Hidden hotel gems in France

Hidden hotel gems in France

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L’Oustal del Barry

L’Oustal del Barry

Najac

In a remote spot above the Aveyron gorges, this well-preserved bastide village (population 250) was founded in the 13th century below a hilltop fortress, now a ruin. 
From £59 per night
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Auberge d’Imsthal

Auberge d’Imsthal

Inxent

Jean-Marc Six was a sommelier in Lille when he won a million francs in a bottle-top collecting competition sponsored by Perrier. 
From £77 per night
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Les Fleurs

Les Fleurs

Pontaubert

In a village in rolling Burgundy country between Avallon and Vézelay, Claire and Régis Tatraux"s small white-fronted restaurant-with-rooms (Logis de France) "offers good value in a pleasant environment", says a visitor. 
From £73 per night
4
La Commanderie

La Commanderie

Loisin-sur-crequoise

In a rural setting, just outside a small village between Montreuil-sur-Mer and Hesdin, Marie-Hélène Flament runs this "superb" chambres d"hôtes. 
From £62 per night
5
Hostellerie Bressane

Hostellerie Bressane

Cuisery

‘Well located, a few miles away from the busy A6’, this restaurant-with-rooms (Logis de France) run by Cyrille Joubery and his wife, is recommended by a visitor for ‘peaceful nights and fabulous meals, all at reasonable prices’. 
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Hostellerie des Clos

Hostellerie des Clos

Chablis

"If wine touring takes you to Chablis, this should be your hotel of choice," says a travel expert of chef/patronMichel Vignaud and his daughter Noemi"s converted almshouse (Logis de France) in this "adorable little town". 
From £69 per night
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Auberge du Fel

Auberge du Fel

Le Fel

This "immaculate, tiny village, like a film set" stands high on an escarpment above the valleys of the Lot and the Truyère, north of Rodez. 
From £67 per night
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Auberge de l’Aspre

Auberge de l’Aspre

Fontanges

In a "delightful position" on the edge of a tiny, historical village in the valley of the Aspre near Salers in the Cantal, this simple auberge is efficiently run by its owners, Brigitte and Christophe Landau, say nominators.
From £62 per night

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