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

Cycling accommodation in France

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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.

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  • 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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Montigny-le-Roi - Hotel Arcombelle

A convenient overnight stop on the Meuse River bike route

25 Avenue de Lierneux
52140 Montigny-le-Roi (Val-de-Meuse)
Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)

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Price from: €76

Open: All year

Slightly unprepossessing from the road, the hotel’s location is super handy for the Meuse bike route. It’s only a couple of kilometres off the route and although they are uphill, it means you have a stunning view over the surrounding countryside. With a bar, bistro and restaurant on site, there’s no need to ride further afield for food and drink. Two large, locked garages on the opposite side of the main road with loads of space to lock bikes. 
**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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Montpellier – Holiday Inn Express Montpellier Odysseum

New hotel east of the Montpellier city centre with bike store facilities

60 Avenue Nina Simone
34000 Montpellier
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

The Holiday Inn Express Montpellier Odysseum is a new hotel east of the city centre. There are 90 rooms providing flexible accommodation, with family rooms plus some self-catering rooms with kitchenettes. Free buffet. Close to bars and restaurants, plus a cinema, aquarium and shopping centre for supplies. The hotel manager emailed to tell me that bikes can be kept in the luggage store or locked in a meeting room if more space is needed. Free wifi. French, English, German, Arabic and Italian spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Montpellier – Hotel du Palais

Basic but friendly two-star bike-friendly hotel in the city centre

3 Rue du Palais des Guilhem
34000 Montpellier
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Friendly city centre hotel near the Peyrou Gardens and Place de la Canourgue, and a short ride from the train station. Basic but clean two-star hotel in an old, character-filled 200-year-old building. There are 26 air-conditioned rooms, all with their own bathrooms. Locked storage room for bikes. International TV. Left luggage area. Terrace. Free wifi. English, French 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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Morestel - Servhotel

Basic, affordable stopover between Bourg-en-Bresse and Grenoble

89 Route de Grenoble
38510 Morestel
Isère, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

This is a convenient no frills option for cycling in this area of the Alps (roughly betwen Bourg-en-Bresse and Grenoble). It's also within reach of the ViaRhona. The rooms are basic but clean with TVs with satellite channels. A continental breakfast is served each morning (there's a picnic area for outside eating). Single rooms through to family rooms that sleep 5 - ideal for sharers on a budget. 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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Morlaix - Hotel du Port

Accueil velo-rated hotel in one of Brittany's cycling hubs

3 Quai de Léon
29600 Morlaix
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

Hotel du Port is in a lovely waterfront location just 1km from the Morlaix town centre. It offers views of the harbour of Morlaix, with free parking out the front if you need to unload bikes from the car. The hotel is accueil velo-rated ('cyclists welcome') under the local tourist board scheme. Rooms are spread over three floors and each room has a TV, a phone, desk and wifi. There is an on-site bar and breakfast is made with local products. The Roscoff ferry port is 19km away. The hotel has secured bike storage and reception staff can help with luggage transfers.

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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Morlaix – Hôtel Restaurant de la Gare

Friendly local hotel that's a good stop for cycing in Finistère, Brittany

2 Rue Parmentier
29410 Pleyber-Christ
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €56

Friendly 2-star hotel with just 8 rooms, a restaurant serving a traditional Breton menu, and a pretty courtyard garden to relax in. The hotel is 10km south-west of Morlaix, 30km from Roscoff and 50km from Brest, making it an ideal stopover on a cycling tour of Brittany. Free wifi. There is secure bike parking available in a locked, detached private garage at the rear of the hotel. A member of the Logis hotel network, it complies with that company's cycling standards policy.

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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Mortain - Hotel Restaurant de la Poste

Ideal stop on the EuroVelo 4 between Saint-Lo and Mont St Michel

1 place des Arcades
50140 Mortain
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €47

Open: All year

This is a good stop on the Tour de Manche bike route that doubles as the EuroVelo 4 through Normandy and Brittany. Inhouse restaurant serving regional cuisine – the chef prides himself on using local produce and creating the flavours of Normandy (vegeterian options available too). Terrace for drinks and a pool for cooling down in summer. Singles and doubles through to suites for 4 people. English and French spoken. The owner tells me there is a bike storage area that locks.

