France: Loire Valley

Central Vineyards of the Loire

The wines of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and their neighbours
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 23 April 2011
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Grand Hotel Mercure Bourges Hotel de Bourbon

Address: Boulevard de la République, 18000 Bourges
Tel: 02 48 70 70 00   Fax: 02 48 70 21 22
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:19:54N (47.33154)     Longitude: 1:4:0E (1.06657)  

Mercure hotel in a 17th century abbey with historical monument status and close to the railway station. The hotel has two restaurants including the Michelin starred L'Abbaye Saint-Ambroix with chef François Adamski. In the abbey itself, the restaurant setting is spectacular.

Useful information: Rooms: €161–€215 (but range of deals); breakfast: €15. Restaurant menus: €32-€95. L’Abbaye restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and on Sunday nights from 1 November – 31 March; a set bistrot menu is available at these times.

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