HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ*****
Between the Romanesque Counts’ Château and the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, the Hôtel de la Cité***** stands amidst its green gardens. With its stone walls, wood panelling and stained-glass windows, the hotel welcomes each guest into warm and luxurious surroundings. Character and Reputation are Hôtel de la Cité’s Letters Patent of Nobility 45 bedrooms and 14 suites and junior suites offer personalised and elegant surroundings and amenities (including air-conditioning, sound-proofing, direct telephone and internet connection, television). Some rooms have a spectacular view over the ramparts, the medieval citadel and the château, others look out onto the narrow cobblestone lanes of the citadel. The gardens, the Salon du Jardin and the Tower Salon are ideally suited for cocktails and receptions.
The Hôtel de la Cité’s fame also rests on the reputation of its gourmet restaurant, La Barbacane. The superb fireplace, high ceilings and cathedral chairs of this neogothic style dining room, situated in the heart of the hotel, exude elegance and refinement. Widely recommended by restaurant guides, La Barbacane - which can seat up to a ninety guests - offers an inventive menu using regional produce of the highest quality, where the importance of each ingredient is subtly underscored. For a meal in more relaxed surroundings, the Brasserie Le Donjon offers a cuisine of regional flavours in a cheerful contemporary medieval-style setting.