What the press and our guests say

We try our hardest to give the best possible welcome and experience for everyone visiting the Hotel de France, so we’re delighted that so many guests return again and again – and that so many have written lovely things about us – and recommended us to their friends!

For any press request, PR or press trips at the hotel please contact our communications lady at bonjour@lhoteldefrance.fr

Just some of our typical top-rated reviews on TripAdvisor:

“Gem of a hotel on a typical French town square”

“We were blown away by the generosity of the staff and the fine dining found at this hotel”

“Staying here should be a must for any car or motor racing enthusiast on a tour of France”

Couple on terrace bar Hotel de France near Le Mans and Loire Valley

A taster of our many glowing reviews from the media:

“Difficult to be more Frenchy!  Relaxing with a glass or a dish of the day on the terrace of the Hotel de France, it’s the definitive image of ‘the Hexagon’ [mainland France]. The cherry on the cake: an old Citroën ‘Tube’ (corrugated van) parked in a garage, in the back, gives it a seal of retro cachet. It’s no overstatement to say that the establishment behind this leafy facade is an enduring, mythical address.”

“But it’s not all about motorsport here (about which I know nothing and have no plans to learn more) and there is much else to do. We had a fine dinner that first night, washed down with local wines, a gloriously honeyed but bone-dry 2014 Domaine Gigou ‘Clos St. Jacques’, from the Jasnières appellation and made just down the road.  It was a splendid weekend.”

Jonathan Ray, The Spectator

‘Most romantic holidays in the world’

“A region of undeniable beauty, the Loire Valley and its fantastical chateaux offer a Gallic context for Valentine’s daydreaming. Nowhere is the romance more abundant than at Hotel de France, an Art Deco property at La Chartre-sur-le-Loir.”

The Telegraph

Chris Leadbeater, The Telegraph

“An elderly Englishman strode across the square. I didn’t actually ask him his nationality, but he was wearing red trousers, a Panama hat and had just stepped out of a vintage Jaguar. He was heading to the Hotel de France, which was another giveaway. If Le Loir has a small claim to fame, it’s this hotel.”

Mark Jones, The Daily Mail


Hôtel de France, near Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

For many, Le Mans means only one thing – car racing, and those who thrive on the history of the world-famous Le Mans 24 will adore the Hôtel de France. The charming three-star hotel is famous for having hosted many of the racing teams over the years, and each of its 25 en suite rooms is named after a famous driver and decorated in tasteful floral or classic prints. The restaurant is worth a pit stop of its own – there’s an excellent menu and a convivial atmosphere between the many regulars who stop here every time they head south.
Doubles from €91-118 room-only, lhoteldefrance.fr”

Carolyn Boyd, The Guardian

Excellent TripAdvisor reviews for Hotel de France near Le Mans and Loire Valley

And further kind words from Logis:

“10/10. Really, really attentive staff.  Look forward to returning, in fact I’ve booked back into the hotel for a later trip even tho’ it is a little out of my way.”

“A well-managed hotel with efficient staff.  Facilities were excellent. Pots of history.  Good accommodation, good food, welcoming staff. What else would you require?”

“Hotel was excellent, staff are superb; they are brilliant and so welcoming, courteous and professional.  Hotel de France is a ‘gem’.”