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Hôtel Le Pigeonnier du Perron - Hotel in Vienne

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Le Perron, 86530 Availles en Châtellerault, Vienne
Poitou - Charentes, France

Emilie Thiollet Visit website Check availability
+33 (0)5 49 19 76 08(landline)

A sunny courtyard forms the heart of this family-run guest house, where hollyhocks house bees and a lovely pool captures light and shade

René Descartes once owned this little seigneurie; its deeds date back to the 15th century. More a country guest house than a hotel, it's been in the family for 150 years. Father and son are fully occupied in their wine laboratory in Cahors; Emilie – hard working, enthusiastic, welcoming – prepares good simple meals (some organic produce, some fish) and runs it all with a small team. Family connections guarantee an excellent selection of wines from Cahors, but also from Poitou and the Loire Valley.  Sun-ripened tomatoes, courgettes and peppers are home-grown along with essential herbs for the kitchen, and you can eat on the the stone-flagged terrace in summer. The modest farm buildings are grouped round a sunny courtyard, hollyhocks surge from every nook and cranny and there's a lovely pool. The smallish bedrooms are simply, pleasantly decorated with the odd splash of colour, their floors pale pine, their walls soft-sponged – or of creamy exposed stone. One in the dovecote has a little balcony, many look over the fields and valley. Good value.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Emilie Thiollet:

Local points of interest from
Emilie Thiollet:

  • The Futuroscope, the great family friendly amusement park, only a 20-minute drive
  • The medieval city of Chauvigny is a 25-minute drive, so is Angles-sur-l'Anglin, one of the most beautiful villages in France
  • Abbaye de St Savin, a designated UNESCO World Historic Site, is a 35-minute drive
  • Ampelidae vineyard visit in Marigny Brisay; guided tour of the vineyard, and you get to try 3 wines, 30min/5€ per person
  • Visit of an old walnut oil factory [Huilerie de Noix] in Availles, Châtellerault
  • Visit the Chocolate factory in Availles, Châtellerault
Points of interest

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  • 11 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin
  • , 2 Family rooms for 4
Price:(i) 79 to128 per night

Booking info:


Dinner €19. Wine €20.


Christmas, New Year, 21 December - 4 January.


Le Perron, 86530 Availles en Châtellerault, Vienne

Hotel 11 Double rooms
Price: (i) 79 to 128 per night
Hotel 1 Twin room
Price: (i) 79 to 128 per night
Hotel 2 Family rooms, each sleeping 4
Price: (i) 116 to 128 per night
Emilie Thiollet Visit website Check availability
+33 (0)5 49 19 76 08(landline)