La Tannerie is a 200 year old farmhouse which had not been lived in for over 30 years and is located in the centre of the village. It has now been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home that we share with our two cats Nemo and Ziggy.
Description of La Tannerie Bed & Breakfast:La Tannerie offers three modern spacious bedrooms, one a family room sleeping up to three, all have private facilities including en suite shower rooms. Each room has a television with both French and English channels, free wifi is provided throughout the house and a continental breakfast is included within the price.
The swimming pool is heated and guests can relax on the sun terrace, the garden is enclosed, private and includes our “kitchen garden” alongside a flowered area. We have a car park and offer a secure garage for motorbikes and cycles.
A four course evening meal with wine and packed lunches can be provided on request.*
Breakfast and dinner can be taken in our open plan kitchen / dining room with views of the swimming pool and garden or on the terrace.
There is a guest lounge where you can relax and enjoy a quiet read from our small library of novels and local books.
One of the best ways to explore the Marais is by cycle these are available for hire to our guests.*
We also offer a pickup service from La Rochelle airport which is just 40 minutes away.*
For wine lovers Vix has its own award winning wine and wine tasting at the Mercier vineyard can be arranged.
*A charge or deposit will be required
Attractions:Heated swimming pool. Our area of the Marais Poitevin is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The canals are surrounded by green vegetation which is where the name of Venise Vert originates. The river Sevre runs through our area and along the banks are many pretty villages including Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals or just take a gentle stroll along the many quiet footpaths. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots which are a paradise for fishermen and a local nature reserve which can be enjoyed by wildlife lovers. 15 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with the old town surrounding the catherdral, the Chateau de Terre Neuve, many shops, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning. La Rochelle the third most visited town in France is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops. Here you can take the opportunity of finding that special bottle of wine or trying some of the 600 cheeses produced in France. You will also find one of the largest Aquariums in Europe with an amazing shark tank and marine life from all over the world. Anyone feeling a little adventurous can also take the local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle passing through some of the villages and small towns en route. Located over the toll bridge from La Rochelle is the stunning island of the Ile de Re, known for its “fleur de sel” (the finest salt), sandy beaches and with over 100 kilometres of cycle routes (you can hire bikes on the Island) it is a paradise for cyclists. On the island you will find many villages and small towns to visit, one of the most famous being St Martin-de-Re which is a lively bustling town set around a harbour filled with brightly coloured boats. There are many chic boutiques to visit, along with a market which is open every morning, or enjoy a drink or a meal at the numerous cafés and restaurants on the harbour front. Further afield but within 90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope which are big tourist attractions for both the young and young at heart. Activities: Walking, Cycling, Golf, Bird watching, Fishing, Horse Riding and Wine Tasting
Directions to La Tannerie40 minutes from La Rochelle Airport
6 hours, 30 minutes from Calais
4 hours from Caen
4 hours 15 mins from St. Malo
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