About Us

Rick purchased La Belle Etoile in August 2002 and runs a European motorcycle touring company, living most of the year in France. He recently decided to put La Belle Etoile to good use by offering some comfortable, competitively priced, biker friendly B&B accommodation plus the opportunity to experience the region with an extended short stay package.

For those on the way down to and returning from Spain, the Pyrenees or the South of France it’s ideally located as a comfortable overnight in the heart of the French countryside, less than 12 miles south of historic Parthenay on the D938 and equally 12 miles from the A10 Sortie 31 Péage de Saint-Maixent-l’École.

He is a passionate motorcyclist with extensive European touring experience and rides a Triumph Tiger 800 XCx covering over 20,000 miles a year.

Favourite two wheeled destination; Aragon and the Spanish Pyrenees.

Favourite mountain pass; the mighty ‘Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße’, straddling the border with Austria and Italy.

Rick holds an Advanced Riding qualifications with the IAM gained in September 2014 adding a Masters (Distinction) pass in May 2018 and RoSPA (Gold) successfully retesting in July 2019 believing in a philosophy of continuous development and self-improvement on the bike.

You can contact Rick on info@labelleetoile79.eu or call him on m. 07393 847305 for further information about La Belle Etoile.

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Voyager Insurance