Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Selles-Saint-Denis, Centre






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Ludovic Poyau

Description of the establishment

Thanks to its romantic name and the wood crackling in its traditional fireplace, looks like it comes straight out of an epic novel. Located just 90 minutes from Paris in the heart of the Sologne, "L'Auberge du Cheval Blanc" - the White Horse Inn is a former 17th century post house has been converted into a pleasant gourmet establishment by Ludovic Poyau, the chef, where flavours and spices take pride of place. Each room is a small discovery giving onto a terrace, courtyard or a blooming garden. Even if you don't have a horse to hand, a bike ride in the countryside is most enjoyable.

Type of establishment
Hotel Restaurant
Services
Disabled Access Vegetable Garden Environmently-friendly Label: Quality Tourism Tranquillity Tennis Animals Weddings Seminars Car Park
Private Room Hire, Cable / Satellite TV, TV, Safe, Mini Bar, WiFi
Activities
Horse Riding (12 miles), Golf (20 miles), Bike Rental, Hiking/Walking, Tennis (1 miles)
Themes
Countryside, Town/City Centre, Gastronomy, Vineyards
Owner
Ludovic POYAU
Manager
Ludovic POYAU
Spoken languages
Spanish, English
Annual closure of the hotel
From 15/02 to 03/03, from 17/08 to 31/08 and 19/12 to 30/12
Book your table by phone
+33 (0)2 54 96 36 36
Category
Hotel Restaurant
Bonne Table
Sincere cuisine stemming from the best products in the terroir. Basic and hearty, this cuisine has deep roots in its region.
Chef
Ludovic POYAU
Chef's specialities
Terrine de gibiers et compotée d'oignons rouges
Quinoa façon taboulé, tartare de tomates au basilic et croquant de fromage frais
Gros macaron kiwi et fromage blanc glacé
Prices
Price of the menu 20 - 65 €
Average price à la carte 44 €
Price of the lunch menu 20 €
Price of the breakfast 13 €
Dining room
Disabled access
Weekly closure of the restaurant
Tues (din) and Wed.
Annual closure of the restaurant
From 15/02 to 03/03 and from 17/08 to 31/08 and 19/12 to 30/12
Address
5, place du Mail

Selles-Saint-Denis ( 41300 )
Airport
Paris-Orly (180 miles)
Train station
Selles-Saint-Denis (1 miles)
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47.38682065 1.923043679 1.923043679
5, place du Mail
Selles-Saint-Denis 41300 fr
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
4.3 328 Very good
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Nous connaissions déjà le restaurant pour sa cuisine soignée . Nous n´avons...
4.6
Nous connaissions déjà le restaurant pour sa cuisine soignée . Nous n´avons pas été déçu lors de notre séjour a l´hôtel. Personnel très courtois et a l´écoute.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Prima hotel en restaurant
4.8
Aangename omgeving, mooie kamer (iets naar de kleine kant), mooi restaurant, prima keuken (iets te prijzige dranken)
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Client
5
Table excellente accueil très sympa hôtel très agréable
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Un havre de paix
4.8
Lieux paisible, accès facile, accueil aimable et souriant, chambre confortable et agréable, restauration savoureuse.. Nous aurions aimé pouvoir y séjourner plus longtemps !
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Super avis
4.8
Très bel endroit pour se relaxer. Superbe terrasse et jardin. Belle salle de restaurant. Très belle carte originale et excellent vin.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Adresse à retenir
4.5
Cuisine excellente - endroit calme
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
A lovely place to stay
5
We have stayed at l'Auberge du Cheval Blanc several times over the last few years and on each occasion it has been a real pleasure. The welcome is friendly and helpful, the ambiance delightful, and the food superb.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Superb stay
5
Excellent food, staff very friendly and helpful
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
First class. Patron was charming and very friendly. Food fantastic and the...
