La Garenne Saint Germain
Cottages & Guest rooms between La Rochelle and Rochefort
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Stay in an authentic place in Charente-Maritime

Would you like to stay close to all the must-see destinations in Charente-Maritime ?
Discover a unique place in the heart of the Aunis Marais Poitevin, only 30 minutes from La Rochelle.

La Garenne Saint Germain background

Surrounded by a green park with large trees and designed in the middle of the 19th century, Saint Germain forms a complex dating for part of the 18th century.

The cellars adjoining this building, built in 1793, experienced the full epic of the vine until phylloxera desease. The "Cellar" cottage is located in the renovated old cognac cellar. There are still the wooden pillars of the old press.

On the other side of the building is the old "Stable" used for the workhorses. You can also see the old bread oven that supplied the family and the village in the past.

In the center of the building, there is "The little Tower" in which "The Grand'Ma Kitchen", "the soul of the place", hosted festive family meals. You will find in this room a special energy which does not leave indifferent.

The storage of the barrels on the length makes the "longères" typical buildings .

In the 19th century, a third part brought the whole together to form a horseshoe, making it a typical place from "Charente" area.

With Charente farmer roots (since four generations), mixed with the origins of Norman shipwrights, this place is a real link between land and sea, both genealogically and geographically.

The place and its owners embody this philosophy.

The host of the place

Son, grandson, great-grandson of the owners, I come from a family of Charente's farmers and Norman's marine carpenters.

After a few years abroad and then in international groups (business travel, hotels, distribution), I decided in 2020 ("helped" by the COVID) to return to my native lands to open "Saint Germain" to others.

My two brothers and I, with different and complementary backgrounds and skills (agriculture, food, gastronomy, business travel) have joined our energies to bring new experiences to our customers.

We wanted to bring this place back to life around three strong axes in the service of people and the planet :

- Healthy, diversified and lively agriculture, which regenerates and respects the environment and the landscape,
- Nice accommodations allowing “immersion” in an authentic and resourcing environment for leisure and business travellers,
- An accessible “gastronomy” and source of pleasure to discover our local products.

I welcome you in a family atmosphere, joyful, on a human scale, which allows us to serve you well, to "share" but also to refocus and recharge your batteries in an appropriate place.

You are welcome at "La Garenne Saint Germain", where you will be welcomed "as at home".

See you soon !

William Rousseau

Stay near top destinations

It is in the heart of a 4 hectares (10 acres) park with a pond that you will be able to enjoy a stunning environment to recharge your batteries in the middle of the nature and Charentes plains.

Stay in a cottage or in a bed and breakfast in a renovated 19th century charming house : ideal for your family holidays, for a romantic weekend or for a professional stay in Charente-Maritime.

Close to "must-see" destinations, La Garenne Saint-Germain ensures easy and quick access to the following cities:
  • La Rochelle: 30 minutes
  • Niort: 40 minutes
  • Rochefort: 20 minutes
  • Surgères: 5 minutes

Activities for all

Many activities for families or lovers are available to you: walking or cycling trails, horse riding (an equestrian center is located just 300 meters  / 330 yards away), fishing, golf or even tree climbing are located near La Garenne Saint Germain.

Find close to the domain "Saint Germain Farm", operated for 4 generations and in Organic Farming for 25 years. Their products are offered for direct sale in front of Mathilde's bakery, who makes sourdough bread over a wood fire 3 times a week.

Classified tourist accommodations

La Garenne Saint Germain's cottages, classified 3* and 4*, are certified by "Charentes Tourisme", which guarantees the level and quality of service of the accommodations.