We also agree that this was a great place to spend an evening. The property has loads of character but is very comfortable. Our hosts were charming and very interesting to talk to. (But will not intrude I am sure if you are looking for a quiet time, but you will miss out on some interesting reminiscences and suggestions of places to visit around France).
We were glad that we had dinner there with the chance of some home cooking, some excellent wine and a most enjoyable night. Similarly breakfast was good as well. And all for a most reasonable price.
Our GPS struggled to direct us there with a few wrong turns because of close narrow streets some of which were one way but it was reasonably clear once we found it. The only thing we were disappointed in was Thiers itself. Parts were run down, there was quite a bit of work going on around the main viewing platforms and a lot of the nearby premises were vacant. While we found the town was a convenient stop off on our trip -- and would not have wanted to miss having dinner there -- I think that the town will struggle to attract too many tourists without somehow picking its economy up. None of that of course is our hosts' fault and as we said we enjoyed our night there.
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