Relax & discover the peaceful private France


Welcome to Mayenne's exclusive Chambre d'Hote (B&B), Pays de Loire, France. 1.1 hours on TGV Paris to Laval, located at the gateway to the Loire, Brittany & Normandy. 

     "For a relaxing holiday, experience France outside the museum, away from queues & tourist crowds."


             L'Hotel de Hercé c.1720 was home to the noble family de Hercé, moving the family  from the country chateau to town life,  in the new Haute Place. Today Place de Cheverus is a lovely Square with tree lined landscaped central garden. A beautiful quiet location in the historic heart of Mayenne. For Guests enjoy the convenient street parking , and short walk to town square, Chateau & museum, Notre Dame Basicila, the wonderful Mayenne River, boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants, cinema & services.

            Choose from one of three, 18thc guest rooms, decorated in the classic French style. Enjoy relaxing in the famous Grand Salon, or enjoy summer picnic or drinks in the private walled heritage garden.

           Exclusively offered to L'Hotel de Hercé guests; Hercé Guided Tours, exploring the Mayenne steeped in 400,000 of history.  Your guides L'Hotel de Hercé owners Matthew; Military Historian & Vanessa; Archaeologist share their expertise & special special insight into the hilltop medieval towns and chateaux, town walks. From Normandy DDay Beaches, the Chateaux of the Loire Valley, & beautiful Brittany. Take in the relaxing French lifestyle over leisurely French lunches, enjoy French local wines; we are taking care of the driving.

           Your host Matthew Williamson specialized French Wargame Holidays  with Military History & Battlefield Tours and tabletop historic miniature Wargames. Matthew will immerse you in the Military History of our region, Romans and the Gaul’s, Medieval Lords of Maine and the Normans; William the Conquer, Vendee Rebellion Royalists against the Revolution, to WW2 Mayenne liberation; Americans and the Germans. Experience history under your feet as you walk the very landscapes & towns & chatueaux of the history.  Wargames are re-enacted in a tabletop game of exquisity detailed miniature armies, real historicl battles palyed  to the fate of the roll of the dice! For new to experienced players.   

          From a one night Bed and Breakfast stay, relaxing holiday break or a Guided Touring & Wargames Holidays we welcome you to 'your home away from home in France.'             

                            We look forward to meeting you soon.

                                          Vanessa & Matthew Williamson