleet of bikes from which to enjoy local rides, including the Luberon national park. Also great for winter riding with an old fireplace to snuggle up to on your return, and a club-style tea-room/bar. 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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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Mas De Cure Bourse

Quiet but elegant local hotel surrounded by bikes routes

120 Chemin de la Serre
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

This hotel is situated about 12km from the waterside town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is home to lots of restaurants, cafes and antique shops. Surrounded by acres of grass and old trees there is a terrasse from which to enjoy the good local Provencal food from the onsite restaurant. There are lots of quiet rides to be enjoyed around here – see our suggested routes here (you can download the GPX files as well). Free wifi is available, and both French and English are spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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La Chartre-sur-le-Loir - Hotel de France

Art Deco style hotel on La Sarthe à Vélo bike route

20 Place De La République
72340 La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Bike-friendly hotel that's well-used to welcoming cyclists (and motorcyclists as well as fans of the Le Mans 24-hour car race). You could say it ticks all the sporting boxes. There are 22 rooms which fall into 'standard and 'deluxe' categories, so something for all budgets. There is also an onsite bar and restaurant/brasserie, which Jacqui and Adrian ate at when they cycled La Sarthe à Vélo for us. (They say they ate like kings). Terrace, swimming pool plus gardens that back on to the river Loir. The hotel has been independently owned for more than a century, and previous guests have included French presidents, members of the Kennedy family, racing legend Stirling Moss and none other than Hollywood star Steve McQueen. 

Bike facilities

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

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La Grave – Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel

Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna

Le Village
05320 La Grave
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhône-Alpes border)

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Price from: €60 per person B&B based on double occupancy, or €85 per person for B&B and dinner (variety of room types and sizes available)

Open: End of May until the end of September for cycling; December to April for skiiing

Auberge Edelweiss is a specialist bike hotel in the heart of the Alps; Robin and Marlon are keen to welcome more English-speaking riders to enjoy the Galibier, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Lautaret – all within easy reach. The hotel has information folders with profiles of all key climbs, plus cycling itineraries for both road and mountain bike routes. The hotel is geared up for individual riders as well as groups, and can cater for big events like La Marmotte, Alpe d'Huzes, the Tour de France and Etape du Tour. Well-equiped workshop, plus Marlon and Robin work with a local bike shop that can deliver spares. Bike wash and sauna onsite; massages available on request. Oh, and plenty of wine and cold beer to help you relax on the terrace or in the restaurant. Then wake up to a generous breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fruit juices, hot drinks, local jams and breads, meat, cheese and fruit salad. Bonne route!

Bike facilities

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

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La Rivière Thibouville – Le Soloro (Brionne)

Friendly hotel set in orchard and gardens with onsite restaurant

1 Chaussée Du Roy
Fontaine-la-Soret
27550 La Rivière Thibouville
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: Check online

Open: All year

Le Soloro was recommended to us by Hilde, who stayed there in 2014 on her Caen-Honfleur bike ride. The hotel is a few kilometres south of Brionne, in the village of La Riviere Thibouville. The hotel, Hilde said, had seen better days: "The gardens were overgrown and from the outside it looked rundown," she says, "but la patronne was very friendly, our room was lovely and we ate at the hotel that evening. It was reasonably priced and a good place to stop." Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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La Roche-Sur-Yon - Kyriad

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

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

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Price from: €49

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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La Rochelle - Best Western Masqhotel

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

17 rue de l'Ouvrage à Cornes
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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La Rochelle - Kyriad La Rochelle Centre

3-star hotel within easy reach of Ile de Ré

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

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Price from: €71

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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La Rochelle - Vue sur Cour B&B

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

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

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Price from: €120

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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La Tranche-sur-Mer - Hotel de l'Atlantique

Nicely located and affordable hotel on the coast in Vendèe

3 Rue de la Bastille
85360 La Tranche-sur-Mer
Vendée, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

Hotel de l'Atlantique in La Tranche-sur-Mer is seaside hotel that was recommended to us by a reader who was cycling the Atlantic coast. It is close to the beach and centre of town and has good bike storage. The rooms are clean with a seaside vibe to get you in the mood.

Bike facilities

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

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La Velo Francette - Hotel De Paris (Laval)

Mayenne river hotel handy for towpath access

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

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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La Velo Francette - L'Ancien Pressoir

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

Le Bourg
(D239 Les Isles Bardel)
61210 Ménil-Hermei
Orne, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Just a 10km (mostly) river ride from the La Velo Francette route at Pont-d'Ouilly, this B&B is a lovely stop in one of the most beautiful (and lesser discovered) corners of Normandy. Suisse-Normandie is a beautiful region of rolling hills and river routes for road riders (with easy access to the ferry port at Caen for cross-Channel riders or to Paris in nearby Domfront, where La Veloscenie passes), but there are also some 800km of mountain bike tracks here, making it one of France's MTB hotspots for fun off-road trails without the sharp peaks of the Pyrenees or Alps. The owner speaks French, English, German and Dutch and we are told she offers a cozy B&B welcome in her 200-year-old village house. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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La Vélo Francette – La Maison 1833

