Tell us about food and drink in America for the chance to win a £300 voucher with Hotel de France

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Tell us your memories of eating and drinking in America and win a hotel discount Credit: Lindsay Taryn Photography

Have you been on a trip to the US which showcased its food or drink? You might want to tell us about a favourite bar or restaurant, a California wine tasting, a Miami cocktail or a dish associated with New York or New Orleans. The reader who sends in the best entry will win a £300 discount on a stay at Hotel de France.    

Hotel de France

Hotel de France  (; rooms from 85€/£74 per night) is an Art Deco gem in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, on the lesser-known Loir river, just north of the Loire valley in north-west France. It’s a quintessentially French property, with a great bistro that is a hub for locals and visitors alike, a fine dining restaurant – Le Relais de Ronsard – that boasts an extensive cellar to complement the seasonal menu, and charming gardens backing on to the Loir with an inviting pool.  

The hotel’s 22 rooms, each individually designed, evoke the romance of a bygone era, with sumptuous fabrics and quality linens. They make a relaxing base in the Loir – ideal for an active or cultural break, from cycling, canoeing or riding, to visiting châteaux or browsing the markets and boutiques of Tours or Le Mans.

Hotel de France is full of character and has a long association with the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Over the years, it has played host to heads of state, film stars and motor-sport royalty. 

Hotel de France is full of character

Hotel de France is an easy 2.5-hour drive from the port of Caen and 45 minutes from Tours airport and station, making it the perfect destination to taste the very best of France.

The prize

Hotel de France is offering £300 off stays of five nights or more in a deluxe room, plus a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

How to enter

Email your entries (no more than 150 words please) with your name, address and telephone number, by midnight on Wednesday April 6 2017, to

The £300 Hotel de France voucher must be redeemed within three months of the competition’s closing date. It is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. Bookings are subject to availability and offered according to Hotel de France’s terms and conditions, which can be viewed in full on its website or in its brochures. Only one prize voucher can be won per person per year.     

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