Category: Choosing Where to Stay In France

Building The Global Cycling Community One Host At A Time

Since its first member was recorded in 1994,  Warm Showers has been building a global cycling community one member at a time.  This free hospitality exchange currently has 90,000 active members and 38,000 hosts around the world.  It’s one of many popular hospitality sites like Couchsurfing and Global Freeloaders, offering low or no cost lodging for tourists,

Cycling in France: Choosing Where To Stay

Nothing can ruin a great day of cycling more than being disappointed in your lodging choice for the night.  Likewise, a charming, cozy B&B can make memories of even the most trying day on a bike disappear. When I plan a bicycling vacation, there is no single element more important than my choices of where

Grand Saint Michel Hotel In Chambord Closed For Renovations

One of my favorite hotels in the Loire region is closed for extensive renovations and won’t reopen until sometime in 2017.  The Grand Saint Michel Hotel is located next to Chambord, the largest and most spectacular castle in the Loire River Valley. To spend the night here in one of the rooms overlooking Chambord is

Cycling In France, Best Places To Stay 2014

Happy New Year! This is one of my favorite blog posts of the year, my Best Places To Stay of the past year.  If you’re a regular reader of Experience France By Bike, you know how much time I spend researching places to stay, probably at least 3 hours for every night’s stay!  When I’m

Experience France By Bike’s Best Places to Stay, Part II

I hope you enjoyed reading about the first five of my favorite places to stay for 2013!  I’m sorry for the delay in publishing Part II, but I moved last week…need I say more?  I’m happy to say that I am now back on track and excited about closing the books on 2013 and writing