France Bed and Breakfasts

France Bed and Breakfast Directory
If you're looking for bed and breakfast accommodation in France our accommodation directory has all you need to find a suitable establishment at your chosen destination.

A taste of life in a real French household
A Bed and breakfast (or B&B, also spelled BnB) known in French as "Chambres d'hôte" is generally available on a nightly basis. Whether it is on a farm or ranging up to a chateau and some are in particularly charming locations. Your overnight accommodation will normally include breakfast and quite often the owner of the property will provide evening meals "table d'hôte".

Sunday, February 26, 2017

D-Day Landings - Normandy - France

Bed and Breakfast near The D-Day Landing Beaches
6th June 1944. The allied invasion (American, British and Canadian) of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Landing beaches are Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah and there are many museums and cemeteries. The artificial Mulberry Harbours were created at Arromanches. The battery at Longues-sur-Mer is one of the German gun emplacements along the Atlantic wall. Pegasus Bridge and the large Memorial Museum are in Caen.

Normandy Chambres Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

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French Regions

13 Regions of France

Alsace, Champagne- Ardennes, Lorraine  (capital = Strasbourg)
Departements: 67 Bas-Rhin, 68 Haut-Rhin, 08 Ardennes, 10 Aube, 51 Marne, 52 Haute-Marne, 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle, 55 Meuse, 57 Moselle, 88 Vosges

Aquitaine, Limousin, Poitou-Charentes  (capital = Bordeaux)
Departements: 24 Dordogne, 33 Gironde, 40 Landes, 47 Lot-et-Garonne, 64 Pyrenees-Atlantiques,19 Correze, 23 Creuset, 87 Haute-Vienne, 16 Charente, 17 Charente-Maritime, 79 Deux-Sevres, 86 Vienne

Auvergne, Rhone-Alpes  (capital = Lyon)
Departements: 03 Allier, 15 Cantal, 43 Haute-Loire, 63 Puy-de-Dome, 01 Ain, 07 Ardeche, 26 Drome, 38 Isere, 42 Loire, 69 Rhone, 73 Savoie, 74 Haute-Savoie

Bourgogne, Franche-Comte  (capital = Dijon)
Departements: 21 Cote d'Or, 58 Nievre, 71 Saone-et-Loire, 89 Yonne, 25 Doubs, 39 Jura, 70 Haute-Saone, 90 Territoire de Belfort

Bretagne  (capital = Rennes)
Departements: 22 Cotes d'Armor, 29 Finistere, 35 Ile-et-Vilaine, 56 Morbihan

Centre, Val-de-Loire  (capital = Orleans)
Departements: 18 Cher, 28 Eure-et-Loir, 36 Indre, 37 Indre-et-Loire, 41 Loir-et-Cher, 45 Loiret

Corse  (capital = Ajaccio)
Departements: 2A Corse-du-Sud, 2B Haute-Corse

Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees  (capital = Toulouse)
Departements: 11 Aude, 30 Gard, 34 Herault, 48 Lozere, 66 Pyrenees-Orientales, 09 Ariege, 12 Aveyron, 31 Haute-Garonne, 32 Gers, 46 Lot, 65 Hautes-Pyrenees, 81 Tarn, 82 Tarn-et-Garonne

Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Picardie  (capital = Lille)
Departements: 59 Nord, 62 Pas-de-Calais, 02 Aisne, 60 Oise, 80 Somme

Normandie  (capital = Rouen)
Departements: Basse-Normandie 14 Calvados, 50 Manche, 61 Orne
                         Haute-Normandie 27 Eure, 76 Seine Maritime
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Pays de la Loire  (capital = Nantes)
Departements: 44 Loire-Atlantique, 49 Maine-et-Loire, 53 Mayenne, 72 Sarthe, 85 Vendee

Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur  (capital = Marseille)
Departements: 04 Alpes de Haute-Provence, 05 Hautes-Alpes, 06 Alpes-Maritimes, 13 Bouches-du-Rhone, 83 Var, 84 Vaucluse  

