We first chanced upon the mediaeval hamlet of St Justin about 10 years ago and we have been staying at the Hotel de France every 2-3 years. It hasn't changed much over the years (the cat appears to have been banned from the reception desk). The concierge still greets us with suspicion but warms up when we start speaking a little French. The rooms are excellent, large and old-fashioned, some need a lick of paint but others are in tip-top condition. A visit to this really charming town (dating from 1280) is truly a step back in time. The restaurant serves decent if not outstanding dishes but the house red is best avoided. There are some rather odd people around, harmless, but a little strange, but they don't try to get upstairs! Just take a stroll through the cobbled streets, listen to the church bells, and soak up the atmosphere -- it's like a film set for the 3 Musketeers or the Devils of Loudun!
Location: France > Aquitaine > Landes > Saint-Justin
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Justin
Number of rooms: 8