February 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
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Upmarket travel website Travel Intelligence has selected four of its favourite hotels for a gourmet stopover on the drive down to the South of France.

Not far from Calais
For those on a later ferry, Chateau de Montreuil, only 45 minutes from Calais, is situated within the ramparts of the handsome town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in Picardy. The white walled mansion was built in the 1930s and stands in a beautiful garden. The atmosphere is elegant English-styled country house with light and pretty rooms and dog-eared books by Dornford Yates. The restaurant is run by Michelin-starred chef Christian Germain who prepares a fixed price menu or a seven course tasting menu using local ingredients. Dishes might include langoustine ravioli, warm smoked salmon salad or pear tart.
Prices with start from GBP130 per room per night including taxes. Breakfast is GBP12.

Authentic Loire Valley Cuisine
Hotel du Bon-Laboureur has been a country inn since 1786 and has kept the charm and authenticity of an old stage coach stopover. The inn is in within walking distance of Chateau de Chenonceau and is made up of five charming old village houses dotted around substantial gardens. The restaurant is recommended for its authentic cuisine, focusing on seasonal foods and vegetables and herbs from its own gardens, which can be enjoyed in the courtyard sitting amidst trees and flowering shrubs.
Prices with start from GBP65 per room per night including taxes. Breakfast is GBP7.50

Sample Great Vintages in Burgundy

Le Cep is a townhouse hotel attached to one of the best restaurants in the market town of Beaune in the heart of the famed Cote d'Or wine producing region of Burgundy. The hotel is a characterful mix of antiques and old world French country charm. A gastronomic meal in Bernard Morillon's exceptional restaurant is served with fine wines by the glass in a quiet secluded garden, from which herbs are collected daily.
Prices with start from GBP109 per room per night including taxes. Breakfast is GBP12. The restaurant will be closed in the third week of August.

A Castle in Provence
Chateau de Mazan is an 18th century castle at the foot of Mont Ventoux in Provence, half an hour from Avignon. The 30 room Chateau, which was built in 1720, was birthplace to the father of the Marquis de Sade. The Marquis himself visited frequently and held the first ever theatre festival in France there. The gourmet restaurant has a large outside terrace overlooking the garden, which is filled with Provence's native plants.
Prices with start from GBP92 per room per night including taxes. Breakfast is GBP12.

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