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Practical details for a relaxing stay near Saumur
Car park, pool, reception, terrace…

Car park and directions

free for hotel guests
Hotel La Croix Blanche is located in the heart of the town of Fontevraud-l'Abbaye in the Loire Valley, this is a Unesco World Heritage area. Therefore parking signs are limited and small, but they can be found on EACH entrance road into the village.

Download our free Google Earth map below for easy access to our hotel car park OR
* set your Satnav (GPS) for the following address:  30, rue des Masques in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, postcode: 49590, France
* or Satnav/GPS: latitude 47.182645, longitude 0.049555 (47°10’57.521’’N 0°2’58.398’’E)

In order to help you reach our hotel and car park please follow the instructions below:
* pedestrians/cyclists: you can reach the hotel, restaurant and bar-lounge on foot or by bicycle via the town square opposite the abbey (= 5 Place des Plantagenêts, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye)
* when entering Fontevraud by car look for the signs indicating our car park, (do not look for the signs indicating the hotel): the signs are quite small and dark grey.

Hotel La Croix Blanche is located opposite the abbey, however the car park is situated at the rear of the hotel building and can be reached via a residential area which leads into a one way street and then towards our car park (yes, hotel guests may use the one way street from the wrong end!)

* electric cars: recharge your electric car on Place de 8 Mai at 300 metres – credit cards accepted

Beware: sometimes the name of our town Fontevraud-l'Abbaye is written in different ways on the internet or the satnav: if necessary try Fontevreau, Fontevraude, Fontevrault, Fontevrault l'Abbaye, 49590 Fontevraud, Fontevraud abbey
The name of our hotel can also be different: hotel La Croix Blanche is also known as hotel de la Croix Blanche Fontevraud, hostellerie de la Croix Blanche, hotellerie La Croix Blanche Fontevraud or La Croix Blanche Fontevrault.
secure car park with cctv

Hotel & restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud

our services and other details please consult before booking

  • welcome to hotel, restaurant, bar-lounge, pool, secure car park opposite Fontevraud abbey and modern arrt museum
  • national hotel classification : 3 star hotel, valid until the end of 2025
  • Logis classification: hotel Elegance & restaurant Savoureux
  • charming historic country inn located in a former coaching inn dating back to 1696: regional architecture and exquisite flowered terrace in the historic 17th century courtyard
  • three different levels of comfort and charm : Ambiance rooms (17-19m²), Deluxe and Vintage (21-29m²) and our mini suites Elégance (32-46m²)
  • all our rooms have a shower (shower cubicle for the Ambiance rooms, walk in shower for the other rooms)
  • we do not have an elevator but are happy to help with luggage, ground floor room available
  • we do not have air conditioning but provide efficient fans, provide a sheet as well as a duvet and have a great pool, our elegance rooms as well as the ground floor disabled room are the coolest rooms available
  • our outdoor heated pool is open every day between 10-20 hrs from mid May to the end of September - the pool can only be used by our hotel guests 
  • free fibre optique wifi
  • secure private car park with video cameras (CCTV) free of charge - available only while you are staying at La Croix Blanche hotel Fontevraud
  • check-in time 15hrs, check out time 11hrs
  • early arrival from 12hrs or late check out until 13hrs available with a surcharge of +20€ per room per extension
  • we will be delighted to provide a  tourism package for our guests: enjoy discounted 'fast entry' tickets to the abbey and the modern art museum, free or reduced rate entrances to Loire Valley castles and museums, a wine tasting at Château de Targé in Parnay, free local Anjou magazine, cycle map and itineraries, winery map, our secret addresses, a visit to nearby sparkling wine cellars such as Ackerman, Veuve Amiot, Bouvet Ladubay, Langlois Chateau and the local Combier distillery in Saumur ...
  • half board at +50€ per adult per day: enjoy our three course local speciality menu OR a 35€ allowance for our à la carte menu + buffet breakfast 
  • buffet breakfast is served in our breakfast room, there are also tables on the terrace for an 'al fresco' start of your day - adults +15€, kids 4-8 years of age: 9€, babies upto 3 years of age: free; room service surcharge 2€ per person
  • a home made pic-nic can be ordered on site : a nice lunch box ideal while travelling, cycling or sightseeing (15€)
  • we are proud members of Logishotels and Vignobles & Découvertes, we are listed in numerous guide books such as Petit Futé, Le Routard, Michelin green guide, Lonely Planet, Rick Steve's, France en vélo - cycling from St Malo to Nice ... 
  • bicycle rental available on site: 12€ per day, 7€ half day (male, female, kids)
  • obligatory tourist tax of 1.20€ per adult per day will be added to your bill
  • for babies we can provide : bottle warmer, baby bath, baby matress to change diapers and a high chair, breakfast: free of charge
  • baby bed (cot) for children upto 2 years of age need to be booked in advance (free of charge)
  • charge your e-car : on site 25 € per charge by prior reservation only, electric cars can also be charged at a public car park nearby (fee)
  • in case of a cancellation, postponement or change : please refer to the booking conditions of your intermediary or online booking agency, all guests booking direct will be provided with a detailed confirmation
  • should no confirmation be issued our general sales and booking conditions (T&C) apply 
  • information covid 2022: our cancellation conditions also apply when changing or cancelling your reservation for a reason linked to covid, we recommend taking out travel insurance - it is the guests' responsability to verify and adhere to covid legislation in France, failure to do so can result in not being admitted to the property (including hotel, restaurant, bar, lounge, pool, terrace etc, no (partial) reimbursement, date change or cancellation free of charge will be possible
  • annual holidays : two weeks in winter - please contact us for details 
  • our property is smoke free inside, smokers are welcom on the terrace and mezzanine
  • animals : no pets accepted in the hotel, bar, restaurant except for guide dogs, however your furry friends are welcome on the terrace
  • methods of payment accepted : credit and debit cards Visa, Mastercard, American Express; bank transfert, cash
  • hotel & restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud are LGBT+ friendly
  • all our rooms are different, we reserve the right to change your room in case of a technical problem, guest illness, severe weather conditions etc. oblige us to do so - the change will be towards a room of in the same category or upgrade for the rate booked
  • the loss or theft of hotel objects including key or key ring, abusive use of our installations, vandalism or detoriation will be charged for the total amount of repairs or replacements
  • shops and services in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye: mini-market, bakery, souvenir and English bookshop at he abbey, pharmacy, mini news agency, post office, hairdresser, crafts and artists: enlumineur Richard Leray, jeweller Einav Benzano, soap factory de Candre, pottery by Virginie Boitiau, stain glass windows by Grégory Pepin-Garcia), language school Parfum de France
  • close to several shopping centres in Saumur, Chinon, Bourgueil
  • ous les dimanches il y a au moins une marché aux puces dans la région Montsoreau, Rosiers sur Loire, Saumur, Montreuil-Bellay, Chinon
  • local markets : tuesday Bourgueil & Gennes, wednesday Fontevraud, jeudi Chinon, samedi Saumur, sunday Montsoreau et Bagneux
  • onsite pic-nicing is not allowed
  • for everyones safety our hostellerie uses videosurveillance (cctv)
  • the loss or theft of hotel propertyla including key and key ring, vandalisme, destruction or damage to hotel objets or the property itself will be charged in full including all costs of cleaning, repair and replacement
  • we award loyalty points via the Logis Etik card for all qualifying expenses in hotel, bar and restaurant; expenses excluded are tourist tax, direct bookings with a 'special rate', special offers, packages, gift vouchers, group rates, group meals, all bookings via travel agencies, tour operators and online booking agencies such as Booking, Expedia and too many others
  • the Etik card is strictly personal and can only be used for your own booking, it is not possible to add points for other bookings to your Etik card
  • photo and video copyright: hotel & restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, tourist office of the Saumur region, Anjou Tourism, Fontevraud abbey and the modern art museum
View over Fontevraud abbey entrance, church and twon

