Bienvenue L'Hotel de Hercé

Your home away from home in 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. 


 "Mayenne; experience France outside the museum,

away from queues & tourist crowds."


             L'Hotel de Hercé c.1720 was home to 3 generations of the noble family de Hercé, who moved from their country chateau to Mayenne and new town life. Today Place de Cheverus is a lovely Square with tree lined landscaped central garden. A beautiful quiet location in the historic 18thc heart of the town of Mayenne. Guests enjoy short walk to town square, Chateau & museum, Notre Dame Basilica, the wonderful Mayenne River, boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants, cinema & services.

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

           Exclusively offered to L'Hotel de Hercé guests; Hercé Guided Tours, exploring the region 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 & chateaux of the history.  Wargames are re-enacted in a tabletop game of exquisitely detailed miniature armies, real historical battles played with chance with the roll of dice! For new to experienced players.   

          Book 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