Les Bouchets

Le Vieil Baugé, Maine-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)241823448 / +33 (0)671606605

Hosts who are passionate about food - they used to run a restaurant - and a cheerful, warm house with lots of garden to discover


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Ex-restauranteurs Michel and Geraldine have created a haven of peace here. The food is excellent and nearly everything is grown in their veg patch in the luscious garden among the quince trees and wild orchids.

Wake up and gather round the sociable dining table or on the terrace for fresh fruit, homemade jams, bread and local honey. Come evening dine on asparagus with beurre blanc, salade de fromage and finish with Cremet d’Anjou with homegrown strawberries and local wine.

Children will be happy too with a swing to play on and the garden to explore. Bring bikes and head down the track to nearby Baugé en Anjou (7km); drive 30 minutes and admire the impressive views from Chateau de Saumur. Head back to comfortable rooms with fresh flowers in the vine-covered cottage.

Les Bouchets - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Relaxing in the wonderfully peaceful garden
  • Your warm and welcoming hosts
  • The seasonal, homegrown and homemade food
Les Bouchets - Gallery

You should know

  • Only one bedroom is downstairs and suitable for wheelchair users
  • Breakfasts and dinners are sociable affairs
  • You’ll need a bike or car to explore the area


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €29.


Nightly price
from €72
1 Twin/double
From €88
1 Family room for 4
From €130
1 Double
From €72



A very warm welcome and hosts so friendly A delicious 4 course meal with 3 wines very good value Homemade jams bread and cake and veg from their productive garden Comfortable room and house with interesting interior Un Bon sejour PS Difficult to find Need to use google maps!!

Peter and Margie, Worcester

During our several visits over many years we have always been very impressed by our experiences. Always a warm welcome, comfortable rooms, excellent meals prepared from produce from the garden, neighbouring producers the local market. We usually manage to stay more than one night so we can savour all that is offered by hosts Geraldine and Michel. Looking forward to returning to Les Bouchets yet again for another relaxing stay.

Joan and Geoff, Deddington, Oxfordshire

Starting July 2004, each visit is a delight as Geraldine and Michel are superb hosts in offering very comfortable rooms and great dinners featuring local and Michel's garden products and breakfasts. Our fidelity is testimony to our constant satisfaction compared to other B&B. The house and the garden are a haven. We also recommend their B&B as a base to discover some of the Loire Valley.

Danielle and Echeal, Plougasnou, Brittany

We have just enjoyed our fiftieth visit to Les Bouchets over the last decade. The Bignons are great friends and their hospitality and cuisine are incomparable. All our friends agree

Guy, Meonstoke

We received such a warm welcome from Geraldine and Michel. The place is a haven of peace with the veg patches in the garden, wild flowers, and views overlooking the endless countryside. I'd love to stay here to recharge the batteries and experience the real France.

Lillie, Sawday's inspector

We were seduced by the charm of this place, nested in the countryside in the middle of a garden whose produce is used for the table d’hôtes – a table d’hôtes worthy of the greatest table d’hôtes but in true simplicity and conviviality. Géraldine and Michel welcomed us in their beautiful and comfortable house, located just steps from the Loire châteaux. How would you not want to come back?

jean claude, st gilles croix de vie

A wonderful warm welcome, convivial French conversation and a beautiful evening meal. Very comfortable bedroom looking out onto a beautiful garden. We hope to visit again.

Anne, Nr Bedford

Wonderful! Geraldine and Michel are superb hosts and chefs. The room was lovely, they even put our wine in their fridge, when they found it! Faultless


We have stayed here thirty one times in the last few years. The Bignons are great friends and so hospitable

Guy, Sothampton

Our second visit to the charming "Les Bouchets"! Comfortable, clean, warm rooms and superb breakfasts and dinner. We will be back again!


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The neighbourhood

You’ll find Les Bouchets within a huddle of houses a 5-minutes’ drive from the main road. The flat landscape makes for easy cycling too – you can reach Le Vieil Baugé in 15 minutes where you’ll find historic Chateau de Baugé, a bar and good bakery. If you fancy eating out, drive 10 minutes for classic bistro fair at Le Charleston or homemade burgers at O-Patio in Baugé en Anjou.

Local points of interest from Michel & Géraldine Bignon

  • Opera at Baugé from July - August.
  • Numerous chateaux and museums in the local area.
  • Vineyards at Saumur and Anjou, 30 minutes drive.
  • Gold course 6km.


Michel & Géraldine Bignon

Grandparents Michel and Geraldine love sharing their home and are passionate gardeners and cooks – he was the chef, she the hostess in the restaurant they ran for 30 years. Geraldine is from Paris, Michel from Mayenne and they moved to the area in 2000 when they rebuilt Les Bouchets from ruins. They have 2 cats.