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Your stay in Portugal: sun, beach and Atlantic Ocean

A gentle climate, 3,000 hours of sun a year and 850 km of magnificent beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean make Portugal the ideal destination any time of year.

In this country, one of the oldest in Europe, you'll find a wide diversity of landscapes, countless leisure activities and a fabulously rich historical and cultural heritage. In Portugal, tradition and modernity combine in complete harmony. The cuisine, the fine wines and the particularly hospitable people are without a doubt undeniable tourist attractions that will seduce visitors from the moment they set foot in the country.

In Portugal, perhaps more than anywhere else, the land and the ocean have forged a unique identity, very different from that of its Spanish neighbours, which some have called "the unique Portuguese singularity". An ocean land par excellence, Portugal built its history and its legends there and it boasts one of the richest historical pasts. Curiously, this small country (covering about a sixth of the area of France) is nonetheless surprising for its diversity and the wealth of its landscapes.

Portugal is a favourite destination, not only because of its gentle oceanic climate and charming ancient ruins, but also the warm welcome of its people, who invite you to discover this hidden corner of Europe, bathed by the Atlantic. A unique experience to enjoy to the full at a Logis hotel during your time in Portugal.

Portugal has a wide and varied range of tourist attractions for you to enjoy. You'll find stunning cities that you simply cannot miss, such as Lisbon and Oporto. Spending time on the Algarve is also a must. And let's not forget the beautiful Azores and Madeira with their spring-like climate all year round. While you're here, don't pass up the chance to visit the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, the most westerly point in Europe.

Staying in Lisbon

Be transported by Portugal's charms in Lisbon, with its narrow streets and tourist highlights, such as the Belém Tower, Alfama, the Castelo de São Jorge castle and the Teatro Nacional Doña Maria II. Don't think twice about spending a few nights in one of the Lisbon hotels!

A charming weekend in Oporto

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Oporto is also Portugal's second-largest city. The city is home to a charming old town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Ribeira district is a delightful labyrinth of tiny narrow streets that lead down to the river Duero. The perfect place for your time in Oporto!

Renowned also for the famous drink to which the city gives its name, port, the city has a rich historical heritage, as well as stunning churches and monuments, such as Oporto cathedral (La Sé de Porto) and the church of São Francisco. Also on your must-see list in Oporto is a visit to the modern-design Casa da Música concert hall and the Serralves museum. It's hard not to be seduced by the charms of Oporto!

Splendid lazy days and nature during your stay in the Algarve

If you're heading south, you must stop off in the Algarve and revel in the wonderful beaches and gentle climate of this region. Portugal's premier tourist destination, the Algarve is the ideal spot for an unforgettable stay. Discover such incredible sights as Sintra, which is home to two of Portugal's most important treasures: the Palácio Nacional de Sintra palace and the Palácio Nacional da Pena palace.

Other must-sees here are the Formosa nature park and the famous Catro Marim reserve: nature-lovers will no doubt be able to appreciate the tranquillity of these spots.

In 1914, the Virgin Mary appeared six times, which led to the worldwide fame of Fátima, a small town that now attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

Óbidos, a beautiful town in the Algarve, is famous for the beauty of its walls and castle. The city of Batalha is home to the famous Batalha monastery, a World Heritage site. Another recommended visit during your stay in the Algarve is the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria, also declared a World Heritage site.

A gourmet stay in Portugal

Excellent, plentiful and very economical: these are the three adjectives that best describe Portuguese cuisine, which is complemented to perfection by its excellent wines. Fish and seafood are another cornerstone of the national gastronomy. Roast fish and seafood (abundant the entire length of the coast) will leave you with an unforgettable memory of Portuguese cuisine.

As for meat dishes, don't forget to try a typical dish: the famous Portuguese estofado, a tasty combination of meat and vegetables. If you find yourself in the north of the country, you can also savour a tripe dish or a feijoada. You'll find top-quality olive oil in every dish and it's the perfect accompaniment to the 1001 cod recipes.

Last but not least, Portugal offers high-quality wines, but don't be fooled, port isn't the only great Portuguese wine. The wines from the Douro, the Alentejo and many other regions are equally exceptional.

Ready to discover Portugal during your next stay? Now's the time to book your Portugal hotel and make the most of the wealth of the land and the country's gastronomy.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour aux Pays-Bas

Your stay in the Netherlands

Your stay in the Netherlands is an opportunity to discover a country that is often little-known outside its capital Amsterdam. Did you know that the Netherlands now have eight sites listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage? The various regions in the Netherlands are lands of contrast ad diversity each retaining their own cultural identity. Succumb to your feelings of discovery

Staying in the Netherlands: Set off to explore a rich, varied cultural heritage

Your stay in the Netherlands is an opportunity to explore the wealth of the various regions of this land reclaimed from the sea. Naturally, the major Dutch cities remain classics among the tourist destinations, each with their own character:

·         Amsterdam and its network of canals, recently listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage, its many museums and its distinctive ambience.

·         Maastricht, the cradle of Europe, where you can stroll and fall under the spell of its small streets and renowned antique shops. Maastricht is also acknowledged for its gastronomy and its five starred restaurants.

·         The Hague is a town of contrasts, chic and traditional as well as being sophisticated and open to the world. It boasts over thirty museums, and if you are the festival-going kind, bear in mind that for three weeks in June, The Hague is host to a great many festivals.

·         Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ epicentre in terms of contemporary art, design and fashion, is a trendy city that never rests. 

The Netherlands: explore the beauty and riches of the Netherlands’ regions by foot or on a bike, strolling along the canals

We all have in mind a postcard of Holland complete with its tulip fields, windmills and cheeses. This is nothing more than a cliché, and we suggest taking you further as you explore.

More than just a means of travel, bicycles are a way of life in the Netherlands. There are practically as many bikes as there are people in this country criss-crossed by over 15,000 km in bicycle lanes. Seasons permitting, the cycling trek remains the best way to discover the fields of multicoloured flowers blossoming in the springtime between Heiden and Haarlem, or to travel to the greatest sites in the country in summer. As you ride your bike, you can picture yourself as a latter-day Don Quixote setting upon the thousand or so windmills dotted throughout the Netherlands.

With its 32 hectares, its 15 kilometres of alleyways, and located 32 km from Amsterdam, Keukenhof Gardens is the ideal place to enjoy a hiking tour that is bound to stimulate your senses. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and irises will entice your eyes and nose. 7,000,000 bulbs are planted there every year. But remember, this garden is only open two months in the year at springtime.

Water sports enthusiasts should head for the Frisian Lakes district for “Sneekweek”. Starting the first week in August, the Netherlands host one of their foremost sailing events. For 14 days, you can watch regattas where historical flat-bottomed boats engage in a fascinating competition. 

Your gourmet stay in the Netherlands

As you know, the Fédération Internationale des Logis offers gourmet stays. The Netherlands are no exception. Relatively unknown, Dutch cuisine does have a diversified presence in the country’s various regions. To cheese lovers, the Netherlands are known as “that other cheese country”. Major cheese markets are held in picturesque towns like Alkmaar, Gouda and Edam.

The Netherlands being very much a seaside country, a large part of traditional Dutch cuisine is based on fish and seafood (Zeeland oysters, a variety of herring specialties, etc.). You can also sample a number of amazing Dutch hotpots.  

In the Maastricht area, you can sample typical local dishes like Zoervleis (marinated meat), Huidvleis (brawn) and Rommedoe (a particularly strong cheese).

You can also enjoy the various specialties from the Zeeland Province in the Escaut delta (Zeeland oysters and mussels, flat cakes, smoked eel and gooseberry wine).

We encourage you to check out our Logis selection when organising your next stay in the Netherlands.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour au Grand Duché de Luxembourg

Your stay in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, between nature and a preserved heritage

With its preserved architectural heritage and the diversity of its landscapes, Luxembourg offers a great many cultural, sports and tourist activities. Follow us down the paths that lead to the Valley of Seven Castles, to Little Switzerland, to the Moselle or to Red Lands country.

A stay in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, within the green heart of Europe

A stay in Luxembourg will charm all nature and discovery enthusiasts. Close to the capital city, take a walk through the Luxembourg orchard. Fields that stretch as far as the eye can see and the forests of Bambës and Grengewald are a heaven for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. Up north, in the Luxembourg Ardennes, there are high plateaux and woody valleys, highly conducive to rest, just waiting to welcome you. The Our and Haute-Sure nature parks also provide numerous sports activities. To the East, the Mullerthal region, also known as Little Switzerland, offers you a stunning panorama made of rocky hills, sumptuous forests and sandstone rocks, wherein hiking trails and cycling lanes snake in and out for dozens of kilometres. Wine lovers should take the Wine Trail which crosses the Moselle Valley, lined with charming little vineyard villages. Lastly, to the South, the Red Lands, so called because of the iron ore mined from the earth, bear witness to the region’s industrial, steel-making past .

A stay in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: a cultural and historical heritage

Your stay in Luxembourg will be an opportunity to discover an outstanding heritage. All over the city of Luxembourg, you can find relics from the old fortress that are over a thousand years old, as well as a network of underground galleries called the casemates, running beneath the rocks of the capital city. Continue your tour with the Ducal Palace, built in the 16th century in the Hispano-Moorish style, and currently the residence of the Grand Duke. The country also boasts a substantial religious heritage. Architecture enthusiasts will admire Notre Dame du Luxembourg and its half-Renaissance, half-Baroque style. In the Saint Willibrord Basilica in Echternach, there is a crypt holding the sarcophagus of the Grand Duchy’s patron saint. In Rindschleiden in the Ardennes, the Benedictine Abbey is adorned with 15th- and 16th-century frescoes. Lastly, history lovers will appreciate the 109 Medieval castles dotted across the country, witness to a glorious past, some of which, like Clervaux, Vianden and Beaufort,  have been perfectly restored while others like Dudelange,  Koerich and Useldange show the wear and tear of time. Make sure you visit the Valley of Seven Castles, which has the best examples of Medieval architecture gathered over a 24-kilometre stretch around the city of Luxembourg. There are very many picturesque and perfectly restored small  villages lining your tourist route.

The Moselle welcomes you on your wine-tasting stay

As a winemaking region, the Moselle invites you to discover its dry white wines and Cremant sparkling wines, whose renown has gone well beyond Grand Duchy borders. During your stay in Luxembourg, do not hesitate to stop in the small vineyard villages to visit the cellars, which will surprise you on account of the quality of grapes grown from Luxembourger soil. In Ehnen, a renowned vineyard  village, you can admire some superb patrician mansions.  

Dreaming of a journey across the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg?  Logis hotels welcome you year round to satisfy your feeling like discovering this magnificent country.


Logis Hôtels - Vivez la dolce vità en Italie

Experience the dolce vita in Italy

Your stay in Italy will take you to the heart of a country that has witnessed ancestral artistic wealth. From the ancient relics of Rome and Pompeii to the Uffizi Museum in Florence or the magnificence of Venetian Palaces, relive the history of an outstanding people.

Your stay in Italy, discovering exceptional cultural and historical heritage

Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Boticelli and others have in large part worked at building Italy’s pictorial and sculptural heritage. During your stay in Italy, make sure you visit Venice to admire the sumptuous Venetian palace facades and to then step inside those jewels of Medieval and Renaissance architecture, most of which have ceilings adorned with fine gold and sublime paintings. Don’t miss the Bridge of Sighs, which convicts used to cross on their way from their judges to their jailers. Once in Murano, drop in at the City of Glass. ...

In Rome, the majestic Coliseum, the Trajan Markets all around and the hot baths of Caracalla are waiting to treat you to a walk through ancient history. In Pompeii, Roman relic enthusiasts will delight in touring the city buried under ashes from Mount Vesuvius in 79 BC. Mosaics, paintings and life itself have remained frozen as if the disaster had struck yesterday.

There are churches throughout the country, bearing witness to Catholic fervour among the Italians. At Santa Maria di Trastevere in Rome, you can admire fabulous mosaics restored under Pope Innocent III. At Saint Jean de Latran, you can contemplate the nave, which stretches over 130 metres, making the church the second-largest in Rome in terms of surface area. Of course, you will head for Saint Peter’s, to marvel at the larger-than-life proportions of the basilica dome and main building. You can’t leave there without seeing Michelangelo’s Pieta, the major artistic work in Saint Peter’s. Just next doors, drop in to the Sistine Chapel to admire the Last Judgment painted on the ceiling, again by Michelangelo. Lastly, wander through the town, make a wish and throw a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain!  

