L’Echappee Belle B&B and your Hosts

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Historical House and village in Loire Valley

Historical Loire Valley B&B
The House at the begining of the twentieth century

This Loire Valley B&B is situated in Grignon, where the construction of the Canal d'Orleans began in 1676 to transport the coal and wood from Orleans to Paris. Grignon's harbor had a flourishing period with more than 3000 barges a year, many inns and shop. Then, with the railway rise, the number of boat decreased and the commercial navigation on Orleans'canal ended in 1954.

B&B by the Canal d'Orleans today
The Guesthouse today

Historical monument of the seventeenth century, L'Echappee Belle B&B had a significant role in Grignon.

Among the first houses built, it was usefull during the construction of the canal. 

Then it was used for weather control (with its weather vane) to allow the navigation in the harbor. Since its purchase in 2014, many renovations have been done to revive the house and highlight its charm.


Your Hosts

L'Echappee Belle Bed and Breakfast Host
Your host, Sophie
Djebel sheltie dog in L'Echappee Belle
Djebel the sheltie
Flynn the setter dog in L'Echappee Belle
Flynn the setter

Travel lover, I am used to stay in Bed & Breakfast around the world. When I was Human Ressources manager, I started my career in Hotel Industry.

The opening of this Guest House and this new part of my carrer give me a chance to continue meeting travellers from around the world coming near Orleans in Loire Valley.

I will be happy to share with you my love for this part of France and to make you discover its attractions and specialities.

Depending on your affinities with dogs, Djebel and Flynn, my faithfull companions, will be discret or enjoying your caresses.