Great hotels, gites and auberges in France: readers’ travel tips

Our tipsters have travelled from Picardy to Provence to recommend accommodation in chateaux, converted stables and cottages to suit all budgets

Josselin, in Morbihan, 80km west of Rennes, is among my favourite places on Earth. It is a beautiful medieval town with a fairytale castle perched high over the Nantes Brest canal. We discovered Le Clos des Devins by chance and it is a little gem of a B&B run by the kindly Annick. You would never guess from the outside that behind its solid 18th-century stone walls lies the most amazing garden. The living/dining room has a surprisingly eclectic decor, absolutely bursting with an array of antiques, artwork and tapestries. There are three colour-themed guestrooms (with spacious en suites) named Abricotine, Pollen and Cristalline. Abricotine has its own private terrace overlooking the garden. Amazing value for €70 a night with a healthy but gargantuan breakfast.

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