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

Cycling accommodation in France

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Saint-Émilion - Auberge de la Commanderie

Ancient Templar house-turned-hotel in the heart of Saint-Émilion

2 rue Porte Brunet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €77

Open: All year

Clean and stylish 2-star hotel in the heart of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion. The hotel itself is part of the ancient fabric of the town, being set in an old Templar house. It's within walking distance of local restaurants and wine shops (which can arrange shipment home, just in case you were wondering...). From the door you can ride almost straight out into the vines. Doubles, twins and family rooms. This hotel is a real bargain off-season, though the price (as with everything in this tourist hotspot) tends to skyrocket in summer. The hotel has a private car parking area that's locked (it's often used by cycle tour groups). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Émilion - Hôtel Au Logis de Remparts à Saint-Émilion

Bike-friendly hotel in beautiful, historic Saint-Émilion

18 rue Guadet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

This is a lovely hotel right near the historic UNESCO-listed centre of Saint-Émilion. (Some of the hotel's own buildings are actually listed as historically significant). The accommodation is flexible, with single rooms through to family rooms. A group of cyclists who stayed here recommended the hotel to us. The full buffet breakfast (including scrambled eggs – something of a treat in rural France) filled them up. The hotel's beautiful gardens (with pool) overlook the vines and are secure, providing safe bike parking (the hotel regularly welcomes cyclists). French and English spoken. Free wifi. Late deals possible (see our link) but prices do vary across the seasons, especially in summer when Saint-Émilion is hugely popular with visitors.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - City Lofthotel Saint-Etienne

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

15 rue Gambetta
42000 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, this apartment-hotel has studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. Free wifi. 24-hour front desk. Breakfast also available in the hotel. 1.5km from train station. Reception advises that bikes can be stored in the apartments overnight. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - Mercure Parc de l'Europe

City hotel well located for morning rides in the nearby park

Rue de Wuppertal,
42100 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Bike-friendly 4-star hotel near the Mont Pilat Regional Park and opposite the Parc de l’Europe south-east of the city centre. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant that is well-respected locally. Reception staff can arrange for bikes to be securely locked inside the hotel. French, English, Japanese, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Le Château Du Val

Quaint chateau-style hotel to the west of Paris

Route Forestière des Brancas
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Yvelines, Île-de-France

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Recommended to us by readers, Le Château Du Val sits by the River Seine to the west of Paris. It's handy for both the Epte Valley route to Le Havre and the London to Paris Avenue Verte, making it a useful stopover at the start of your journey or as your last night before arriving in Paris. The small chateau has clean rooms with breakfast being served in a Louis XIV-styled state room. And an interesting local fact for you: if you were wondering where the Saint-Germain of famous football club Paris-Saint Germain comes from, then it is in fact from this small town's football club, which merged with Paris in 1970. Anyway back to cycling, this is a great base and the owners will happily store bikes safely away overnight in the locked garage.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-sur-Ay - Home 19

EuroVelo 4 coastal stop just 5km from the beach

19 rue des Mézières
50430 Saint-Germain-sur-Ay
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Stylish barn conversion that dates back to 1767. Just 5km from the beach, this is an ideal stop on a EuroVelo 4 coastal ride or to the ferry port (it's 52km to Cherbourg from here). Evening meals can be prepared on request using fresh local ingredients. Bike-friendly (it has Accueil Velo accreditation). Rooms have kettles for tea and coffee, which always goes down well with us. Rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, making this ideal for groups of families and friends. French and English spoken, plus some Spanish and German. Pet-friendly if you're travelling with your pooch. Free wifi. Arrival after 5pm preferred (get in touch if arriving earlier).

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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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa

Elegance and fine food by the beach

43 Boulevard Thiers
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €144

Open: All year

If you're looking for somewhere special to stay on France's southern Atlantic coast, this could be it. Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed her. It's located right on the beach in the very popular harbour town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which is on the Euro Velo 1 Atlantic Coast bike route. Rooms and the highly rated restaurant overlook the ocean. If you're staying here, you'll also be able to use the spa facilities. A buffet breakfast is served every morning and you have free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Hotel Bel Air