Ile de France  (capital = Paris)
Departements: 75 Paris, 77 Seine-et-Marne, 78 Yvelines, 91 Essonne, 92 Hauts-de-Seine, 93 Seine-Saint-Denis, 94 Val de Marne, 95 Val d'Oise

Regions d'Outre-Mer
971  Guadeloupe  (capital = Basse-Terre)

972  Martinique  (capital = Fort-de-France)

973  Guyane  (capital = Cayenne)

974  La Reunion  (capital = Saint-Denis)

976  Mayotte  (capital = Mamoudzou)

Collectivites et Territoires d'Outre-Mer
984 Terres Australes et Antarctiques

986  Wallis et Futuna

987  Polynesie Francaise

988  Nouvelle-Caledonie

975  Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Abbaye de Bon Repos - Central Brittany - France

Bed and breakfast accommodation near Abbaye de Bon Repos Brittany

Abbaye de Bon Repos is a cistercian abbey at Saint-Gelven in central Brittany France. It is alongside part of the Nantes-Brest canal.

Each summer the Sound and Light show (Son et Lumiere) takes place in this open-air theatre, showing the history of central Brittany (le Pays de Conomor).

Next events are 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th and 12th August 2017

Other attractions nearby are an 18th/19th century iron village "Les Forges des Salles"  set in the Quenecan forest, Guerledan lake (watersports / sunbathing / off-road cycle tracks / 3 beaches), Electricity Museum (Musee de Electricite) at Saint-Aignan with details of the construction of the Guerledan dam.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Stevenson Trail - France

Bed and breakfast, chambres, hotel Loire region

Gard hotels, chambres, bandb, bed and breakfast, guest houses Gard Languedoc-Roussillon

The Stevenson Trail or GR70 (Grande Randonnee 70) goes from Monastier-sur- Gazeille in the Haute-Loire region to Saint-Jean-du-Gard in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The route is approx 274km and crosses through the Auvergne, Cevennes and Languedoc-Roussillon regions.

The book "Travel With A Donkey In The Cevennes" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Santiago de Compostela

Chambres d'hotes, bandb, bed and breakfast, hotels in Loire

Santiago de Compostela is a pilgrim route from Central and South-West France to Compostela in Western Spain.  It's known in English as 'the way of St James' and in Spanish as 'the Camino de Santiago'. The shrine of Saint James is in the Cathedral of Santiago. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The GR65 (Grande Randonnee 65) from Le-Puy-en-Velay in Lyon France to Spain is a signposted route.

Bed and breakfast, hotels Lyon France

Voie de Tours - a pilgrim route from Paris / Tours / Loire to the Pyrenees.
Paris BandB, hotels
Loire Valley bed and breakfast, chambres, hotels

Voie de Vezelay - a pilgrim route from Lorraine, Champagne-Ardennes to Saint-Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz.
Alsace, Lorraine bed and breakfast, chambres, hotels
Bed and breakfast, hotels near Spanish border

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Marathon Paris France - April 2017

Paris Bed and Breakfast / Hotel

Sunday 9th April 2017

The Schneider Marathon du Paris from the Arc de Triomphe / Champs Elyssees passing several famous landmarks and through the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, approx 42kms.

Salon du Running fair takes place at Porte de Versailles 3 days before.

Accommodation in Paris

Medieval Fete - Moncontour, Brittany, France - August 2017

Brittany bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation

Sunday 13th August 2017

Medieval Fete held every 2 years at Moncontour in the Cotes d'Armor region of Brittany in France. Moncontour is classed as one of the 'petites cites de caractere' and has attractive 'style signs'.

