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Location

We are located within easy reach of the world famous wine regions of Bordeaux, Margaux, Pauillac and St Emillion as well as the wonderful town of Cognac where Courvoisier, Martell, Remy Martin & Hein will welcome you for a visit and tasting.

 

Family attractions such as Futuroscope and The Valley of the Monkeys at Poitiers and the world famous ‘Dune du Pilat‘ (the largest sand dune in Europe) and the Aqualand water park, both just south or Bordeaux are all within distance for a great a day-out.

For the more adventurous visitors (and weather permitting), we can even arrange for a tour of the area in a light aircraft, jet turbine helicopter or a ride in a hot air balloon! If you own your own aircraft and would like to visit us we can offer free landing and parking at either Jonzac or Pons-Avy airfields, a free ‘meet & greet’ service with transport to/from the airstrips (5 or 20 mins from property), arrange AVGAS and help arrange hire cars etc. if required.

Charente Maritime Coast & Beaches

Chez les Roux is close to many beautiful beaches along the coast and the islands just off-shore. All boast long stretches of clean, soft sand and as many are protected under the Conservertoire du Littoral (the society to protect the coastline); the scenery is unspoilt and quite beautiful. There are beaches to suit all tastes, from surfers’ paradise to family friendly. The closest beach is Saint Georges de Didonne which is 40 mins drive. Further up the coast is the large, flat sands of Royan and ultimately the nearly deserted 7 mile long beaches of the Cote Sauvage. La Palmyre Zoo with it’s world famous conservation programs is just north or Royan, about an hours drive away.

The start of the 7 mile long beaches of the Cote Sauvage, just north of Royan.

Travel Information

Arrive By Air: The property is located equidistant from Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports, both approx. 1 hour’s drive away.  easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe all serve both La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports. British Airways and Air France run daily flights into Bordeaux while Jet2 offer a summer service to La Rochelle. Both airports are served by all of the major rental car agencies. There is a reasonable bus and train service from both Bordeaux and La Rochelle to Jonzac, however a rental car is essential if you wish to fully enjoy the delights the area has to offer. 

Arrive By Road: We are ten minutes drive from J36 of the A10. Travel time by car from Calais is approx. 7 hours and from Roscoff/Cherbourg/Caen/St. Malo approx. 5-6 hours. 

Distances (approximate driving times)

 Jonzac (market town, casino & thermal spa)   5 mins
 Pons (beautiful medieval town overlooking river)   15 mins
 Cognac   40 mins
 Bordeaux   1 hour
 La Rochelle   1h15
 Beaches   40 mins upwards (depending where you choose to go!)
 Dune de Pilat (largest sand dune in Europe)   2 hours

Local Information

The closest supermarkets, banks & restaurants are in Jonzac, approx. 5 mins drive / 15 mins cycle form the property. There is a small ‘tabac’ and bar, a pizza take-away and excellent bakers in the village which are all within a few minutes walk.

We offer free bicycle hire for our guests to allow you to fully explore the beautiful area surrounding us at your leisure.