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Aire-sur-la-Lys - Chateau de Moulin le Comte (en route to Calais, Roubaix, Arras)

A lovingly renovated oasis of B&B calm in a magnificent setting

44 rue Principale
62120 Aire-sur-la-Lys
Nord-Pas de Calais (Hauts de France)
Phone: +33(0) 6 24 21 08 91
Email: info@chateaudemoulinlecomte.com

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Price from: €84 per room includes breakfast, free wifi, parking and coffee in your room

Open: All year

Château de Moulin le Comte is a stylish 19th century mansion (circa 1850), which was renovated with love and passion in the summer of 2012. It is ideally located for rides to/from Béthune, Saint-Omer, Lens, Louvre Lens, Arras and Lille. It is roughly between Calais to Arras, making it a great base if you are en route to cycling the Somme. Lille (60km) and Roubaix (70km) are to the east. This is a quiet and peaceful place to rest after a day on the bike – the river Leie still flows through the castle's garden. The owner, Monsieur Francis Van der Elst, offers a warm welcome in what is now his private home. He tells me he is particularly keen to see more cyclists. There are five B&B guestrooms – all are very spacious and have been updated with modern creature comforts, including luxurious beds and mattresses. Rooms can be double or twin, and each room has its own bathroom. Cycling families are very welcome, as are pets. Personal service, hospitality and flexibility are key words here. All rooms are offered B&B, and there is also an excellent table d’hôte evening meal service that attracts locals as well as tourists. I'm told all dishes are "highly refined and carefully prepared for a reasonable price." Dutch, French, English and German spoken. Aperitifs are also served in the lounge or on the cosy terrace.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Arras - Maison d'Hôtes La Corne d'Or

Elegantly decorated family-run B&B in central Arras

1 place Guy Mollet
Arras Arras
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

A friendly, family-run bedroom B&B in an elegantly decorated 18th centrury mansion in central Arras. There are 5 bedroom, and one of them has a kitchenette for basic self-catered meals. All rooms have private bathrooms (one also has a spa). Continental breakfast including homemade jams and local products; free hot and cold drinks throughout your stay. Play the piano, relax in the lounge or admire the local art on the walls after a day on the bike. Great location for exploring Arras’ underground tunnels, the Louvre-Lens Museum and the area's many First World War Monuments. Free wifi. French and English spoken. Bike storage in a locked private garage.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Arras - Hotel de l'Univers

Stylish and affordable mid-range hotel in the centre of Arras

3-5 Place de la Croix Rouge
62000 Arras
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

The centrally located Hotel de l'Univers is a former 17th century Jesuit monastary that has been lovingly restored, with many of its original features remaining. Relax on the terrace, in the bar or enjoy a gourmet meal in the hotel's restaurant. All rooms are en suite with TV. Wifi (surcharge). There is a room for secure bike parking inside the hotel. A good base for exploring the area's war memorials and monuments. It's also ideal if you're cycling from Lille to Paris.
We stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Calais - Holiday Inn

Port hotel experienced at welcoming cyclists to Calais

6 boulevard des Alliés
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

Located in central Calais overlooking the boats in Port de Plaisance harbour, the Holiday Inn has a long tradition of welcoming cyclists. "We have been doing this for years," general manager Patrice Haultcoeur told me. "Especially with charity organisations like Pedal To Paris, the Royal British Legion, etc." He said the hotel has a space reserved to store bikes, and that hotel staff would love to see more cyclists arriving at the door. The hotel has free wifi, onsite restaurant, and full buffet breakfasts. Children eat free in the restaurant;lobby bar open til late; 24-hour reception. French and English spoken. The official website has a best-price guarantee (find it cheaper elsewhere and you get a night free).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Calais Ibis Styles Centre

Clean and modern chain hotel in Calais city centre

46 Rue Royale
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais

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Price from: €75

Open: Year round

Calais city centre hotel handy for ferry port. Short ride from train station and 5km from ferry port. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. A small number of bikes can be stored in a small luggage room that has a code (it is not suitable for groups). The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Calais Novotel Coquelles (Eurotunnel)

High-tech hotel just 200m from the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais

Place de Cantorbery
62231 Coquelles (Eurotunnel terminal)
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais Department

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Price from: €92

Open: All year

Located just 200 metres from the Channel Tunnel and a short ride from the Eurostar TGV station, this hotel has the latest in modern communications. Each suite has a multimedia system including wifi, free video games, movies and music. Free massages on Thursday nights. Range of 24-hour services including a food counter, bar, a business centre, and fitness area. Management advises there is a luggage store that can be used to lock bikes. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Touquet - Residence Les Jardins de la Cote d'Opale

Apartments on the edge of a forest a 1.5km ride from the beach

Boulevard de la Canche
62520 Le Touquet-Paris Plage
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €420 per week

Open: Year-round

Apartments catering for up to 7 people and set in a quiet residence on the edge of a forest and within reach of Calais. The seaside resort of Le Touquet, on the beautiful Opal Coast, is a 1.5km bike ride away. less than an hour from Calais. Facilities include bike hire, heated indoor pool, tennis court, and children's playground.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lille - Ibis Styles Lille Centre Gare Beffroi

Centrally located hotel in Lille with 140 rooms - good for groups

172 rue de Paris
59800 Lille
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Centrally located hotel in Lille with 140 rooms. Close to Lille Flandres and Lille Europe tain stations. Prices include breakfast. On site bar. Free, unlimited wifi. Management says bikes can safely be stored inside the hotel, and guests can also take them to their rooms. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Lille – Ibis Centre Gares

Reliabel chain hotel close to Lille Eurostar terminal

29 Avenue Charles Saint-Venant
59000 Lille
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Reliable chain hotel with comfortable rooms located at Lille Flandres train station and close to Lille Europe train station. Ideal for Eurostar access, plus close to all  Lille's key attractions. The hotel underwent part-renovation in 2013. On-site restaurant and bar. French and English spoken. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Roubaix - Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

Stylish Art Deco hotel right in the centre of Roubaix

22 avenue Jean-Baptiste Lebas
59100 Roubaix
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €83

Open: All year

Situated in the very heart of Roubaix, the Lille Roubaix Grand Hôtel is an Art Deco style building with archetypal mouldings, columns and glass work. Both stylish and charming, it's just 500m from the TGV station but also an easy ride from Lille and the Eurostar terminal. There's a sauna for tired muscles, a restaurant serving local cuisine and a bar area. Free wifi. Management advises there is a lockable garage for bike store. The official booking website has a best-price guarantee. Book early for Easter weekend and the Paris-Roubaix race.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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All accommodation has been checked to ensure it meets our cycle-friendly criteria. We also deal with tour operators personally before adding them to the site. To recommend a great French cycling holiday or a nice bike-friendly place to stay, please email lyn@freewheelingfrance.com

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