Beach-side hotel recommended to us by cyclists

60 Promenade Jacques Thibaud
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

Hotel Bel Air couldn't get any closer to the beach at Saint-Jean-de-Luz without falling in. This family owned and operated hotel was recommended to us by a cyclist who was riding the Atlantic Coast bike path. The hotel has its own dedicated bicycle garage and it sees a lot of cyclists on this popular route. Terrace with ocean views (some rooms also have ocean views). English, French and Spanish spoken. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Hotel St-Georges

Alpine hotel recommended to us by readers

334 rue de la République
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne has been sent to us by cyclists who stayed there. They described it as clean, friendly and affordable. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Buffet-style breakfast with homemade jams. Onsite cafeteria. Secure bike store. Close to the train station. English, French, Italian and German spoken. 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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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Hotel de l'Europe (Col de la Croix de Fer)

Popular cycling hotel on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer

15 avenue du Mont Cenis
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €43

Open: All year

Hôtel de l'Europe comes recommended to us by cyclists who have stayed there, including one of our own contributors. "It's on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer," says Andy Hodges. "The owner is a serious cyclist with a bike room and he can help with ongoing repairs." It has free wifi thorughout Fi throughout, secure parking for bikes, a restaurant and a bar, and a laundry service. Kettles and TVs in room. Continental breakfast. Located on the road that connects Lyon to Turin, and 1km from local train station. 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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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Hotel Itzalpea

Lovely village option on the Santiago de Compostela route

5 place du Trinquet
64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €49

Open: All year

With just seven bedrooms, this is more of a guesthouse than a hotel. It's a cosy refuge in the foothills of the Pyrenees, deep in Basque country and on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela. The hotel has its own salon de thé, where breakfast is also served. They get many walkers and cyclists through here, so breakfast is a nice mix of pastries, yoghurts, breads, cereals and cakes. Secure bike store. Free wifi. Bar/lounge area for relaxing, or take a stroll out through the picturesque village or by the river. This is a good value-for-money option.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Laurent - Moulin de Saint Laurent (Canal de Garonne)

Accommodation with a pool between Buzet-sur-Baise and Agen

Lieu-dit Le Moulin
47130 Saint-Laurent
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Recommended to us by a reader, this B&B also has self-catering gites (see here for B&B and gite) and a small camping area (see here for more on the camping area). It's ideal if you are travelling solo or with a group, and regardless of of style of travel. You can also enjoy a table d'hotes (home cooked meal with wine) if you fancy a relaxing evening, and a continental breakfast is served each morning. There is a pool and wifi and it is situated on the Canal de Garonne on the stretch between Buzet-sur-Baise and Agen.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Léger - Chateau de Grenier

Chateau B&B on the Bordeaux and Toulouse Canal de Garonne bike route

47160 Saint-Léger
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

Chateau de Grenier is an elegant chateau that's been converted to a B&B. It's ideally located just east of Damazan on the Bordeaux to Toulouse bike route and not far from where the Garonne river meets the Lot River bike routeChateau de Grenier has been suggested to us by cyclists who stayed there. It offers bike-friendly accommodation for individuals as well as groups, and also as family rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Lô - Mercure Hotel

Bike-friendly riverside hotel with views overlooking the city

1 avenue de Briovere
50000 Saint-Lô
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Saint-Lô is an ideal stop for anyone cycling from the western side of Manche to the D-Day beach area. This is a reliable, no-nonsense chain hotel that's got plenty of space for single riders as well as groups. Right in the middle of town, it sits opposite the city's ramparts, and provides excellent access to the train station, local bars and restaurants. The hotel has a secure storage room for bikes. Full buffet breakfast. Free wifi. Disabled access rooms. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Macaire - Les Feuilles d'Acanthe

Modern facilities on the banks of the river Garonne

5 rue de l'Eglise
33490 Saint-Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

This is considered one of the best places to stay around the medieval town of Saint-Macaire. It's part of the Logis hotel group of independently run hotels, and it meets their bike-friendly cycling criteria. If your legs are feeling tired after exploring the rolling vineyards or the Canal de Garonne towpath (which starts just east of Saint-Macaire), then the hot tub could be exactly what you need. There's also a continental breakfast-in-bed option. Rooms have all of the mod cons, there is free wifi in public areas and a restaurant/bar.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – Hotel de Toiras (Île de Ré)