4.6
First class. Patron was charming and very friendly. Food fantastic and the garden with sunbeds, was a delight
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Uitstekend hotel
4.7
Hulpvaardige gastheer, goed diner
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Prima adres voor tussenstop
4.1
Gezellige auberge met een goed restaurant. Opvallend is de wijnkaart met veel dure wijnen. Prima gastheer. Kamer is klein, maar verder goed geoutilleerd.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Une bonne adresse
4.6
Un hôtel très agréable, service soigné, nous avons eu une chambre standard en rez-de-jardin (un peu petite, mais propre et confortable). La table est très bonne, en revanche j'ai trouvé que le petit déjeuner ne présentait pas d'intérêt particulier. La terrasse est très agréable.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Charming auberge, easily accessed from motorway!
4.8
We loved this auberge! The photos on the website really do not do it justice. It was charming, and well decorated, with a wonderful log fire. We were lucky to be there when the Christmas decorations were still up, everything looked magical. If you have the chance to stay before they are taken down, do visit! The room booked was a ground floor accessible room, which was lovely and warm, had a spacious wet room, tea/coffee making facilities, a jug of water and great internet. The shower was hot and powerful. We ate in the restaurant which was a very good standard, and had the 30 euro set meal. Prices started at 19 euros for 1 course.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Stay here!
4.8
A real discovery! Very comfortable, excellent staff and great food.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Excellent meal and comfy bed
4.4
Excellent meal and comfy bed
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Overpriced wine and meals
4.4
Our meal was too expensive though very good. 42 euros for only a three-course meal is too much. There were no wines under 30 euros a bottle and no half-bottles at all.The Loire is just up the road and has good reasonably priced wines.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Great stay - loved this hotel, staff fantastic and food was very good
4.8
Great stay - loved this hotel, staff fantastic and food was very good
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Very nice place to stay, nice room with excellent beds and A very good kitchen
4.6
Very nice place to stay, nice room with excellent beds and A very good kitchen
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
An excellent hotel
5
We regularly stay at this excellent hotel when on holiday in France, and recommend it most highly.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
A good hotel in a pleasant town
4.3
A fine hotel with attentive staff. The parking and gardens are attractive and a great place to relax. The restaurant is a delightful experience with weel trained attentive staff. The attention to detail is quite striking.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Exquisite
4.3
here is an excellent chef at work and we came back mainly foor the food
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Valentine dinner
4.3
A super welcome from all the staff . Our dog was made welcome & we had a room that was appropriate for him . We were able to enjoy a superb Valentine dinner which was totally unexpected . Service & food very good . We will look forward to returning
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Beautiful hotel
5
Beautiful Hotel. Tastefully decorated. We had a disabled room as I had requested and a lot of thought had gone into the layout of the room. The bed was really comfortable. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed on the day we went but that was not fault of hotel but with the booking site. Well recommended.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Not to be missed
4.9
The auberge itself and it's location are charming with a delightful rear garden in which to relax and dine being particularly welcome after a long drive. It is perfectly situated for an overnight stay when travelling from Dieppe to the south of France. The staff were professional, welcoming and attentive and the inclusive meal was outstanding. I'd like to keep this place a secret but it deserves praise.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Superb
4.7
Superb Auberge which we have visited for 10 years. Excellent food and comfort. Waiting staff professional, knowledgeable and faultless.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
This chic auberge is set in a pretty well-kept village where its owner makes you...
5
This chic auberge is set in a pretty well-kept village where its owner makes you very welcome. Bedrooms and public rooms are immaculate and well-furnished. The food is of an extremely high standard, served by young staff who know their job well. In the summer evenings, dinner is served in the pretty and immaculate garden. You can be assured of a quiet, peaceful stay at Le Cheval Blanc.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Amazing place, delightful setting. Very friendly staff. Fabulous food. Alround...
5
Amazing place, delightful setting. Very friendly staff. Fabulous food. Alround great experience.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Good stopover or base in ths Solgne
5
This is a really nice Hotel. It is comfortable without being pretentious, and has a nice garden and outside eating area (weather permitting). The food her is extremely good and a decent selection of wines is available. The Owner and the staff are really nice and very Friendly. What more could you ask for.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Very charmig and quiet place
4.5
Very charmig and quiet place
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
We chose this hotel because it is so conveniently located for an overnight stay...
