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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

Caen Museum more info

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


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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more info on the trail

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

Mont-Saint-Michel - Normandy/Brittany - 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.

Looking for accommodation (bandb,hotel,chambre) at Mont-Saint-Michel or nearby

bed and breakfast Normandy France

bed and breakfast Brittany France

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Tour de France Cycle Race - July 2017

Bed and breakfast, chambres, hotels, accommodation in France

Saturday 6th July to Sunday 28th July 2019

The 106th Tour de France cycle race starts in Bruxelles in Belgum before arriving at Epernay in North-Eastern France, one of the principle production centres of champagne Grand-Est (formerly Lorraine / Alsace) . Continuing to the Vosges mountains  Grand Est (formerly Champagne - Ardennes), then heading south-east through Franche-Comte, Burgundy / Bourgogne, Loire and Cantal Auvergne / Rhone-AlpesOccitanie (formerly Midi- Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon),   Provence, Alpes and Cote d'Azur, Savoie Auvergne / Rhone Alpes before finishing the final day from Rambouillet, Yvelines to Paris in Ile de France.

There are 7 flat stages, 5 hilly stages, 7 mountain ranges and 5 mountain-top finishes - the Vosgesthe Pyrennees, the Massif Central, the Alps , covering a distance of approximately 3460kms.

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

Saturday 1st July to Sunday 23rd July 2017

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

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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

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Triathlons in France during 2017

Triathlons take place betweeen March and October in many french regions. Distances may vary from approx 9km (triathlon jeune / sprint / xs / contre la montre / courte distance), 109km (half-ironman) to 228km (ironman).


Sat 8th and Sun 9th June 2019. Alpsman XXL Triathlon. Lac Annecy. 74000. Haute Savoie / Rhone-Alpes.

Sunday 16th June 2019. Ironman - Toursnman, Touraine.

Sun 30th June 2019. Ironman-France-Triathlon, Ironman de Nice. 06000. Alpes-Maritimes / Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur

The following details are from 2017

 May. Triathlon Ultra Distance. 24 Heures de l'INSA, 24athlon. Villeurbanne. 69100. Rhone / Rhone-Alpes.

 May.  E Leclerc Frenchman. Ile aux Enfants, le Port, HOURTIN. 33990. Gironde / Aquitaine. 226km
 June. Triathlon International de Port-Louis -- Xtrem Breizh. Plage de la Citadelle, Port-Louis. 56290. Morbihan / Bretagne. 226km
 July. Chtriman 226 Gravelines. 59820. Nord / Nord. Pas-de-Calais.
 July. Altriman. Base Nautique l'Ourson,(lac Maternale), Les Angles. 66210. Pyrenees-Orientales / Languedoc-Roussillon. 226km

August. Embrunman-Triathlon Courte Distance and Longue Distance d'Embrun. Embrun. 05200. Hautes-Alpes /Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur. 226km
 August. Ironman Vichy. Centre Omnisports Pierre Coulon, Vichy. 03200. Allier / Auvergne. 226km
September. The Evergreen Endurance 228. Chamonix - Mont Blanc. 74400. Haute-Savoie / Rhone-Alpes. 228km

