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5 Place de l Eglise, 36310 Chaillac France
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Chaillac
Welcome to La Ruche Cafe & Bed and Breakfast in Chaillac, Central France. Originally built for the village doctor in the 1800s, La Ruche is now a spacious and beautifully renovated cafe and B&B offering you home cooked food and comfortable accommodation for a friendly, relaxing stay. Open all year round, we offer 4 traditionally furnished en-suite bedrooms with a Double, King, Twin and Family rooms available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Coffee shop
Board games / puzzles
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Room features
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Popular mentions
Leah B wrote a review 5 Oct
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights in September 2021. The room decor was incredibly beautiful, really comfy bed, warm rainfall shower and lots of storage space. The breakfast was included in the price and was such a large spread that we couldn't even eat it all. Joanne and Robin were incredible hosts and nothing seemed too much for them. I would also highly recommend having an evening meal here, the Cajun chicken was to die for!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Joanne Gould, Owner at La Ruche
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Leah and thank you SO much for your really lovely review. We are so happy that you had a good stay with us, and that the sunshine came out for your holiday! We look forward to seeing you both again soon x
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Paul H wrote a review Sep 2021
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Where do I start, dropped in on a lunch time and fairly busy. In these days of covid that's a good sign of quality. We weren't disappointed. Extremely well looked after by our host (Jo) she explained the menu options and appeared warm and excited we were joining her restaurant for lunch. The food arrived quite quickly and was accompanied by wine and cider for the boys. The food was simply excellent. Well cooked and we'll presented. The chef must top class. Even my dessert (ice cream, raspberries with choc shaving) was a treat to behold. Great food, fantastic service, if your near you must indulge yourself. Friendly and proud owners and so they should be. Oh and the price, I was expecting it to be more expensive. I'm looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Joanne Gould, Owner at La Ruche
Responded 12 Sep 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and for your kind words! It was lovely to meet you both and we are so happy that you enjoyed your lunch with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to La Ruche in the future. Very best wishes, Jo and Robin
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Annalisa P wrote a review Jun 2021
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New to the area and La Ruche came highly recommended for food. First visit last week for the English breakfast (we love France 🇫🇷 but there are some things that remain embedded in your blood) 2 full breakfasts - 5 star! Hot, beautifully presented, good portions and all fresh ingredients. Hubby said it’s the best breakfast he’s had in years and being a travelling contractor it must have been good. So much so in fact he went again today! Again, first class food and service. Friendly owners and just faultless. They have veggie options too. Well done to all at La Ruche. We will be back 🤩
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Joanne Gould, Owner at La Ruche
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your lovely review! We are so happy that you have joined the local community and wish you all the best in your new life here! See you soon! Joanne and Robin
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LLW wrote a review Jan 2020
Redhill, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a beautiful and welcoming bed and breakfast. We had a really warm welcome and a fabulous evening meal. The room was beautifully furnished and large with views over the Village Square. The bed was very comfortable and the bed linen of the highest quality. There is absolutely nothing that can be faulted.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms looked fabulous. You will not be disappointed.
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Response from Joanne G, Owner at La Ruche
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you had a good stay with us - it is a pleasure for us! We hope to welcome you again soon! Best wishes, Joanne and Robin
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Russell B wrote a review Sep 2019
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions23 helpful votes
Warm and friendly welcome by the owner and a broad selection of dishes on offer in the Menu de Jour. Service was prompt without being rushed. Prces were very reasonable and the Tiramasu was to die for.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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USD 81 - USD 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FranceCentre-Val de LoireBerryIndreChaillac
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Ruche
Which popular attractions are close to La Ruche?
Nearby attractions include Eglise Saint-Benoît (6.9 km), Saint Benoit du Sault (7.0 km), and Eglise Paroissiale Notre-dame À Tilly (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Ruche?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at La Ruche?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at La Ruche?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Ruche?
Conveniently located restaurants include Auberge du Champ de Foire, Gerbe de Ble, and L'entrecote.
Is La Ruche located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Chaillac.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Ruche?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to La Ruche?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Benoit du Sault (7.0 km) and Eglise Paroissiale Notre-dame À Tilly (8.0 km).