We stayed for one night on our way north as the hotel is only 12km off the A65. We were delighted to find that it not only has comfortable traditional rooms complete with fruit and bottled water but that Jean-Pierre, the proprietor, is a superb chef with an illustrious career at some top establishments behind him. He now takes obvious pleasure in cooking for guests at his own small but charming hotel. Pre-dinner drinks in the lounge came with a generous plate of delicious canapés. There is a very reasonable table d'hôte menu but we chose from the à la carte menu where any four courses, including the amazing cheese trolley, cost 46 euros. We both had simply and perfectly cooked scallops followed by quail stuffed with veal, foie gras and truffles exquisitely garnished with four elegant vegetables, then a regional selection of cheeses. A fabulous Grand Marnier soufflé brought to an end a tour de force of French cuisine. The standard of cooking was better than any of the Michelin starred restaurants we have visited in France. The wine list is extensive and very good value. Well chosen everyday wines at very fair prices stand alongside some gems from the great vintages of the past twenty years or so. We had the last bottle of Clos de l'Echo, Chinon, from the 2000 vintage, which was absolutely wonderful. This is the finest French hotel we have stayed in in over forty five years. Very highly recommended.