The Old Shades

The Old Shades (Les Vieilles Ombres) is situated in the ancient village of Bagnizeau, which derives its name from the fact that around here, 2000 years ago, the Roman legions used the banks of the River Antenne as a natural bathing area. Nowadays you can wander down to the 11th century Norman church, use the village’s impressive Boules court or fish and walk along the river which bounds the village. For the more energetic this is a great area for cycling or even just a gentle stroll through the vines and fields of various crops.

Chris and Sharon Clark have been the owners of The Old Shades since Sept 2017

Chris and Sharon Clark have been the owners of The Old Shades since Sept 2017

Previously a farmer in the UK, Chris ran the farm and a successful contracting business and Sharon ran the farm’s livery and administrative business from the farm office.

It has always been a dream of theirs to move to France but with work and family being located in the UK they never were brave enough to take the step forward. Their son George came along in 2010 and watching him grow for the following 7 years (felt like 1) they realised that life was way too short to wait any longer.

Both Chris and Sharon fell in love with Les Vieilles Ombres almost immediately and set off on their new adventure….

Perfect holidays in France with our renovated French Holiday Gites location
Les Vieilles Ombres - 5 Stunning French Holiday Gites - for perfect family holidays in France

For Bookings and Enquiries, Please Contact Les Vieilles Ombres

Telephone: 05 46 32 52 60