What to do

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Additional activities you can enjoy whilst staying at Le Hotel de France.

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Le Mans Circuit

The hotel can arrange a visit to the world famous Le Man 24 hour circuit. Activities on offer include a driving experience on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, whether in your own vehicle or in one provided by the circuit, subject to availability. For the more serious driver, there is the option of the circuit’s Le Mans Driving School. We can also organise a guided tour of the circuit’s excellent museum.


There are a large number of walking trails in the immediate area, from the Bercé forest to the rolling hills bordering the Loir River. Visit the numerous châteaux, gardens and villages and enjoy the natural charms the Loir Valley has to offer, from meandering rivers and water meadows to forests of oak and chestnut. The Hotel de France is the ideal base for walking based holidays in the area, with freshly prepared packed lunches available on request.

Water Sports

Enjoy water sports on the magnificent Lac des Varennes, a 125 acre lake on the shores of the Loir Valley, with a wide range of water based activities available, including, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Shore based activities include tennis, mini-golf, archery, football and volleyball, subject to availability.

Clay pigeon shooting

There are two venues near to the hotel that offer clay pigeon shooting. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced shot, the hotel staff can make arrangements for you to go shooting.


The hotel can arrange ballooning trips for guests to enjoy the stunning scenery the area has to offer from the air. Balloon flights are subject to availability and weather conditions.


The Hotel de France has its own heated outdoor pool. For the more serious swimmer, there are two swimming pools in the nearby town of Chateau du Loir. Plouf has both indoor and outdoor pools. There are also indoor pools at Grand Lucé and Besse-sur-Braye and a second larger outdoor pool within La Chartre-sur-le-Loir itself, which is open during the summer months.

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Other activities

The hotel can also arrange further activities, including horse riding, go-karting, golf and quad biking.

To find out more, please call 0033 (0) 243 44 40 16.