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“Part of old France before the Autoroutes”

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Logis de France Hotel
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you find yourself in Le Loir make sure you find time to visit this lovely small town unspoilt by large modern commerce. The Logis Hotels are rightly renowned for their culinary skills. This hotel/restaurant is no exception and presents fine food through the classic Logis format. No stainless steel and glass here. It is easy to imagine sharing the dining area with the likes of Steve McQueen or Stirling Moss. This is the hotel/restaurant's strength, a link to its past and a bygone age in rural France. This is exactly what a lot of tourists/travellers are looking for and increasingly hard to find with all the formula hotels springing up all over the place. The evening meal was traditional. Our meal was served by Antoine, a man proud and happy in his work and jolly good at it. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. All four of us opted for the vegetable potage which was simple but warming on a cold winter's night. For the main course three of us had salmon and one chose petit sale which is a traditional homely meal of salted belly pork and lentils. We all chose the chocolate pudding which was sublime. Good to see local wines promoted on the wine list. We chose a delicious Domaine Gigou red 'Pruneau d'Aunis' which inspired us to visit the vineyard, a few klms down the road, the following day (but that's another story). Toilets were first class, modern and exceptionally clean. Make sure you visit before somebody in management starts to get a big idea and thinks a refurb is in order.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

What this hotel lacks in terms of some of the modern niceties is made up for by the unique collection of motor racing memorabilia adorning the walls. I understand this was the place, after all, that the Aston Martin teams of the fifties used when campaigning at Le Mans. In other words, this is a must for any petrol head travelling this part of France.

We've used three of the bedrooms over time and not one was the same as another and this is borne out by friends staying at the same time. Some will have a shower enclosure, others a shower over bath. Some will have a double bed and others will have a double plus single. Furnishings and decor are a bit tired not to say dowdy but rooms are clean and the bed reasonably comfy. Be warned, rooms from reception are approached via a quite steep and narrow staircase and this continues from first to second floor. Getting luggage into your room can be a bit of a challenge therefore. There is free Wi-Fi

The bar and breakfast area's are redolent of an old style Wimpey or American diner; Seating is in an orange plastic/leatherette material and quite in keeping with the period represented by the many photographs, often signed, of the motor racing greats of yesteryear.

Dinner is served in pleasant dining room where the kitchen achieves a very acceptable standard.
A typical four course dinner will set you back 27 euro; the offerings for the less formal diner are a bit restricted (other restaurants in the village are worth considering).

There is some limited parking to the rear of the property but the hotel looks out on Place de la Republic where there is more space available. The hotel boasts its own swimming pool (May - September) but I'm unable to offer comment. Tables and chairs are set up outside the property and a glass of wine in the sunshine watching the world pass by the Place de la Republic is a true delight.

This hotel exists in a time warp; it is idiosyncratic and seems determined to resist modern expectations. I don't think you'll want to stay long but I do believe you will come to appreciate a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Overnight stopover between channel and destination. Located in a very nice town right on the square. We had reserved a table in the restaurant and the menu du jour was first class. Yes it is old but perfectly clean. The restaurant waitress was charming but the principal lady and gentleman really should loosen up a little and make their guests welcome. However will certainly stay again on our next trip.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hotel was comparatively cheap, clean, quiet, and had the advantage of having a nice private swimming pool with loungers and umbrellas tucked away behind it. The staff seemed friendly and spoke adequate to good English, but the accommodation was ‘quaint’ to say the least. It was a real step back in time. Our room was huge with a sofa and a large bathroom, but very tired and definitely in need of an update. There was no air con, and the curtains were made of such thin material that they were almost useless for keeping out the light and barely met in the middle. I can understand that the owners want to keep the rooms in character with the age of the hotel, but there is a compromise to be had, surely? To get upstairs we wound up old twisty wooden staircases, where the lights were on timer switches, and one just didn’t think what might have happened in a fire, as there was no apparent fire escape or in-room instructions! Breakfast, which was extra, was very basic and not particularly good value, and a complete contrast to the substantial and elegant dinner we had had in the hotel’s lovely restaurant the previous evening. This was excellent, though not cheap, with a good wine list too. Having said all this, the hotel seems to have a loyal following amongst ‘Brits’ driving through France and was recommended, but personally we’re not at all sure what the attraction is!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I am currently staying at this hotel with my family of 4 and 16 friends. It is located in a typically French village and is easy to get to. Parking is very convenient immediately in front of the hotel in the square.

The room is very nice. We are on the 2nd floor which is accessed by some narrow and quirky stairways - not recommended for anyone with walking or mobility difficulties. Nonetheless, this is no problem for any of our party. There is an outdoor swimming pool of a reasonable size.

The food is very good and the restaurant always appears to be well populated with locals.

I rally like this place and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

What a superb find this hotel was! Not starred as such, but a total treasure. We had a large,airy double room in the annex overlooking the courtyard. Old fashioned furniture which suited the style and age of the building, en-suite bathroom was modern. The jewel is the food! We've eaten in many top class restaurants, but the food and wine here is top notch. Extensive menus and very knowledgable waiting staff. We enjoyed the local Jasniere white wine,so much that we visited the vineyards so we could take some home. Highly recommend this little hotel in the lovely Loire region.

Room Tip: Then large double rooms overlooking the courtyard in the annex are very comfortable, cool and pleasa...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Rooms were old, dated but very clean. Restaurant was great, superb food and well priced. Staff and manager very accommodating. For the money you pay and the food you get, this is good. I would have liked to see greater in room entertainment, and a kettle would be good. And one of our rooms had a lovely shower, but the other room had an old bath that didn't work too well. The town is very quaint, everyone you meet genial and polite. It's a bit of a drive between the motor ways, but once you drive around its great on the roads. I can understand why the petrol heads love these places.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 20 Place de la Republique, 72340, La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Sarthe > La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
Price Range: $117 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Logis de France Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the northern edge of the Loire Valley, the Hotel de France, in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, with its ivy covered Art Deco facade, offers chic and luxurious rooms. With a sun drenched terrace, a superb restaurant, bar, inviting swimming pool and gardens that back onto the Loir River, the hotel serves as a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the countless delights this region has to offer. The Hotel de France, famous for its long association with the teams, drivers and cars of the Le Mans 24 hours race, overlooks the main square of the charming town of La Chartre-sur-Le-Loir, in the Sarthe department of the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France. It has excellent access to the main Autoroutes, heading north to nearby Le Mans, south to Tours and Bordeaux, and east to Paris. The airport at Tours and several main line train stations are also close by. Used as a destination of choice for leaders of state, film stars and motor sport royalty, the hotel has welcomed the President of France, President Kennedy's family, Steve McQueen, Sir Stirling Moss OBE and a regular guest for the Le Mans 24 hours, Derek Bell MBE. These are just a few names from a long list of personalities that have enjoyed the hotel's hospitality over the years. The Hotel de France has been privately and independently owned for over 100 years. The beautiful Art Deco style building boasts many traditional features, both inside and out. An extensive and sympathetic internal refurbishment was undertaken in 2014 following a change of ownership. Each of our 22 individually designed bedrooms, finished to the highest standards, have a chic and luxurious look, with modern en-suite facilities. Residents can also enjoy our heated riverside swimming pool and garden. Our restaurant, Le Relais de Ronsard, is the ideal place for a long, leisurely lunch, a romantic candlelit dinner for two or a family celebration. Enjoy delicious seasonal dishes, prepared by our chefs, who have served at the hotel for over 25 years. The entire team at the Hotel de France look forward to offering you a warm welcome and to providing a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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