5 unusual guest houses
Farfadine & Troglos – Maine-et-Loire
La Bonne École – Vendée
Le Domaine des Vaulx - Mayenne
La Valise à Cheval – Sarthe
Château du Pé – Loire-Atlantique
In the Pays de la Loire, make a stop in these guest houses quite unlike any others. You can spend the night in a troglodyte cellar, an old schoolhouse, an artwork or a trapper's cabin!
What could be better than staying at the home of a local to really get the feel for a place? Less impersonal and often cheaper than hotels, guest houses are having something of a moment, especially when they are set up by passionate, considerate people who are never stingy with precious tips for your visits or getaways. If your accommodation includes a "table d'hôte" (providing evening meals), don't hesitate to give it a try! It makes an excellent alternative to a restaurant and is friendly too.
Here are a few ideas for places to stay in each department that are highly recommended and above all original – or even totally unusual. Sleep well!