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

Cycling accommodation in France

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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

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Les Monthairons - Chateau des Monthairons & Spa

A touch of luxury on the Meuse River cycle route

26 Route Verdun
55320 Les Monthairons
Meuse, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)

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Price from: €115

Open: All year

Château des Monthairons & Spa on the Euro Velo 19 Meuse Cylce Route is set in lovely parkland bordering the river. Four poster beds, huge baths, sensational food and wonderful service make for a memorable stay. It's been run by the same family since the 1980s – and the fact that it’s a family business shows in the care they take of all their guests.
**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
  • Wifi

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Les Ponts de Cé - Les 3 Lieux (Angers)

Grand 19th century building on the banks of the Loire

10 Port des Noue
49130 Les Ponts de Cé
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €82

Open: All year

Les 3 Lieux hotel is at Les Ponts de Cé, on the Loire river, just south of Angers. Bob and Jim stayed here on their Loire cycle tour – read their report here. They report: "This was possibly the fanciest hotel we stayed at and – as you would expect – everything was fine, including the dinner." The restaurant is expensive but there is a pizzeria just a short walk away. Bike storage was outside, but it was locked and covered, so it was excellent. 

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

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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Libourne - Mercure Saint-Emilion

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

3 Quai Souchet, 33500 Libourne
33500 Libourne
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

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 Pomerol 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

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Price from: €67

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

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. 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

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

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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Limoges - Appart'City Limoges

Clean and friendly river-side apartment-hotel

Rue Du Chaudron / Rue De La Filature
87000 Limoges
Haute-Vienne, Limousin (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €35

Open: All year

The Appart'City Limoges aparthotel is in a lovely locarion on the banks of the Vienne River, just outside the Limoges city centre. It offers flexible and friendly accommodation for cyclists. Use it as a hotel or as a self-catering base. All the rooms have a kitchenette with a hob for cooking, plus a fridge and microwave. There are studio options for solo riders and couples through to larger three-bedroom apartments for families and larger groups. Buffet breakfast available. Wifi. Private car park. 

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €57

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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Loir River - Hotel le St Jacques (Cloyes-sur-le-Loir)

Friendly riverside hotel with quality in-house restaurant

35 rue Nationale
28220 Cloyes-sur-le-Loir
Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Situated near the banks of the river Loir, this hotel has a large garden and good bike storage. There is also a very good restaurant in the hotel for dinner. There were only a few guests when we stayed so the menu was limited menu, but is was just fine. Cloyes-sur-le-Loir is 60km west of Orleans and 50km north of Blois.
**Bob and Jim stayed here on their Loire cycle tour - read their report here**

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €52

Open: All year

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 Ibis Centre Gare

City centre hotel just 250m from the train station

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

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Price from: €54

Open: All year

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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Luzech - Le Figuier de Pauline

B&B located just 200m from the Lot River at Luzech

572 La Grave
46140 Luzech
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Le Figuier de Pauline is a B&B in Luzech that was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. Swimming pool, table tennis and garden. Evening meals available on request. Free wifi. Continental and buffet breakfast options. Children welcome. French and English spoken. 21km from Cahors on the Lot Valley bike route.

Bike facilities

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

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Lyon - Alter'hostel

Modern budget accommodation for cyclists

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

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Price from: €20

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €175

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €79

Open: Year-round

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

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €105-€135

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

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.

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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)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €76

Open: Year-round

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

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

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

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Price from: €81

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €239

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

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.

Bike facilities

  • 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

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

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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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

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Price from: €50

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)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

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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Moissac - L'Armateur (Canal de Garonne)

Well-appointed hotel with pool between Bordeaux and Toulouse

22 Rue du Pont
82200 Moissac
Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

This hotel has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here (there is a dedicated bike shed). L'Armateur is an 18th-century house that's been converted into a modern and stylish hotel. It's in the centre of Moissac, just 50m from the Canal de Garonne bike route. The rooms at the Hotel l'Armateur have views over the garden or the town. Free wifi plus the rooms have kettles for tea and coffee – something of a rarity in French hotels. The common areas in the hotel are air-conditioned and there is a swimming pool in the garden. The restaurant serves traditional and regional cuisine (you can also eat on the terrace).

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

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.

Bike facilities

  • 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

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Price from: €60

Open: Year-round

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.

Bike facilities

  • 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

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Price from: From €86

Open: May to October

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

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

Open: All year

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

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Mont Ventoux – Hotel des Pins (Bédoin )

Hotel ideal for exploring the area around Mont Ventoux

Chemin des Crans
84410 Bedoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €65 (rooms available for between 1 and 5 people)

Open: Year-round

The 3-star Hotel des Pins in Bedoin is located in Bédoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux, making it a perfect base for an assault on the Giant of Provence. This area is also perfect for cyclists wanting a gentler cycling holiday, with the hotel giving good access to routes through the vineyards of the Vaucluse department and through Provence's famous lavender fields. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant serving regional specialities based on fresh local market produce. Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. Secure garage for bike parking. Both French and English spoken. Bike hire available locally.

