Bed and Breakfast (Chambres d'hôtes)

In France, the chambre d’hôte (bed and breakfast or B&B) is a long-standing French tradition, as much of a part of the landscape as the onion seller. The French do hospitality well, but many go above and beyond this, with their owners providing restaurant recommendations, tourist information, home-made goodies on the breakfast table and good conversation. But what is the cost for all this tailored hospitality in addition to board and lodging? Here comes the surprise: it’s often far less expensive than a hotel!