In Florence, world capital of Art, you will admire “Il Duomo” and its cupola, as well as Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo. Amble a few minutes through the Uffizi Museum, formerly the de Medici offices, where you will admire works by Renaissance Masters. Do not miss Ponte Vecchio, an architectural masterpiece crossing the Arno River. Then find some peace and quiet in the Boboli Gardens, right next to Pitti Palace, where Florentine and Roman sculptures are displayed.

Your stay in Italy: festivals and carnivals

Italy is a country of parties and celebrations. You could become Harlequin or Colombine during the Venice Carnival. A traditional medieval festival, this carnival has come through the centuries and remains a major tourist attraction to this day. It is held every February. In Siena, it’s Il Palio which attracts large crowds; every year in July and August, the town residents challenge each other in a spectacular horserace on Piazza del Campo. In Milan, opera lovers will go to the Scala to hear the best works performed by the world’s greatest tenors. Many music festivals are held throughout Italy, in Ravello, Verona, Rome and Naples, to name but a few.

A gastronomic stay in Italy

And how could one talk about Italy without mentioning the country’s gastronomic and viticultural heritage? The vines growing on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius produce the tasty grapes whose juice is used to make Lacrima Christi. In Tuscany, wine enthusiasts will taste the jewel of local winemaking: Chianti. And don’t hesitate to try a little glass of Brunello di Montalcino, or Vino Nobile di Montelpuciano – you’ll be surprised...

In the trattorias and restaurants, surrender to the delights of a regional menu made up of a succession of pasta, minestrone, polenta and Carpaccio served with their famed grissini or risottos. By the Mediterranean, there are all kinds of seafood and fish to please gourmet palates.   

Tempted by a stay in Italy? Book your Logis hotel restaurant and discover the country’s thousand and one facets.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en espagne

Your stay in Spain

Your stay in Spain will be under the sign of sunshine and joy of living – it isn’t by chance that Spain is the world’s second tourist destination after France. You may choose to discover the monuments and experience the nightlife in the country’s two largest cities, Barcelona and Madrid, or set off on a tour of the provinces of Galicia (Santiago de Compostela, Corunna, Vigo), Andalusia (Almería, Córdoba, Granada, Seville, Málaga) or the Basque Country (Bilbao, Guernica, San Sebastián).

If you prefer beaches and spending nights in trendy clubs, we advise you to head for Salou, Benidorm or Ibiza.

Just succumb to your feelings of discovery.

Staying in Spain: a rich, varied cultural heritage at the crossroads of Europe and the Arab World

Your stay in Spain will be under the sign of sunshine within an ambience all music and flamenco.

The Roman, Arab and Persian invasions have left architectural treasures and enchanting sites. This country at the crossroads of European and Arab civilisation is rich in culture and naturally open to the outside. Flamenco stands as a perfect illustration of this mix of the different cultures that thrived in Spain over the centuries.

You can visit the Cathedrals in Burgos, Barcelona and Granada, as well as the Córdoba Mosque and the Moorish Palaces of Andalusia. You will be spellbound by the Alhambra Gardens and the Alcázar.

Art enthusiasts will follow in the footsteps of the major classical and contemporary Spanish painters: El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Miró, Picasso and Dalí

Madrid is renowned for its extraordinary museums: the Prado Museum, the Queen Sofia Museum, the Thyssen Museum. Beyond those outstanding cultural assets, Madrid also offers up all of the attractions of a major capital city.

Barcelona, the cradle of Catalonia, is a city with a more modern, cosmopolitan architecture, standing between land and sea, between quiet and hustle-bustle.

A host of Ferias (street festivals featuring bull runs) are held all over throughout the summer, showing that Spain remains bullfighting country.

Spain and its seaside resorts

Spain’scoastline stretches some 7,883 km along two different seas (the Atlantic and the Mediterranean). Seaside tourism has mostly grown in the archipelagos and the Mediterranean seafront.

There are no less than 20 “Costas” listed in Spain. Suffice it here to mention the Costa Del Sol and the Costa Brava. Of course, we should not forget the Canary Islands, an Atlantic island chain located north-west of the Western Sahara.

In Spain, while sun lovers and farniente buffs are rather fond of Mediterranean beaches, surf enthusiasts will find what they are looking for on the Basque Atlantic coast.

Your gourmet stay in Spain

During your stay in Spain, you will quickly come to understand why this country is so famous for its party spirit. Good fare is part of this lifestyle and the traditional gastronomic culture is substantial.

Meal times are much later than in the United Kingdom. Lunch (el almuerzo) usually begins at 2 pm, and dinner (la cena) does not start before 10 pm. Spaniards are fond of eating out.

Spain is the world’s leading producer of olive oil. Cold cuts (Serrano ham, chorizo, etc.), cheese (ewe’s and goat’s cheese) and seafood represent a significant part of the diet. As is the case all around the Mediterranean, peppers, garlic, tomatoes and onions make up the basic ingredients of most dishes.

Every region has its traditional recipes. Yet some have established themselves as national dishes: paella, fabada asturiana, cocido.

Besides the inevitable paella, you can enjoy tapas. They are an important part of Iberian culinary tradition. Every café, bar or pub sells those delicious little platters containing fresh seafood, spicy chorizo, marinated olives and a variety of local specialties served with a glass of frozen sangria, fino, tinto, or just simply a beer. Depending on their content, tapas may be served cold, at room temperature or straight from the oven.

It is easy to understand why Spaniards just love meeting up in bars to chat among friends, listen to music or try out a few dance steps.

We encourage you to check out our Logis selection when organising your next stay in Spain.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Belgique

Your stay in Belgium

Your stay in Belgium promises to help you discover a multi-faceted country. Unusual landscapes, monuments with a fascinating architecture, not to forget the tasty gastronomic specialities, all represent the best reasons for you to come to the “flat country”...

Your stay in Belgium: discover a heritage of great diversity

Your stay in Belgium is an opportunity for you to take in the beauty of a really exceptional heritage. Only two hours from Paris, Brussels unveils its treasures. Stroll through the streets of the European capital and let yourself be startled at the charm of its Grand Place, its late-19th-century monuments built by Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, or even the Groeninge Museum, where you can admire six centuries of Flemish art. And don’t miss a halt in front of the famous Manneken Pis. In Bruges, the Venice of the North, sail the canals along the red-brick buildings in gothic style, so typical of the city, and admire its tower, before focusing your attention on art history and the major Flemish artists. During your trips through Belgium, you are bound to chance upon one of the thirty-two Belgian belfries in Romanesque, Gothic or Baroque style that tell of the preserved wealth of Belgian heritage. You should also see the Flemish Beguinages, architectural complexes built in the Middle Ages and grouping houses, churches and gardens.

Belgium: trekking through a varied panorama

For sports enthusiasts and those who are fond of nature outings, Belgium will welcome you on a hiking stay or a cycling stay, both in the Flemish and Walloon regions. And if you’re  feeling like water, why not walk along the Centre Canal in the Hainault Province or around the Lake of Love (Minnewater) near Bruges, or the Ixelles ponds near Brussels? In summer, enjoy the seaside resorts on the North Sea coast: Knokke, Blankenberge and Oostende.

Your gastronomic stay in Belgium

While it is possible anywhere in Belgium to enjoy the traditional mussels and fries, you would probably be surprised at the choice of typical dishes you can sample in Belgian restaurants: Liegiois salad and kidneys in Lieges, Bolleke beer in Antwerp, fish or chicken Waterzoi in Gand. Seafood specialties are also available throughout Belgium. You can try caricoles (whelks) and shrimps served with chicory gratin, unless you prefer a Flemish Carbonnade. Gourmets will not want to miss relishing that great Bruges chocolate whose reputation has gone well beyond Belgian borders. They can even visit the Chocolate Museum to discover the secrets of its making. Last but not least, what would a meal enjoyed in Belgium be like if not served with the national beverage: beer!


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Allemagne

Your stay in Germany: gastronomy, heritage and nature

With its fascinating towns, the sheer diversity of its mountains, forests and lakes, and a most attractive festivals calendar, Germany stands as one of Europe’s most appealing destinations. From the North Sea down to the PreAlps to the South, your stay in Germany appears very promising between walks, great dining and city tourism...  

Your stay in Germany: when the Germanic terroir takes a seat at  your table

How could one mention Germany without thinking of Frankfurters, or the great pretzels in Munich, or delicious trout fished in Black Forest waters? Your stay in Germany will also be an opportunity to sample the bakery specialties, small breads and pastries, which entirely hold their own before the delights of their French counterparts...

Beer drinkers will enjoy the 5,000 beer varieties produced in local breweries. Lastly, all oenologists, beginners and seasoned, will be able to appreciate the tasty grapes from the banks of the Rhine. At meal’s end, don’t forget to order a small glass of Schnapps, a delicious liqueur that will nicely close your feast.

Your stay in Germany:  traditional markets, festivals and popular celebrations

If you’re staying in Germany during the year-end celebrations, you will be charmed by the Christmas markets held in many towns. Around the musical performances that are so typical of those popular events, you’ll stroll along the shopping high streets, decorated for the occasion. Germany is also the setting for year-round cultural events. You can attend the Museum Festival, the Cultures Carnival in Berlin or a number of Rhine-valley or Alemmanic carnivals. And don’t forget to pop in at the Munich Beer Fest held in September, or the one in Stuttgart.  

Your stay in Germany: at the heart of a picturesque natural setting

From Bavaria to the Black Forest, the banks of the Rhine and Lake Constance, you’ll be experiencing unique, intense moments during your stay in Germany. Nature lovers will be enthralled by the sheer diversity of German landscapes: the beaches on the coast, medium elevation mountains and dizzying peaks in the PreAlps, and a forest of outstanding beauty in the centre and the South-West. This natural setting, still preserved to this day, seems to be the ideal place for you to relax and surrender to walking and resting. And if you like cycling, you will undoubtedly be impressed by the abundance of very modern bicycle lanes provided for your travel. Indeed, the country is crisscrossed by over 70,000 kilometres of fully signposted lanes. It is certain that in Germany you will discover an exceptional natural setting made of preserved fauna and flora!  

Germany: an exceptional heritage

From the keeps perched along the banks of Rhine, and which made the renown of Medieval Germany, to the Renaissance cathedrals built in Constance, Munich or Aachen, the German heritage has what it takes to amaze you. The diversity of styles, ranging from medieval to neo-gothic, baroque and classical, will encourage you to find out about German history and architecture. Your stay in Germany might lead you to Berlin, where you can admire the wealth of classical architecture. You will see the impressive Brandenburg Gate, symbolising German reunification, visit the Berliner Dom, a historical cathedral topped with a superb cupola, or stroll by Bellevue Castle, the Presidential residence, or through the Lustgarden, located on Museum Island.  

Feel like exploring the riches of nearby Germany? Book a room at a Logis hotel and enjoy quality accommodation and friendliness from your hosts.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Guyane

Your stay in French Guiana, midway between modernity and custom

As an outstanding land, French Guiana will offer you an abundant natural heritage and invite you into the heart of a unique culture. Experience the adventure of a stay in French Guiana by booking at a Logis hotel!

Head for the depths of the Guyanese forest

Lovers of wild, preserved, wide open spaces will fall under the spell of the equatorial forest’s beauty. There are over 8,000,000 hectares in which to encounter a startling vegetal and animal biodiversity! The sheer variety of mammals, birds, fish and tree species is bound to awaken the interest of fauna and flora enthusiasts. The more adventurous among you will take the time to traipse through the forest and experience the joys of the large river that snakes through this spectacular natural space. And what’s on the programme? Fishing, hiking or swimming. While in the depths of the Guyanese forest, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to encounter the inhabitants of this green equatorial lung. When meeting Amerindian people, Hmong people or the Noir Marron people, don’t miss the opportunity of finding out about their ancestral customs and traditions.

