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New vegetarian B&B added to our Places to Stay page

May 7, 2016

We would like to welcome Le Chevel Blanc to the list of vegetarian B&B’s in France.

Le Cheval Blanc is situated in the heart of the stunning medieval town of St Antonin-Noble-Val in SW France, which nestles in the spectacular Aveyron gorge. The house was built in the 16th century and was an Auberge called “Le Cheval Blanc” until the early 20th century when it became a private house. We’re proud to be returning the building to its original function and name.,Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen, and a large, rather grand lounge and dining area. There’s secure storage for bicycles and motorbikes by prior arrangement. Special diets (vegan and gluten free) are catered for (notice is appreciated!). WiFi is available free of charge throughout the building, and all rooms also have ethernet access.We’re currently rated 9.1 on

We also run cycling holidays, lunch, while out riding in veggie friendly restaurants. In the evening guests can eat our vegetarian evening meals, or we can help out with local veggie friendly places. The cycling web site is here:


Maison d’hôtes vegetarienne sur France 3

April 7, 2016

Chambres d’hôtes 3 place des arbres

Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast featured on Vegetarian feature on French Television!

March 18, 2016


Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast 3 place des arbres in Felletin was featured on France 3 Limousin’s 19/20 in a feature on International Meat Free Day. The journalist who made the piece is herself a vegetarian. You will find the feature 12minutes into the programme. The picture link will work until 24/03/2016 after that you will need to go to this site and look for the 19/20 episode dated 17/03.



Vegetarian B&B owner on BBC 6 music, makes listeners salivate describing her food

November 2, 2013
Made with coconut milk

Vegan chocolate mouse, made with coconut milk

Andrea, owner of vegetarian B&B, 3 place des arbres, had listeners salivating when she described her evening menu on the Radcliff and Maconie show on BBC 6Music on Friday 25th October 2013. The menu (pumpkin soup, caramalised onion and tapenade tart, made with gluten free pastry, and a vegan chocolate mouse) was enjoyed by our guests too. If you missed it you can hear it below.

French children unable to identify vegetables

May 24, 2013

Le Monde reports a survey of French children aged between 8 and 12 today.

fresh vegetables bought from our local market

A quarter of the school children did not know chips were made from potatoes. 87% could not identify a beetroot, and 1 in 3 could not spot a leek.

40% did not know  ham came from pigs, or that steak haché came from cows.

Tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2013 awarded to vegetarian bed and breakfast in France

May 22, 2013


3 place des arbres, chambres et tables d’hôtes, vegetarian bed and breakfast are please to announce that for the second year running they have been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is only awarded to the top 10% of businesses on Tripadvisor.

“We would like to thank all our guests for their kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!”

Bruce and Andrea,

At the time of publication 3 place des arbres has 57 reviews and is rated 5/5 by it’s guests

Guest Post: Staying Vegan While On Vacation by Cole Millen

May 7, 2013

It is easy to stick to a routine when everything stays the same. However, it is difficult for many dieters to be consistent when something changes. Going on vacation is challenging because dieters lose focus and splurge. Those who are on a vegan diet do not have to give up while on the road. It is not always easy to find vegan meals, but it is possible stick to a vegan diet and eat healthy while on vacation without much hassle.

Bring Food Along

It is always smart to pack snacks. Trips never go as planned and it can be hard to know when or where the next meal will happen. Having snacks around saves money and offers an energy boost while on the go. Plus, not every restaurant caters to vegans. Travelers may have to make many substitutions to a dish before it is ready to eat, and the leftover result may be simple and bland.  No one should have to settle for lackluster dishes while on vacation. Travelers should pack their favorite vegan condiments and discretely use them on food to increase the flavor.

Research before Travel

No one is truly a stranger in a strange land thanks to the internet and travel guides. Travelers research climates, hotels and attractions before vacationing anywhere, and it is smart for vegans to research food options. Looking into the customs of an area, finding vegan friendly restaurants nearby a hotel and searching specifically for vegan cuisine is helpful before travel.

The most helpful pieces of advice will come from fellow vegans so. Look for blogs or reviews of hotels and restaurants to find tips from others. There may be specific vegan groups from an area on the internet, or a few travelers may have listed how they survived in a new location on a vegan diet. In my most recent travel to the west coast, I found a great site that allowed for me to better prepare for my trip by reading the reviews on Las Vegas hotels and finding vegan alternatives in the midst of the heavily condensed buffet zone. Being prepared beforehand will help travelers enjoy the sights without worrying about the food.

Learn the Language

Venturing across the world means there might be a language barrier. While people in many countries speak English, it is helpful to learn a few phrases in the native language. Do not just look for translations of the word “vegan” because this often just means a simple meal in other cultures. Assemble a list of basic vocabulary words that relate to foods vegans typically eat. This lets travelers inquire for specific and well liked items. Foreign countries often offer unique foods. There many be special vegetables or vegan dishes that a country is known for. Look up the vocabulary for local foods to try new vegan items.

Offer Ideas at Restaurants

Restaurants try to accommodate patrons, but many wait staff are not always familiar with the needs of a vegan diet. It may fall to the guest to ask questions and make suggestions to help inform the staff. Knowing what a restaurant offers beforehand and having ideas ready helps the process of dining out go smoothly. Those who are friendly and explain their dietary needs while making polite suggestions should find that the restaurant is willing to make changes.

Cook While on the Road

Eating out for the entirety of a vacation is the fastest way to gain weight and lose money. Most accommodations have a kitchen area, so travelers should plan to cook a few meals. Cooking gives vegans total control of a meal and can be a worthwhile experience. This lets travelers visit authentic markets, buy local foods and create their own recipes. Making dinner in a different setting can be as memorable an occasion as anything else on a trip.

Staying on a vegan diet while on vacation is not impossible. Some people may encounter locations that do not have vegan options, but all vacations have setbacks. Maintaining a positive attitude and laughing over challenges helps make the most of any vacation. There is always another restaurant nearby, and no one will starve will trying to uphold a vegan diet on vacation. Researching the area, planning beforehand and being flexible make it possible to have an enjoyable, exciting and relaxing vegan vacation.

Cole Millen is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.”  

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