 May. Lacanau Tri'Events. Scott Half Triathlon. 33680. Gironde / Aquitaine. 109.9km
 May. Ironman 70.3 du Pays d'Aix, Aix-en-Provence. 13090. Bouches-du-Rhone / Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur. 113km
 May. Half-de-Choisy-au-Bac, Choisy-Au-Bac. 60750. Oise / Picardie. 113km
 May. Half Iron du Semnoz, Rumilly. 74150. Haute-Savoie / Rhone-Alpes. 90.4km
 May. Triathlon longue Distance des Coteaux du Vendomois, Villiers-Sur-Loir. 41100. Loir-et-Cher / Centre. 119.3km
 May. Triathlon longue Distance de Belfort, Lac du Malsaucy, 90000. Territoire de Balfort / Franche-Comte. 109km
 May. Triathlon Sprint and Longue Distance. Pont Sur La Charente-Sireuil. 16440. Charente / Poitou Charentes. 103km
 May. Extreme Mansigne, Plan d'Eau, Mansigne. 72510. Sarthe / Pays de la Loire.113km
 June. Lac d'Annecy, Doussard. 74210. Haute-Savoie / Rhone-Alpes. 109km
 June. Les Salins; Hyeres. 83400. Var / Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur. 118.9km
 June. Le Ventouxman. Lac, Piolenc. 84420. Vaucluse / Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur. 113km
 June. Triathlon Distance L du Salagou. Lac de Salagou,Clermont-L'Herault. 34800. Herault / Languedoc-Roussillon. 110km
 June. Sprint and Longue Distance de Revel-Saint Ferreol. Lac, Saint-Ferreol-de-Comminges. 31350. Haute-Garonne / Midi-Pyrenees. 103km
 June. Triathlon International Deauville Longue Distance - Hoka One One. Deauville. 14800. Calvados / Basse-Normandie. 113km
 June. Half Ironman.Tribreizh, Triathlon Distance L des Monts d'Arree. Lac du Drennec Sizun. 29450. Finistere / Bretagne. 113km
 July. Half Ironman.Triathlon Half de Beauvais. Plan d'Eau du Canada, Beauvais. 60000. Oise / Picardie.
 July. Triathlon Longue Distance de Dijon. Lac Kir, Dijon. 21000. Cote d'Or / Bourgogne. 110km
 July. Half Ironman. Chtriman 113 Gravelines. 59820. Nord / Nord, Pas-de-Calais. 113km
July. Half Ironman and Courte Distance. Halftriman des Monts de Gueret. Aire de Loisirs de Courtille. 23000. Creuse / Limousin. 113km
 July. Triathlon Longue Distance. Base de Loisirs, La Ferte-mace. 61600. Orne / Basse-Normandie. 103km
 July. Half du Lauragais. Nailloux. 31560. Haute-Garonne / Midi-Pyrenees. 109km
 July. Half Ironman de Garotxes. Base Nautique l'Ourson, (lac Maternale) Les Angles. 66210. Pyrenees-Orientales / Languedoc-Roussillon.
 July. Triathlon Courte Distance and Longue Distance du Lac du Bouchet-Saint Nicolas. 43510. Haute-Loire / Auvergne. 102km
 July. Triathlon Sprint / XS /  Courte and Longue Distance. La Rotonde, Thaon-Les-Vosges. 88150. Vosges / Lorraine.
 July. Triathlon Courte Distance and Longue Distance du Val de Gray. 70100. Haute-Saone / Franche-Comte. 109km
 July. Ironbreizh. Queven. 56330. Morbihan / Bretagne. 113km
 July. Triathlon Longue Distance EDF Alp d'Huez. Lac EDF, Vaujany. 38114. Isere / Rhone-Alpes. 139km
 August. Ironman 70.3 Vichy. Centre Omnisports Pierre Coulon, Vichy. 03200. Allier / Auvergne. 113km
 August. Triathlon Courte Distance and Longue Distance du Chateau de Chantilly - le Gantelet. Chantilly. 60500. Oise / Picardie. 113km
 September. Triathlon Longue Distance XL de Gerardmer.88400. Vosges /Lorraine. 116km
 September. tri-Games du Pays Grassois. Mandelieu-La-Napoule. 06210. Alpes-Maritimes / Provence, Alpes, Cote d'Azur. 113km
 September. The Evergreen Endurance 118. Chamonix - Mont Blanc. 74400. Haute-Savoie / Rhone-Alpes. 118km
 September. Triath'long Cote de Beaute. Royan. 17200. Charente-Maritime / Poitou-Charentes.  115km
 September. Courte Distance, Sprint and Half Ironman, Saint-Jean-de-Luz. 64500. Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Aquitaine.
 Septemeber. Emeraude Tri Race. Place de Longchamps, Saint-Lunaire. 35800. Ile-et-Vilaine / Bretagne. 113km
 September. Semi Ironman Soulor-Aubisque. Baudreix. 64800. Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Aquitaine.
 September. Trialong ldf. Base de Loisirs, Bois-Le-Roi. 77590. Seine-et-Marne / Ile-de-France.
 September. Sprint and Half Ironman. Triathlon des Lions Distance L. Vernon. 27200. Eure / Haute-Normandie. 88.7km
 September. Half Ironman Triskel race. Guidel Plages. 56520. Morbihan / Bretagne. 109.9km
 October. Sprint and Half Ironman. Isostar Extreme Man 113 de Narbonne la Clape. Promenade du Front de Mer, Narbonne. 11100. Aude / Languedoc-Roussillon. 110km

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