The last domain before the kingdom of the water (Boutonne Valley) where, in the winter time, only rowing boats dare venture, sitting quietly between the Willow, Poplar and Alder trees is le logis de l’Epinière, which is also a kingdom, a kingdom of light.
On warm sunny days the exceptional sunlight invites you to idly wander and discover the natural beauty of l’Epinière for yourself.
Whether you decide to come by Plane, Train or Automobile l’Epinière is very well placed and easily accessible.
We are situated 10km from the A10 auto route, exit St Jean D’Angely.
45 minutes from La Rochelle airport and approximately 1hour 15 minutes from Bordeaux.
20 minutes from the train station at Surgeres which has a direct TGV line into Paris.
Once you have arrived you need never leave the relaxing atmosphere of l’Epinière, you are welcome to spend your holiday unwinding in our peaceful country gardens or simply lazing by the pool, however should you wish to discover this beautiful corner of France then there are a wealth of places to visit and things to do.
The historical and picturesque Roman towns of Saintes and Rochefort are both nearby. The beautiful city of La Rochelle, with its ancient port and abundance of pavement cafes is only 45 minutes away.
Situated on the Atlantic coast we benefit from miles and miles of golden sandy beaches, whether you’re a surfer, swimmer or rock pool fisher there is a beach for everyone within easy reach, our closest beach is Fouras which is approximately a half hours drive from l’Epinière, however within less than an hours drive you could be on one of our beautiful islands, such as Ile de Rè or Ile d’Oleron, whilst you are there be sure to sample our fresh oysters, which are farmed locally off our coast line.
….. and our, Islands … Lighthouses…. villages full of history … our beautiful Chateaux and their gardens, each with their own story to tell, each waiting to be discovered
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