Originally part of a 15th century Carmelite convent, the former Hostellerie de la Paix has undergone many changes and renovations since that time - it has just undergone a 4-year renovation process which has turned the old 18 room hotel into a comfortable Bed and Breakfast retaining the hotel's huge commercial kitchen and cold storage and the two large public areas - the "Salon" (Living Room) with its exposed beams and huge fireplace, and the former Bar/Restaurant which, in the summer months, becomes the Dining Room.
During the renovation the original thick stone walls were exposed along with some of the old beams and timber flooring - these have been retained as much as possible though we had to reduce a number of the available rooms in order to create large bathrooms or lounge areas .
We now have 3 suites and two en-suite bedrooms available as Bed and Breakfasts in the old section while in the new section there are another 3 en-suite bedrooms available for Group Stays.
We have retained original features as much as possible - including the 1930's wash basins - but have replaced the bidets with brand new toilets and the old bathtubs with contemporary showers.
A successful blend of original character and modern comfort. It is simply and tastefully furnished (blending antiques with contemporary) and each bedroom has its own distinctive style.
Set just off the village square - just 20 steps from the boulangerie (one of the most popular in France ) the old hostellerie is situated between the Mairie and the Church.
The village has everything one would need (including a cinema (50 steps up the road) which shows current movies in English and a pharmacy which is always crowded; a grocery, bank, doctors surgeries, 2 restaurants and 4 bars.
The river meanders through the lower section of the village which is surrounded by fields, tracks (many of them the old train tracks), streams and woodlands, perfect for exploring by foot or bicycle.
Located in the department of the Vienne, with its peaceful countryside, ancient castles and medieval towns and villages, La Trimouille provides a brilliant base for a great holiday.
Enjoy the local amenities - the aroma of baguettes, freshly baked in our boulangerie, is truly mouthwatering.
Settle into the slower pace of French life with a leisurely amble through the lanes, rich with wildlife. Explore the many tourist attractions of the area. Whatever you enjoy, there is something for everyone.
Central Heating throughout
Huge wood burning fireplace in Salon /Drawing Room
Washing Machine & Dryer
TV (English & French) channels
DVD Player w/collection of (select) movies
CD Player (loads of (vintage) disks
Computer (if needed)
Friends (some French speaking) willing to be of service for specifics ie :
- tours of factory outlets (clothing, Le Creuset, Aigle, Arche etc)
- walks & bicycle rides
- tours of antique shops and flea markets
The medieval Moulin de Gersant beside the bridge on the Benaize River in the village of La Trimouille
Summertime in La Trimouille
The town square with the Mairie in foreground (Town Hall) and the Boulanger (Baker) to the right (under the awning). Le Logis Bed & Breakfast is the building behind the Mairie.
"Le Logis" at night with the village square at the end of the street (in front of the Mairie).
Guests cooking up in style !!!
The beautiful Benaize River - for ALL ages to enjoy
Traditional farming methods are still being used in the farms surrounding our village - here Manu tills his land with a horse-drawn plough - he sells his BIO vegetables at the weekly market.
So much to chose from........and all scrumptious!!
Jamie (an Australian) who lives in the village for part of the year, is our intrepid walking & biking (and general outdoors) guide and knows every trail, every brook and spring, every Roman bridge and prehistoric artefact for miles around - a History Teacher and intrepid adventurer, he is passionate about the region !
Oradour sur Glane - the village that experienced a tragic and despicable act of reprisal during WW II which stands as it remained - to remind us all.