Fleur de Lys B&B nr Confolens in the Charente Limousin
The Guest House
'Fleur de Lys' is a delightful 'Maison Bourgeoise' B & B with self catering facilities.
Built in 1835, in a tranquil village on the banks of the powerful river Vienne, it has attractive rear gardens of about 1/3 of an acre, overlooking a 10m x 5m secure swimming pool, and children's play area.
The house has been recently renovated and equipped by the current owners to a high standard to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
There are four ensuite Guest rooms (all with TV/DVD's & hairdryers) :-
Grand Double - a large room in the 'Toile' style' with Queen size four-poster bed and ensuite shower room, and room for additional child's bed/cot if required.
Upper Family room - a double room with ensuite shower room and adjoining twin room overlooking attractive gardens.
Lower Family room - a large double room with ensuite bath room and pair of bunkbeds overlooking attractive gardens.
Family Studio - with double bed, pair of bunk beds and ensuite shower room with vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams.
The Room Rate is 50€ (Based on two adults sharing)
per night inc. continental breakfast
Children - Under 2 Free; 2 - 16 yrs 12€/night
Adults - 18€/night
Discounts possible for stays of more than three consecutive nights.
The large Guest Dining room has been equipped with a kitchen for the unlimited use of guests, with fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and free tea and coffee making facilities. It also includes a small lounge area with UK satellite TV & DVD/Video player(Bedrooms have French TV and DVD players). We have a good selection of mainstream and children's DVDs which guests are welcome to borrow.
Ansac sur Vienne is a small village, with a couple of Cafe Bars, excellent Boulangerie/patisserie and Pharmacy, situated on the banks of the picturesque Vienne river, about 2.5kms upstream (south) of the beautiful medieval market town of Confolens.
It is almost centrally located in the triangle of the historic cities of Angouleme(40mins), Limoges (50mins) and Poitiers (1hr). It is approximately 2hours from the atlantic coast, 2 1/2 hours from La Rochelle. It is only half an hour from France's 'Lake District' - Les Lacs du Haute Charente, with beaches, watersports and a woodland adventure park.
Confolens is famous for its annual festival of Folk music and dance held in the middle of august, with troupes from as far afield as Peru and Indonesia.
A Velo-Rail system runs from Confolens to Manot, through Ansac. This involves up to 5 people on a cart, with two pedalling along the disused railway track - the 15km trip takes about two and a half hours, so it helps if at least two of the party have fit legs!
Vallee des Singes - home to 30 species of primates, from the tiniest squirrel monkeys to a family of Gorillas, most of which you can enter their enclosures (don't worry - not the gorillas!) and watch them feed and interact - a fantastic day out less than an hour away.
A whole variety of charming Chateaux are with in easy reach, such as Rochechouart (with nearby roman ruins),Rochebrune, La Rochefoucauld and the stunning hilltop ruins at St Germain de Confolens. The area also boasts many fine examples of medieval churches.
At Chasseneuil (20mins) is the National memorial centre to the French Resistance in WW2, while the village of Oradour sur Glane (30mins) has been preserved untouched since the day in June 1944 when the German SS, on their way to Normandy, rounded up and killed all but a handful of the villagers and set fire to the town - a truly moving place.
Futuroscope is a fantastic futuristic theme park at Poitiers (1hr) which makes an excellent day out for all the family.
Excellent lunches and dinners can be prebooked with the owners of our local Cafe/bar, or self catered on the premises.
We are sure that the Fleur de Lys can provide you and your family an ideal base to explore this beautiful and interesting area.
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This page was last updated: 24 June 2010