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The Voltaire Chambres & Table d'Hotes
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The Voltaire Chambres & Table d'Hotes
Ranked #1 of 3 Airvault B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We had an amazing stay here in December. The rooms were so beautiful, everything was newly renovated. Lovely homely feel. Breakfast was fresh and scruptious. Our hosts were very helpful with anything we needed - he even came with us so we wouldnt get lost getting to Poitieres train station!
Highly recommend! Lovely area of France to visit with many nice surrounding towns and castle district nearby.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

We recently stayed four nights at this beautiful, quaint, French B & B. Host Marc and Jo could not have been more hospitable. They were friendly, kind, interesting and oh so knowledgeable about anything we wanted to know. We used three of the rooms and all rooms were large and uniquely decorated. All had extra table and easy chairs as well as dressers. The beds were comfortable and linen was fresh and clean. We were visiting friends in Parthenay (20 min drive) and so didn't spend a lot of time around Airvault. Parthenay is however a beautiful Medieval town and well worth taking the time to wander its streets. Breakfast was ready at whatever time we wanted it and it comprised fresh bread, jams and pastries as well as yogurt, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. I cannot recommend this B & B more highly. Next time we will definitely have Marc cook for us!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as our previous visit. We stayed in another beautiful room (first floor overlooking the garden) and the bed was big and comfy. The room was stylishly decorated and the power shower in the bathroom was fab. We stayed for three nights and enjoyed Marc's formidable cooking on two of those - he combined the local produce to create inventive yet authentic dishes.

We ate at the restaurant next door on our final evening, which was also delightful and had a selection of menus from 17 euro to 33 euro.

Whilst in Airvault we explored more of the local area. If you are after a taste of life in a traditional French town then Airvault has everything that you need from the disproportionately large and impressive church to the delights of the local patisserie. Interesting local trips are to be had depending on the time of year (the wine harvest, truffle hunting and local foie gras farm).

Joe gave us directions for some picturesque walks by the river and we also enjoyed going wine tasting and visiting a vareity of the local architecture (the Chateau of Oiron is a must). If you get a chance, hire some bikes and take a trip along the pretty cycleway to Parthenay (20 kms away) - this is our plan for our next visit!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We have now returned three times to this hotel as the accommodation is excellent. Marc and Jo are very good hosts and look after all your needs. Marc's cooking is excellent and his wine cellar is also good and flows generously. I can highly recommend this bed/breakfast.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

Mark and Jo were very hospitable, excellent food, rooms very comfortable, thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
Highly recommend this B & B

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

Owners, Jo and Marc, have retained the French atmosphere in their B & B. Enjoy the Voltaire at its best and opt for the evening meals. Good food and wines enjoyed around a large table with other guests. Jo and Marc are relaxed and knowledgeable hosts and Marc just happens to be a brilliant cook too!
The rooms, all ensuite, have French charm and character though the beds and bedlinen have been shipped from Britiain and are exceptionally comfortable!
Airvault is in a fairly central position with La Rochelle, Poitiers (and Futuroscope), Saumur, Chinon a comfortable day's trip away. Local markets and caves are also great to visit.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

We stayed at this fabulous Poitou-Charentes B&B last year and this time round it has only improved. Marc and Jo are the nicest people ever: they're equally happy to have a chat or to leave one in peace, if you need advice they know the area like the back of their hand and are fluent in French, and they are quietly but consistently helpful - uniquely, it's five-star treatment with a family atmosphere.
The rooms are very stylish, very quiet (my hubby sleeps very lightly and didn't wake up once!), extremely comfortable and have excellent showers and baths. The meals are exceptional (Marc could be a professional chef) and the vibe is really relaxed and pleasant. There's a little garden to chill in, a couple of sitting rooms, a pool at the nearby campsite - and did I mention the food?! Check out The Voltaire website as Marc's recipes are updated on it regularly. Locally, there's also lots to see and several nice country walks. We had a lovely time there and will definitely go again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Address: 2 rue des Halles, 79600 Airvault, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Deux-Sevres > Airvault
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Airvault
Price Range: £57 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation in large individually styled bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Sitting room, library, garden and sun terrace all available for guest use. Freshly prepared evening meals available 7 nights a week. Take advantage of a 10% discount for stays of 3 nights or more. ... more   less 
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