Our outdoor pool

for hotel guests only

Enjoy our new outdoor pool & garden area


In May 2020 we created a new pool area so you can enjoy the sun and the shade around our heated outdoor pool.
After a day of cycling, visiting the Loire Valley castles, local food markets and wineries enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool - the perfect way to unwind and relax . 

Refreshing drinks, snacks and ice creams can be ordered too.
The small landscaped garden that borders the pool has a number of colourful sun loungers and parasols.
Relaxing by our pool will be a welcome break in your (busy) holiday schedule.

Our heated outdoor pool is open from April to October.
relax and enjoy our new pool

Jobs & internships

Jobs & work experience

Seasonal and permanent staff – we are recruting NOW!

The team and our recipe for success :
  • a dedicated young team
  • a large dose of local knowledge and passion for the best welcome possible
  • a great deal of professionalism and team work for the best result
  • numerous French recipes for a ‘bon appétit’ & dozens of good Loire Valley wines to accompany them
  • and … a touch of humor
  • PS : add some French for an authenic feel (but on the job training provided!)



RECEPTION (m/f)

  • Head of reception (m/f) : available immediately (permanent contract – 39hrs/week)
  • Receptionist (m/f) : available immediately (permanent or seasonal contract – 35-39hrs/week)
  • Hostess -summer job (m/f) : telephone and reception desk
Your profile: excellent knowledge of French and English.
Keywords: a warm welcome with a smile, efficient work method, ability to work alone.
Knowledge of the restaurant business is a plus!
Experience (at least one year in similar position and property)
 

KITCHEN (m/f) :

  • Cook (pâtisserie/cold kitchen) - seasonal contract
 

RESTAURANT (m/f)

  • 2x Waiters  (experienced and beginner) - permanent and/or seasonal contract
 

HOUSEKEEPING (m/f)

  • Maid or valet  – seasonal contract
 

WORKEXPERIENCE (m/f):

all year round, all levels, any duration: kitchen, restaurant, housekeeping, reception.
On site accommodation available.
 
Join a winning team, work in a historic setting with an excellent package.
Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Mr and Mrs Chabenat-Kruitwagen, proprietors
Email :  info@hotel-croixblanche.com
Postal address : Hostellerie La Croix Blanche & Restaurant Le Plantagenêt
5-7 place des Plantagenêts
49590 FONTEVRAUD L’ABBAYE
France
tel. +33.(0)2.41.51.71.11
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