Indulge in a little 5-star luxury on the magical Île de Ré

1 quai Job Foran
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €195

Open: All year

Pamper yourself after a day riding on the magical Île de Ré by staying at the opulent Hotel de Toiras on the Saint-Martin-de-Ré harbour front. The hotel dates back to the 17th century, its older features and antiques combining with all the mod-cons you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. Its restaurant serves delicious seasonal dishes made from local produce (you can even borrow a wicker basket and go and collect the ingredients yourself). Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. French, English, Spanish and German spoken. The hotel works with a local bike hire firm and all bikes can be stored in a lockable space in the hotel. Reception staff can help with maps and other tourist information.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – La Baronnie Hotel & Spa (Île de Ré)

Treat yourself by staying at one of Île de Ré's most beautiful hotels

17-21 rue Baron de Chantal
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €145

Open: All year

Charming and historic 3-star hotel with spa centre set in an 18th century manor house in the Saint-Martin-de-Ré town centre on Île de Ré. Free wifi. Relaxing gardens fresh with the aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lavender and jasmin. Family friendly. Full buffet breakfast. Secure coded bike-parking. 10% discount off local bike hire can be arranged via the hotel. 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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Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - Hôtel Le Marintan

Flexible accommodation in the Maurienne Valley (Alpe d'Huez, Galibier)

1 Rue de la Provalière
73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhone-Alps

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is a popular launch pad for an assault on Alpe d'Huez, the Galibier and other key cycling cols in the Maurienne Valley. Hotel Le Marintan is an accueil velo-registered hotel that is well-versed in welcoming cyclists. There's a dedicated bike storage area and plenty of versatile accommodation. Choose from doubles, triples, or quadruples in the main hotel or chalet accommodation sleeping up to six people. Most rooms have mountain views and there is free wifi throughout the hotel (but not in the chalets). It's close to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne train station and a walk away from bars and restaurants.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux - Les Cistelles B&B

Tranquil accueil-velo B&B for exploring Burgundy's wine route

7 rue de la Fontaine
21700 Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

If you are looking to visit the famous Burgundy wine region of Côtes de Nuit then the immaculate Les Cistelles B&B in the Nuits-Saint-Georges area could offer an ideal place to rest. The rooms are large and well equipped and there is a lovely garden. You can also choose to eat home-cooked bourguignons classics in the evening and a plentiful continental breakfast each morning. The B&B is roughly 35km from Dijon and 25km from Beaune, so ideally placed as a riding stopover.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Omer-de-Blain - Le Nid d'Omer

Acceuil velo rated B&B very close to the Nantes-Brest Canal

La Rouaudais
44130 Saint-Omer-de-Blain
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €67

Open: All year

Le Nid d'Omer is a traditional-style guest house B&B in Saint-Omer-de-Blain, just 150 metres from the Nantes-Brest Canal. It's set in peaceful surrounds with a terrace and garden (compete with with greenhouse and vegetable patch). Rooms are individually decorated, and have a TV and free wifi. All rooms are ensuite. Homemade, continental breakfast includes jams, cakes and hot drinks. An ideal stop on the Nantes-Brest Canal (see also the nearby Gavre Forest for rides). Le Nid d'Omer B&B is around 18km to Pontchâteau, 28km from Redon and 50km from Nantes. Free house bikes for guest use.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Palais-sur-Mer - Domaine de Saint Palais

Accueil Velo hotel on the EuroVelo 1 La Velodyssee 10km from Royan

50 rue du Logis
17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Domaine de Saint Palais is a 17th century wine chateau hotel with just 15 rooms in Saint Palais-sur-Mer, 10km from Royan. An accueil Velo-rated hotel, it's on the EuroVelo 1 La Velodyssee routeIt is an elegant building set in lush gardens, with sunny courtyards and a friendly welcome. It's just 650m from the beach. Singles, doubles and triples available. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available, plus there is a bar area. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Hôtel de l'Image

A luxurious treat for cyclists in Provence

36 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €220 (but check the link here for deals)

Open: All year

This is a lovely (and luxurious) base for cycling. Surrounded by two hectares of peaceful gardens that look out over the Alpilles mountains, Hôtel de l'Image regularly welcomes cycling groups. There's an onsite restaurant serving seasonal menus, plus a terrace and cocktail bar. There's also a maze to get lost in and a pool to cool off in (the hotel also has a deal with a nearby spa). 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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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande – Château des Vigiers

