We have booked in for one night at Le Cheval Noir, Argenton Sur Creuse. Has anyone else stayed there?
This is actually the first posting I have ever seen about my little town! I have stayed at the Cheval Noir several times. The manoir de Boisvillers has a prettier view, and beautiful rooms, but is more expensive. It will all depend on how long you stay in the rooms, I suppose. But the Cheval Noir has the absolutely best food in town (not the breakfast though...don't waste your money)! I drove around France for years and I fell in love with Argenton, bought a house there a few years ago. It's just at the bottom of the Loire (flat, farmland) and the beginning of the hills. It is now prepared for the English speaking world a little better too. Nobody spoke a word of it when I was there years ago. If you are just passing through, or have some time to stay in the area, there is an absolutely perfect b&b about 20 minutes drive, near another very old town. It is run by Martin and Judy Jones and their phone is 0033 (0)2 54 24 85 57 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The have become friends of mine since I stayed there when house shopping. It is worth the trip to their town and b&b. They have an incredible view. If you do speak with them, tell them Sam from NY sent you. Any other questions about the area would be my pleasure to answer.
I think La Source in Argenton has much better food than Le Cheval Noir which caters more for tourists.
People always miss out this part of France which is a shame as it has a lot to offer.
I can thoroughly recommend Le Cheval Noir. Food was excellent and room was fine..
I am glad you enjoyed Argenton/Cheval Noir. It definately is an area of France people often pass through but don't stop to appreciate!
Although since I have been there, the English are buying up like crazy! There are even historical markers in English for the tourist trade now, while years ago, no one spoke English at all. I actually don't know the Source unless it is the small one to the left of Cafe de la Place.......
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