James & Lance

About us

James and Lance opened The Lotus Tree at the beginning of 2001. We're both English and used to work for the BBC, where we first met. We continue to do various bits of writing as well as running the guesthouse here in France for six months every year. That means one or other of us may be away from time to time but you'll always find at least one of us here to welcome you.

James is the one who's good at languages (French, German, Swedish, a bit of Icelandic, Italian....the list goes on). Lance struggles with English and average French.


For the 2016 season we have been joined again by Arpad. He now offers massage too. He's Hungarian and has been working in hotels in the UK for the past few years.

The whole team here at The Lotus Tree gay guesthouse look forward to welcoming you.

Jake the dog

Jake the dog will wag his tail at you wherever you're from.

By the way the name of The Lotus Tree comes from the big trees that are between us and the road. They are the trees that Homer wrote about when he said his men 'lost all desire for home' after tasting its fruit. Well it worked for us. Maybe it will for you too!'