Quality 4-star hotel tucked away in the countryside

24240 Monestier ‎
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €127

Open: All year

A touch of luxury hidden away in the Dordogne countryside, around 24km from Bergerac. A golf country club with an onsite restaurant, it aso has bike hire for guests. Accommodation is in the main chateau or there's (more affordable) space in the adjoining 'relais' section, including family rooms. Riding around here is just lovely, with some nice vineyard rides on super quiet roads. There are some hilly routes, but it's also possible to get in some flat kilometres east towards Monbazillac (though beware the climb up into the village). This is an ideal stop on a Bordeaux to Dordogne ride. For something a bit more personal in the same area, see here.    

Bike facilities

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

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Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont – Le Grand Hard (D-Day Beaches)

Excellent bike-friendly hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach

La Rivière
50480 La Rivière 50480 Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €97 double room, €155 for a 4-person self-contained unit with kitchenette

Open: All year

Le Grand Hard is a super bike-friendly hotel in the Le Parc des Marais nature reserve close to Utah Beach, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring the D-Day landing beaches. Bike hire available at the hotel (including Garmins with pre-loaded maps). The hotel regularly welcomes cycle tour groups so the staff are used to hosting cyclists in groups or as individuals. On-site restaurant and bar, plus cafe. 11 double rooms (including 4 luxury suites), plus self-contained residences available for small groups or families (there is also a children's playground). Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and a little German spoken.
We've stayed here – read our full 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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Saintes - Les Chambres de l'Abbaye (La Flow Velo bike route)

Old 11th century convent that's been lovingly restored for tourism

L'Abbaye aux Dames, La Cité Musicale
11 place de l'Abbaye
17100 Saintes
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 97 48 33 (there are English speakers)
Email: reservations@abbayeauxdames.org

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Price from: €51

Open: All year

This is a special place to stay. This old convent building dates to the 11th century and has been lovingly restored. It's now a hotel and function centre but that's only half the story, with the abbey also still holding musical festivals and recitals in tune with its wonderful past. It's also accueil velo-accredited. Arriving by bike hire somehow seems fitting. We have included this hotel on our DIY cycling itinerary for La Flow Velo. ** 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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Sarlat - Hotel Ibis

Reliable Dordogne Valley hotel in the medieval city of Sarlat

8 rue Gabriel Tarde
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €92

Open: Year-round

Hotel located in the city centre within walking distance of Sarlat's famous medieval city and fine cuisine. Management advises that bikes can be stored in a locked room in the hotel. Luggage storage. 24-hour snack bar. Buffet breakfast. Wifi. English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Sarlat-la-Caneda - Hotel La Couleuvrine

Impressive building home to a hotel-restaurant in the heart of Sarlat

1 Place de la Bouquerie
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Sarlat is a large medieval town in the heart of the Dordogne Valley. It's a handy stop if you are cycling in the Dordogne and an ideal base if you are wanting to explore the area's prehistoric treasures. Hotel La Couleuvrine is right in the middle of town. We're told by cyclists who stayed there that it is very bike-friendly and has a lock-up bike storage room. It also has a very good restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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Sault - Hotel d'Albion

Townhouse hotel ideally placed for an assault on Ventoux

Rue de l'Oratoire
84390 Sault-de-Vaucluse
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

If you're travelling with a bike, the Hotel d'Albion is a good choice. It's got good bike storage and a hire shop nearby. The hotel itself has free wifi and a bar with views across the town and lavender fields beyond. A cyclist who stayed here told us the hotel staff were friendly and helped organise taxis and other bits and bobs. No air-conditioning, though, so ask for a room on the lower floors, which are apparently cooler.

Bike facilities

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

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Saumur - Hotel le Petit Hureau

A hotel set into a troglodyte cave on the Loire cycle route

540 Route de Montsoreau
49400 Dampierre sur Loire, Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

This fascinating hotel (more like a B&B) is partially built into a Troglodyte cave. Some rooms are in a separate building but the breakfast is served in the cave. Bike storage is secure in a locked and covered hut in the parking lot. There isn’t a dining room but there is a first-class restaurant just a few hundred metres away. Note that the hotel doesn’t accept credit cards (though you can pay online by card) and you may not be able to check in before 5pm, depending on the season.
**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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Saumur – Hôtel le Cristal

Loire à vélo accredited hotel near the chateau in Saumur

12 place de la République
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Hôtel le Cristal is a stylish, bike-friendly hotel in Saumur, where the Loire à vélo bike route runs concurrently with La Vélo Francette. It's located close to the chateau, near the river bank (some rooms have river views). Onsite restaurant serving local dishes. French and English spoken. Free wifi. The hotel is an accreited 'Loire à vélo' partner hotel.

