Links to other useful websites.

Link to Holiday-Rentals

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What you might get up to while staying at Benèze

Charente Maritime tourist site a bit confusing but there is a lot of information if you persevere

Cravans our village, get into French village life and local events.

Saintes and surroundings  In French only, guide to the immediate region around Saintes

Rented the cottage now buy the Benèze tee-shirt

Experience Cognac good for information on the surrounding area and cognac houses

La Palmyre Zoo if you like zoo's you will love this one, a great day out.

Michelin Atlantic coast green guide  English language guide to the larger region of the Atlantic coastal area

Travel links

EasyJet to Bordeaux and La Rochelle from various UK airports

Ryanair Mr O'Leary's favorites airline flies to Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Limoges (watch out for hidden charges).

European rail travel  Seat 61 great rail travel site. Check out London to Bordeaux via Lille. Stop at Angouleme for connection to Saintes

Road conditions in France  The sneaky bison (Bison Futé) - French Ministry of Transport site shows incidents on main trunk roads

La Rochelle Airport  Flights to Scotland, England (7 destinations), Ireland (Cork and Dublin), Porto, Oslo and Brussels.

Bordeaux Airport  Low cost flights UK (5 destinations), Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway and Sweden.

Eat, Drink and be merry  some of our favourite local suppliers

Le Cottage Restaurant - in Arces-sur-Gironde 

Saveurs de L'Abbaye Restaurant  Saintes

Hotel de Bordeaux, Pons

Delamain Cognac simply the best cognac

Chateau de Beaulon a very individual producer of fine cognac and pineau

Domaine Gardrat Our favourite local wine producer near Cozes, buy at the property or SuperU, Gemozac

Miles Restaurant, Bordeaux Newly opened in 2013 by young chefs. Original, light and modern cuisine. A must if you are on a day out in Bordeaux.

Things we like

Cottage Antiques  if you are in West Yorkshire pay a visit to Angelika and Noel