We have stayed three times with Andrew, and I ashamed that I have only just got around to reviewing Au Couer de Rennes. The combination of the location, Andrew's great welcome and the food makes this a great place to stay. (Together with Eleanore's help and helpful advice.) It might not appeal to everyone, I suppose, in that you sit down to Dinner as one group but this really is part of the attraction. It offers the chance to talk to fellow guests (French, Italian, Belgian and British on our visits) and enjoy a four course dinner with organic wine. andrew can cater for vegeterians very well and accommodate other diets.
The individually themed rooms are also a delight and although fairly simple are more than adequte and clean. The chambre romantique coems recommended but others are also fun. Spring water is provided at dinner and in your room together with a kettle and tea and coffee.
Rennes les Bains is about 40 minutes drive form Carcassonne and well placed to visit the Cathar forts. It makes a good base for exploring this region.
As others have pointed out prices are very reasonable and our three visits - even though one was because of being stranded by plane cancellations - were alll very enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Erick and Laurence welcome you to stay at their B&B Au Coeur de Rennes in the heart of the spa village of Rennes-les-Bains. Our bed and breakfast has been completely renovated in recent years. We have five comfortable rooms, en suite with showers.There is a comfortable sitting and reading area, and a pleasant dining room for our breakfasts and table d'hotes, as we call an evening meal in France when served in such friendly circumstances. All floors have wifi access.For those who prefer self-catering, there is also a top-floor apartment accommodating up to four people. ... more less