Child and Baby Friendly Gite Holidays in Stunning South West France

Child and Baby Friendly Gite Holidays in Stunning South West France

April 14, 2019
Blog
When choosing a holiday, It’s so important to find a family child friendly atmosphere if you are going abroad with babies, toddlers or young children. A welcoming, safe environment is essential to whether parents will get chance to relax and enjoy quality time with their children. The Charente region of France is a great choice for children as it’s wonderfully unpretentious and is very welcoming and friendly.
Read More

Big Cycle Event comes to Cognac

February 4, 2019
Blog
In Aug 2019 Cognac will host the Ferederation Francaise de Cyclotourisme's 81st annual week-long get together. Over 20,000 cyclists are expected, with daily themed circular itineraries for road and mountain bikes planned to help riders discover sites and scenery throughout Charente and Charente- Maritime.
Read More
Renovation work has begun at our French gite - Les Vieilles Ombres

Renovation work has begun

January 14, 2019
Blog
Just a quick update on whats been happening at Les Vieilles d’Ombres already in 2019 .... Renovation work has begun! We’ve added a door in the back of the Cognac gite to allow direct access to the secure play barn area and pool.
Read More
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in France - Fireworks

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in France

December 30, 2018
Blog
In France, New Year’s Eve is called ‘la Saint-Sylvestre’ or ‘la fête de la Saint- Sylvestre’, named after the saint of the day – a pope who lived from 314 to 335 AD. The French have celebrated New Year on different dates throughout their history.
Read More
Hotel Chais Monnet

Dining at Hotel Chais Monnet

December 16, 2018
Blog
Our region of France has so many great restaurants and places to eat, that it’s sometimes difficult to choose where to go, however a particular gem has recently opened in Cognac, called Hotel Chais Monnet, that would compliment any special occasion.
Read More
biscuits de Noël

Making our own Biscuits de Noël

December 14, 2018
Blog
At Christmas time in French households, most families have a tin of home baked biscuits de Noël ready for offering their guests and visitors. So, as gite owners, we thought this would be a perfect gesture for our guests! So we decided to set about making our own contribution to this tradition.
Read More
1 2 3 4 5