My wife and I spent 5 days, during early July at La Maison des Tournesols. The accommodation was fantastic, our upstairs room, facing onto the pool was bright, airy and very clean. lovely to come back too after the scorching heat of the day. Temps were touching 40 C for our entire stay. We had a lovely breakfast each morning, under the gazebo to the rear of the property, Authentic French breakfast, everything you could wish for. We also had dinner with Chris and Gill on 3 of the 5 nights we stayed. Simple, well cooked, English fare. What wonderful and charming hosts they both were. Their knowledge and insight of the region adding enormously to the enjoyment of our holiday. Vallans is a small community, very peaceful and quiet, about 35 miles from La Rochelle. We were sorry when the time came to move on. We would highly recommend La Maison des Tournesols to others and would definitely return ourselves in the future. Once again, our thanks to Chris and Gill for their outstanding hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Maison des Tournesols offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the beautiful Poitou-Charentes region of central western France. It is situated in the relaxed hamlet of Les Touches on the edge of Marais-Poitevin, also known as Green Venice. With its tranquil waterways, this area of outstanding natural beauty is ideal for walkers and cyclists. Historic La Rochelle and the sandy beaches of the Ile de Re are also close by. ... more less