Le Petit Bijou (The Little Gem) is a 1700's limestone cottage located on the edge of the Loire Valley; a four hour drive from Paris. Dishwasher, microwave, stove & woodstove in kitchen. Washer/dryer, shower, bidet in bath. Enclosed front courtyard with covered terrace and local stone table for morning coffee, books & naps on lounges. Covered back terrace for BBQ & sunset dining. Easy access to Loire Valley (chateaux), Chinon & Sammur (vineyards), and Richelieu (walled city & gardens). Lake St Cyr (13 miles) for golf, tennis, fish & swim. Futuroscope theme park (18). Bordeau (vineyards), Perigeux (cliff-dwellers & Lescaux cave paintings) and La Rochelle (seaside town) perhaps an overnight. Lencloitre village (4m) has 2 supermarkets, 3 patisseries, restaurants & local shops. Ligne Vert (converted railway) for leisurely strolls or bikerides crosses street. Chateau Savigny (visible from yard) available for Fine Dining & High Tea. Enjoy local dejeuner (midday meal ), produce & wine. House book offers suggestions & info.