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to Les Gîtes du Vigneron et Chambre d’Hôte. We hope
that you will find our Gîtes irresistible.
All of our gîtes and facilities
have been classified "3 star" by the Meublé de Tourisme.
We look forward to welcoming
you, in person, to this beautiful part of France where you will be able
to enjoy the peace of rural life amongst the vineyards and fields of
We are situated in the
heart of our small village in the Petite Champagne and Haute Saintonge
regions. There are several local ‘vignerons’ (wine growers)
in the village who still produce wine for the cognac houses and there
is also a small distillery producing ‘eau de vie’ for one
of the leading cognac houses.
the same time as renovating our Gîtes, we have renovated an old
stable to create a modern classroom which forms the centre of our new
language school, Papillon
Ecole de Langue We offer both residential and non-residential language
courses in French and English. Why not brush up your French while you
are staying with us? This could either be to help you with your day
to day shopping or clarify that technical grammar issue that has always
been such a mystery. Vanessa has ample experience of teaching GCSE,
AS, A2 and Pre-U level French in the UK so why not book some revision
lessons as well during your stay?
Why should you come to see
us in Saint Seurin de Palenne?
on average, the Charente Maritime has over 2,700 hours of sunshine
per year and is the second sunniest region in France; London has
only 1450 hour per year. In the summer it is common for the temperature
to exceed 30 ° C.
From your base in Saint
Seurin de Palenne you can visit the ancient cognac houses in the town
of Cognac or simply take a walk along the banks of the Charente. Alternatively
you could visit the Roman town of Saintes, 25 minutes to the North
West, with its amazing Roman remains, including the amphitheatre.
Or you could head south to Jonzac, also only 25 minutes away, with
its Caribbean themed water park, ‘Les Antilles’.
A bit further afield is
Bordeaux, an hour to the south. The city itself is beautiful but you
might also care to visit some of the many vineyards that surround it.
An hour to the north is the ancient port of La Rochelle. The beautiful
west coast is only 40 minutes away with the wide, safe, sandy beaches
of the Gironde Estuary or, a few kilometres further north, the wide
sandy beaches of the Côte Sauvage of the Atlantic coast.
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