Chambres d'Hôtes de charme (B&B)
Gîte (holiday home)
Amongst the vineyards and sunflower fields in the Charente-Maritime region of France, just a few miles from the A10 motorway Paris-Bordeaux, you find "Le Lit et L'image" (The Bed and the Image) in an oasis of tranquility.
The B&B and the Holiday House are in a small hamlet, well away from mass tourism, but in a region with a multitude of possibilities for an ideal vacation. Smack in the middle of the Bordeaux wine and Cognac routes, you can hike, bike, mountain bike, savour the local delicacies and enjoy the castles in the region. A lazy day ? Relax by the pool, or sip from a Pineau de Charentes, the local aperitif, in the shade of the lime tree.
Whenever possible, breakfast is served al fresco. There's a cosy sitting corner and kitchen available to our guests, so you're not obliged to eat out every day.
All rooms and the holiday house benefit from free wifi to access the internet.
This is a quiet environment and we chose not to allow pets.
At the back of the house is a photo studio, used for shoots and workshops.
WHAT TO DO AND SEE ?
We love to give you tips on visits and restaurants to make your holiday something to remember.
No mass tourism here but nevertheless a lot to do and visit. We're strategically located for trips to Cognac, Bordeaux, Saintes and Angoulème.. La Rochelle, the isles of lIe d'Oleron and Ile de Ré are within easy range for a day trip.
THE CITIES OF SAINTES AND BORDEAUX, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
The cities of Saintes and Bordeaux are on Unesco's list of world heritage. Both are within easy reach by car, but you can also take the train in the nearby town of Jonzac.
The medieval town of Jonzac itself is worth a visit ! A magnificent market hall, with three markets a week. During summer, there's an evening market on Wednesdays, with tasty food and drinks. You can always find us there, usually with all or most of our guests. Jonzac also has "Les Antilles", a subtropical water park, fed by an underground hot water spring, a health spa 'Les Thermes de Jonzac' and a casino.-Tourisme Jonzac
Angoulême is the town of the comic book. Nearly everything relates to it, museums, street names, wall paintings...
PINEAU, COGNAC and WINE
Just to the north you can follow the Cognac route, while to the south several wine routes are inviting you to make a trip. An ideal day trip is following one of those routes to Blaye and taking the ferry there to the Medoc region, with its magnificent wine castles.
THE GIRONDE ESTUARY AND THE SEA
On the banks of the Gironde river you find typical fishing houses on stilts, the 'Cabanes'. See and visit the lovely little village of Talmont on a cliff. Drive to Meschers with it's cave houses. Somewhat further along the route, you find Royan and La Rochelle with it's medieval port.
HIKING AND CYCLING
Do you like hiking and walking ? There are woods and fields ! Biking and all terrain biking ? Then you're in the right spot ! A challenging trail passes 200 metres from our house. You can also go cycling in the Gironde Estuary, where terrain and electric bikes are for rent.
You find 18-hole courses in La Rochelle (120km), Royan (60km) Cognac (45km) and Saintes (45km), Montendre (18km) has a 9-hole course.
HOW TO GET HERE ?
A car is the best means of coming to Le Lit et L'image. Other possibilities are by train (TGV high speed train to Bordeaux or Angoulême) or by plane (low cost airlines to La Rochelle or Bordeaux).
If you arrive by plane or train, a rental car is advised for trips and excursions. We'll be glad to help you find a rental car.
You can find us on bedandbreakfast.eu
"Un véritable petit coin de paradis, plein de charme qui en a immédiatement séduite, autant pou son cadre adorable et des hôtes acceuillants et chaleureux. Je reviendrai, c'est certain."
“This is a piece of perfection in a beautiful part of France. Thank you so much for your kind support and providing what is probably the best bed & breakfast in the world! We have no doubt we will see you again. ”
“Vijf héél erg leuke dagen brachten wij door in Le Lit et L'image. Het is een prachtige B&B met zeer veel smaak ingericht. Een prachtige omgeving, wijngaarden en zonnebloemen overal ... De rust en de stilte, ZALIG !! De tips van de gastvrouw en -heer hebben ons leuke uitstapjes bezorgd. Het is hier mooi, overal ! Dank u wel ! Wij komen zeker nog eens terug.”