French Guiana, midway between history and the space programme

Take advantage of your stay in a charming hotel to find out about other sites that are sure to surprise you. In Saint Laurent du Maroni, retrace the steps of the penal colony prisoners. There are still a few relics today of the “cabins” where the convicts were kept. Further out, in the Salvation Isles, you will forget that this place used to host a former colonial labour camp as you surrender to the spell of the superb waters and sumptuous landscapes before you.  Not too far from this historical Guiana, you should visit Kourou Spaceport.  Space programme enthusiasts will gladly take to the space museum. The lucky ones will, from a special vantage point, feel great excitement as they watch the preparations and the launch of the Ariane rocket!

French Guiana, a land of carnivals  

French Guiana is also a land of Carnival. Every Sunday afternoon in Cayenne from the Epiphany to Ash Wednesday, you can watch events relating to Creole culture. Float parades and traditional costume parades are held to the sound of brass and drums. Let yourself be entertained by unbelievable and colourful characters: Touloulou, representing the Queen of Carnival, the Nég'marrons wearing a kalimbé or a red loincloth, Zombi Bayéro, representing a zombie, Jé Farin, dressed all in white, the Bobi wearing old sacks, the Karolin wearing top hat and tails, the Lanmo, a symbol of Death, the evil Soussouris, and the Diab Rouj who appears on Mardi Gras. As evening falls, let yourself go to a few steps of biguine or mazurka.

The French Guiana Carnival significantly affects the number of tourists present. Book your room at a Logis hotel and treat yourself to the jubilation of the carnival while enjoying a comfortable stay and a most warm-hearted welcome.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Rhône-Alpes

Your stay in Rhône-Alpes, between river and mountain

If like Rousseau, you are fond of “torrents, rocks, fir trees, dark woods and hiking up and down rough footpaths...”, head for a stay in Rhône-Alpes!

Rhône-Alpes, a link between plain and mountain

The Rhône-Alpes Region shows a strange combination, that of a large river with a mountain range. A subtle blend of the flowing and the immutable, the region offers up a whole parade  of landscapes and thrills. Dominating the Saône Valley, the soggy Dombes area spreads its lakes and ponds as far as the Lyon suburbs.  

To the West, the Rhône Valley vineyards enjoy their world renown, while the East boasts its Mont Blanc which dominates the entire region. The South too, has some tourist assets: the dizzying depths of the Ardèche Gorges, the Vercors’ mock hostility, the tranquil expanse of the Vivarais.

Rhône-Alpes: altitude and oxygen

Throughout the Alps, over 6,000 kilometres of ski slopes await you. The world’s largest skiing area has what it takes to satisfy the most demanding athletes. Despite their glory days, Olympic star resorts like Chamonix, Grenoble and Albertville succeeded in remaining wild and welcoming to all: those who find exhilaration in the powder snow, as well as those who have fun among the grassy inclines in spring and summer when the region goes from white to green.  

Touring the lakes in La Vanoise Park, trekking to the Mont d'Aiguille, wandering to the core of the Ardèche Cévennes mountains... Not one landscape resembles the other. Like the waters, they can be peaceful one minute, and roaring the next.

Howling as they flow in hefty jerks towards the thirty waterfalls of the Fer à Cheval near Sixt in the Haute-Savoie, impetuous as they hurtle down the gorges, they become gentle and rippling as they reach the lakes in Geneva, Annecy and Nantua.

Relics from the past in Rhône-Alpes

A region of art and history, Rhône-Alpes has retained the signs of its successive residents. From prehistoric times, the rock face paintings in the Chauvet Caves. From Medieval times, the sumptuous village of Crémieu. From Renaissance times, the Bâtie d'Urfé castle or the Saint-Jean neighbourhood in Lyon that witnessed the silk trade’s finest hours.

Also not to be missed: the Dukes’ Castle in Chambéry, the forts of La Maurienne, the Château of Tournon in the Ardèche, watching over both the town and the Rhône, the Cistercian Abbey of Aiguebelle in the Drôme and more.

A taste of “cork” in Rhône-Alpes restaurants

On the menu during your halts: raclette, fondue and wines from the Savoie, quenelles in Nantua sauce, Bresse chicken cooked in cream, Gratin Dauphinois. Not to forget the delicate raviolis of Romans. Many great Chefs were born in the region and gave it its reputation.

Lyon would rather invite you into its "bouchons" (literally “corks”), places where one can very simply enjoy hot sausage – plain, or with truffle or pistachio – and that tripe which is called locally “the sapper’s apron”. Two dishes which, in good restaurants, are served with a jug of specially selected Beaujolais or Côtes du Rhône.

Discover Rhône-Alpes, a multi-facetted region, and book your stay in a Logis hotel restaurant.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

Your stay in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, under the sign of diversity

Feel like escaping to Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur?  Stay in France’s most visited region and enjoy the diversity of its attractions: cicadas in the wind, terraced olive trees, purple lavender, high mountains and a sea of blue... Among all those versions of Provence, the choice is yours.   

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: history, geography and botany

Your stay in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur will be an opportunity to explore centuries of history. The region has been a Greek colony, a Roman province, was annexed by the Franks; in turn a kingdom, a marquisate, a principality and an earldom... It only became a French province in the 16th century.

From the Ventoux to the Camargue, from Venaissin County to the Verdon Gorge, from the high valley of Queyras to the beaches of Esterel... how could one evoke a single Provence? From North to South, the plains of the Rhône and the Durance are dominated by the Alpilles, the Sainte-Victoire, the Lure Mountain, the Sainte-Baume, the Lubéron, the Maures, the Esterel... The massifs of Ecrins, Ventoux and Mercantour are lost amidst the Southern Alps.

This diversity in reliefs goes hand in hand with the diversity of the forest which stretches across five départements: firs, spruces and larches in the mountainous areas; olive trees, cypresses and lavender trees on the hills; plane trees and parasol pine trees by the coast.

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: artists made it their home!

During your stay in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur you can also admire the region’s luminosity, even purer and clearer when the Mistral blows. It has won artists over. Why not set off from Mont Ventoux, the panoramic viewpoint from which Joseph Meissonier sketched the slender archways of the City of Popes?

A little further South, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence inspired Van Gogh, when he was a despondent tenant of the village almshouses. As you follow the road to Aix-en-Provence, go on to Martigues, the darling town of avant-garde artists Dufy and Picabia, who used to set their easel on the banks of Berre Pond. In Marseille, Saint-Tropez or Toulon, you can breathe in the sea landscapes painted by Cézanne, Manguin and Courdouan...

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, a charming, varied landscape

What makes the charm of Provence is also that you have to choose: between the Camargue, Marseille and its coves, the resorts in the Var, the fragrances of the hinterland...

From Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, very crowded in the summer, make your getaway via the Cacharel road towards Pioch Badet, for the sheer beauty of the landscape. When in Arles, stroll along the nostalgic Alyscamps necropolis, and in Roussillon, nicknamed "Delphes la Rouge” (“Delphi the Red”) by Jean Vilar, you can admire a fiery sunset.

Your stay in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur will take you to Avignon and its Rue du Vieux Sextier, and on to Aix-en-Provence, along Cours Mirabeau, where you can slip away to the Jas-de-Bouffan and imagine Cézanne toiling in the shade of his sheepfold...

Don’t miss the attractions tucked away from the coast. Departing from Orange, you can reach Carpentras concealed behind its walls, and Gordes, whose keep is decorated with canvasses and sketches by Vasarely, or Apt, renowned for its stewed fruit and its wickerwork.

There are yet other spots to see during your stay in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: Manosque, so dear to Giono, and Draguignan, for the fun of travelling all around.  Not to forget Thoronet Abbey to the south, the Verdon Gorge to the north, and the heights of Nice where, once again, one has to choose between Vésubie Valley and the Valley of Tinée of White Penitents fame. As for the bold, they can head for the Valley of Marvels and La Roya Valley.

Crafts and flavours in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur

From Moustiers and its earthenware to Aubagne and its ceramics, from the Camargue and its saddlery to the Queyras and its cabinet-making... While travelling the roads of Provence, during your gastronomic stay, you will love the taste of dishes spiced with a touch of garlic, a dash of olive oil, a scent of basil – aioli garlic mayonnaise, anchoïade paste and bouillabaisse are yours to enjoy -, or the sweetness of the Calissons d'Aix, the nougats of Sisteron, the honeys and chocolates from Puyricard.

And to prolong the experience year round, why not read the masters once again: Mistral and Pagnol, Giono and Daudet, Zola and Arène...

Feel like sunshine and a terroir of exceptional wealth? Book your Logis hotel restaurant and fall under the spell of the thousand and one attractions of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur.

Poitou Charentes

Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Poitou-Charentes

Your stay in Poitou-Charentes: nature, traditions and futurism

Dreaming about a stay in Poitou-Charentes? Its shores lapped by the ocean, the sunniest region in the West invites you to enjoy its fine sandy beaches.

Unless you’d rather travel in time, from Romanesque monuments to the Futuroscope…

Sunbathing in Poitou-Charentes

The trend in sea bathing originated in Royan as early as the 19th century. Nowadays, its five beaches, sheltered from westerly winds, continue appealing to those who enjoy the delights of sea, sand and sun

Nearby there is Saint-Georges de-Didonne and Saint-Palais lined with pine trees and green oaks,  Meschers nestling between two cliffs facing the Gironde estuary, and further north Fouras, Châtelaillon, La Palmyre... One can bathe along the entire coast in charming family resorts where sailors, windsurfers and sandcastle builders rub shoulders.

Out at sea, discover the Isles of Ré, Aix and Oléron, with their endless beaches, their luminous skies and their Mediterranean vegetation. One should cycle across the Isle of Ré to watch the herons and examine the barnacles between the dykes and marshes overrun with salicornia.

On the Isle of Oléron, go to an oyster farmer’s cabin to sample the renowned Marennes-Oléron oysters, whose green colour comes from a small alga called the blue navicelle. The Isle of Aix will leave you with the memory of a small island free of cars and streets adorned with hollyhock. In the distance stands Fort Boyard...

Excursions in Poitou-Charentes

Close to the coastline beaches,  stroll through towns packed with history: La Rochelle and its old harbour guarded by three Medieval towers; Rochefort whose Corderie Royale (a former rope factory) borders on the Charente River; Brouage, an ancient walled harbour devoted to the salt trade, now abandoned to the sea amongst the marshes; Saintes, the millennial city and its white facades; La Roche-Courbon and its Château standing by the Saintonge Treasure trail...

You could also go up the Charente Valley aboard a small barge from Rochefort to Angoulême, feeling the effect of the tide as far up as Saint-Savinien, where the old boat port and its church, featuring a square steeple, are worth a visit. Then Cognac approaches.

On all panels and signs, the major winemakers offer to show you their cellars and to tell you a few secrets: development, ageing and general gossip; not to be missed, for the sheer fun of it and also to discover (lien vers la page « envie d'apprendre ») that without the blunder made by a winegrower four centuries ago, when he inadvertently twice burnt his wine in the still... cognac would not exist today.  

About Romanesque art in the Poitevin Marsh

Get to know about the Poitou-Charentes heritage! Signs of an architecture born on the way to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, some six hundred Romanesque buildings, raised from the 11th to the 12th centuries, tell of the daily life, beliefs and chimeras of the Middle Ages.

In Angoulême, you should not miss the seventy characters on Saint-Pierre Cathedral, you should halt before the facade of Notre-Dame-la-Grange in Poitiers, and visit Saintes, Chauvigny, Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, Melle, Aulnay, etc.

Right there, between the Vendée and the Poitou, a maritime gulf used to stretch until the year 600, called the Gulf of the Pictons. Cistercian monks decided to reclaim it, thus helping create the appearance of today’s Poitevin Marsh. The best way to explore it is to rent a small boat: there’s nothing like a “flat-bottom” guided by a boatman to infiltrate this labyrinth of canals, locks and inlets, where eels, carps, perch, pike perch and pikes proliferate.

Poitou-Charentes, a land both traditional and futuristic

After all that, you can visit, year round, the Futuroscope in Poitiers: interactive, relief or 360° images... Then exhilarated by all this future technology, what could be more soothing than getting back to basics by sampling local specialties, like those small grey escargots that people in the Charentes call "cagouilles" and people in the Poitou call "lumas", or mussel dishes like eclade or mouclade, or a fish stew chaudrée, or mojette beans...