Stylish and friendly family run B&B south of Domfront

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

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Lac d'Annecy - Hotel du Lac

Comfortable hotel in a great lakeside spot near Annecy

40 Rue André Theuriet
74290 Talloires-Montmin
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel du Lac in Annecy was recommended to us by readers who stayed there while cycling. It is in a stunning location nestled between the lake and the mountains. You can rest the legs in the pool or plan your route in the shady garden and, this being Lac d'Annecy, there is plenty to do, including golf at a course a short walk from the hotel. There is a lockable garage for your bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Lacanau - Vitalparc

Peaceful apartments and rooms set among the pine forest

Route Du Baganais
33680 Lacanau Ocean
Gironde

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Price from: €60

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Laguiole - Hotel Le Relais de Laguiole

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

Espace les Cayres
12210 Laguiole
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €110

Open: May to October

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

Bike facilities

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

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Landaville - Domaine du Feyel (Neufchateau)

An oasis of calm on the Meuse Valley bike route

102 Rue du Han le Duc
88300 Landaville
Vosges, Lorraine (Grand Est)

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Surrounded by a peaceful park, Domaine du Feyel is a bike-friendly hotel set in a 19th century country house 10km south of the town of Neufchateau, a popular stop on the Meuse cycle route. You can have a breakfast tailored to your needs and order packed lunches too for your rides. Part of the charm here is the green surounds. There is no onsite restaurant but ask about a table at the local bistro. French and English spoken. Velo label through the tourist board.

Bike facilities

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

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Langon - Hotel Tilleuls Medieval

Mid-range hotel with self-catering in Saint Macaire

16 Allée des Tilleuls
33490 Saint Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Langres - Le Chapitre Guesthouse

Small and elegant B&B on the Meuse River cycle route

1 rue de la Crémaillère
52200 Langres
Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Langres is stunning small town. Everything is walkable and encircled by ramparts dotted with artillery towers and punctured by fortified gates. This small B&B in the centre of Langres is a family-run affair. Régine, Etienne and their dog – a Basset Artésien Normand – greeted us with a wagging tail (the hound) and bottles of cold water. The water was particularly welcome after pedalling – and finally pushing – our loaded bikes up the steep hill between the station and Langres. The following morning we were packed off onto the Meuse Cycle Route with a picnic. 
**Read our full review here**

Bike facilities

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

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Larmor-Plage – Hotel Les Rives du Ter

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

15 Boulevard Jean Monnet
56260 Larmor-plage
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €118

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Beny Bocage - La Maison De La Fontaine (EuroVelo 4 Tour du Manche bike route)

Accueil Velo-rated B&B near the fun of the Viaduc de la Souleuvre

Place du Docteur Maugeais
14350 Le Bény-Bocage
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

La Maison de la Fontaine is at Le Beny Bocage, near the EuroVelo 4 Tour de Manche bike route. The B&B is just 3km from the excellent Souleuvre Viaduct at Carville, an outdoor adventure centre with an AJ Hackett bungy jumping site, as well as an zipwire course and family luge. EuroVelo 4 is signposted straight through the viaduc, which is well worth a stop for lunch (restaurant and picnic area onsite). Le Beny Bocage also links to the D-Day Beaches, Bayeux and Mont St Michel on the EV4. La Maison de la Fontaine has 5 rooms, including a family room. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free wifi. Picnics are also available for your panniers (usually featuring a mixed salad, a sandwich, seasonal fruit, a drink and a cereal bar). Gourmet evening meals available – the owners, Christophe and Sandrine, used to work for Lenôtre, the famous French confectioner. Accueil Velo-ratedContinental breakfast available. From Le Beny Bocage you can also cross to join the Velo Francette to the east at Saint-Remy or Thury-Harcourt. 

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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Le Cheylard – Hotel des Voyageurs

Friendly hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Ardeche region

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

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

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

  

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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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Le Fleix - Le Manoir du Bois Mignon (Sainte-Foy-la-Grande)

Warm and luxurious stop on the banks of the Dordogne River

212 Route de la Nougarede
24130 Le Fleix, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €140 for a double

Open: Easter to September

There can't be many better places to relax after a day on the bike than on the banks of the Dordogne near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. This grand B&B oasis is set in a beautiful old manoir house built in 1791. The tiny hamlet is a wonderful stop on a ride along the river Dordogne (Freewheeling France rides this area often, winding along the river and back up through the vines). From the door, the UNESCO-listed St-Emilion is a 40km ride (en route to Bordeaux); in the other direction you'll find the sweet white vines of Monbazillac, the city of Bergerac and, further east, the ancient cobbles of Sarlat. This is a worthy stop on any Dordogne Valley 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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Le Havre - Mercure Centre Bassin du Commerce

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

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

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Lude - Domaine de la Courbe

Riverside hotel that's a popular stopping point for cyclists

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

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Price from: €139

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Mans - Hotel Le Charleston

City centre hotel close to train station and all major sights

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

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Price from: €56

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Mans - Les Cabanes de Do

Quirky B&B cabins in the heart of Le Mans

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

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Mans - Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès

Ultra budget option close to the city centre

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

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Price from: €29

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Monestier - The Old School B&B

Villlage setting for this cosy B&B

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

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Le Neufbourg - L'Abbaye Hotel

Affordable cycling accommodation 50km from Mont St Michel

8 Avenue de la Gare
50140 Le Neufbourg
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

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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