4.8
We chose this hotel because it is so conveniently located for an overnight stay on the way to Calais from the Midi. However, the Chef Patron, Monsieur Poyau, is so welcoming and so talented that it is well worth considering spending more than one night at the Auberge du Cheval Blanc, something we will try to do in the future.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
We were not aware that the restaurant was closed the two nights we stayed until...
3.8
We were not aware that the restaurant was closed the two nights we stayed until we arrived.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Must stay. all round excellence.
5
Must stay. all round excellence.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
An excellent hotel - very cosy and comfortable. Had a lovely atmosphere...
4.9
An excellent hotel - very cosy and comfortable. Had a lovely atmosphere throughout the whole place. Very friendly and efficient staff in both the hotel and the restaurant and bar. We only stayed one night - en route back from the south of France to the UK - and treated ourselves to dinner in the restaurant. It wasn't particularly cheap, but you certainly 'get what you pay for' - what an incredible meal, and a fantastic way to end our holiday. After dinner, they asked us to give an approximate time of departure the next morning - this meant that the owner was there at Reception exactly when we were ready to leave and we had a quick and efficient check-out. The bedroom on the first floor was comfortable - a bit dated in design, but perfectly comfortable. It overlooked a lovely patio area, and I just wished we'd arrived in time to have a drink there in the late afternoon sunshine before dinner - it looked a gorgeous place! In the height of summer, you can also have dinner out on the patio, but mid-September it was just a little bit too chilly to eat outside. I can thoroughly recommend this Auberge - excellent value for money and a cosy, friendly place to stay, with really good service from all members of staff.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
We want to thank you for our fantastic and very welcome stay! ...
5
We want to thank you for our fantastic and very welcome stay! We surely come back!
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
EXCELLENT HOTEL,GOOD FOOD, ATTENTIVE STAFF, WE WILL RETURN.
4.8
EXCELLENT HOTEL,GOOD FOOD, ATTENTIVE STAFF, WE WILL RETURN.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Perfect stay, you feel at home, very good restaurant. In the country but close...
4.8
Perfect stay, you feel at home, very good restaurant. In the country but close to Orleans et Chartres.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Very enjoyable one night stay, whilst en route across France, good location only...
4.3
Very enjoyable one night stay, whilst en route across France, good location only a few miles from autoroute. Nicely refurbed room tastefully decorated, clean, and comfy. Lovely enclosed garden. Superb dinner.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Good Staff, good food, we enjoyed our stay!
4.3
Good Staff, good food, we enjoyed our stay!
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Excellent one night stay superb restaurant
5
excellent one night stay superb restaurant
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Specifically chose this hotel because the restaurant had good reviews, but...
3.7
Specifically chose this hotel because the restaurant had good reviews, but Booking.com did not let us know the restaurant was closed always on the day we stayed !
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
A wonderfully clean & comfortable hotel, with an exceptional restaurant,...
4.9
A wonderfully clean & comfortable hotel, with an exceptional restaurant, nestling in the centre of a lovely village. The mix of ancient building, modern comforts, and designer touches is well done. The rooms are very comfortable, well furnished, and equiped with enough plugs for the business traveller. The use of Bio (naturally farmed) ingredients in the various menus in the Restaurant is a real plus. Excellent hotel.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Nous connaissions déjà le restaurant pour sa cuisine soignée . Nous n´avons...
4.6
Nous connaissions déjà le restaurant pour sa cuisine soignée . Nous n´avons pas été déçu lors de notre séjour a l´hôtel. Personnel très courtois et a l´écoute.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Prima hotel en restaurant
4.8
Aangename omgeving, mooie kamer (iets naar de kleine kant), mooi restaurant, prima keuken (iets te prijzige dranken)
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Client
5
Table excellente accueil très sympa hôtel très agréable
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Un havre de paix
4.8
Lieux paisible, accès facile, accueil aimable et souriant, chambre confortable et agréable, restauration savoureuse.. Nous aurions aimé pouvoir y séjourner plus longtemps !
