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Auberge du Port des Roches - Hotel in Sarthe

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Le Port des Roches, 72800 Luché Pringé, Sarthe
Western Loire, France

Valérie & Thierry Lesiourd

+33 (0)2 43 45 44 48(landline)

This pretty auberge is Valérie’s pride and joy and the terrace is full of roses. Come for the peace, the châteaux, the scrumptious meals...

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If you like the idea of idling with an evening drink by the slow green water, watching out for the odd fish, looking forward to an exceptionally good dinner, this is the place for you. Not grand, not the Loire – the Loir is a sweet, lovely and unsung river – but we can hear you saying: "Oh, what a pretty spot". Valérie and Thierry, who have been here for almost two decades, are young, very friendly, though a touch shy, and full of enthusiasm for their auberge. The lively little restaurant, which seats about 50 people in two rooms, and the riverside terrace heavy with roses and sweet-smelling climbers, are the star turns here, though Valérie is also justly proud of the effort she has put into the bedrooms and the way everything sparkles. Rooms are not large but done up in fresh colours with white bedcovers. Those at the back overlook the courtyard, those at the front face the Loir, double glazing separates you from the small road that runs past and peace reigns at night. This is a quiet, very French place to stay, within easy reach of the châteaux. All round superb value – and plenty of choice for vegetarians.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Guest feedback
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"Delightful little hotel and the best meal of our whole 3 week trip to France! We enjoyed our apéritif by the river although sadly not warm enough for dinner on the terrace. Quite hard to find as village is not on any map we could find and satnav was a bit dodgy! "


September 2015
"This is a delightful little Auberge and it is exceptionally well managed by the owners. Our room was comfortable, well decorated and spotlessly clean. We were made to feel very welcome. The food in the restaurant is really very good. we will definitely be returning. One to bookmark! "


September 2015
"So pleased with our visit that we stopped on the way home too. Supper is worth booking, and as it was so hot, the chairs by the river Loir were so welcome. We sat in the shade with the dog, quietly reading until supper was served. Okay, the room was a little small but exceptionally clean. The staff are very thoughtful and courteous and the owners could not be kinder. Well worth a stop over on the way or stopping on the way home. "
June 2015
"lovely place - gorgeous food and lovely staff"
May 2012
"We spent 2 nights at this lovely little inn. It has been decorated with the utmost care, we were very well looked after and the food, a real high point, was delicious. I would certainly recommend this Auberge"
October 2010

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  • 9 Doubles
  • , 2 Twins
  • , 1 Family room for 3
Price:(i) 58 to80 per night

Booking info:


Breakfast €8. Picnic available. Lunch & dinner €25-€54. Wine €16-€72. Restaurant closed Sun eve, Mon, & Tues lunchtimes.


February; 1 week in autumn.


Le Port des Roches, 72800 Luché Pringé, Sarthe

Hotel 9 Double rooms
Price: (i) 58 to 70 per night
Hotel 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) 65 to 70 per night
Hotel 1 Family room, sleeping 3
Price: (i) 80 to 80 per night

Valérie & Thierry Lesiourd

+33 (0)2 43 45 44 48(landline)