Feel like exploring Poitou-Charentes? Book your accommodation among the region’s Logis hotel restaurants and abandon yourself to the charm of your destination’s spellbinding setting.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Picardie

Your stay in Picardy in the heart of a royal land

Whether it’s Clovis in Soissons, Hugues Capet in Senlis and in Noyon… from early Gothic to flamboyant Gothic, your stay in Picardy will help you (re)discover whole sections of French history.

Trailing the kings in Picardy

Whether you choose to follow the historic route from Romanesque to Gothic that cuts through the royal forests of the Oise, or the “Route du Lys de France et de la Rose de Picardie” (Picardy French Fleur-de-Lys and Rose Trail) that runs from Saint-Denis to Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Valois Trail, that of the Field of Cloth of Gold or that of the archers... your stay in Picardy will be focusing on history.

Follow the trail from Neolithic sites to Celtic fortresses, from France’s largest archaeological digs in Samara to the underground shelters in Naours, from forts to abbeys... not to forget the six Picard cathedrals: the “Stone Bible” in Amiens, listed by Unesco, Laon Cathedral, ever so airy, and in Beauvais, the “Parthenon of architecture”...

Picardy, a land of gourmet festivals

As a place for the good life, Picardy can also celebrate history in its very own style: historical re-enactments, Saint-Jean bonfire festivals, the Flower Festival, the Fireworks Festival or Derby races in Chantilly…

Whether gourmet or gastronomic, your stay is bound to give you nice surprises: duck pâté in Amiens, maroilles tart in the La Thiérache area, shellfish in the Bay of Somme, “rissoles” (roast bites) in Laon, “croustillons” (crisp donuts) in Saint-Quentin, red berries in Noyon and Chantilly whipped cream.

Your stay in Picardy, between leisure and Nature

In Amiens, sail through the floating gardens in a “barque à cornets” boat. Or admire birds in their thousands in the Bay of Somme or the Cessières Marsh botanical reserve.

The parks and greens of Picardy also offer numerous sports activities: rides in horse-drawn carriages, golfing, hiking, cycling, angling, hunting and of course, horse riding. For Picardy is the “land of the horse king” and Chantilly, where the “Live Horse Museum” is located, is the French horse-riding capital. Why not consider a hiking stay?

Given the riding alleys in Compiegne, the prestigious racecourses, the equestrian centres and the pure-bred training facilities, you will understand why the region is so proud of its thousands of horses, particularly those of the fully-regional Henson breed.

Picardy along the waterside

There are one thousand two hundred kilometres of rivers running through Picardy’s three departments. The northern canals - Péronne-Noyon, Saint-Quentin-Chauny, Oise to Aisne and Ourcq – cross a great variety of landscapes. Anglers will be tempted to challenge their prey in the lakes of the Somme, the Noye Valley, the La Thiérache area, the Soissonnais area, the Oise River, etc.

The coast will appeal to water sports enthusiasts eager for long sandy beaches, the view over the Bay of Somme, the strings of pebbles and the lovely chalk cliffs.

If you’re thirsting for nature and diversified leisure, book your stay in Picardy at one of the Logis hotel restaurants listed in the three departments that make up the Picard Region.

Western Loire

Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour dans les Pays de la Loire

Your stay in the Pays de la Loire Region, half-way between green and blue tourism

Your stay in the Pays de la Loire Region will take you to the heart of the mysterious Brière, of Green Venice or of the troglodyte villages, bewitching you with its Gregorian chants and its phantasmal popular art...

Green tourism in the Pays de la Loire Region

There is so much water waiting for you during your stay in the Pays de la Loire Region! No less than 400 km of navigable rivers available for long cruises by small barge, canal boat or by “foigouille" craft. You will sail down the Mayenne, the Maine, the Sarthe, the Oudon... Not to forget the Erdre, lined with mansions and utopian residences like the "Folies Sifflait", full of charming eccentricity with their trick villas and their mock stairways leading nowhere.

And then there is the Loire, to be explored on a “gabare", a flat-bottomed boat with square sails that comes to us from the 19th century. West of Nantes, the mysterious Brière, all peat bogs and canals spread over 20,000 hectares, should also be explored by barge, departing from Trignac or St-Liphard.

In this heaven for bearded reedlings, common coots and bluethroats, you can visit the Lock Keeper’s House, and especially the small village of Kerhinet: its thatched cottages with their roofs made of marsh reeds and rush seem to have come straight out of a fairy tale. On the river’s opposite bank, Grand-Lieu Lake, one of Europe’s finest nature reserves, shelters the little egret and the gadwall duck, and in July it is literally covered in water lilies.   

Further south, the Poitevin Marsh and its small fields lined with canals also attract all migratory travellers, be they passing birds or tourists who fall under the spell of the “Green Venice”.

Your stay in the Pays de la Loire Region: cycling, horse riding or driving

Not too far away, the town of Fontenay-le-Comte of Rabelais fame, the town of Vouvant haunted by the legend of Mélusine, the Châteaux of Pouzauges and Tiffauges, strongholds of the notorious Gilles de Rais, also known as Bluebeard, are all great opportunities for a getaway into the Vendée.  

In the Anjou, Maulévrier Oriental Park harbours Buddhist philosophy, the Rose Garden in Doué-la-Fontaine gives out its lovely fragrance, while beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine sleeps on forevermore in Fontevraud. While in the Maine-et-Loire, you should also go underground to visit the Rocheminier troglodytes and the sculpted bestial creatures in the Dénezé-sous-Doué caves, and tour the “Blue Mine” and its slate seams in Noyant-la-Gravoyère.

When passing through the Sarthe, experience the highly spiritual ambience that comes forth when the Gothic vaults in Solesmes Abbey resound with the most wonderful Gregorian chants. Further down the valley, the renowned ceramic and earthenware workshops in Malicorne are open to interested visitors.

In the Mayenne, you’ll enjoy strolling through the streets of Sainte-Suzanne, a delightful Medieval burgh, and you’ll be startled by Roger Tatin’s Fantasy Art Fortress in Cossé-le-Vivien.

All the regional capitals too are worth a visit: the old Medieval city and the Automotive Museum in Le Mans, the Apocalypse Tapestry in Angers, the School of Cavalry in Saumur, the Jules Verne Museum and the Passage Pommeraye in Nantes and much more.

Blue tourism, a must in the Pays de la Loire Region

This leaves the sea, the long beaches at La Baule, La Tranche and Saint-Jean-de-Monts, the charm of Yeu Island and Noirmoutier Island, which is pleasant to reach via the Gois causeway at low tide, and the Ocearium at Le Croisic where you can watch rockfish, penguins and sharks frolicking in 600 cubic metres of water.

Conducive to make you want to get back in shape with its six thalassatherapy centres, the coast is also a heaven for golfers and amateur sailors. Everywhere, a breeze charged with iodine strongly stimulates the appetite.

Once you have sampled salmon or spike cooked in white butter, vine-shoot grilled eels, Rillettes from Le Mans and Chateaubriant steak, all that’s left to do, with a seafood platter and a glass of Loire wine before you, is to let the sea air delightfully go to your head...

Let the wealth of the Pays de la Loire Region terroir cast its spell on you, and enjoy a stay at a Logis hotel restaurant.

Upper Normandy

Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Haute-Normandie

Your stay in Upper Normandy amidst green hedged farmland and a heritage from the past

Just where hedged farmland gets lost into the blue of the English Channel, Upper Normandy leads us to cultivate its memory and visit its heritage.

Upper Normandy offers an exceptional heritage

Your stay in Upper Normandy will take you to Dieppe, the eldest of French seaside resorts. Patronised by the aristocracy on account of its waters, the town quickly extended to the neighbouring countryside. This brought attention to the charms of Varengeville, where before his death, Georges Braque signed the church’s stained-glass window.  

Lighthouse enthusiasts should not miss the Cap d’Ailly structure in Sainte-Marguerite, just prior to escaping to the Petit-Ailly gorge, trailing the Alabaster Coast reclaimed from the sea, or roaming the cliff-side valleys (“valleuses”) of the Pays de Caux.

Then you should explore Le Havre, facing Honfleur across the estuary, and cross the Pont de Normandie, a bridge as long as the Champs-Elysées. Your journey through Upper Normandy should then bring you to Sainte-Adresse Fort, known locally as “Napoleon’s Hat”. On a clear day, the site offers up one the most stunning views over the Calvados coast.

From there, you should follow the abbey trail, leading from Le Havre to Rouen. As you leave Le Trait, you will notice the Forest of Brotonne, tucked inside the river’s meanders. In nearby Caudebec, the tidal bore is spectacular during the great tides of the equinox.

In Giverny, the refinement of Claude Monet’s “pink and green” house will delight you, unless you would rather daydream by the Nympheas pond and its water lilies. Running along the Seine banks, a road links Rouen to Vernon. Finally your stay in Upper Normandy will lead you to the curiosities found in the Norman Vexin: the “Gravier de Gargantua” menhir, the two-lovers’ coast, the locks at Amfreville...

Upper Normandy: the scars of history

Take the opportunity during your stay in a charming hotel to find out about other sites that you will doubtless find surprising. In Rouen and Evreux, there are still miraculously salvaged relics from the Hundred Years’ War. Those with an interest in quaint attractions will appreciate the Bec-Hellouin Abbey, founded by the anchorite knight: the small, decorative churches in the Le Neubourg plain and the Roumois plateau emerge from the bushy shadows of their cemeteries. The houses with wooden sections, found in the Old City in Rouen, still recall Joan of Arc’s trial.

Château Gaillard and its keep, built in Les Andelys by Richard Lionheart, dominate the Seine Valley. The old Gallo-Roman ruins of Evreux, watered by the Iton River, stand in marked contrast with the modern architecture of this city rebuilt after WWII.  

Your gastronomic stay in Upper Normandy

In all good inns, the Chefs will offer you products from the terroir: duck in blood sauce in Rouen, Dieppe-style sole on the coast... Shellfish and seafood enthusiasts can treat themselves to mussels, lobsters and oysters throughout their stay in Upper Normandy.

And who can possibly resist the promise of a crusty apple tart served with a nice glass of "bère", that delightfully thirst-quenching cider which is supposed to stay quiet in the bottle and produce very little foam when served.

Escape to Upper Normandy and book your stay at a Logis hotel restaurant in the region.

Lower Normandy

Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Basse-Normandie

Your stay in Lower Normandy, with your toes in the water...

Beautifully accentuated by Mont Saint-Michel, Lower Normandy begins where the Seine abandons itself to the waters of the English Channel. Its flowery coast contrasts with the long D-Day beaches and the sometimes rough coast of the Cotentin. This is all to be discovered in the same way as one would turn the pages of a history book...

The beaches of Lower Normandy, packed with memories

D-Day has left in its trail a few circuits loaded with memories. Yet all that’s left of the Atlantic Wall is a waterfront called the Mother-of-Pearl Coast. Still, between the Orne and Vire rivers, four beaches - Sword, Juno, Gold and Omaha – stretch over 120 kilometres. Before you stroll along their length, your stay in Lower Normandy will take you on a tour of Caen and its Peace Museum: the sober memorial will help you experience, on a giant screen, the Battle of Normandy, as seen from both the Allied and the German sides.

As you leave the city, there are two roads leading to  Bayeux and Queen Mathilda’s famous tapestry. The first, which goes past the Ardenne Abbey is more concerned with Romanesque and Gothic marvels than with warfare: one should stop in Rots, Sequeville-en-Bessin and Norrey. On the other hand, the Odon circuit focuses on the fierce battles where the English suffered a great many losses. We advise you to stop at a neighbouring farm close to the Château de Fontaine Etoupefour to sample a glass of fresh, sparkling cider or pommeau, before heading for the coast to reach stern Omaha Beach.

Along the beach, there is a road leading to the American cemetery, which overlooks the Ruquet Valley and the trail opened up by Engineering Corps units. To the North-West, the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise pays tribute to the American parachutists who died to liberate France.

The Mont Saint-Michel route, not to be missed when in Lower Normandy

Like the stem and prow of the Norman Drakkar, the Manche department faces, on its Western flank, the last of the Atlantic waves, while to the East, the enclosed garden of the Bay of the Seine opens its arms.  

