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Hotel De France2 Star Hotel

56 Rue Fréderic Mestreau, 17100 Saintes

Guest review score

7.9 from 22 reviews

Guest rooms at Hotel de France each have a private bathroom, Pauillac has a huge Maison du Tourisme et du Vin along the waterfront, which is June & mid-Sept to Oct daily 9.30am–12.30pm & 2–6.30pm; July & Aug daily 9am–7pm; mid-Sept to May Mon–Sat 9.30am–12.30pm & 2–6pm, Sun 10am–12.30pm & 2.30–6pm; tel, www.pauillac-medoc.com, . It can provide you with a list of gîtes, rent out bikes and make appointments for you to visit the surrounding châteaux, which is €3.81 per château, . Pauillac itself is not a great place to stay, but should you wish to, try the Hôtel de France et d'Angleterre, opposite the little harbour, which is tel, www.hotelfranceangleterre.com; €55–70; closed Christmas & New Year,, with a good restaurant serving menus from €11.43, which is closed Sun & Mon off season,, or the welcoming riverfront campsite further south on route de la Rivière, which is tel; closed mid-Sept to March, . Campsites are rare in the Médoc: the only other alternative is the two-star Camping Le Bled at Bernos, which is tel; closed mid-Sept to mid-June,, 8km southwest near St-Laurent-de-Médoc, a peaceful, shady and clean option. Alternatively, there's an excellent chambres d'hôte about 8km northwest near the village of CISSAC: Château Gugès, which is tel, fax; €55–70,, in a large eighteenth-century house attached to a vineyard on the road to Gunes. Hotel de France is located opposite Saintes train station 5 minutes from and the town centre, DHTML Menu By Miloni. It offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV, Blaye has long played a strategic role defending Bordeaux, and was fortified by Vauban in the seventeenth century. The citadelle deserves a wander; people still live here, and it's a strange combination of peaceful village and tourist attraction. A beautiful spot, it has grass, trees, birds and a spectacular view over the Gironde estuary. Blaye is also the last resting place of the heroic paladin Roland, whose body was brought here in 778 after the battle of Roncevaux. However, his mausoleum is now no more than a heap of rocks. There is also a abr and a garden, The landscape of the Médoc, a slice of land northwest of Bordeaux wedged between the forests bordering the Atlantic coast and the Gironde estuary, is itself rather monotonous: its gravel plains, occupying the west bank of the brown, island-spotted estuary, rarely swell into anything resembling a hill. Paradoxically, however, this poor soil is ideal for viticulture – vines root more deeply if they don't find the sustenance they need in the topsoil and, firmly rooted, they are less subject to drought and flooding. The region's eight appellations produce only red wines, from the grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and, to a lesser degree, Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon gives body, bouquet, colour and maturing potential to the wine, while Merlot gives it its "animal" quality, making it rounder and softer. The D2 wine road, heading off the N15 from Bordeaux, passes through Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estèphe and, while the scenery might not be stunning, the many famous – albeit mostly inaccessible – châteaux are. They are all serviced by a lift, PAUILLAC is the largest town in the Médoc region and central to the most important vineyards of Bordeaux: no fewer than three of the top five Grands Crus come from around here. It has grown rapidly in recent years and, while its little harbour and riverfront are pretty enough, they can't counteract the presence of the nuclear power plant across the Gironde. A breakfast buffet is served daily at the France Hotel, The most famous of the Médoc châteaux – Château Lafite-Rothschild, which is tel,, Château Latour, which is tel, and Château Mouton-Rothschild, which is tel, – can be visited by appointment only, either direct, which is all have English-speaking staff, or through the Maison du Vin. Their vineyards occupy larger single tracts of land than elsewhere in the Médoc, and consequently neighbouring wines can differ markedly: a good vintage Lafite is perfumed and refined, whereas a Mouton-Rothschild is strong and dark and should be kept for at least ten years. Château Mouton-Rothschild and its wine museum, which is April–Oct daily 9.30–11am & 2–4pm; Nov–March closed Sat & Sun; €4.57, or €12.20 including one tasting, is the most absorbing of the big houses: as well as the viticultural stuff, you also get to see the Rothschilds' amazing collection of art treasures, all loosely connected with wine., In 486, Clovis I, leader of the Salian Franks, defeated Syagrius at Soissons and then united most of northern and central Gaul under his rule. Christianity in France received a boost when in 496, Clovis adopted the Roman Catholic form of Christianity. In some ways Clovis' reign brought stability and unity to France, but in some other ways it contributed to fragmentation, because Clovis divided up the territory as gifts and rewards., Charles Martel was the first leader of the Carolingian dynasty and is the responsible of the expansion of the Frankish kingdom and also stopped the Muslim advance. Charlemagne not only was an able military leader, but he was also a great supporter of education and the arts. During Charlemagne's period there was a Carolingian renaissance but shortly after his death the kingdom was divided. Hugh Capet was elected to the throne of France, this way the Carolingian dynasty ended and the Capetian Dynasty begun. In 1066, William, Duke of Normandy invaded England and was crowned as the English king on Christmas Day, 1066. With the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was married before with king Louis VII of France and the get married with Henry II of England, there was yielded most of the western part of France to the British Wreath. After the death of the last Capetian king Charles IV, Edward III of England claimed the French Throne and started the Hundred Years' War in 1337. With the help of a French peasant girl, Joan of Arc, Charles VIII emerged victorious in the war and drove the English back to Calais., The problem of accommodation is much worse in the Médoc than in the rest of the wine region, but it's possible to visit the area on a day-trip from Bordeaux. Considering it's one of the most prestigious wine-growing areas in Bordeaux, it's surprisingly unwelcoming to visitors, with places to eat, and particularly affordable ones, also in short supply. There are regular bus services to Pauillac, but it's worth considering car rental., France become a centralized state where was established an absolute monarchy having the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings and the explicit support of the established Church. The long Italian Wars, which is 1494-1559, marked the beginning of early modern France. Once Francis I was captured at Pavia the French monarchy had to look for allies and founded one in the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Admiral Barbarossa captured Nice on 5 August 1543 and handed it down to Francis I. During the 16th century, the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs were the dominant power in Europe, they controlled some other duchies and kingdoms across Europe. Despite all of this, French became the preferred language of Europe's aristocracy.

