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 Lou Paradou showing pool and fishing lake

Set in a small wine-producing hamlet 

on the border of the Gironde and the Charente Maritime, "Lou Paradou" was originally a typical Charentaise house dating back approximately 100 years.

It has  been tastefully restored and transformed into a small gite complex comprising three pretty, one bedroom homes.  Surrounded by vineyards, the property is just a  10 minute drive from the market town of Mirambeau and 5 minutes from St Ciers sur Gironde, so shops and restaurants are within easy reach.

Essentially a wine producing area, the region offers beautiful, rolling countryside, clear, starry skies and clean air, a micro-climate with around 2700 hours of sunshine a year and a bounty of winding lanes suitable for walking or cycling. Add to this the golden sandy beaches of Royan and St Georges (40 minutes) and you have all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.

"Lou Paradou" is a child-free zone where peace and tranquility abound and the noise level is rarely higher than the clinking of wine glasses. Snooze by the pool, borrow a book from the on-site library, socialize with other guests, catch a carp in the fishing lake, cycle through the vineyards or enjoy a barbecue on your private terrace whilst sampling a bottle of local produce.

"Lou Paradou" is within an hour of many well-known towns - Bordeaux, Cognac, Royan, Saintes, St Emilion, Paulliac (Rothschild & Margaux) etc.

Having lived in France since 1979 and with 15 years experience in gîte rental, I am bilingual and will be on hand for any help or information, if needed, during your stay.  Hugo, my  golden retriever, will also be around to make you  welcome!


Contact: Angela Dunville  "Lou Paradou"  St Palais de Blaye, France.   E-mail

Telephone:    France: 05 57 32 66 37               UK: 01 840 250 387

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