Well, when I came across this place, I had to blog about it as it is located in Vendée, my home region. It’s a new bed and breakfast called Manoir du Moulin and looks very inviting.
Vendée is still pretty unknown by tourists and that’s probably why it’s not easy to find stylish places as you need the market for it. But the region has a lot to offer. It is rural but also has a wonderful sea coast with very long beaches. It’s only when I moved to Paris at 18 that I realised how lucky I had been to live so near the ocean. I remember with fondness all our weekends running on the immense stretch of sands, jumping into the waves, making sand castles, having a crêpe at the end of the day or eating a “niniche”, a specialty sweet from Les Sables d’Olonne.
The countryside is equally inviting and still very unspoilt. We usually went to visit my grandparents and uncles and aunts in the south of Vendée, near la Venise Verte and our journey will drive through Saint Hermine. This is where the Canadian owners bought and renovated a typical old house from the region and turned it into this bed and breakfast.
They seem to be very welcoming to families as children under 8 years old can sleep for free on one extra bed in their parents’room. If you have more than one child or they are older than 8, then they recommend their Maple family suite. They also have a great page listing all activities for kids in the region.
We will certainly check it out next time that we are in the region. If you go there before us, let me know how it was.