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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Saumur – Le Londres Hôtel & Appartements

Bright and friendly bike-friendly hotel in Loire Valley hotspot

48 rue d'Orléans
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

We stayed here on our La Velo Francette bike ride and it's a great base either for a night or for an extended stay (it has hotel rooms as well as self-catering apartments). The staff were super friendly and didn't blink an eye when two smelly, sweaty cyclists arrived later than expected. It's located in the heart of Saumur, as short walk/ride from the Loire River. Breakfast was one of the best we had on the ride with a huge buffet with breads, cereals, eggs, fruits and yoghurts from which to choose. Bike storage was the most secure we had all trip with bikes locked in a private garage at the rear of the hotel, with the garage courtyard also acccessed by code. The hotel also carries the French Accueil Velo mark. Free wifi (plus computers for guest use are also available). It's family friendly with toys and books etc available for kids. Beds were comfy, showers were hot, the hotel itself was bright and clean – an ideal place to stay.

Bike facilities

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

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Sedan - Hotel Le Chateau Fort de Sedan

An impressive old stone fort hotel on Meuse Valley bike route

Porte des Princes
08200 Sedan
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne (Grand Est)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel Le Chateau Fort is an impressive Accueil Velo-rated hotel right on the Meuse Valley bike route. It's close to the centre of Sedan, an old fortified city, making it a handy and interesting stop. The rooms are well appointed with coffee machines and en-suite facilities, and the hotel has a really nice bar and restaurant and enclosed courtyard. This hotel is used often by riders on the Meuse route, so the staff here are used to welcoming cyclists. The building is a medieval fortress so something a little bit special and out of the ordinary at relatively affordable prices.
**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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Séguret (Mont Ventoux) - Hotel Domaine de Cabasse

Charming hotel on the Cote du Rhone wine route

547 Route de Sablet
84110 Séguret
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

Surrounded by its own vineyard, Hotel Domaine de Cabasse is a tranquil base near the pretty village of Ségruet. It's an ideal location that's well suited to exploring the Vaucluse region by bike. If you're up for a challenge of a lifetime, Mont Ventoux is just 30km away. Each room has a traditional style (some also have a balcony or terrace). As an additional positive, Domaine de Cabasse is located on the Côtes du Rhone Wine Route so you can stay and taste the famous local wines. Swimming pool. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken. The hotel also has secure storage for your bikes and equipment.

Bike facilities

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

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Sélestat - Hostellerie de la Pommeraie

Napoleon-era hotel set among the Alsace vineyards

8 Boulevard Marechal Foch
67600 Sélestat
Bas Rhin, Alsace (Grand Est)

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Price from: €81

Open: All year

A warm welcome awaits at this family-run hotel owned by Christiane and Pascal Funaro. The building itself dates back to Napoleon's time (it belonged to one of his colonels), and today it's the perfect mix of old and new. It's set among the vineyards on the Alsace wine route, making it an ideal base from which to cycle. As a result, it's popular among cyclists, and cycle tour companies often use it as a base. The interior is magestic and every room is individually furnished. It's in the centre of Sélestat, so local restaurants and bars are just a short walk away, or you could eat in the hotel's restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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Semur-en-Auxois - Hotel de la Côte d’Or

Small and character-filled hotel on the Burgundy Canal bike route

1 Rue De La Liberté
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Small hotel with 15 rooms on the Burgundy Canal bike route. The Hotel de la Côte d’Or is actually an old coaching inn that's believed to be the oldest hotel in Semur. It's full of character, having been tastefully restored and modernised. It's also a good stop of cyclists and regularly hosts cycling tour groups as well as solo riders. Singles, doubles/twins plus triples. All rooms are en suite. There's a bar area used for tapas as well as for afternoon teas and night-time relaxation. Free wifi. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Senlis - Chambres d'Hôtes de Parseval (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

