many years ago, before the internet, my husband and i would travel to all parts of europe and stop and stay in a town we liked, i usually looked for the "Chambre de hotes" or "pension" signs and go in and ask if they have a room available and how much it was, never had a problem finding a room. Because I haven't traveled like this in a long time I'm wondering if this is still possible? This might seen like a stupid question but the last thing i want to do is start driving and find out that bed and breakfasts are busier and we'd be taking a chance. We are thinking of the rhone-alpes areas and the loire valley areas. We would be traveling 4/22-4/30/14. Thanks!