Hotel & Restaurant La Cognette, Issoudun – Centre Loire



La Cognette, which is a pretty mews-like hotel in Issoundun, Centre Loire, has the most wonderful fine dining restaurant, is such a great place to stop when travelling south from Paris.  

Address : Hotel La Cognette
Rue des Minimes
36100 Issoudun
Region : Centre Loire
Hosts: Isabelle Daumy
Phone : + 33 (0) 2 54 03 59 59
How to get there: 120km drive south of Orleans; Airport – Fay (8km); Train station is at Issoudun, 0.5km from hotel.
Open : Open all year
Price range: 95 to 250 Euro: a bountiful breakfast is 15 Euro per person.
Description : This is a delighful unpretentious pretty hotel that’s been operating since 1789. Your host and staff are especially warm and welcoming.
Room types 19 rooms & 3 suites: spacious and beautifully furnished. Each room is individually designed, some with small private gardens.
Languages spoken: English, French
Payment options: All credit cards
Minimum stay : None
Cancellation policy: No penalty if up to 2 days beforehand.
Things to do: Issoudun was a pilgrimage town and still has some visible medieval roots. The museum of the Hospice Saint-Roche is well worth visiting and there is still a sixteenth century town gate standing, and also the famous White Tower, a distinctive high cylindrical edifice. Not far to the Loire, the Lot or Burgundy with chateaux and vineyards all around.
Restaurants: Master Chef of France, Mr. Nonnet and his family offer superb gourmet cuisine: the food is just exceptional. Other cheaper alternatives are available around the town.
Parking: Private parking available for 6 Euros, else there is ample street space.
Director’s comment: If tavelling south from Paris, there’s no better place to stay and especially dine than La Cognette. For us, the restaurant was simply magnificent !
Map: Google map




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