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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 town.

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 (=Place des Plantagenêts)
* 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 small and dark grey.

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

* electric cars: recharge your electric car on Place de 8 Mai at 300 metres – contact us for details

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 Fontevraud.
secure car park with cctv

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!)


  • Head of reception (m/f) : available immediately (permanent contract – 39hrs/week)
  • Receptionnist (m/f) : available immediately (permanent or seasonal contract – 35-39hrs/week)
  • Hostess (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


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


  • Maid or valet  – seasonal contract


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 :
Postal address : Hostellerie La Croix Blanche & Restaurant Le Plantagenêt
5-7 place des Plantagenêts
tel. +33.(0)
Professionalism and fun - jobs hotel and restaurant in France (Loire valley)

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.

How can we help ?

Bar-Lounge Restaurant
Heated outdoor pool
Car park with cctv
Cycling La Loire à Vélo
& e-bike rental
Fibre optic Internet
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