Bike facilities

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

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Mulhouse - Mercure Mulhouse Centre

Stylish city hotel near the train station

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

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Najac - Le Belle-Rive

Cycle-friendly hotel on the banks of the Aveyron River

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

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Price from: €65

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nancy - Centre Suite Novotel

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

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

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Price from: €95

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nancy - hotelF1 Nord Bouxières aux Dames

Super cheap hotel near the Canal de la Marne au Rhin

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

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Price from: €24

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nancy - Ibis Styles Nancy Centre Gare

Reliable chain hotel in the Nancy city centre

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

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Price from: €79

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nantes - Adagio Access Viarme

Apartment hotel in Nantes city centre

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

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Price from: €61

Open: Year-round

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

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

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Nantes - Hotel Graslin

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

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

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

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

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

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

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

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

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

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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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Nantes-Brest Canal - La Mercerais Chambre d'hotes

Small B&B handy for the Nantes-Brest Canal

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

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

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

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

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Nantes-Brest Canal - Logis Auberge de la Forêt

Quirky hotel a short detour from the Nantes-Brest Canal

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

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

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

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

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Nantes-Brest Canal - Popote et Polochon (EuroVelo1)

Stylish B&B between Ploërmel and Redon

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

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Price from: €55-€100

Open: All year

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

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

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Narbonne - Chambre d'Hôtes Villa Ambrosia

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

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

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Narbonne - Hotel la Residence

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

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

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Neufchâteau - Hotel Le Rialto

Basic but friendly hotel on the Meuse River bike route

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

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Wifi

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Nevers - Hotel de Verdun

Quirky bike-friendly hotel in the centre of Nevers

4 Rue de Lourdes
58000 Nevers
Nièvre, Burgundy

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nice - Adagio Access Nice Magnan

Affordable apartment hotel in the Nice city centre

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

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Price from: €59

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nice - Centre Gare Ibis

Bike-friendly city centre hotel close to restaurants and attractions

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

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Price from: €72

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nice - Le Panoramic Boutique Hotel

A grand 19th century hotel overlooking Nice

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

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nice - Novotel Centre Acropolis

Friendly and reliable hotel with swimming pool in Nice city centre

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

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Price from: €133

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nîmes – Hotel Adagio Access

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

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

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Price from: €57

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Niort - L'Horizon B&B

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

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

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

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

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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Niort – Maison La Port Rouge

Lovely host, stunning rooms – a perfect retreat in Niort

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

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Normandy Cider route - La Villa des Tilleuls (Cambremer)

Family owned B&B between Lisieux et Caen

CD 50 Le Cadran
14340 Cambremer
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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

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

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

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

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

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Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Nort-sur-Erdre - Relais de la Grange (Nantes-Brest Canal)

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

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

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

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

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Bike facilities

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

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Noyon - Citotel le Cèdre

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

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

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Nuits Saint Georges - Ibis

Cycle-friendly hotel on the Burgundy Wine Route

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

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Price from: €62

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Obernai - A La Cour d'Alsace

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

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

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Price from: €129

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Orange - Hôtel Arène

Modern comfort with rich history on your doorstep

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

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Price from: €92

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Orange - Hotel L'Herbier

Central townhouse hotel near the foot of Ventoux

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

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans - Ibis Orléans Centre

City hotel with mod-cons and secure bike parking

4 Rue du Marechal Foch
45000 Orléans
Loiret, Centre

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Price from: €60

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans la Source - Novotel

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

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

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Price from: €104

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans – Adagio Access

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

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

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Price from: €57

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Ouistreham - Ibis Styles (Caen ferry port)

Reliable mid-range hotel close to the Caen ferry terminal

37 rue des Dunes
14150 Ouistreham
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €87

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Paris - 25Hours Hotel

Funky decor awaits in this Parisian hotel near the Eurostar terminal

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

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Price from: €153

Open: All year

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


 

Bike facilities

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

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Paris - Hôtel Adèle & Jules

Grand building and funky decor with a bike friendly attitude

2 Cité Rougemont
75009 Paris
Paris

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Price from: €175

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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