The Hotel de France is the perfect secret getaway destination

and looks out across the quintessentially French town square of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir. It is halfway between Le Mans, home of the legendary 24-hour motorsports race and the verdant vineyards and majestic chateaux of the glorious Loire Valley.

Stunning, individually designed rooms and exquisite food and wines match brilliant staff – and service that’s just right: attentive, but friendly and unstuffy.

This independently-owned boutique hotel has a unique and rich motoring heritage, with racing drivers, celebrities, politicians and socialites escaping here throughout the 1950s and ‘60s.

Today it’s just as appealing for those who are looking for a romantic weekend away, a special birthday, fun group adventure, or a driving holiday.

The hotel is a member of Logis, Europe’s leading independent hotel collection.