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Super avis
4.8
Très bel endroit pour se relaxer. Superbe terrasse et jardin. Belle salle de restaurant. Très belle carte originale et excellent vin.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Adresse à retenir
4.5
Cuisine excellente - endroit calme
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
A lovely place to stay
5
We have stayed at l'Auberge du Cheval Blanc several times over the last few years and on each occasion it has been a real pleasure. The welcome is friendly and helpful, the ambiance delightful, and the food superb.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Superb stay
5
Excellent food, staff very friendly and helpful
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
First class. Patron was charming and very friendly. Food fantastic and the...
4.6
First class. Patron was charming and very friendly. Food fantastic and the garden with sunbeds, was a delight
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Uitstekend hotel
4.7
Hulpvaardige gastheer, goed diner
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Prima adres voor tussenstop
4.1
Gezellige auberge met een goed restaurant. Opvallend is de wijnkaart met veel dure wijnen. Prima gastheer. Kamer is klein, maar verder goed geoutilleerd.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Une bonne adresse
4.6
Un hôtel très agréable, service soigné, nous avons eu une chambre standard en rez-de-jardin (un peu petite, mais propre et confortable). La table est très bonne, en revanche j'ai trouvé que le petit déjeuner ne présentait pas d'intérêt particulier. La terrasse est très agréable.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Charming auberge, easily accessed from motorway!
4.8
We loved this auberge! The photos on the website really do not do it justice. It was charming, and well decorated, with a wonderful log fire. We were lucky to be there when the Christmas decorations were still up, everything looked magical. If you have the chance to stay before they are taken down, do visit! The room booked was a ground floor accessible room, which was lovely and warm, had a spacious wet room, tea/coffee making facilities, a jug of water and great internet. The shower was hot and powerful. We ate in the restaurant which was a very good standard, and had the 30 euro set meal. Prices started at 19 euros for 1 course.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Stay here!
4.8
A real discovery! Very comfortable, excellent staff and great food.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Excellent meal and comfy bed
4.4
Excellent meal and comfy bed
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Overpriced wine and meals
4.4
Our meal was too expensive though very good. 42 euros for only a three-course meal is too much. There were no wines under 30 euros a bottle and no half-bottles at all.The Loire is just up the road and has good reasonably priced wines.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Great stay - loved this hotel, staff fantastic and food was very good
4.8
Great stay - loved this hotel, staff fantastic and food was very good
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Very nice place to stay, nice room with excellent beds and A very good kitchen
4.6
Very nice place to stay, nice room with excellent beds and A very good kitchen
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
An excellent hotel
5
We regularly stay at this excellent hotel when on holiday in France, and recommend it most highly.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
A good hotel in a pleasant town
4.3
A fine hotel with attentive staff. The parking and gardens are attractive and a great place to relax. The restaurant is a delightful experience with weel trained attentive staff. The attention to detail is quite striking.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Exquisite
4.3
here is an excellent chef at work and we came back mainly foor the food
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Valentine dinner
4.3
A super welcome from all the staff . Our dog was made welcome & we had a room that was appropriate for him . We were able to enjoy a superb Valentine dinner which was totally unexpected . Service & food very good . We will look forward to returning
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Beautiful hotel
5
Beautiful Hotel. Tastefully decorated. We had a disabled room as I had requested and a lot of thought had gone into the layout of the room. The bed was really comfortable. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed on the day we went but that was not fault of hotel but with the booking site. Well recommended.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Not to be missed
4.9
The auberge itself and it's location are charming with a delightful rear garden in which to relax and dine being particularly welcome after a long drive. It is perfectly situated for an overnight stay when travelling from Dieppe to the south of France. The staff were professional, welcoming and attentive and the inclusive meal was outstanding. I'd like to keep this place a secret but it deserves praise.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Superb
4.7
Superb Auberge which we have visited for 10 years. Excellent food and comfort. Waiting staff professional, knowledgeable and faultless.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
This chic auberge is set in a pretty well-kept village where its owner makes you...