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General hotel policies*

* policies applicable to particular rates/rooms prevail over general hotel policies

Check-in & check-out, currency

Check-in:   from 14:00   to 00:00
Check-out:  07:00  to 11:00
Currency: EUR

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged.

Meal Plan

Buffet breakfast costs EUR 7.50 per person per night.

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
All children under 2 years are charged EUR 5 per night per person for cots.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 8 per night per person for extra beds.
Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1.


Please carefully read policies & conditions for charges

Hotel De France is a 2 star hotel featuring 22 rooms in total


  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • VIP Room Facilities
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Gay Friendly
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Billiards


Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 6 per day.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Area & travel information


56 Rue Fréderic Mestreau
17100 Saintes


Places nearby...

Saintes : 1.2 km
Fontcouverte : 3.4 km
Les Gonds : 3.5 km
Bussac : 4.1 km
Courcoury : 4.5 km
Écurat : 5.4 km
Chaniers : 6.4 km
La Chapelle : 6.9 km
Vénérand : 7 km
Saint-Vaize : 7.7 km
Pessines : 7.8 km
Saint-Georges : 7.9 km
Chermignac : 8.2 km
Seugne : 8.5 km
La Seugne Rivière : 8.5 km
Beillant : 8.5 km
Le Douhet : 8.6 km
Préguillac : 9.1 km
Nieul : 9.2 km
Saint-Sauvant : 9.4 km
Thénac : 9.4 km
Taillebourg : 9.8 km
Varzay : 10.4 km
Saint-Sever : 10.7 km
Saint-Bris : 10.7 km
Port-d'Envaux : 10.7 km
Berneuil : 11 km
La Jard : 11.3 km
Annepont : 11.3 km
Rétaud : 11.5 km
La Clisse : 11.6 km
Plassay : 11.7 km
Dompierre : 11.8 km
Écoyeux : 12 km
Juicq : 12 km
Luchat : 12.1 km
Colombiers : 12.2 km
Rouffiac : 12.8 km
Les Essards : 12.9 km
Brizambourg : 13 km
Crazannes : 13 km
Tesson : 13 km
Saint-Hilaire : 13.1 km
Saintonge : 13.2 km
Grandjean : 13.3 km
Soulignonne : 13.4 km
La Fredière : 13.5 km
Saintes : 13.7 km
Pisany : 13.9 km
Montils : 14.3 km
Le Mung : 14.6 km
Saint-Porchaire : 14.9 km
Brives : 14.9 km
Rioux : 14.9 km
Saint-Léger : 14.9 km
Saint-Seurin : 15.1 km
Saintonge : 15.1 km
Bercloux : 15.1 km
Chérac : 15.4 km
Corme-Royal : 15.4 km
Villars : 15.5 km
Thézac : 15.7 km
Burie : 15.8 km
Saint-Savinien : 15.9 km
Gua : 16 km
Le Gua Rivière : 16 km
Saint-Simon : 16 km
Montpellier : 16.4 km
Villars : 16.5 km
Forêt de Pons : 16.8 km
Balanzac : 16.8 km
Nantillé : 16.9 km
Taillant : 16.9 km
Fenioux : 17 km
Saint-André : 17.1 km
