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Stay where the French stay - Hotels in France

Logis de France are wonderful, friendly, family-oriented hotels


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Hostellerie du Vieux Moulin in Hede

Hostellerie du Vieux Moulin in Hede


Hotel Grillon in Beaune

Hotel Grillon in Beaune


Many people say they want to meet the locals. Generally you can’t avoid them because you certainly will have a local citizen serving you in the restaurant, greeting you at the hotel, guiding you at the tourist sites and waiting on you in the local stores. These are local people so enjoy them. If you want to actually get to know them, stay there for a while and live with them. Even a stay as short as three days will accomplish this, but a week is even better.

Hotel de la Poste in Piriac-sur-Mer

Hotel de la Poste in Piriac-sur-Mer

Hotel Carrer - Ronchamp

Hotel Carrer - Ronchamp

There is a wonderful chain of small, family-owned hotels in nearly every town and village in France. The chain is called Logis-de-France. You will find a pleasant local family running the Logis and its restaurant so will have a chance to get to know them. These Logis range from very inexpensive auberges to rather pricey châteaux so you have a wide choice.

Nearly all of them have an excellent restaurant because the chain has a competition amongst their chefs each year and they take it very seriously. Even when we’re not staying there, we look for Logis-de-France restaurants for lunch when we’re out touring for the day. We have never been disappointed in one.

When we’re staying out in the countryside, far from a good-sized town, we nearly always stay in a Logis with a half-board option. This is breakfast and dinner at the hotel for a reduced price along with your accommodation. At lunch time we’re out touring so eat where we are visiting. This works out well for us and after a day or two, you start to feel like family.

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Chateau Fleur de Roques

Chateau Fleur de Roques


Many of the Logis are "theme" hotels. That is to say they have special accommodations for bicycle riders, fisherman, boaters, even equestrian Logis. There are Logis of Character that are in historic buildings and Logis of Silence that are in especially bucolic areas. We have stayed in Logis that were entirely French-speaking, Logis that had shared bathrooms or conversely had private spas, Logis that were in chateaus with gourmet restaurants. There is a Logis for everyone's taste and one for nearly any budget. The central booking agency is very useful but you can also book directly with most of the hotels if that is more comfortable for you. Logis come in all price ranges. Sometimes the meals cost more than the rooms because they nearly all have excellent restaurants. In rural areas, though, prices are very reasonable.

They are often in the Old Town section but sometimes are on the edge of town. Some, particularly Logis de Silence, are far out in the country.

Visit the Logis-de-France Website by clicking here: Logis de France English-language web site

Posted by Beausoleil 11:09 Archived in France Tagged hotels accommodation france logis_de_france

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Hi Sally, Thanks for this information. Certainly a benefit with half board available.

by Mikebb

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