On the official London-Paris bike route 45km from Paris

4 place Gérard de Nerval
60300 Senlis
Oise, Picardy (Hauts de France)

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Set in an 18th century building the Chambres d'hotes de Parseval is perfectly located in the ancient cathedral town of Senlis, which at 45km from Paris make it ideal for a comfortable stay if cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris cycle route. The B&B has a number of chic rooms and the garden is set amongst medieval ramparts which provide lovely views over the surrounding forest. Free wifi is available and there is a safe store 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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Serriera - Hôtel Eden Park

Hotel oasis with pool near Corsica's UNESCO-listed Gulf of Porto

Golfe de Porto
Route de Calvi
20147 Serriera
Corse-du-Sud, Corsica

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Price from: €91

Open: All year

Located in the village of Serriera, just 7km from the town of Porto and the Gulf of Porto UNESCO World Heritage Site. All rooms have a balcony and mountain views. Doubles, triples and quads available for sharers. Buffet breakfast. Two restaurants plus bar. Snack bar, special diet menus upon request. Outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and gardens. Also close to beach at Bussaglia. Free Wifi.  Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Sète - Le Grand Hotel

Quirky decor at the end of the Canal du Midi

17 Quai de Tassigny
34200 Sète
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €120

Open: All year

Le Grand Hotel sits in an old stone building in a great central location, close to lots of restaurants and with a view over the canals. Famed for its funky decor, the hotel is used to welcoming cyclists, which makes it a really good option as a stop while exploring the Canal du Midi. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. The hotel can store two bikes in the hotel, plus they have a private, locked parking area 50m from the hotel that's reserved for guests.

Bike facilities

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

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Souillac - Auberge du Puits

Friendly hotel-restaurant on the Dordogne-Lot border

5 place du Puits
46200 Souillac
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Auberge du Puits was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. Located in the centre of the Souillac old town and near the river routes of the Dordogne, it has its own restaurant (ideal for late arrivals who just want to shower, eat and relax!) and a dedicated bicycle storage area. There is a private garden and terrace, while some rooms have a private balcony. It's also close to Souillac railway station, which is on the line to Paris, Cahors and Toulouse. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
See here for a bike route that goes through town.

Bike facilities

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

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St Malo - Hotel Balmoral

Eco-friendly boutique hotel opposite train station in the centre of St Malo

24 rue Théodore Monod
35400 Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Environmentally friendly 3-star boutique hotel in the centre of St Malo opposite the train station. Private garage for bike parking. Bike hire available at the hotel for €12 per day or €13 for 24 hours. Free wifi. Lounge bar for cocktails. Buffet breakfast on the terrace in summer. Food is locally sourced, fair trade and organic where possible. Its green credentials are recognised by France's official eco-tourism stamp of approval. French, English and Spanish spoken. Family rooms and suites available for sharers.

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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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St Malo - Ibis Saint Malo Plage

Reliable chain hotel right on the waterfront at Saint Malo

58 Chaussée du Sillon
35400 Saint Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

The Ibis Saint Malo overlooks the beach and is a short bike ride from the ferry terminal, train station and town centre. Doubles and triples available. Bar, 24 hour snack service. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Wifi. South-facing garden and a terrace. Close to restaurants and bars. French, Spanish, English spoken. Management advises that bikes can be locked in a secure room inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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St Tropez - Hotel Le Mouillage

A spot of chic seaside glamour

79 avenue du Général Leclerc
83990 St Tropez
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €130

Open: All year

A charming and colourful oasis nestled by the sea, this quirky place has its own gardens and pool with vistas of the sea. Free wifi, air-conditioning as well as modern flat screen satellite TVs and iPod docking stations. Choose a room with views of the garden, pool or sea (rooms also have private terraces or balconies). Short walk to bike ride to explore the village, port and Bouillabaisse beach. The hotel works with cycle tour operators so is used to welcoming cyclists. Lots also to do for non-cyclists and families.

Bike facilities

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

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Strasbourg - Adagio Access Strasbourg Petite France

Bke-friendly apartment hotel near Strasbourg's old city centre

27 Rue de Wasselonne
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Strasbourg city centre hotel with studios and apartments for up to 4 people. Each room has a fully equipped kitchenette with hot plates, a microwave, coffee maker and fridge. Buffet breakfast also available in the hotel dining room. 24-hour reception. Just 350m from the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and a short ride from the train station. Free wifi. French and English spoken. There is a private car park with secure bike storage.

