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“Some of the best lunches we've ever had!”

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L'Auberge du XIIe Siecle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sache
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2008

My French boyfriend and I lunched there twice during our stay in France in July 2008, at both times with French friends or family. In our experience, we were received graciously by the host, who yes, is a bit of an unsmiling soul, but the food is definitely worth going off the beaten track. We found the portions to be satisfying and the food expertly prepared by the kitchen. My boyfriend's cousin knows the staff very well (he resides in the area) and at no time were we rushed, given wines which did not compliment the food, etc. The scrambled eggs with truffles are famous and well worth the visit! Besides, the inn itself is so charming, with associations to the 19th century French auther Honore de Balzac.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2008

Thierry and his crew are taking good care og their customers! Delicious cuisine in a charming ambiance!

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Elageuse
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Reviewed 10 June 2007

I booked by fax from South Africa two weeks prior to visiting L'Auberge du XIIe Siecle I did't have an email address.

I hardly speak a word of French but the staff were ultra helpful and polite. Yes, the maître d' may have appeared like a rock to the previous reviewer. But formality should never be confused with manners. I found him polite, correct, helpful and he assisted us rather nobly with our menu.

Yes, we too had a bus load of tourists having dinner in another room and frankly I think in a restaurant of this size it may have detracted from the overall quality of the meal; hence my rating as above average and not excellent.

It was still a stunning meal; what you would expect in a one star establishment.
The maître d' recommended a great (cheap) bottle of wine from the area. Total bill Euro 173

  • Stayed: May 2007
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3  Thank sighzi
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Reviewed 6 January 2007

The Auberge du XII Siecle (Inn of the 12th Century) in Sache, France (Loire Valley 2 hours west of Paris) came highly recommended as gastronomical wonder, definite 5 stars. We made reservations for our 10th anniversary dinner, during our "long awaited" trip to France, and we very disappointed. The quality of the food ran from "OK" to terrible. As to the service, let's just say that they did things they would never even consider doing to a French patron, e.g. rushing you, leaving you sit unattended, serving you food that had clearly sat under a heat lamp, and a poor pairing of wine with their food. The head waiter had the personality of a rock. (We had already eaten at some fine restaurants in the Loire Valley and Paris, so we're not comparing to American restaurants.)

They were very busy that night with a banquet or something in another larger room, and the main dining room suffered. Discussions with the hotel staff at which we stayed indicated that this had become increasingly noted by patrons referred to the Inn. It also appears they are falling victim to what I call the "American" approach of substituting quantity for quality to satisfy customers. (I am an American by the way.)

We will never go back and are spreading the word that they Inn, which is pricey, is "passé". Save your Euros (200 +) for a better place.

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Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about L'Auberge du XIIe Siecle

Address: Sache, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Indre-et-Loire > Sache
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sache
Number of rooms: 332

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