We had stayed here and liked it, twice before. This time, we organised a Wine Appreciation trip for 41 "Amateurs de Vin!" We travelled by English coach and spent four nights at the Hotel de la Paix. Our numbers filled the hotel, and each evening Christophe helped me with a wine tasting from a different area of the Herault, which was held on their outside terrace by the swimming pool. As he had trained at the Chewton Glen in the New Forest, he certainly knew his wines!
The Dining room served us with a variety of wonderful three course meals and the staff were most helpful and hospitable. This is a family run Logis which has been in the family for over 100 years. Marie-Paul, the mother, and Christophe's wife, daughter Agnes, work so hard front of house while father Gabriel supervises the busy Kitchen. Buffet breakfast is very adequate with lovely coffee served to the table. The rooms vary in size but we found them to be comfortable and clean. Free parking is by the river, almost opposite the hotel. The town is just three minutes walk away and the river and weir provide an atmospheric setting. Lodeve is quaint but not the most attractive French town, but its close proximity to the motorway means that you can get to more scenic villages and towns very easily and quickly, not to mention the numerous wineries!
If you are looking for a typical French Logis where the family "hands on" management ensure the right service, food and accommodation, this is definitely the place for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smart Hotel&Restaurant. We are an establishment more than a hundred years old, still managed by the same family. Located in the town center of Lodève, our hotel is a large building from the 17th century. ... more less