Discover our Region

Grande Champagne countryside of vines and rolling hills.  Miles of paths to walk and cycle on.

Pretty stone villages with quaint cafés and shady squares to laze away a warm afternoon.

Bois Blanc is situated amongst the cognac vines of the 'Grande Champagne - 1st Cru of Cognac' and some of the best Cognacs in the world are made within 20Km of our house.  The Grande Champagne is gently rolling countryside, carpeted in vines and dotted with sleepy stone villages and ancient roman churches.  It's a magic place of sunshine, where time slows down...but that's not the whole story!  The New Aquitaine region has many other jewels to offer.  We think of it as a grown-ups playground with beautiful countryside, lazy winding rivers, quiet towns, the scintillating West coast with La Rocehlle, the islands of Ré and Oleron, long sandy beaches, the world famous Bordeaux wine region as well as a wealth of food, wine and of course cognac!  Of course there is also plenty for the children to do with canoeing on the sparkling Charente River, visiting the west coast beaches and lots of interesting forts and chateaux to explore. Here are some of the highlights that we recommend!

Discover our local village windmill, ancient dolmen and Single estate Voyer Coganc. 

The Cottage at night

Visit Bordeaux and experience this World Heritage City.  Shop, eat and see the Citié du Vin!

Twin bedroom 
Master bedroom

The west coast of France is a real delight and a big swaith of it is right on our doorstep from La Rochelle in the north down to Bordeaux and Arcachon in the south.  Discover the West Coast Islands towns, villages and beaches of this fantastic costal area. The Isle d'Ré is where everyone who is anyone goes for the summer, cross the long toll bridge and you are in a laid back island retreat with quaint island villages and the stunning capital of St Martin de Ré.  We recommend lunch at the harbour front at St Martin and a famous ice cream afterwards.  The Ile d'Oleron has equil charm and is free to cross the bridge connecting it to the mainland.  Oleron has sandy beaches galore and so may oysters you won't know where to start (I would start with the champagne personally!).

North terrace

Royan is a charming coastal town for beaches, shops and restaurants.

Lunch at St Martin is a holiday must!

The isle d'Ré is a little slice of laid back island life with beautiful beaches and bustling towns, all bursting with French holiday style.

Visit a Grand Champagne,1st Cru, independent single estate cognac house

Buy fresh produce at 4 local food markets; Cognac, Jarnac, Jonzac and Angouleme

Visit the Bordeaux wine region, St Emillion, Pomerol, Blaye

Bois Blanc

'where the track stops and your holiday begins'