5
This chic auberge is set in a pretty well-kept village where its owner makes you very welcome. Bedrooms and public rooms are immaculate and well-furnished. The food is of an extremely high standard, served by young staff who know their job well. In the summer evenings, dinner is served in the pretty and immaculate garden. You can be assured of a quiet, peaceful stay at Le Cheval Blanc.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Amazing place, delightful setting. Very friendly staff. Fabulous food. Alround...
5
Amazing place, delightful setting. Very friendly staff. Fabulous food. Alround great experience.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Good stopover or base in ths Solgne
5
This is a really nice Hotel. It is comfortable without being pretentious, and has a nice garden and outside eating area (weather permitting). The food her is extremely good and a decent selection of wines is available. The Owner and the staff are really nice and very Friendly. What more could you ask for.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Very charmig and quiet place
4.5
Very charmig and quiet place
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
We chose this hotel because it is so conveniently located for an overnight stay...
4.8
We chose this hotel because it is so conveniently located for an overnight stay on the way to Calais from the Midi. However, the Chef Patron, Monsieur Poyau, is so welcoming and so talented that it is well worth considering spending more than one night at the Auberge du Cheval Blanc, something we will try to do in the future.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
We were not aware that the restaurant was closed the two nights we stayed until...
3.8
We were not aware that the restaurant was closed the two nights we stayed until we arrived.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Must stay. all round excellence.
5
Must stay. all round excellence.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
An excellent hotel - very cosy and comfortable. Had a lovely atmosphere...
4.9
An excellent hotel - very cosy and comfortable. Had a lovely atmosphere throughout the whole place. Very friendly and efficient staff in both the hotel and the restaurant and bar. We only stayed one night - en route back from the south of France to the UK - and treated ourselves to dinner in the restaurant. It wasn't particularly cheap, but you certainly 'get what you pay for' - what an incredible meal, and a fantastic way to end our holiday. After dinner, they asked us to give an approximate time of departure the next morning - this meant that the owner was there at Reception exactly when we were ready to leave and we had a quick and efficient check-out. The bedroom on the first floor was comfortable - a bit dated in design, but perfectly comfortable. It overlooked a lovely patio area, and I just wished we'd arrived in time to have a drink there in the late afternoon sunshine before dinner - it looked a gorgeous place! In the height of summer, you can also have dinner out on the patio, but mid-September it was just a little bit too chilly to eat outside. I can thoroughly recommend this Auberge - excellent value for money and a cosy, friendly place to stay, with really good service from all members of staff.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
We want to thank you for our fantastic and very welcome stay! ...
5
We want to thank you for our fantastic and very welcome stay! We surely come back!
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
EXCELLENT HOTEL,GOOD FOOD, ATTENTIVE STAFF, WE WILL RETURN.
4.8
EXCELLENT HOTEL,GOOD FOOD, ATTENTIVE STAFF, WE WILL RETURN.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Perfect stay, you feel at home, very good restaurant. In the country but close...
4.8
Perfect stay, you feel at home, very good restaurant. In the country but close to Orleans et Chartres.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Very enjoyable one night stay, whilst en route across France, good location only...
4.3
Very enjoyable one night stay, whilst en route across France, good location only a few miles from autoroute. Nicely refurbed room tastefully decorated, clean, and comfy. Lovely enclosed garden. Superb dinner.
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Good Staff, good food, we enjoyed our stay!
4.3
Good Staff, good food, we enjoyed our stay!
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Excellent one night stay superb restaurant
5
excellent one night stay superb restaurant
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
Specifically chose this hotel because the restaurant had good reviews, but...
3.7
Specifically chose this hotel because the restaurant had good reviews, but Booking.com did not let us know the restaurant was closed always on the day we stayed !
Auberge du Cheval Blanc
A wonderfully clean & comfortable hotel, with an exceptional restaurant,...
4.9
A wonderfully clean & comfortable hotel, with an exceptional restaurant, nestling in the centre of a lovely village. The mix of ancient building, modern comforts, and designer touches is well done. The rooms are very comfortable, well furnished, and equiped with enough plugs for the business traveller. The use of Bio (naturally farmed) ingredients in the various menus in the Restaurant is a real plus. Excellent hotel.