Bike facilities

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

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Mont Ventoux – Hôtel Le Siècle (Mazan)

Comfortable two-star hotel a short ride from the foot of Mont Ventoux

18 Place des Terreaux
84380 Mazan
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €50

Open: March to November

A lovely two-star hotel (there are only 9 rooms, so book ahead) set in an impressive old 16th-century building in the heart of the wine-growing village of Mazan. Located just 10km south of Bedoin, it's an ideal base for tackling Mont Ventoux. Classicaly decorated air-conditioned rooms (each with its own distinct style) and with pretty village views. Single, double and triple rooms available, all with ensuite bathrooms. Shady terrace. Picnic baskets and packed lunches available on request. Free wifi. Bike storage area and washdown facilities. French, Portuguese and Spanish spoken. Comes recommended to us by local cycle tour operators.

Bike facilities

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

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Mont Ventoux – Le Relais du Mont Ventoux (Aurel)

Charming Ventoux hotel run by a couple who understand cyclists’ needs

Rue du Portail
84390 Aurel
Vaucluse, Provence

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

The Le Relais du Mont Ventoux in Aurel was recommended to us by Paul Lamarra, who stayed there when he climbed Ventoux on his Brompton. It's a family-run hotel with 17 rooms and an onsite restaurant. "It's a charming hotel run by a lovely couple who understand cyclists’ needs completely (especially on the food front)," says Paul. "Dinner and breakfast on the terrace across the road from the hotel with great views." Free wifi. Hot tub. Bike hire available through reception. French, English 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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Montauban - Abbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort (for Canal de Garonne)

Classy and comfortable four-star hotel near the river in Montauban

Montauban
82000 Montauban
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €129

Open: All year

Abbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort – just off the Canal de Garonne at Montauban, 60km from Toulouse - is a relaxing hotel with outdoor pool, spa centre and fitness room. The rooms are classy and elegant, as are the corridors and finer touches on the hotel. Most rooms have views of the Tarn River. There's also an inhouse restaurant and brasserie. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Montbard - Hôtel de l'Ecu

Well located local hotel for cycling Burgundy's canals

7 rue Auguste Carré
21500 Montbard
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Between Auxerre and Beaune, this is a basic local hotel that is part of the Logis Hotel group and meets their bike-friendly criteria. It's a family run hotel and has been in the same family since 1952. It often welcomes cyclists riding the Burgundy wine trails. Also close to La Brenne Nature Reserve and Parc Buffon. There's an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine. 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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Monte Carlo – Novotel

Comfortable accommodation among the high-rollers on the Riviera

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monte Carlo
Monaco

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Price from: €175

Open: All year

OK, so I realise Monaco this isn't *technically* part of France but I'm including bike-friendly accommodation here because so many cyclists pass through during their South of France travels. The Novotel is in the heart of Monaco, a short ride from the train station, Place du Casino and Grimaldi Forum. Cafe and restaurant onsite, plus bar. Guests have access to 2 computers on site, plus free wifi throughout the hotel. Rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Pool, terrace, garden. Other facilities include a hammam, library and children's playground. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely locked in the luggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Montebourg - Chambres d'hôtes les Clématites en Cotentin

Cheerful B&B close to restaurants and en route to the D-Day beaches

1 Rue Saint-Clair
50310 Saint-Floxel, Montebourg
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €57 per double room

Open: All year

I stayed here while cycling in Normandy and found it both affordable and cheerful. The owner Patricia is a delight, cheerful and very welcoming (anyone who asks if you'd like a hot chocolate for breakfast before she even shows you to your room wins points with me). The rooms are big, bright and colourful with eclectic wallpaper and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are less impressive and a little bit dated, but there are hot towel racks and radiators for drying cycling clothes and, as a one-night stop close to town, this place is great. One room also has a fridge and microwave; it's also on the road – it's not noisy by city standards but the other two rooms are at the back and quieter, one with garden views. You do need to be aware that you need to arrive after 5pm unless you've let Patricia know in advance (you can do this when you book online); if you arrive early, you can get a key from a neighbour. We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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Monthermé - Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse

Friendly local hotel in a picture-postcard spot on the Meuse Cycle route

1 Rue du Lieutenant Barbaste
08800 Monthermé
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Aerial views of Monthermé are the most popular postcards along this Ardennes stretch of the EuroVelo 19 Meuse Cycle Route. The small town is tucked around a dramatic hairpin in the river, one of the boucles or loops that give this stretch of the river – and the hotel – its name, with wooded hills rising up steeply on either side. Les Boucles de Meuse is a friendly local hotel that is used to welcoming cyclists. Rooms are clean and airy.
** We have stayed her – 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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