My second stay at Mirabelle compelled me to join TripAdvisor and write a review of this beautiful place. The first time I visited Mirabelle was also my first visit to France, real France I mean not Calais. On arrival I had a "bit" of a nightmare with the car rental, (you need a credit card for future reference!) so I had to get a taxi to the Gite. After 100km taxi ride I arrived at the Gite to be welcomed by Paul & Michelle. I told Paul of the diliemma at the airport and he took me and my family to a local car rental place and booked me a car on his credit card. Immediately I was taken back by this act of generousity and knew that this was going to be a good stay.
The Gite was amazing, we stayed in Saffron which was a converted barn which kept some of its original features but was modern, clean and very comfortable. The pool was the main attraction for my family. My kids would spend 8 hours in the pool every day and it was nigh on impossible to get them out!
First time we stayed at Mirabelle we venured out into the local town St. Jean D'Angeley which is stunning btw but we were a little overwhelmed by the differecne in culture from the UK.
On our second visit this year we found our confidence in how to "deal" with the French and ventured out to La Rochelle, Royan, Saintes (Amazing), Cognac (Amazing) even the locan village of Asnieres-la-Giraud had a church that is beautfiul.
I would recommened Mirabelle if you like to following things:
- Spending time with your kids
- Feeling welcome and comfortable
- Leaving the TV off for a week
- Watching your children become mermaids in the pool
- Seeing some stunning parts of France
- Bike riding on desolute roads and through fields of sunflowers
- Eating an amazing barbecue with Paul & Michelle
- Escaping the pace of consumerism
Try L'Annexxe in St Jean for a truly French beautiful meal.
- Also Known As:
- Mirabelle France/Asnieres-La-Giraud