Les Vieilles Ombres / The Old Shades

Stunning French Holiday Gites in the ancient village of Bagnizeau, Charente Martime… for perfect holidays in France

French Holiday Gites

Each of our five french holiday gites have been renovated and furnished to the highest standards – to provide wonderfully comfortable accommodation featuring everything you need to give you that “home from home” feeling.

Our swimming pool is heated and on your arrival we provide a warm welcome.

Welcome to The Old Shades, stunning French holiday gites located in a stunning area of south west France known as the Charente Maritime, famous for its long summers & mild winters. Situated in the ancient village of Bagnizeau, 3kms from the market town of Matha where most amenities can be found including supermarkets and boulangeries. The Old Shades (known as Les Vieilles Ombres in French) is approximately 50 minutes from the stunning beaches situated along the Atlantic Coast boasting some of the most beautiful coastal scenery, with long beaches of white sand combined with pine woods and rugged cliffs, known as the ‘Cote Sauvage’.

5 well appointed, comfortable & individual french holiday gites/self catering cottages for you to choose from….

Accommodating from 2 – 8 people

A former Cognac Estate set in one hectare of walled, spacious gardens. The gardens make a safe & exciting playing environment for children of all ages due to the surrounding walls, gated courtyards and a security fence all around the pool.

Our French holiday gites are located in 2 separate courtyards allowing for its own space & privacy. Our setting offers you tranquillity and calmness making it an ideal french holiday destination for those who wish to recharge their batteries whilst the children play safely.

The Old Shades provides an opportunity for people to enjoy some of the splendours of this wonderful part of France and the French lifestyle.

For the more energetic there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas. Within easy reach of the world famous town of Cognac, where a tour around one of the well known Cognac Houses such as Hennessy or Remy Martin will help you understand the vast history and the making of this very famous drink. Saintes, Bordeaux, Angouleme, St Jean D’ Angely and La Rochelle are amongst some of the other places that are well worth visiting during your stay in the Charente Maritime. We have many interesting and exciting places to recommend, something for all ages.

By taking the TGV (300kmh train) from Angouleme you can reach Paris and of course Euro Disney in less than 3 hours. With many different train times this can easily be a day trip.

There is so much to do in the beautiful countryside surrounding us: golf, cycling, horse riding, walking, fishing to name but a few. For the children a visit to the world famous zoo at Royan and of course the aquarium at La Rochelle (tickets available from us) as well as a variety of museums will help keep them amused throughout your holiday. Other places to visit can also include Futurescope at Poitiers and La Vallee des Singes (The Valley of the Monkeys) at Romagne. Both just over an hour away and well worth a visit.  For more information and places to visit see our ‘ Whats Nearby’ page.

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For Bookings and Enquiries, Please Contact Les Vieilles Ombres

Telephone: 05 46 32 52 60