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Mont-Saint-Michel - France

Accommodation near Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel (Saint Michael's Mount) is a walled medieval city and abbey near Avranches on the border of Normandie and Brittany in north-west France. It is now an island with a connecting bridge from the mainland and is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. La Mere Poulard is a famous 3* hotel / restaurant renowned for its cuisine including omelettes and a local speciality is pre-salted lamb (agneau pre-sale) as the sheep have grazed on the salt marsh meadows.
The bay is tidal and the region is very picturesque.

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bed and breakfast Normandy France

bed and breakfast Brittany France

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mont-Saint-Michel France - Race Events May 2017

Bed and Breakfast, Chambres, Hotels near Mt-St-Michel in Basse Normandie

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017
A series of events take place along the Normandy / Brittany coast during this weekend

Sunday 28th May 2017
Marathon de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel. Departure at Cancale.

Duo-Marathon. 2 runners in a team.

Saturday 27th May 2017
Trail de l'Archange. Trail from Jullouville / Granville 'off the beaten track'.

Semi d'Avranches. Intermediate distance from Avranches.

Friday 26th May 2017
10km de Saint-Malo. Sportive and convivial, roads specially closed to traffic.

La Malouine, Saint-Malo. Race for women around the streets in Saint-Malo. Participate by walking, jogging or running.

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Marathon des Loustics.
Students cycle along coastal path. 

Normandy accommodation 

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Interceltique Festival at Lorient in Southern Brittany - France - August 2017

Brittany bed and breakfast or hotel in Lorient

Friday 4th August to Sunday 13th August 2017

The Interceltique Festival (International Celtic festival) is held annually at Lorient in Southern Brittany in France. 10 days of shows and events by musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists and filmmakers. All forms of music are included and there are music workshops, lectures, concerts, parades, exhibitions, book fairs and crafts market. Each year is a celebration of a foreign nation - the theme for 2017 is "Scotland". Lorient is a coastal town with large shopping centres. Visit the local fish markets near the Port de Plaisance. Brittany is made up of 4 departments: Cotes d'Armor, Ile et Vilaine, Morbihan and Finistere. Lorient is just one of the beautiful places to visit in this picturesque region of France.

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B and B / Hotels Lorient Southern Brittany

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Tour de France Cycle Race - July 2017

Bed and breakfast, chambres, hotels, accommodation in France

Saturday 1st July to Sunday 23rd July 2017

The 104th Tour de France cycle race starts in Dusseldorf  in Germany, passes into Belgium and Luxembourg before arriving at Lorraine / Alsace in France. Continuing through the regions Franche-Comte, Champagne - Ardennes, Bourgogne, Rhone-Alpes, Aquitaine, Midi Pyrenees, Auvergne, Provence, Alpes and Cote d'Azur before finishing the final day from Essonne to Paris in Ile de France. There are 21 stages, 5 main mountain ranges - the Vosges, the Jura, the Pyrennees, the Massif Central, the Alps - and the distance is 3516kms.

There are 6 classification awards:
Yellow Jersey -- leader of general classification
Polka Dot Jersey -- leader of best climbers classification
Green Jersey -- leader of points classification
White Jersey -- best young rider age 25 years or under
Team Classification-- (teams 3 best riders' totals added together) - wear yellow helmets and race numbers in next stage
Most Aggressive rider --  Distinction awarded at end of each stage - winner wears red numbers in next stage