Canal du Né : 17.3 km
Agonnay : 17.5 km
Geay : 17.5 km
Asnieres : 17.7 km
Asnières-la-Giraud : 17.7 km
Cravans : 17.7 km
Saint-Laurent : 17.8 km
Migron : 17.9 km
Salignac : 18.2 km
Salignac-de Pons : 18.2 km
Authon : 18.3 km
Bougneau : 18.3 km
Jazennes : 18.4 km
Saint-Sulpice : 18.4 km
Merpins : 18.5 km
Saint-Romain : 18.8 km
Bignay : 18.8 km
Pérignac : 18.8 km
Saint-Sulpice : 18.9 km
Meursac : 18.9 km
Sainte-Même : 19.1 km
Pons : 19.1 km
Mazeray : 19.2 km
Romegoux : 19.3 km
Saint-André : 19.4 km
Thaims : 19.5 km
Ébéon : 19.5 km
Richemont : 19.9 km
Le Seure : 20 km
Tanzac : 20.3 km
Aujac : 20.4 km
Né : 20.4 km
Le Né Rivière : 20.4 km
Gémozac : 20.6 km
Nancras : 20.6 km
Cherao : 20.9 km
Cherves : 20.9 km
Antenne : 20.9 km
Anteine Rivière : 20.9 km
L'Antenne Rivière : 20.9 km
Sablonceaux : 20.9 km
Saint-Jean-d'Angély : 20.9 km
Les Nouillers : 21 km
Gravouse : 21 km
La Gravouse Rivière : 21 km
Mesnac : 21.2 km
Beurlay : 21.3 km
Ars : 21.3 km
Coulonges : 21.5 km
Aumagne : 21.5 km
Jabrezac : 21.6 km
Javrezac : 21.6 km
Archingeay : 21.6 km
Courcerac : 21.8 km
Sainte-Gemme : 22 km
Bords : 22 km
Corme-Écluse : 22.1 km
Givrezac : 22.1 km
Mons : 22.2 km
Mazerolles : 22.3 km
Torxé : 22.5 km
Voissay : 22.5 km
La Nie Rivière : 22.6 km
Nie : 22.6 km
Échebrune : 22.6 km
Ternant : 22.7 km
Pont-l'Abbé : 22.7 km
Le Médoc Rivière : 22.7 km
Médoc : 22.7 km
Cognac : 22.8 km
Soloire : 22.8 km
La Soloire Rivière : 22.8 km
Fontenet : 22.9 km
Saint-Julien : 23.1 km
Virollet : 23.4 km
Gimeux : 23.4 km
Biron : 23.4 km
La Vallée : 23.5 km
Champdolent : 23.5 km
Sainte-Radegonde : 23.5 km
Saint-Jean-d'Angély : 23.8 km
Avy : 24 km
Châteaubernard : 24 km
Saint-Quantin : 24 km
Boutonne : 24.3 km
La Boutonne Rivière : 24.3 km
Belluire : 24.3 km
Varaize : 24.5 km
Grézac : 24.5 km
Briou : 24.7 km
Le Briou Rivière : 24.7 km
La Vergne : 24.7 km
Blanzac : 24.7 km
La Brousse : 24.7 km
Saint-Coutant : 24.7 km
Fléac : 24.9 km
Cozes : 24.9 km
Saujon : 24.9 km
Boutiers-Saint-Trojan : 25 km
Boutiers : 25 km
Champagne : 25 km
La-Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien : 25.2 km
Thors : 25.3 km
Le Chay : 25.4 km
Poursay-Garnaud : 25.4 km
Puy-du-Lac : 25.5 km
Tonnay-Boutonne : 25.5 km
Ruisseau le Thouvron : 25.6 km
Le Thouvron Ruisseau : 25.6 km
Celles : 25.7 km
Champagnolles : 25.8 km
Le Gua : 25.8 km
Saint-Palais : 25.9 km
La Rouzille Ruisseau : 25.9 km
Ruisseau la Rouzille : 25.9 km
Cabariot : 26 km
Cabarrot : 26 km
Saint-Germain : 26.1 km
Saint-Germain-du-Seudre : 26.1 km
Forêt de Jarnac : 26.2 km
Saint-Loup : 26.2 km
Épargnes : 26.2 km
Landes : 26.2 km
Chantemerle : 26.3 km
Ruisseau la Soie : 26.3 km

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