Whilst on your pilgrimage to Mont Saint-Michel, don’t deprive yourself of the pleasure of passing through the narrow Cotentin peninsula. On the way, why not sail from Saint-Vaast to Tatihou Island, as an excuse to visit the Maritime Museum and to enjoy the dunes and the shores, a favoured hangout for birds. Back on land, check out the Château de Tourlaville, 5 km east of Cherbourg, if only to find out about the tale of the Ravalet lovers.

During your stay in Lower Normandy, you can also enjoy the charm of the small town of Valognes, and to visit Pirou Fort, stopping at Barneville-Carteret Church and at Lessay Abbey-Church, which represented the ultimate refuge to many.  

Lower Normandy from Honfleur to Trouville

Much further North, a stone’s throw from the estuary, Honfleur and its slender buildings displays their seafood stalls. To the South, Deauville and Trouville, the gambling and party queens, invite you to try your luck: casinos, racetracks, etc. Or to get away, the Norman corniche and the flowery coast are some of the itineraries you shouldn’t miss.

Normand gastronomy: cream and butter

Enjoy Norman cuisine the way Barbey d'Aurevilly did: Norman escalope coated in vintage cream, cockles and oysters from Courseulles and Saint-Vaast, Mère Poulard omelette at Mont Saint-Michel... for your gastronomic stay.

You will then have plenty of time to stretch your legs by taking the Parks and Gardens Route that crosses the Orne, Calvados and Manche departments. This itinerary is a way to discover an exotic Normandy in Plantbessin and Beaumont-Hague, a classic Normandy in La Mansart at Brécy Castle, and a most luxurious Normandy in Granville.

Book your next stay in Lower Normandy in a Logis hotel restaurant and enjoy a friendly, personalised welcome within a setting that is both charming and warm-hearted.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Your stay in Nord Pas de Calais: discover the warmth of the North!

From the hills of Artois steeped in history, to the green hills of Avesnois, from the belfries in walled cities to the lighthouses guarding the well-preserved Opal Coast, and the windmills perched upon the Mounts of Flanders, take to the high ground to admire the wealth of Nord-Pas de Calais. All of those riches, natural or cultural, urban or human, historical or gastronomic, are yours to discover during your stay in Nord Pas de Calais

Nord Pas de Calais: bountiful, diversified nature

140 kilometres of fine sandy beaches and wild dunes line the English Channel and the North Sea: a heaven for sand-yachting and windsurfing enthusiasts, encompassing the dizzying cliffs of the 2 Capes, Blanc Nez and Gris Nez, legitimately listed as a Major National Site.

680 kilometres of navigable canals and rivers make up France’s densest fluvial network, and the Audomarois Marsh is renowned for its exceptional fauna and flora. Deep within the Avesnois, Val Joly Lake and its 180 hectares now hosts a tourist resort nestling in a green setting. Lastly, there are three Regional Natural Parks and 3,200 kilometres of trekking circuits for hikers, horse riders or cyclists.

Nord Pas de Calais, a land fraught with joy and sorrow  

Your stay in Nord Pas de Calais will take you to World Heritage-listed belfries, and to the citadels built by Vauban in the 17th century to protect the borders conquered by Louis XIV. You will also be led to recall the many battles that have marked the region. Bouvines, Azincourt, Malplaquet, Vimy, Dunkirk... Battles all that still haunt our subconscious. Just about anywhere you go, you will be treading a memory trail outlining the engagements of both World Wars. In expectation of the Louvre-Lens Museum, due to open in 2011, the entire Mining Basin for its part is reawakening and taking on a new destiny.

Cultural cities and parties in Nord Pas de Calais

If you consider the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille, one of France’s leading fine arts museums, the Roubaix Museum of Art and Industry, the Wellington Quarry in Arras, the Nausicaä Aquarium in Boulogne-sur-Mer and no less than 46 Musées de France, you will agree that those with an inquisitive bent will be satiated. It isn’t just hearsay, the “Ch’tis” really are great hosts and they know how to party. And not just in Bergues! There are carnivals in Dunkirk and Cassel, the Gayant Festival in Douai, the Braderie in Lille, the Brocante in Maroilles, occasions all to sample the warmth of people from the North. One can find the same conviviality in the regional gastronomy. To check this out, there’s nothing better than a gourmet wander to a small café, where they’ll serve you Flemish carbonade, fries and beer in the sort of ambience you’ll find nowhere else.

Succumb to the spell of Nord Pas de Calais and book your stay in a Logis hotel restaurant to fully enjoy the region’s tourist attractions.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Midi-Pyrénées

Your stay in Midi-Pyrénées in the heart of a terroir both wild and welcoming

Your stay in Midi-Pyrénées, from Conques, the Benedictine abbey watching over the Aveyron, to Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, the imposing cathedral nesting at the foot of the Pyrenees, will be your chance to tour a region bathed in softness and serenity.

Midi-Pyrénées: a land of emotion

Majestic Rodez cathedral carves its outline between the blue of the sky and that of the mountains. The impressive Pic du Midi, the forward stronghold of the Pyrenean mountain range, contemplates the lowlands beneath. In the old Tarn village of Puylaurens, one can see the ridge that stretches from the Catalan Canigou Mountain to the Béarn Mountains.  

Your stay in Midi-Pyrénées will be an opportunity to abandon yourself to emotion... at the sight of a simple sheepfold in the dark Aubrac Mountains, or in the old Quercy province, when a summer night may bring Henri Plantagenêt to life as he rides towards Rocamadour.

You will sense the breath of history everywhere: across the valleys where walled villages like Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, a citadel in the Lot, are perched upon the slopes; in the Aveyron, where nature is still pristine; around the Albi Cathedral as it keeps watch over Cathar country; in the Ariège, where Gaston Phoebus turned Foix into the most feared city in Southern France; in Bigourdan country, a land of proud, rebellious mountain folk; in the Gascogne, once coveted by a King of England who ultimately was a lot more Gascon than his French “cousin”.

Midi-Pyrénées: a welcoming land

Built upon the misfortune of a Count of Toulouse, upon the plundering of the Black Prince and the horrors of the Wars of Religion, the Land of Oc has now wiped its tears. It has succeeded in keeping itself intact, open to the Autan Wind, a breeze of madness that disturbs men’s souls.

Hereabouts, when someone says “I am Gascon", or "Ariégeois", "Aveyronnais", or "Toulousain", it is no mere chauvinism, but the actual assertion of a profound identity, an aesthetic preconception. There are startling proofs of this: Gascon strongholds, chateaux, cathedrals, etc.

It sometimes happens that this taste for refinement may be tinted with mysticism. In Rocamadour, thousands of the faithful used to come in the past seeking to be healed or be granted indulgences... Nowadays, Lourdes welcomes those who expect a miracle from the Virgin Mary.

Toulouse, the capital city of Midi-Pyrénées

Your stay in Midi-Pyrénées will lead you to Toulouse, faithful to its past, languorously resting by “its very own” Garonne River, reassured by the millennial steeple of Saint-Sernin, the largest Romanesque basilica in the Western World. Yet Toulouse is also a genuine capital city, modern, technological, on the leading edge of the aerospace industry.

In the Middle Ages, a certain lifestyle, a way of thinking and creating made the city and its region into Europe’s cultural Mecca. The civilisation became wealthy through profitable trading, which is why it was known as the “Land of Plenty”. Nowadays, one can still enjoy its love of parties.

In Foix, the entire population gets mobilised to organise “Medieval Days”, one of the summer’s major shows. In Cordes, they hold the “Great Falconer” festivals. In Marciac, in the Gers, it’s one of the most renowned jazz festivals worldwide. In Toulouse, the "Musique d'Eté" Festival, held in the Cloître des Jacobins, has become a tradition. You can also have fun attending those endless rugby third halves...  

And above all, make sure you don’t let yourself starve: Orthez ham, rare Navarrenx salmon, Béarnaise garbure soup, stuffed chicken casserole from the Ariège, and those great ewe cheeses...

Don’t delay and book your accommodation at the Logis hotel restaurants selected for their comfort and reception quality.


Logis Hôtels - Séjour en Limousin au cœur des traditions

A stay in Limousin, at the heart of tradition

Medieval villages, churches built of granite, wood-covered, hilly countryside... a stay in Limousin will charm anyone with a taste for nature and for discovery.

Limousin is all earth and water

It isn’t easy for hikers and trekkers to choose among so many remarkable landscapes: the Millevaches plateau, the gentle slopes of Monédières Mountain, the gorges dug by the demented waters of the Correze, the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers...

Not to mention thousands of kilometres of rivers, lakes and numerous water surfaces laid out as leisure resorts. The lakes of Bort-les-Orgues, Neuvic and Saint-Pardoux will delight anglers and windsurfers...

Limousin, branded by history

Up on the heights of Limousin, there are many forts recalling the rivalry opposing the Kings of France to the Kings of England and the Dukes of Burgundy. From the ruins of Châlus Castle, where Richard Lionheart met his death, to those of Oradour-sur-Glane, a WWII martyr village, history has left its mark.

The Richard Lionheart trail and the Ventadour route are lined with castles evoking the past. Just like the Medieval villages that are sure to appeal to you: Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne and Curemonte in the Corrèze, Mortemart in the Haute-Vienne.

Artistic tradition in Limousin

Enamel, porcelain and tapestry from Limousin are world-renowned. In Limoges, the Musée de l'Evêché shows the precious tints used on enamel, while the Adrien Dubouché Museum exhibits fine porcelain decorated by the likes of Cocteau, Renoir and Dufy.

To learn about the art of tapestry, imported from Flanders in the 14th century and revived in the 30s by Lurçat, visit the Aubusson Tapestry Museum. In Eymoutiers, Haute-Vienne, the Paul Rebeyrolle Hall, named after the famous painter, native of the area, demonstrates that contemporary art too is significant to the region.

Limousin offers you cuisine “like grandma used to make”

You’ll love the traditional cuisine which knows how to best bring out the flavours of products from the terroir: high-quality meat, trout, pike, crayfish, truffle and cep mushrooms.  A stay in Limousin is a godsend for all fine gourmets wanting to sample all of the abundant specialties of the region: Bréjaude, a bacon and cabbage soup, Menassous, a pâté made with grated potatoes, crayfish tails prepared with cream and chanterelle mushrooms, confits, foie gras... and the renowned Clafoutis black cherry cake.

Every third Friday in October, Limoges holds its “Frairie des "Petits Ventres" where you can enjoy a binge on Rue de la Boucherie. The markets at Brive and Saint-Yrieix are an invitation to admire the stalls overflowing with truffles and duck or goose foies gras. Could you still be worried that you might starve in Limousin?

Feeling like a stay in Limousin? Book a Logis hotel restaurant in the region and set out to discover the countless riches of this unique terroir.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Lorraine

Your stay in Lorraine in the heart of an exceptionally wealthy terroir

With its spas and canals, its Mirabelle plums and forests, its crystal glassworks and the city of Nancy, post-war and post-steelworks Lorraine calls for a stay in several stages.

Lorraine brings you the magic of its waters

They are called Vittel, Contrexéville, Bains-les-Bains, Plombières and Amnéville. Famous for their waters, those spas attract patients and tourists looking to get back in shape or to get lucky in the casinos. Do not miss the Vittel Casino, for its Art Deco architecture, listed on Unesco’s world heritage.

Less rich in minerals but full of fish, the Moselle, the Meurthe and the Meuse rivers host a great many trout, carps and pikes. As do the lakes of Madine, Pierre Percée and Gérardmer, to be enjoyed come winter or summer to swim in or skate on. Lorraine is the ideal destination if you’re feeling like water.

Lorraine, between nature and greenery

Skiers will love the Vosges forests for its Alpine ski slopes - Gérardmer, Ventron, La Bresse -, and its cross-country ski trails. The trails can also be enjoyed in summer, as can climbing and wheel sledging in any one of the three large natural parks: Lorraine Regional Park, Ballons des Vosges Park and Northern Vosges Park.

Lorraine, a heartland of French history

The war has left traces that remain to this day and trenches that cannot be forgotten. To ensure that history marks time, the people of Lorraine have turned Verdun into a symbol, building on the very site of the deadly battle a World Centre for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights. Not far away, Metz lives by the water, sheltered by its cathedral.

