France » Poitou-Charente » Port d’Envaux
etween Royan and Cognac, near Saintes, in the Charente’s valley we would like to share with you the sweet life «en pays Charentais» in this fine 16th senechalsy, enlarged in the 18th century in a pleasant classical style dwelling, embellished with terraced gardens and water ponds.
Your walks on the domain (104 acres) give you the opportunity to embark in unique photography amongst the wildlife and the landscapes (wooded walks, brooks) and relics of the past (pigeon house, fish pond, fountain…).
All rooms are spacious, bright and comfortable. Breakfast in the orangery with home-made jams, fruits of the garden will enable sportsmen to brave any of 3 18 hole courses in Saintes (10 mins), Cognac and Royan (30 mins), equestrian centers and rambling.
The Saintes markets ; take a fishing boat from the Côtinière’s harbour ; the oysters of Marennes ; the vineyards of Cognac ; the Pineau wine, and the much improved « vins de pays » all will excite the taste buds.
In our public lounges you can relax around the fire place, or on warmer days under the trees where you can serve yourself with your favorite tea or coffee, free of charge. Card games, badminton and croquet. Tourist information and leaflets available
| Château Mouillepied
Martine et Pierre Clément
17350 Port d’Envaux
(0)546 904 988
(0)546 903 691
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|Access : |
By plane. From Airports
Bordeaux ( 1hr30) : A10 direction Paris. La Rochelle (1hr) : A 837 then A10 direction Bordeaux .
Poitiers (1 hr30) : A10 direction Bordeaux.
On arrival at Saintes (exit No35) follow the direction below « By road »
By road : use A10 motorway via junction 35 Saintes. Keep left at fork immediately upon existing the toll booths, signposted Centre ville. At first roundabout take N137 signposted Rochefort. Continue for 2 kms and take right turning signed Ecurat . On reaching Ecurat turn right, signposted Taillebourg . Continue 5 km to St James crossroads, turn right and in 0.5 km turn righ again into driveway leading up to the château
Station : Saintes. From Bordeaux : direct service to Saintes . From Paris : TGV Paris /Bordeaux , change at Angoulême. TGV Paris/ La Rochelle , change at Niort. Taxi.
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Within the area :
Port d’Envaux : Shipowner’s houses, Château de Panloy, Lapidiale’s sculptures, swimming in the River Charente.
Saintes : Roman and Romanic city ; Musical Academy ; Rochefort,
La Rochelle : Ré ; Atlantic beaches, Talmont, Brouage, Fort Boyard.
In Saintonge : Roman churches, St Pierre d’Aulnay, Château de La Roche Courbon, former river harbours, Crazanne’s former stone quarries, St Césaire’s prehistoric site.
Boating and fishing on the River Charente. Discover the sturgeon breeding and production of caviar in the Gironde’s estuary
Wine cellar’s and vineyard visits
Salle de séminaire pour 15 à 20 participants.