I would love for you to visit also, but really a bit out of your way.
I just got back from a diesel bike rally in Germany and stayed at an excellent BnB in Estissac just a few miles west of Troyes on th RNN60 (old road, not Peage). It is on the left as you leave the town towards Troyes, drive off the main street through an archway. Has all facilties except cover for bikes.
What we are ideally placed for is traffic from the channel ports heading south, especially Spain Pyrennees and portugal whilst avoiding peages.
Really great rides can be had along the Loire river from Tours to Samur.. Also from Montagne sur peche to Saumur., bot of which lead to the D road which passes our place on the way south.