Further south, Pont-à-Mousson watches over Prémontrés Abbey, Nancy opens wide its Stanislas Square, Epinal unveils its popular imagery, Baccarat sets its crystals alight and Commercy relishes its delicious Madeleines.

Meanwhile, the unblemished citadels built by Vauban pretend to keep watch on the Belgian border at Montmédy and on the German border at Bitche, to the delight of “role-playing” enthusiasts who have turned the area into their promised land.

Culinary arts in Lorraine

In Lorraine, gastronomy has pride of place: fish is cooked in grey wine or beer, game prepared in a casserole or a stew, golden Mirabelle plums grilled on tarts...

And should the table happen to be adorned with Mirecourt lace or Lunéville embroidery, should the crystal glasses sound the strains of Daum, Baccarat or Saint-Louis, how could one resist a sip of Moselle white or Gris de Toul, or a drop of fruit brandy?  

Book your stay in Lorraine at a Logis hotel restaurant and take advantage of your holidays to rest in a region rich in sports and cultural activities.


Logis Hôtels - Le Languedoc-Roussillon à la rencontre d'un terroir diversifié

Visit Languedoc Roussillon and encounter a diversified terroir

Your stay in Languedoc Roussillon will be your chance to rub shoulders with a mosaic of peoples and cultures. Languedoc Roussillon descends in three tiers from the Massif Central Mountains to the Mediterranean. And from the Lozère to the peaks of the Pyrenees, the region has so many itineraries to offer!

Languedoc Roussillon: from the Lozère to the Camargue             

In the Lozère, you may contemplate the grassy plateaux of the Aubrac, the forests and rivers of the Margeride, and the ancestral passing of herds led on their transhumance by shepherds every summer.

Ecology takes on its full meaning within these preserved lands sheltering endangered animal species that are nowadays being reintroduced. Wolves and buffaloes, which are under careful watch, each have their domain and may be observed in total safety.  

The long-inaccessible Cevennes too have retained their authenticity, with quite a few surprises in store for visitors: silkworm farming, hamlets with their thackstone tiles, chestnut orchards, or a startling bamboo grove in Prafrance.

Water sports enthusiasts will favour the Tarn Gorge, to be experienced by small boat or canoe, driven through the canyons: they will be treated to dizzying landscapes, superb cliffs and jagged ledges.

The Gard, where the Cevennes, the scrublands and the Provence meet, combines the wealth of its Roman past with the shifting stretches of the Camargue, half-land and half-water, a refuge for salt and sand. It is a blend of nature’s colours: patches of pink flamingos, black bulls and white horses...

Your stay on the Languedoc coast and its hinterland

From Montpellier, you can reach a largely untouched coastline with a string of resorts and huge sandy beaches, as well as a prestigious heritage: Romanesque and Gothic churches, ancient sites overlooking the most stunning views, Renaissance townhouses whose cool, secretive courtyards still recall that Moliere and Rabelais once passed through here.    

Between scrubland and limestone plateaux, the Haut-Languedoc Natural Park and its stunning landscapes: dizzying canyons, lakes with ochre red banks... Your stay in Languedoc Roussillon will lead you deeper into the hinterland where suddenly, you will come face to face with “vertigo citadels,” abbeys and collegial churches perched amidst the peaks, or nestling among the hills.

Then you will reach Carcassonne. The largest Medieval city in Europe looks like it came straight out of a swashbuckling movie. All around, the famous Minervois and Corbières vineyards will give vintage amateurs all of the fragrances from this luminescent land.

The Catalan coast and Roussillon

The capital of Roussillon, Perpignan has successfully protected its original heritage, including the cultural patrimony of Majorcan kings and the female bronze artworks sculpted by Maillol. Your stay in Roussillon will lead you towards other resources: Tautavel, where the oldest European skull was found (450.000 years old!), and Céret, with its exhibits of the greatest pioneers in contemporary art like Picasso, Matisse or Chagall, who all fell under the spell of that ineffable light bathing the Catalan coast.   

There is also Collioure, Saint-Cyprien and Port-Vendres and their string of welcoming beaches and creeks. Wide open on the Mediterranean, the Catalan Pyrenees provide all of the pleasures you can expect from the mountain.

Whether perched on an eagle’s nest or concealed deep inside a dale at the foot of Canigou Mountain, Romanesque abbeys still boast their crenellated towers and peaceful cloisters. Music lovers will appreciate the festivals that take place every summer in this heartland of faith.

Languedoc Roussillon, a land of culinary specialties

During your stay in Languedoc-Roussillon, do not hesitate to treat your taste buds to local specialties: cod brandade of Nimes, Bouzigues oysters, Sete-style supions, Limoux Blanquette, Muscat and Banyuls...

Book your stay among the Logis hotel restaurants we provide in Languedoc Roussillon, and enjoy a wide variety of activities for your greatest delight throughout your stay.


Paris Ile de France

Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Ile de France

Your stay in Ile de France: discover the riches of the Paris region

Your stay in Ile-de-France is an opportunity to build a huge stock of pictures and emotions. If you have a Robinson’s soul, or a Friday, Saturday or Sunday to spare...

Travelling Ile-de-France in all seasons

A festive spring in Paris, when sculptures turn up on the Champs-Elysées.

A Medieval summer in Provins, when knights and troubadours take over the battlements.  

A wildlife autumn in Fontainebleau, when the forest hums with the sound of a fauna so well preserved.

A triumphant winter in Saint-Denis, where they are building the royal access route to the Stade de France.

Ile-de-France well understands the four seasons, and leaves it up to visitors to improvise. As time goes by, one must lay back and enjoy its river fugues, its village sonatas, its cathedral requiems, and the java from the banks of the Marne. Just by way of sensing how much, despite its mighty airs, the capital region has a soft heart...  

An impromptu exploration of Ile-de-France

Your stay in Ile-de France will take you to see the masterpieces raised by cathedral builders. True, there is but a hair’s breadth between the city battlements of Provins, Dourdan, Nemours or Egreville, to the grey steps of Opera Bastille. A mere breath between the Château of Maisons-Lafitte and the Grande Arche at La Défense. An eternity between the Basilica in Saint-Denis and the Cathedral in Evry, between the son kings of the Capetian dynasty to the architects of this century, new princes of the city.

And so to cross an entire millennium of French history takes no more than a step, one to be taken without constraint, because here, aimless wanderings always end up finding an aim... There’s nothing quite like an excursion on the Seine River, who carries all of the city’s moods along its meanders, to find out, as you sail at an extravagant 5mph, how to slow down the very course of time.  

There’s nothing quite so touching as an impressionist side trip to Auvers-sur-Oise, Giverny or Châtou Island, hot on the trail of Van Gogh, Monet or Renoir. Nothing as exhilarating as discovering, quite unexpectedly, an ancient ford, a sleepy windmill, and a few metres of embankment where, in olden times, horses would trail the towpath.

Ile-de-France: unique attractions  

The Château of Fontainebleau leads toddlers in the footsteps of Napoleon and Da Vinci, two of its illustrious occupants, while acrobats train on the neighbouring rock face.

The Argonaut is docked in La Villette’s magical park, while Puss in Boots keeps on confabulating in the park at the Château de Breteuil. The Foire du Trône and the Fête à Neu-Neu events will only upset stomachs long enough to stuff them with waffles and lollipops. Mickey Mouse does his stint, while Alice in Wonderland hosts her tea-time, not too far away from Sleeping Beauty’s haunted house in Marne-la-Vallée.

Lastly, full of his ineffable good mood, Augustus the Clown conquers once again the big children at the Cirque de Paris. Who said one never laughs in Ile-de-France?

Do you too want to have fun, to explore, to marvel at the splendours of the Paris region? Book your Logis hotel restaurant and enjoy an unforgettable stay in Ile-de-France.



Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Franche-Comté

Your stay in Franche-Comté in a natural region

Bordered by Switzerland, Alsace, Lorraine and Burgundy, Franche-Comté combines the beautiful, the good, and the high life, and this whatever the weather. How does it do this? Quite naturally, actually.

Franche-Comté is about forests and waterways

Your stay in Franche-Comté will help you explore a region covered in forests, which hikers appreciate for the beauty of its preserved landscapes. From the Haut-Jura Natural Park to the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park, or the Joux Massif, the Massacre Massif or Noirmont Massif: it is indeed from the heart of this land, sometimes tamed, often wild, that the firs’ dark green draw their sap and their essence.

If trees grow in such profusion in Franche-Comté, it’s because water is everywhere. Herisson Falls, the Saut du Doubs and Ognon waterfalls, Jura lakes and the Thousand Ponds in the Haute-Saône are but a few excursions among all the surprises to be found in 5,350 kilometres in waterways, 80 lakes and 320 kilometres in navigable waterways.

Franche-Comté offers you a unique heritage

Back on terra firma, a thousand and one roads will help you discover the wealth of a lively cultural and industrial heritage during your hiking stays. Don’t miss an exceptional feature in the history of architecture, the Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage.

It is a real gem, as are Arlay and Gy castles.  Not to forget Fabulys Castle, which owes its name to its occupants: a hundred or so life-size robots.

To get to know Franche-Comté, you have to look straight ahead, turn around, and gaze upwards, taking in for instance the many facets of an imperial-style steeple, typical of the little towns in the area.

Whether you follow Route Pasteur, the road of the Vauban battlements, or the historical “Monts et Merveilles” trail, all roads lead down the course of history. And one way or another, they will also lead you to Besançon, the regional capital, dominated by its spectacular astronomical clock.

Franche-Comté, land of gastronomy

This leaves one trail, something of a maze, and that is gastronomy. It originates within the terroir, a place where natives, using great quantities of fir tree and juniper, have forever been smoking sausages in Morteau and Montbéliard, shoulder and breast at the farm, and ham in Luxeuil.

As for cheese, the region also has its ambassador: Comté cheese, which can willingly share the platter with the delicate Mont d'Or, Gex or Septmoncel blue cheese, as well as the legendary Cancoillotte. All that remains is to choose one of those white, red or rosé wines from the Jura.

Château-Chalon, Arbois, Etoile and Côte du Jura are featured on every menu, as well as the original Côtes de Jaunes, Côtes de Paille and Côtes de Macvin. To be enjoyed with moderation, yes, but also with total pleasure.

Feeling like exploring Franche-Comté? Book your Logis hotel restaurant and take advantage of your stay in Franche-Comté to relax and to marvel at its thousand and one tourist and gastronomic attractions.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Corse

Your stay in Corsica, encountering an idyllic island.

One never ceases to discover the diversity and complexity of the Island of Beauty. During your stay in Corsica, you will discover a reputedly untamed mountain people. Located at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures since its beginnings, Corsica has succeeded in largely protecting a natural heritage that is unique in   Europe.

Corsica, a land of contrasts

Corsica is an encounter between Sea and Mountain. An encounter between that which is fluid and that which is solid, sometimes violent, yet always startling. One can see red rocks (Porto), white cliffs (Bonifacio), villages that have to be deserved (Muna), forests of tall and powerful Lariccio pine trees (Aïtone), beech trees, fir trees, green oaks, olive trees and chestnut trees, torrents (Liamone), rivers, mountain lakes (Creno), jagged rocks (Calanche de Piana) and weathered peaks culminating above 2,700 metres (Monte Cinto).

The fauna and flora are in keeping with the diversity and contrasts of this land blessed by the Gods. Your stay in Corsica might help you chance upon mouflon sheep and mountain deer, ospreys or fishing eagles nesting on the Scandola Reserve cliffs, nuthatches living in conifer forests, wild pigs and boar. During your wanders, you’ll also see rich vegetation ranging from cacti (Barbary fig tree) to strawberry trees and myrtle berries, as well as  scrubland, lavender, briars, mastic trees, rockroses and a whole variety of plants characteristic of the island.

Corsica, a unique bouquet of fragrances

The Island of Beauty is made up of dozens of scents that blend and intensify. First it’s the smell of the sea, scented with the purest iodine tang. Then you get whiffs of scrubland, so light and powerful, so delicate and tonic, blending with rockrose, strawberry, myrtle and lavender.

