We love our tags for the autoroutes, cruising through the tolls without the stress and hassle of having to find your ticket and then pay using cash or a card is a simple pleasure. More than once in the past we have been caught out by certain UK cards not being accepted at the toll booths.
Sud Vendée Tourism do a great job of promoting the region, their latest example can be viewed using this link.
You don’t have to rely upon Sud Vendée Tourism or ourselves, here is Lonely Planet’s view of the attractions of the Poitou-Charentes region.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel has listed Poitou-Charentes as one of the Top Ten Regions of the world to visit:
“What makes Poitou-Charentes so different from the rest of France is that it encapsulates the best of France in one small, easily digestible region. Put simply, Poitou-Charentes combines all the best clichés of the French countryside – the sleepy rural villages, the endless fields of sunflowers and the delicious food and drink – and this alone makes it different from every other region in the country.“
“Much more laid back than the Med (but with almost as much sunshine) and ideally suited to family holidays, this is a place where you can slow the pace right down, settle in and indulge in the finer things life has to offer.”
Taken directly from Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel
Back at the end of May we had written off 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Europe was in lockdown mode and no one was booking a holiday. That all changed in June and in a short space of time we went from no bookings to being booked for the whole season.
We appreciate that anyone booking a stay with us is making an act of faith and trusting that we will live up to their expectations. Our tag line is Happy Holidays Happen Here and we do all that we can to ensure that this happens.
Our Gite is well maintained, well equipped and always spotlessly clean. Due to Covid19 we are taking additional measures to ensure that our guests are provided with a clean and safe environment, sadly this has meant some homely touches have been sacrificed but their health and well-being is much more important.
We have had 3 families stay with us so far this summer and they have all been delighted with what they found and kind enough to leave us with 10/10 reviews on Gites.com which we have also added to our testimonials page. This continues our long standing high scoring amongst our guests. Having achieved this we do all that we can to ensure that we continue to score highly with our guests.
This feedback is not only enormously important to us but also confirmation that what we are doing is appreciated by those who have shown their faith in us by booking their family holiday here at la Ménantelière.
We are looking forward to keeping up this winning habit.