• Chambre d'hôtes Le Clos des Palmiers (3 épis)

    8 miles from La Rochelle (10 minutes by dual carriageway), at the heart of a small village, in an old charming restored house in the middle of a 23000 sq. ft. property with a secured swimming pool upstairs : LES ROSES : 300 sq. ft. independent family suite finely decorated including 1 bedroom with double bed + separated from a second bedroom by sliding panel doors containing 2 single beds + shower + separate private wc. On the ground floor, each with an independent entry and private terrace : BAMBOU : 190 sq. ft. double bedroom with nature-inspired decoration and private en-suite shower with toilet. ORIENTALE : 270 sq. ft. bedroom in exotic colours with large double bed and settee + en-suite shower and separate private toilet. EVASION : 230 sq. ft. bedroom for guests with reduced mobility (wheelchair access) comprising 1 large double bed + 1 single bed + large en-suite shower and toilet. Breakfast served on the terrace or in the dining room. Also available to guests : library corner, fridge, micro-wave, family games, baby crib, TV on request, tea/coffee making corner, Communal facilities : sitting-room, books, fridge, possibility to prepare tea, parlour games, baby bed, TV on demand, terrace (garden furniture) and sun beds. Private car park in the walled property.

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  • Campsite Les Gros joncs pool, Oléron island

    Eco-friendly camping on the Ile d'Oleron

    Enjoy the fresh sea air and peaceful countryside of Ile d’Oléron all year round at Les Gros Joncs camping in Saint Georges d’Oléron.

    Perfectly situated between sea and forest, this tranquil family camping is linked to the beach by a path. Holder of a European Ecolabel, Les Gros Joncs – or Big Reeds – has made respect for the environment one of its top priorities, meaning guests can enjoy their holiday without harming the natural landscape.

    And whether you choose a cottage, a chalet or tent pitch, you’ll be surrounded by delightful floral countryside. 

    You’ll find plenty to entertain the children, including a swimming pool with water slides, children’s club and games area. They won’t know what to choose first!

    Older guests don’t miss out either, with a wealth of activities on offer, as well as a spa that’s open throughout the year for water-based therapies, hammam and skincare treatments, plus a fitness room.  By the time you leave, your body will feel pampered and relaxed.

    Gourmets won’t be able to resist the organic cuisine at the on-site restaurant, based on tasty local products.  

    In fact Oléron island will knock you out with the quality of its food specialities and unspoilt natural environment.

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  • Hotel Les Gollandières, Ile de Ré

    Family hotel on holiday island Ile de Ré

    What could be nicer than staying in a hotel where you can leave the car behind and go everywhere on foot or by bike? On the south coast of the Ile de Ré, just 100 metres from the centre of Le Bois Plage en Ré and 80 metres from the beach, Les Gollandières hotel enjoys a perfect situation.

    But the hotel isn’t just about location. Situated in the middle of a wooded park, Les Gollandières offers spacious, comfortable bedrooms with views over the garden so you can really make the most of the tranquil surroundings. Let the children swim in the pool and enjoy some quiet relaxation in the sunshine from the comfort of a deckchair.

    Just a short walk away, you can enjoy the fine sands and clean waters of the magnificent Gollandières beach. Your children will love making sand castles and searching for shells on this idyllic beach. 

    Explore the charming village of Le Bois Plage and tempt your tastebuds by browsing the market stalls laden with local food specialities, which you can try later in the hotel restaurant.

    The perfect way to enjoy the laidback lifestyle of Ile de Ré on a seaside family holiday.

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  • Cathédrale St Pierre Poitiers

    Explore the capital of Poitou-Charentes to experience history with a capital H. Dating back 1000 years, Poitiers’ architectural treasures are guaranteed to delight, including the famous church of Notre Dame, one of the best examples of Romanesque art in the region.

    It’s impossible to tour Poitiers without falling in love with the unique heritage of a town packed with traditional charm – streets with half-timbered houses, ancient stones, impressive churches, a cathedral and a wealth of tempting small shops. You only need to relax with a drink or a meal at a café terrace opposite Notre-Dame to realise that you are in an outstanding town.

    Chambre d'hôte "Les Cours du Clain"(2)

    Chambre d'Hôte "les Cours du Clain"(1)

    Spend the night in Les Cours du Clain guest house and you’ll be in the heart of the historic centre, handy for all the key places to visit including beautiful Blossac park – Poitiers’ own mini ‘Hyde Park’ – and the glorious Jardin des Plantes. 

    Don’t forget to take a romantic stroll beside the Clain river in the soft morning light, then stop for brunch in the warm, retro atmosphere of La Serrurerie, one of the town’s most typical bistros. But don’t leave without a box of scrumptious Montmorillon macaroons from the Rannou Métivier patisserie – the essential edible souvenir!

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