As you rise higher, tannins and resin take over, as the perfumed ambience from oaks and Lariccio pines interplay with the smell of earth.

Your stay in Corsica with its unique Mediterranean cuisine

Corsican cuisine puts the accent on the seasons. Through its peasant origins, its gives prominence to cheeses, particularly the Brocciu. Your stay in Corsica will allow you to savour platefuls of charcuterie, pâtés, vegetables stuffed with Brocciu or delicious pies stuffed with chard or marrow. Brocciu cannelloni will delight many. Brocciu and mint omelettes are unmatched in their refinement. Soup simmers along come winter or summer. Azziminu, the Corsican version of  bouillabaisse, is truly a one-of-a-kind. Crayfish, denti fish, red mullet, capon and bass give the best of their flavour when simply grilled. Hardly out of the water, torrent trout is always enjoyed with the same appetite. Game whose flesh is impregnated with scrubland fragrances will take your appetite over. Roasted or with a sauce, young goat, lamb and boar will delight you. Veal stew or beef casserole will be best served with olives, cabbage, peas, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes. Cheese, whether mild or more mature, will go well with a good bottle of wine. As the meal ends, the thousand and one ways to serve Brocciu will delight you. But don’t let it cause you to forget other items, based on chestnuts, or the marvellous doughnuts. They can be served with a Cap Corse, a Muscat, or one of those little household liqueurs the locals are so good at making...  

Corsicans, a People with enduring roots and traditions

Proud and welcoming once you have struck a chord with them and showed them respect, Corsicans will gladly welcome “foreigners” as they would a sibling. This basic, welcoming land offers you a heritage that is prehistoric, archaeological, historical,  artistic, architectural, religious, and a host of facets that you will discover step by step throughout your stay in Corsica.

Did the Island of Beauty appeal to you? Book your stay in Corsica to discover a land which the Ancient  Greek had already named “the most beautiful”. Check out our list of Logis hotel restaurants and come and enjoy quality accommodation in the very heart of the Mediterranean.


Logis Hôtels - Séjour en Champagne-Ardenne

A stay in Champagne-Ardenne: a tale of water and bubbles!

Your stay in Champagne-Ardenne will take you east of Paris, between Belgium and Burgundy. To be explored under the euphoria of a glass of vintage champagne…

Champagne-Ardenne: nature and oxygen

There are two cities opening the way to the Champagne-Ardenne Region. The royal city of Reims, and the bright city of Troyes. The one is about the gildings of coronation, the other about the monochrome play of light through the stained-glass windows of its nine churches. Between the two lie some 600 kilometres of navigable waterways, 240,000 hectares of forests teeming with game, four lakes and two natural parks, the Montagne de Reims Park and the Orient Forest Park...

Trekking across those lands during your stay in Champagne-Ardenne will lead you rediscover nature, opening wide your lungs and your eyes so you don’t miss the migrating birds, the wildest of game and the delicate orchids.

At certain times of year, nature shows off: the deer bellow in Belval Park in the Ardennes, and common cranes take off from Der-Chantecoq Lake.

Champagne-Ardenne along the waterside

From North to South, explore the deeply embanked meanders of the Meuse Valley, and the banks of the Marne travelling through the Champagne vineyards... A heaven for anglers, the Haute-Marne’s 500 or so rivers promise them great catches: pike, perch, trout, common grayling, etc.

Ask for a map of the good angling spots. That way, you won’t come back empty-handed. Between Troyes and Saint-Dizier stand the four great lakes – Orient Forest Lake, Temple Lake, Amance Lake and Der-Chantecoq Lake – offering up waters that are as conducive to bathing as they are to sailing or waterskiing.

Champagne-Ardenne: a land branded by history

Old stones enthusiasts should neither miss the Rocroi Fortress, nor that of Langres with its 3-kilometre-long battlements. They should visit Sedan, proud of its gigantic fort, prior to falling under the spell of Gothic masterpieces like Notre-Dame de l'Epine Basilica and Reims Cathedral. They will also encounter numerous castles, many of which have hosted celebrities: Voltaire lived in Cirey-sur-Blaise, Louis XIV was fond of stopping over in the Hotel d'Etoges, while Milos Forman chose La Motte-Tilly as a backdrop for shooting his movie "Valmont".

Throughout your stay in Champagne-Ardenne, you will notice that each region has a specific architecture. Golden stone covered with black slate means you are in the Ardennes, perhaps even on Place Ducale in Charleville-Mézières, the twin square of Place des Vosges in Paris.

Limestone and red bricks tell you that you are in Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne or Sainte-Ménehould. Cob walls and wood sections are typical of the Champagne region’s old hedged farmland and the old 16th-century town centre in Troyes. Lastly, to the south, the presence of white stone shows the influence of nearby Burgundy.

Champagne-Ardenne: 600 kilometres of bubbles

As you trek across the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley, the Côte des Blancs and the Côte des Bars, you will during your stay in Champagne-Ardenne travel the Champagne tourist trail, where over sixty producers will open the doors to their cellars to you. So prepare your wine-tasting and gastronomic stay

It’s a sparkling itinerary during which the pleasure of bubbles will blend with the flavour of local specialities: Quemeu tart, dry ham from the neighbouring Ardennes, Andouillette from Troyes, pig trotters in Sainte-Ménéhould style, Reims croquignole pastries...

If you too are considering savouring a glass of Champagne or appreciating endless waters for a fisher’s stay, book your accommodation at a Logis hotel restaurant and enjoy a personalised welcome.

Loire Valley

Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour dans le Centre

Your stay in the Centre Region: from the valley of the kings to gastronomic dining

Once revered by kings, and bright and sparkling during the “Spring of Bourges” music festival, the Centre-Val-de-Loire Region is certainly able to take advantage of its assets.

The Centre Region, a royal land!

Your stay in the Centre Region will lead you in the footsteps of Francis I, who orchestrated the Renaissance in true French style on the banks of the Loire by having Chambord Castle built as a hunting lodge. Maybe you will be curious enough to travel upstream to visit Amboise or, further up, Chenonceau.

While your stay in the Centre Region will be an opportunity to admire those elegant royal residences, you can also chance here and there upon sturdy little medieval forts, like Sarzay or Saint-Chartier, which George Sand used to praise. This heart of France, blessed by the Gods as shown by Chartres Cathedral, has always been appreciated by the powerful. Grateful for the near-maternal welcome he experienced in the region, Jacques Cœur, builder of Bourges Palace, gave the Centre Region an exceptional architectural heritage.

The Centre Region, a kaleidoscope of colours

One has to have lived in the Sologne, the Cher or the Touraine to fully appreciate the silence of the land pervading the Centre Region, to sense within its woody fragrance the promise of a heart-warming fireplace, of a strain of mushrooms or an armful of lilac. Yonder, the horizon takes on “that lovely blue colour that becomes purple and then turns black on stormy days.”

Your stay in the Centre Region might be a chance for you to follow in the steps of Balzac through the Touraine countryside. You could also fly over its villages, its castles and deep forests in a hot-air balloon, or sail its rivers large and small amidst the birds in the Brenne Natural Park, unless like Don Quixote, you try storming its windmills.

Celebrate the spring, as Bourges gets fired up. And lastly, enjoy the gourmet pleasures you will anticipate at the sight of all those orchards and forests, those rivers replete with fish and those meadows alive with prancing goats.

The Centre Region, the promised land for gourmets

In the Centre Region, they know all about eating. Delicately turning their terroir to good account, the natives are adept at sharing good food whatever the season. To wit, rillettes pâté and pork bites, asparagus, game pâté, trout and salmon, shad and whitebait caught in the Loire, Sologne venison and mushrooms, Chavignol, Valençay or Sainte-Maure goat cheese. Not to forget inspired desserts: Tatin Sisters tart, Pithiviers almond cake, Montargis pralines, Berry pear cake, Chartres Mentchikoff candies and more.

All this is to be enjoyed served with the best of vintages, learning to appreciate the harmonious vitality of a Sancerre, the sunny highlights of a Chinon, the structured refinement of a Bourgueil... All this indeed, if only to admire, with no less esurience, the sleepy hills beneath the vineyards, delighting in that mildness that makes one want to stay, for a few days, or forever.

Book your stay in the Centre Region at a Logis hotel restaurant and let yourself relish the wealthy heritage and gastronomy that the region will offer you.



Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Bretagne

Your stay in Brittany amidst exceptional landscapes and heritage

A craggy coastline, natural sites, chapels and wayside crosses, footpaths and legends... Even after several stays in Brittany, there’s plenty left to discover.

Brittany, between land and sea

A barbarian prow, sculpted by the sea. Finis terrae... land’s end. It’s by sea – Armor – that one should approach blue Brittany, the land of deep estuaries, lighthouses set on stones, sand and pebble beaches, jagged cliffs, capes and strings of islands.

From Dinard to Nantes, 1,700 kilometres of coastline keep pace with maritime weather and the to-and-fro movements of the ocean. It’s heaven to pleasure boating enthusiasts, scuba-diving amateurs and those city-dwellers who come seeking a boost from thalassotherapy, which has of late become a regional specialty.

If you’re more of land-dweller than a sailor, maybe you should start your stay in Brittany with Rennes. The regional capital deserves a stop, if only to visit the Museum of Brittany, to enjoy the evening hustle and bustle around Place Sainte-Anne... and to choose the ideal itinerary for an enriching stay.

Heading north, you will go to Dinan and Saint-Malo – the old Corsair city. Then you will move down towards the Emerald Coast, and to the Pink Granit Coast facing the Seven Islands, before crossing the Tregor and the Léon areas to reach Ouessant.

You will then enter the heart of Armorique via Loudéac, reaching Brest after crossing the lands of Finistère. Your stay in Brittany will help you absorb this region from the inside: forests and small lakes, grey and blue hamlets, fountains and chapels.

Nature lovers can pace through the moor and forest of Brocéliande, searching for Merlin the Wizard, before sailing down the Odet River from Bénodet,  watching the fish auction at Audierne harbour, boarding for the Island of Sein, and following the trail of artists from Douarnenez to Pont-Aven.

Brittany’s religious heritage

Further south, Carnac, the most renowned and mysterious of megalithic sites, still boasts 4,000 menhirs, relics from very ancient rituals. Demonstrating that in Brittany, religious fervour has indeed spanned the rites and centuries. Christian art also has a prominent presence: nine cathedrals, Romanesque and Gothic churches, humble chapels and countless wayside crosses.  

Inside all those holy places, we find: jubes, stained-glass windows, ex-votos, organ chests, baptisteries, banners and altarpieces bringing the lives and times of the Saints alive. Just as the “Pardons” do, those traditional ceremonies that are an excuse for major gatherings, as well as being great opportunities to party, sing and dance.

Brittany, land of festivals

In summer, all the villages in Brittany echo with the sound of their "fest-noz": driven by Breton bagpipes, bombardes and accordions, the past and the traditions come to life during these very convivial festivals. It’s during those privileged moments that you will get a chance to sample black wheat pancakes, Plaiharnel charcuterie, andouille from Guéméné, Belon oysters, a Far Breton pastry or the chestnut flavour of pure butter used in making Kouign Amann cake.

And that leaves the light – that very special Brittany light where blue pursues grey and vice-versa during a Breton drizzle... The light that has inspired so many artists, the light that keeps passing birds from moving on...

Feeling like a real change? Logis hotel restaurants in Brittany (lien vers la page des réservations) will welcome you all year round, offering you a programme of relaxation and an intense experience of returning to the roots.


Logis Hôtels - Séjour en Bourgogne

A stay in Burgundy: heritage, nature and gourmet pleasures

Feeling like a stay in Burgundy rich in emotion? Discover the fortifications, the Romanesque marvels, the sovereign vineyards... Dark and crepuscular to those who know her forests, Burgundy turns out to be a land of good food.

Burgundy, a land of Romanesque pilgrimage

A favourite of the Kings of France, Burgundy still stands as the guardian of France’s greatest stone works, owed to the builder monks from the 10th to 12th centuries, the Cluny Benedictines, whose asceticism was matched only by that of the Cistercians.

From the most barren abbey, concealed in a hollow by Favigny-sur-Ozerain, to the jewel that is Cluny, this religious backdrop offers visitors a panorama of what Romanesque art has produced by way of curves and arches, sober vessels and eloquent stained-glass windows.

