Cycling hotel review: Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse, Monthermé

Published by Lyn on 4 September 2019

Becky Allen and Mark Goodson stayed at the Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse at Monthermé on the Meuse River bike route.

Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse

Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse
Les Boucles de Meuse, Monthermé
1 Rue du Lieutenant Barbaste, 08800 Monthermé
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)
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Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse is a friendly local hotel in a picture postcard location on the Euro Velo 19 Meuse River bike route.

5 things we liked about the hotel 

1. Location
Aerial views of Monthermé are the most popular postcards along this Ardennes stretch of the Meuse à velo. The small town is tucked around a dramatic hairpin in the river, one of the boucles or loops that give this stretch of the river – and the hotel – its name, with wooded hills rising up steeply on either side. 

2. Friendly
The staff, local customers and other bike riders made for a really friendly place. The patron held court, printed out a crossword for us from a UK newspaper, and gave the place an immensely convivial air. 

Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse

3. Bar & restaurant
There’s a bar and restaurant at the hotel. The terrace overlooks the river and makes for a pleasant place to put your feet up. Food and wine were good value, too, although requesting a vegetation option caused some head-scratching and the breakfast is on the basic end of the buffet spectrum.

4. Bike storage
There’s space to lock bikes in the private car park to the rear of the hotel, but it’s open to the elements, and as the car park isn’t gated, we locked our bikes to some railings. Bring a good lock or ask the hotel if you can store the bikes inside – the hotel is accueil velo-rated, so it needs to ensure you have secure parking, and also help with other things such as maps and luggage transfers.

Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse

5. Rooms
Our room and bathroom were clean and airy, although the morning traffic is surprisingly busy for such a small place. We also had a kettle for tea and coffee in our room, which is still not all that common at French hotels.  

Hotel-Restaurant Les Boucles de Meuse
Les Boucles de Meuse, Monthermé
1 Rue du Lieutenant Barbaste, 08800 Monthermé
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)
Map
Book online

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