Onsite activities. A former pigeonnier, our games room includes table tennis, table football, children’s toys and a book exchange. We also have a library of DVD’s available.

The large area of lawn lying central to the grounds is bordered by the cottages, creating a pleasant village green atmosphere. It is a perfect play area for all sorts of outdoor games including boules and croquet, volleyball and kwik cricket. There is a swing set for the younger children and we also offer bicycle hire.

Social events. “Our sun terrace has spectacular south facing views across the valley. This comfortable seating area is a natural magnet for guests to relax and savour early evening drinks whilst absorbing the unique atmosphere of the historical site. At the same time this provides the opportunity to make new friends and exchange stories with your fellow guests in the most convivial of environments.

We can also facilitate arrangements for a birthday or other celebrations if required.

The delightful village of St Hilaire de Villefranche is a 3 minute car ride away (10 minutes by bicycle) and offers traditional village facilities including boulangeries, shops, post office, café / bars, restaurant, bank and a pharmacy.

At Le Vieux Monastère we know that it’s the little things that make a big difference so you will find everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday

Activities on site.

While the Charente Maritime offers many attractions and places of interest to visit, Le Vieux Monastery is a perfect place to soak up the sun and relax. Take a look at what we have to offer: Our 12mx6m heated swimming pool has shallow steps for easy access, a heated shower and a sun terrace with a view of the countryside and it is illuminated at night. There are lounge chairs and patio furniture. The swimming pool is completely closed to prevent access of unaccompanied young people. The pool is heated to 28 degrees from May to October, making it an ideal choice for early and late season vacations.

Our games room, includes table tennis, table football, children’s toys and books. We also have a DVD library available. The large courtyard in the center of the land is bordered by the gites, creating a pleasant atmosphere. It is a perfect playground for all kinds of outdoor games, including bocce and croquet, volleyball and cricket. There is a swing for the youngest.



What to do around LVM

Rent bicycles and visit the surrounding:
Boat rental on the river at Taillebourg:
Fun place for kids in Saint Savinien:
Adventure park in Fontdouce
 An escape game/treasure hunt like in a castle:
Water park:
Nice zoo in Royan:
And next to it is an amusement park:
La Rochelle Aquarium:
You can rent a boat on the green Venice a bit less than an hour from LVM(they are a few more options for smaller boats there):

Visit Ile de Ré with a bicycle

Around 1 hour 20 minutes from our place a famous theme park:
Another unique and very famous theme park,  2 hours away (so a bit further away) but worth every minute:

Ile de ré
La Rochelle

Take a boat to Ile D’aix, the last place where Napoleon lived before being exiled. And a nice view of Fort Boyard(famous for a TV show) 

Close to our place you have the historical stone quarries:
This nice castle with a beautiful garden:
La Rochelle night tour:

 Chatelaillon plage(nice funfair in summer):

Cognac distillery tour:

The cognac houses include big names like Hennessy (book a tour), Martell (book a tour), Rémy Martin (book a tour), and Courvoisier(book a tour).

Comic books museum in Angoulême 








Theme parks