A listed monument and beautiful manor are linked to create this handsome hotel, close to the harbour. An ornate iron staircase sweeps you up to big, light bedrooms which overlook a lovely courtyard or face the magnificent gardens. The grandeur might strike you, but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly – it has a family-run feel and you’ll receive a warm welcome from Florence and her team.
Jasmine, honeysuckle and orange trees scent the air outside. Relax in the garden or find the spa with massage room, jacuzzi, sauna and small pool – perfect for a spoiling weekend. Sip on aperitifs in the bar afterwards and enjoy a jazz gig with other guests.
Breakfast is plentiful: choose from freshly squeezed juices, fruit baskets, eggs, smoked salmon, charcuterie, pastries, fresh yogurt and local jams. Head out for long bike rides on the 80 miles of cycling paths; the charming village of Les Portes-en-Ré is an hour’s pedal, or simply relax at the beach a 20-minute walk away.