The Grand Hotel de Champaigne was a fortuitous find, and an excellent one. I had booked online into a nearby hotel, and despite having a receipt found on arrival that I had no booking. My Australian Visa card, with chip, had not worked. (In France it won't work in train ticket vending machines either, for the same reason- all transactions require my signature!).
De Champaigne was in no way "grand", but it certainly made up for this ambitious claim with an excellent, warm and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms with quaint antique decors, and a wonderful location, both central and quiet - a rarity. The room rates were very reasonable.More