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Unique French Holidays

Welcome to our Bed and Breakfast and holiday destination, in the historic town centre of Mayenne.  We are 1.10minutes from Paris on the TVG fast train to Laval, with transfers available. Or 3.5 hours drive by car for touring holidays to the  Loire Valley, Brittany & Normandy. 


             You will love staying in an authentic L'Hotel Particular, c.1720  and home to 3 generations of the family de Hercé. The fine townhouse is situated on Place de Cheverus an 18thc square with a central garden. Guests enjoy easy parking and a short walk to the town square.  Mayenne town centre offers all the pleasures of French life, with cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, Chateau & museum, Notre Dame Basilica, cinema & the convenience for travellers of all services.


          Book a French Bed and Breakfast Holiday and choose from our  Hercé Guided Tours.   Exploring 3 regions of Western France. Your guides host Matthew; Military Historian & Vanessa; Archaeologist, enjoy sharing their specialist knowledge and have sourced the best destinations away from the tourist crowds. Tours include special Military History tours of the Normandy DDay Beaches, French Cultural Tours to Saumur & Angers Chateaux in the Loire Valley.  For a relaxing Slow Tourism Holiday, guided tours are at your pace and tailored to your interests. I promise we will stop along the way for a classic French lunch at a handpicked destination.


             Matthew Willamson runs French Wargames Holidays, Matthew is a well known Wargamer and miniature military figure painter. French Wargame Holidays are designed to provide those interested in Military History with an immersion experience of 18thc Maison stay, Battle Field Tours from Julius Cesear to General Patton and WW2.  Then wargame historic battles in an  18thc Salon de Guerre. From novice to experienced players, with the roll of the dice, you could win Waterloo!!! 


            We welcome guest on 3 to7 day holidays,  touring bikers and cyclists, business travellers from around the world. Stay one night or a week, you will leave refreshed and relaxed.  Take a  few minutes to explore the website and we will welcome you soon to your home away from home in France.

Regards Vanessa & Matthew Williamson