From there, anything is possible: climbing up the Vezelay rock to stroll around the Sainte-Madeleine cloister, that ochre and pink basilica that stands as one of the finest examples of Romanesque art; reaching southwards towards Cluny, the second Rome, in the footsteps of Richelieu and Mazarin, who were each abbots there; visiting Fontenay, daughter of Cîteaux, oftentimes ransacked but whose current guardians have restored the noble elegance for our sake.

Not to forget the Caves of Saint-Germain in Auxerre, Notre Dame Collegial in Beaune, Sainte-Begigne Cathedral in Dijon, and a multitude of country churches lost amidst the harsh Morvan and green Auxois landscapes...

Burgundy, as if in a history book

Begin your stay in Burgundy with a tour of Dijon and Beaune, where the memory of the Dukes of Burgundy still holds sway. Stride through the halls of the Ducal Palace in Dijon, where the tomb of Philip the Bold, all marble and alabaster, symbolises the Duchy’s magnificence.

Up until the 14th century, Beaune was the Dukes’ main residence. There you can admire gargoyles, watchtowers, sentinel towers, and walk along the outer boulevards leading straight to the Hôtel-Dieu: the most attractive hospital in France...

Continue downstream along the Saône River. In Chalon-sur-Saône, see the world’s first camera, conceived in the early 19th century by a local boy, Nicéphore Niepce. Enjoy the southern colours in Mâcon, the city of round tiles.

Then go up to the Morvan, till you reach the fortified Oppidum in Bibracte where the new Museum of Gaul Civilisation is open to you. Then you can cross the Puisaye, Colette country, a land of clay, forests and lakes where you might chance upon the silhouette of Ratilly, Saint-Sauveur or Saint-Armand castles as you emerge from a wood. Your journey ends with a tour of the first gothic cathedral in Sens.

Burgundy, a land acclaimed for its wines

They are named Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton... They are known throughout the world. This is why the Great Wines of Burgundy Trail, stretching from Dijon to Nuits-Saint-Georges,  includes a host of stops you just cannot miss. Beginning with the winemaking Mecca: the Clos-de-Vougeot Chateau, owned by the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin.

And it’s a long road from there... It will take you from one flavour to another, from a Pinot Noir grape to a smooth Aligoté. All you need to prepare your Meurette sauces superbly, to serve with tench, cockerel, Pauchouse fish stew, ham and “household” dried sausage.

Feeling like booking a stay in Burgundy? Check out the list of Logis hotel restaurants available in Burgundy.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Auvergne

Your stay in Auvergne in the heart of a natural region

With its sumptuous landscapes and gastronomic particularities, Auvergne features numerous charming distinctions to satisfy your yearnings for authenticity and a nature preserved. From the Mounts of Cantal to the Puy de Dôme, Mount Mézenc in Southern Haute-Loire and the Massif du Cézallier to the North, your stay in Auvergne will be your chance for unusual discoveries, whether you’re hiking, cycling or driving. Feeling like snow with the family? In winter, Auvergne provides exceptional skiing opportunities, particularly well-suited to families with young children.

Auvergne, a wealthy, diversified terroir

The people of Auvergne were always able to bring out the riches of this preserved land. Thus the region is proud to produce five cheeses of Controlled Origin (AOC), namely:




Bleu d'Auvergne

Fourme d'Ambert

In winter, restaurants in the region feature menus that include the renowned “truffade” based on Tomme de Cantal and served with local charcuterie.

Besides cheese, Auvergne also has liqueurs made with gentian, a bitter-tasting plant well-known for its hunger-stimulating and digestive properties. Ask for a glass of Salers, an alcoholic drink resembling Suze and Avèze.

And one could not speak of Auvergne gastronomy without mentioning the first-rate Le Puy green lentils, an AOC legume grown on the Velay plateau overlooking the Haute-Loire prefecture.

Auvergne is also spa territory

While its volcanoes and culinary specialties have brought fame to the Auvergne region, one should not forget that it possesses a great many other tourist attractions.

Take the départements of the Allier and Puy de Dôme and their spas, providing hydrotherapy programmes to cure respiratory disorders (asthma) in Mont Dore and La Bourboule, or to ease stress and exhaustion in Vichy, Bourbon l'Archambault and Neris-les-Bains.

Those towns welcome thousands of patients every year, who go there on account of the healing waters of Auvergne.

Would you too like to discover or rediscover Auvergne? Book your stay among the Logis hotel restaurants located within Auvergne’s four departments and selected by the Logis for the quality of their accommodation.


Logis Hôtels - Votre séjour en Aquitaine

Your stay in Aquitaine, between the sea and gourmet venues

Along the Atlantic, it’s the sandy Gironde and Landes coast, lined with pine forests, and then the rockier Basque coast…  Inland, there are proud fortified towns called bastides, prehistoric remains and countless gourmet venues… all demonstrating that there isn’t just “one” Aquitaine, but several.

Aquitaine, between seaside and countryside

Ranging from sea panoramas to country landscapes, Aquitaine features numerous tourist attractions to satisfy nature enthusiasts. With the Cordouan lighthouse, the Pyrenees, the Arcachon Bay and the Lascaux caves, your stay in Aquitaine promises a host of multifaceted unusual encounters: ocean, forests, vineyards, mountain and country, forts and castles that have come down the centuries, lofty winemaking estates, etc.

You have to travel the highways and byways of Aquitaine to fully appreciate its cultural wealth. Lifestyles, customs, faces, accents and even the way of wearing the beret all show subtle changes as you cross this surprising region.

Unlike the straight coastal line of the Gironde and the Landes, a wonderland for nudists, the Basque coast is more rocky and craggy. Just off the resorts stretching from Soulac to Hendaye, a peaceful countryside spreads inland, lined with vineyards, picturesque villages and chateaux that will greatly appeal to nature lovers.

A stay in Aquitaine is an opportunity to explore the Périgord and the Lot-et-Garonne, but also lesser-known regions like the Entre-Deux-Mers in the Gironde, the Chalosse in the Landes, the Béarn in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. What could Bordeaux’s and Sarlat’s architecture, the prehistoric caves in the Vézère Valley and the airial clearings in the Landes have in common, other than the beauty of their shapes in harmony with the landscapes?

And if you like old stones, you should tour the small fortified towns (bastides) built in the 13th and 14th centuries: Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Monpazier, Eymet, Monflanquin... Or stroll along the small streets of the Medieval and Renaissance cities of Brantôme, Sarlat and Saint-Emilion. Your stay in Aquitaine also represents a chance to make a great journey back in time to several thousand years ago, discovering the Lascaux prehistoric caves and their rock paintings, or the prehistoric zoo in Fontirou. Enjoy the Pyrenees Natural Park, with its flora and fauna thriving in a well-preserved setting.

Aquitaine, land of water, snow sports and gastronomy

If you’re feeling like sports, abandon yourself to the joys of rafting down the Pyrenean Gaves (mountain streams), canoeing along the peaceful Dordogne River, unless you’d rather surf the ocean waves at Lacanau, Hossegor and Biarritz, or maybe set sail on the great lakes that line the coast. If you’re feeling like quiet, you should explore the region, from the faux-plats in the Landes to Pyrenean mountain pass, hiking or cycling along signposted footpaths and trails.

Come breakfast or dinnertime, Aquitaine tables will surprise you with the sheer diversity of their specialties. Because, if confits and foie gras figure on every menu, be advised that in Bordeaux, people are quite fond of lamprey, and that the Basque simply love Bayonne ham, chocolate, turron candy and Izarra liqueur...

On a good menu, you’ll probably get to enjoy Arcachon oysters and salmis of wood pigeon, served with one of those “princely wines” known as Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol or Graves. Not forgetting however that while the whole world envies us for those delicious Bordeaux wines, it will also succumb to the plum or violet bouquet of a very old Armagnac.

Are you considering a stay in Aquitaine for your next holidays, or simply for a weekend? Book your Logis hotel and enjoy the many available activities offered by your hosts.


Logis Hôtels - Séjour Alsace

Your stay in Alsace: wine-tasting, gourmet rest stops and offbeat discoveries

From half-timbered houses to perched castles, hillside vineyards and gourmet tables, Alsace shows a profile with a thousand and one tourist attractions...

Travelling the Alsatian Wine Trail…

As a region renowned for its wine-growing terroir,   Alsace invites you to a wine-tasting stay to discover its seven major grape varieties, which are:

-    Gewurztraminer, a mellow wine with an intense aroma, served as an aperitif, or with a strong cheese or a dessert.

-    Sylvaner, a light, thirst-quenching white wine that blends perfectly with a seafood platter.

-    Riesling, a dry, gastronomic white wine to serve with white meat, seafood and sauerkraut.

-    Pinot Blanc, a delicate wine that will fit with any fare.

-    Pinot Noir, a red or rosé wine (the only one in Alsace) with a fruity aroma to be enjoyed with red meat or charcuterie.

-    Tokay Pinot Gris, a wine with highly aromatic flavours. Ideal for festive meals where it is served with foie gras.

-    Muscat, a wine with a highly developed aroma. It is popular as an aperitif.

You will discover those Alsatian grape varieties as you travel the Wine Trail that stretches 170km from Marlenheil to the north to Thann in the south. The trail crosses about a hundred towns and villages, where the vineyards are but one of the many charms.  

Whenever tasting a wine labelled "vendanges tardives" (late harvest) or "sélection de grains nobles" (premium grape selection), you will feel marvellously comforted, for the entire duration of your stay in Alsace!

Your stay in the heart of Alsatian heritage

Take the time to tour the features of the Alsatian heritage lining the Wine Trail! The ideal would be to plan a stay that  includes short stopovers to explore the 13th-century fortifications encircling the lovely village of Wangen, to visit Rosheim and Andlau, to use a rest stop in Obernai to climb up to Mount Sainte-Odile Abbey, to imagine Jean Renoir shooting "La Grande Illusion" (Grand Illusion) in High-Koenigsbourg Castle, to visit the stork reintroduction centre and study otter reproduction in Hunawihr, and in Colmar, to tour the Unterlinden Museum and that of Bartholdi, the famous sculptor to whom the French owe the Lion of Belfort, and Americans the Statue of Liberty...

Romanesque art enthusiasts will appreciate the circuit that goes from Wissembourg in the Northern Vosges to Feldbach in the Sundgau Region. It provides an opportunity to visit over 120 sites in 19 stages: churches, castles and abbeys, dating from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries.

Terracotta amateurs can admire pottery in Bertschdorf and ceramics in Soufflenheim.

In Strasbourg, you may contemplate the cathedral, admiring its famous astronomical clock, its Silbermann pipe organ and the Tapestries picturing the Life of Virgin Mary. As you pass through Mulhouse, visit the science museums devoted to the automobile, the railroad, ceramics, electricity and wallpaper.

And if you feel like some sport, why not enjoy a hike along the footpaths laid out by the Club Vosgien, to simultaneously overlook a host of lakes and crests, the Donon and Lichtenberg mountains, the Lauter and the Ried.

Alsace, a region appreciated for its gastronomic specialties

Take a well-deserved break in a basic winstub or a more elegant venue to taste Alsatian culinary specialties. While sauerkraut is a must during your stay in Alsace, you will also like Baeckeoffe or “Monday’s dish”; Rhine fish chowder; Flammeküche with its great taste of sour cream, onion and bacon; Kougelhopf with its well-raised dough... not to forget the foie gras, unique in its smoothness, and the infinite variety in charcuteries.

Gourmets and lovers of Vosges trout and fried Sundgau carp should make it all the way to Altkirch and Winkel to satisfy their gourmet palate.

Alsace, a festive region

Every season, Alsace has fun: there’s the Messti and the Kilbe popular fests, wine and harvest festivals; in winter, there’s the magical ambience of the Christmas markets, held on all the town squares, adorned with lit-up fir trees. What could be more natural in a region which made the Xmas tree tradition popular as early as the 16th century?  

Thinking of visiting Alsace for an upcoming vacation? Book your Logis hotel restaurant in Alsace and enjoy the many activities provided by your hosts to relax you and enhance your experience with the specialties of an exceptional terroir!

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