James Bond food Moderne

A night at the Hotel Moderne

During their drive through France to Switzerland in the novel of Goldfinger, both James Bond and Auric Goldfinger stop overnight at Orléans. Goldfinger stays at the Arcades, a luxury hotel overlooking the Loire, but if Goldfinger had not stayed at there, Bond supposes that it would have been the Moderne.

James Bond food pate maison

Pâté maison

We find out in On Her Majesty's Secret Service that James Bond stopped overnight at an auberge on the south bank of the Loire and was offered a 'sleazy provender', which included the fly-walk of the pâté maison.