These charming B& amp; Bs, guesthouses and gtes offer comfy pitstops on a French escapade, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may demonstrate hard to leave
Manoir de Troezel Vras, Brittany
Strawberries, squash, lemon verbena and lettuce come from Franoise Mayniers immaculately kept gardens just inland from Brittanys Pink Granite Coast. She also keeps a couple of donkeys, three cats and six hens who overlook the statues and ancient rose bushes in the five gardens, separate bungalow and ponds. The manor has four rooms and an apartment, all done out in Breton stripes and nautical chic. The table dhtes defined dinner, which Franoise prepares herself, usually involves fish and seafood, such as thick slab of cod, prawns and crab. As the local fishermen dont go out on Sundays, a typical Monday evening meal might be melon and mint soup, then chicken in cider followed by roasted peach with gingerbread. Franoise also does an exceptional far breton , a custard-based sponge cake with prunes.
Doubles 90, dinner 25, +33 2 96 22 89 68, troezel-vras.com
La Cour de Lise, Alsace
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