What is Logis de France?:
Logis de France is an organization of 300-plus smaller hotels, mostly akin to an American inn, which are almost always connected to a fine restaurant. The Logis de France are a great option for those who want a true French lodging experience, but the assurance of certain standards. Logis de France's independently-run inns average 19 rooms, so they are on the smaller side without being as tiny as a chambre d'hote.
Logis de France for Foodies:
Logis de France is the obvious lodging choice for foodies. Sometimes dinner for two can actually cost as much as the room (but it's almost always worth it) at a Logis de France hotel. You will usually be asked if you want demi-pension or full-pension, which refers to the meals. If you are fairly certain you will eat dinner there, go ahead and reserve the demi-pension (usually dinner and a breakfast of pastries and coffee). Often times you can wait until you arrive and ask for the pension to be included. I have had some of my most indulgent and divine meals in France at a Logis de France hotel.
Choosing a Logis de France Hotel:
The Logis de France chain features a fireplace rating, running from one to three fireplaces. Judging with a checklist of more than 200 criteria, with these basic descriptions from Logis de France:
- One fireplace: Simple but comfortable furnishing, good cuisine, excellent value.
- Two fireplaces: A high level of comfort and tasty cuisine for the price.
- Three fireplaces: An extremely comfortable hotel, elaborate cuisine, and attentive service.
Logis de France Theme Hotels:
The Logis de France also has a theme and activity system for its hotels, including:
- Logis de Caractère, or distinctive logis
- Logis Nature-Silence, for nature and tranquility
- Logis Bacchus, or vineyard logis
- Logis Famille, or family-friendly logis
- Logis Etapes Affaires, or business stopover logis
- Logis Neige, or snow sports logis
- Logis Pêche, or fishing logis
- Logis Randonnée, or hiking logis
- Logis Vélo, or cycling logis