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“This charming hotel, formerly an abbey, is set in the idyllic town of Langres. The three-star rooms draw on the building's history, with part-exposed stone walls and traditional linens. The sleek gourmet Diderot Restaurant offers an à la carte menu made from fresh produce. A pretty, intimate hotel.”

“This charming hotel, formerly an abbey, is set in the idyllic town of Langres. The three-star rooms draw on the building's history, with part-exposed stone walls and traditional linens. The sleek gourmet Diderot Restaurant offers an à la carte menu made from fresh produce. A pretty, intimate hotel.”

Hotel Review

The fortified town of Langres is located between Dijon and Nancy, and makes a perfect stop-over location on a drive through this scenic stretch of countryside, heading towards the South of France. Le Cheval Blanc's unfussy interior décor allow the building's history to do most of the talking; stone arched windows dating back to the 12th Century are a reminder of the former abbey that stood on the same site. The gourmet restaurant, headed by chef Patrick Durdan, offers all manner of contemporary takes on French cuisine. Expect exceedingly fresh ingredients and deconstructed desserts. Enjoy a glass of Burgundy wine on the terrace to complete the experience.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Langres should be on your itinerary for a country escape trip to southern France and the Alps
  • Romantic Break
  • With cosy suites and a pretty, sit-out terrace, this is a great hotel for couples
  • Foodies
  • The gourmet restaurant on-site makes this hotel a favourite with foodies
 

Written by HG Staff

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Langres should be on your itinerary for a country escape trip to southern France and the Alps
  • Romantic Break
  • With cosy suites and a pretty, sit-out terrace, this is a great hotel for couples
  • Foodies
  • The gourmet restaurant on-site makes this hotel a favourite with foodies
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tour of the ramparts that surround the town, including seven fortified towers and seven gateways
  • Fishing
  • Travel to one of the four nearby lakes: Liez, Charmes, Mouche or Vingeanne - great for fishing
  • Wine tasting
  • Take a wine tasting tour; enquire at the hotel about local providers
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Organic food
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Child friendly
  • Historic
  • B+B
  • Restaurant
  • Townhouse

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 7 per day
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable
  • Family Suites
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Suites
  • Child friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tour of the ramparts that surround the town, including seven fortified towers and seven gateways
  • Fishing
  • Travel to one of the four nearby lakes: Liez, Charmes, Mouche or Vingeanne - great for fishing
  • Wine tasting
  • Take a wine tasting tour; enquire at the hotel about local providers

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Close to one of its grand stone gates is the welcoming Le Cheval Blanc, in a former abbey. Many of the 23 rooms (10 in an adjoining building) feature ancient stone arched windows and some have vaulted ceilings, while the excellent Restaurant Diderot serves menus using fresh local produce.

Originally published by The Times (view article)