Bike facilities

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

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Strasbourg - Hilton

Centrally located Strasbourg hotel with secure bike parking

1 Avenue Herrenschmidt
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €95

Open: Year-round

Well-located 4-star hotel in city centre. Management confirms there is a secure garage that can safely house bikes overnight. Other facilities: bar, lounge and restaurant; fitness centre and sauna. Free wifi in public areas. Hotel says its official website - listed here - guarantees the best prices.

Bike facilities

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

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Strasbourg - Hotel du Dragon

Character-filled oasis in the heart of Strasbourg

12, rue du Dragon
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

A little oasis in central Strasbourg, Hotel du Dragon's name is in stark contrast to its peaceful character. The 3-star hotel is situated in a traditional 17th century building a short distance from the cathedral, and has a tranquil courtyard ideal for relaxing in after a day on the bike or sightseeing. Friendly and responsive staff – when I contacted a few Strasbourg hotels to ask if they could take delivery of a bike shipment for an American cyclist, this hotel was very happy to help. Rooms are modern and stylish, and include family rooms for for up to 4 people, making the hotel ideal for sharers. Free wifi. 24-hour room service, plus help with tours and add-ons. Buffet breakfast available. Management has confirmed there is an enclosed area for secure bike storage. 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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Strasbourg - Ibis Strasbourg Centre Gare

Bike-friendly city centre hotel located near the train station

10 Place de la Gare
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

Hotel ideally located near the central train station in Strasbourg (the rooms are air-conditioned and sound-proofed so there are no problems with noise). This is a good bike-friendly option – when I contacted the hotel on behalf of an American cyclist who was looking for a Strasbourg hotel she could ship her bikes ahead to, management was only too happy to help. Free wifi. Hotel and bar. 24-hour reception, ideal for late arrivals. Double and triple rooms. Luggage store. French, English, German and Polish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Tarbes - Le RexHotel

City centre hotel that regularly welcomes amateur and pro cyclists

10 Cours Gambetta
65000 Tarbes
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

With the Tarbes railway station only 1.3km away, this four-star hotel provides a good first stop for those arriving in the area by train or plane. It offers a great base for visitors wanting to explore the Pyrenees or take in a stage or two of the Tour de France. Decoration is modern throughout and the rooms are well appointed, with king-sized beds and air-conditioning. There is a bar and restaurant, plus gym and relaxation area (massages can be arranged). Free wifi. Staff speak French, English, Spanish and Dutch. Airport transfers available on request. Anyone arriving with a bike can use the secure storage facilities, and perhaps get some tips from the pros who often use this hotel as a base.
**We've stayed here - read our review**

Bike facilities

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

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Tarn - Mercure Albi Bastides

Restored flour mill with stunning views of the river Tarn in Albi

41 Bis Rue Porta
81000 Albi
Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €98

Open: Year-round

One of the most picturesque hotels in France. Located on the banks of the Tarn, this restored flour mill now doubles as a modern hotel and centrally located hotel in Albi. 24-hour reception. Lift. Onsite restaurant and bar. Wifi. Management confirms that there is a room set aside for bike storage. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Thiétreville - Le Clos des Ifs

B&B near the cliffs and beaches of the Côte d'Albatross

11,rue de la Forge
76540 Thiétreville
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Le Clos des Ifs is an accueil velo rated B&B with large rooms and tranquil gardens. It is situated on La Véloroute du Lin (the Flax Cycle Route) and makes a great base for exploring the Normandy region. It's also just 10km from the beach at Fecamp. Wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Thiviers - Hôtel de France et de Russie

Old coaching inn recommended to us by cyclists

51 Rue du Géneral Lamy
24800 Thiviers
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €74

Open: All year

Situated on the route to Compostella, this unique hotel is set in an 18th-century coaching inn and is used to welcoming cyclists and walkers. Handy to the centre of Thiviers, Hôtel de France et de Russie has a relaxing garden and terrace, plus an on-site gourmet restaurant, L'Escapade des Sens. At the end of the Flow Velo and on a route to Perigueux, this place is ideal for cyclists. Free wifi. Twins, doubles and family rooms. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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