The Loire Valley Hotels

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Le Rivage

At a Glance

    Pros

  • quiet setting
  • riverside restaurant

    Cons

  • can be damp in fall and spring
  • tiny bathrooms
  • few staff speak English

Le Rivage Review

This small, white-walled hotel is a bit off the beaten track (take the N20 south from Orléans to Olivet, then turn right into Avenue de Verdun and continue parallel to the River Loiret for a mile or so), but it makes a pleasant base. Le Rivage has been a family affair since 1954, and Jean-Pierre Béreaud provides a warm welcome. Guest rooms are compact yet comfortable, and each has a little balcony with a view of the tree-lined Loiret (the best is from No. 4). You can also drink in the river view from excellent restaurant (no lunch Saturday; no dinner Sunday, November–April); popular with locals, the stylish menu changes seasonally.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 635 rue de la Reine-Blanche, 5 km (3 miles) south of Orléans, Olivet, 45160
  • Phone: /02–38–66–02–93
  • Website:
  • Location: Orléans

    Hotel Details

  • 17 rooms
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Closed late Dec.–late Jan.
Updated: 04-07-2014

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