Sat 1st July  Dusseldorf Germany to Dusseldorf Germany  13kms
Sun 2nd July  Dusseldorf Germany to Liege Belgium  202kms
Mon 3rd July  Verviers Belgium to Longwy Meurthe-et-Moselle / Lorraine Alsace Champagne-Ardenne  202kms
Tues 4th July  Mondorf-les-Bains Luxembourg to Vittel Vosges / Lorraine Alsace Champagne-Ardenne   203kms
Wed 5th July  Vittel Vosges / Lorraine Alsace Champagne-Ardenne to La Planche des Belles Filles summit of Vosges mountains Haute-Saone / Bourgogne Franche-Comte  160kms
Thurs 6th July  Vesoul Haute-Saone / Bourgogne Franche-Comte to Troyes Aube / Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne  216kms
Fri 7th July  Troyes Aube / Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne  to Nuits-Saint-Georges Cote d'Or / Bourgogne Franche-Comte  214kms
Sat 8th July  Dole Jura / Bourgogne Franche-Comte to Station-des-Rousses Jura / Bourgogne Franche-Comte  187kms
Sun 9th July  Nantua Ain / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes to Chambery Savoie / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes  181kms
Mon 10th July  REST DAY Dordogne / Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes
Tues 11th July  Perigueux Dordogne / Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes to Bergerac Dordogne / Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes  178kms
Wed 12th July  Eymet Dordogne / Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes to Pau Pyrennees-Atlantiques / Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes  202kms
Thurs 13th July  Pau Pyrennees-Atantiques / Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes to Peyragudes Hautes-Pyrennees / Midi-Pyrennees Languedoc-Roussillon  214kms
Fri 14th July  Saint-Girons Ariege / Midi-Pyrennees Languedoc-Roussillon to Foix Ariege / Midi-Pyrennees Languedoc-Roussillon  100kms
Sat 15th July  Blagnac Haute-Garonne / Midi-Pyrennees Languedoc-Roussillon to Rodez Aveyron / Midi-Pyrennees Languedoc-Roussillon  181kms
Sun 16th July  Laissac-Severac l'Eglise Aveyron / Midi-Pyrennees Languedoc-Roussillon to Le Puy-en-Velay Haute-Loire / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes  189kms
Mon 17th July  REST DAY Le Puy-en-Velay Haute-Loire / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes
Tues 18th July  Le Puy-en-Velay Haute-Loire / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes to Romans-sur-Isere  Drome / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes  165kms
Wed 19th July  La Mure Isere / Auvergne Rhone-Alpes to Serre-Chevalier Hautes-Alpes / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur  183kms
Thurs 20th July  Briancon Hautes-Alpes / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur to Izoard Hautes-Alpes / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur  178kms
Fri 21st July  Embrun Hautes-Alpes / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur to Salon-de-Provence Bouches-de-Rhone / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur  220kms
Sat 22nd July  Marseille Bouches-du-Rhone / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur to Marseille Bouches-du-Rhone / Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur  13kms
Sun 23rd July Montgeron Essonne / Ile de France to Champs-Elyssees Paris / Ile de France  105kms

France Bed and Breakfast / Chambres / Hotel accommodation

Bed and Breakfast, hotels, guest houses, chambres near Spanish border

Bed and Breakfast, bandb, hotels, guest houses near the French or UK ferry ports

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

La Velodyssee - French Cycle Routes

Brittany bed and breakfasts, chambres d'hotes, hotels

La Velodyssee is a series of french cycle routes including cycle lanes, trails, some lanes for non-motorised traffic and some quiet minor roads. Often scenic whether near the seafront, forest or alongside canal / river banks and sometimes using former railway tracks - plus intersecting with other European cycle routes.

One route follows the Atlantic coast from Roscoff in Brittany to Hendaye in Aquitaine, total 1200 kms. The Breton part is from Roscoff to Nantes, following alongside the Nantes-Brest canal and passing Lake Guerledan (the largest artificial lake in Brittany). Then the route continues through the regions Pays de la Loire, Poitou-Charentes and Aquitaine.

Eurovelo 1 (La Velodyssee is part of this cycle route)  includes Norway, UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal. The ferry sails from Roscoff in France to Plymouth in UK where the cycle route then passes through Devon, Exmoor, Bristol and Wales before joining the Celtic trail. Next into Ireland, across Northern Ireland then a ferry from Belfast to the Scottish coasts. Travelling on through Loch Lomond, Cairngorms, Inverness and Aberdeen.

Bed and breakfast in the Loire
BandB, hotels, guest houses in Dordogne Aquitaine

Hotel, bed and breakfast, chambres France

Hotel, bed and breakfast near UK and French ferry ports