Welcome to Le Logis Alexandra, formerly an 18 room hotel and now a charming group-stay venue for families, friends/colleagues - offering accommodation for up to 30 persons and specifically created for visits of short duration.
Located in the delightful riverine village of La Trimouille on the Benaize river; between the Berry and the Limousin regions in west central France.
Built on the site of a 15th century Clarissine convent, Le Logis Alexandra has been totally restored (exposing the original stone walls and beams) to provide three spacious suites and five bedrooms (a total of 12 bedrooms (17 beds) with 9½ bathrooms; a living room with a huge fireplace, an equally large dining room that can be used for parties, functions, seminars etc; a huge commercial kitchen, a courtyard (w/2 BBQ's) and a large terrace above.
Le Logis Alexandra provides cost-effective accommodation for weddings, reunions, birthdays, group walking or biking tours, fishing groups etc and is able to accommodate up to 30 persons on a self-catering basis - with a minimum stay of two nights.
It is also available as a Bed and Breakfast for one night rentals - for weddings, birthdays or other such festivities - in which case breakfast is complimentary.
The village of La Trimouille has a cinema, post office, pharmacy, grocery store, two doctor’s surgeries, a restaurant with bar; a bar/café with pool table on the square; tennis courts, park for pétanque and children's playground at the riverside ( 3 minutes walk to the river). It also has the best bakery in the region - right here on the square just a couple of paces from Le Logis!
The closest town is the charming, medieval Montmorillon, just 14km away, while the closest city is historic Poitiers (65km), former site of the English throne during The Hundred Years War and now home to one of the country’s most popular theme parks - Futuroscope.
The region is extraordinary not only for its beautiful, peaceful and safe countryside which makes it ideal for long walks, bike rides, boating and fishing (the commune of La Trimouille alone has more than 100km of river banks) but also for its historical monuments and preserved frescos.
In fact, just 15 mins from La Trimouille is the UNESCO World Heritage site St Savin (famed for its frescoes) while just a short drive further on you will find the ancient medieval walled city of Chauvigny and Angles sur L'Anglin, rated one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Come and experience what the French call ‘la France profonde’ - rural France where life continues in much the same way as it has done for centuries.
There are rolling fields of sunflowers in the summer months, forests of rich ambers and reds in the autumn; with villages and farms a mass of colour during spring and breathtakingly beautiful in winter.
Just north of the village is the Brenne national park with its thousands of lakes - the largest natural reserve in France and a must for nature lovers. Plus, within a short drive there are two lakes for swimming and boating. River swimming and canoeing is enjoyed along both the Vienne and Gartempe rivers.
The village's Benaize River is ideal for kayaking, while nearby Lathus (20 minutes away) offers white river rafting.
La Trimouille is located between the A10, the N147 and the A20 , along the D727/D675
3.5 hours from Paris on the A10
4 hours from Caen (Brittany Ferries on the A28
4.5 hours from St. Malo on the A 81
6 hours from Calais (Channel Tunnel) on the A1, A16 or A28
BY AIR OR TRAIN
1 hour from Poitiers airport (or take the shuttle from the airport to the train station)
1 hour from Poitiers train (TGV) station or take the regional train to Montmorillon (dir. Limoges) and Le Logis can organise to pick you up
OPEN ALL YEAR
- 3-star styled accommodation and facilities
- 100 s.m of public area on the ground floor
- TV (English & French satellites); DVDs etc.
- Free high speed WIFI throughout
- Central heating throughout
- Smoking not permitted inside
- Outdoor courtyard & terrace for smokers
- BBQ facilities (gas and charcoal)
- Special rates for long stays
- Pets not accepted
- Safe on-street parking (and 2 secure squares) - all free parking
Suite George Sand sleeps > 6 persons
Suite Anatole France sleeps > 7 pers.
Suite Françoise Sagan sleeps > 4 pers.
En-suite Bedroom Dumas sleeps >2 pers.
En-suite Bedroom Colette sleeps >2 pers.
En-suite Bedroom Jacques Prévert sleeps >4 pers.
En-suite Bedroom Régine Deforges sleeps >2 pers.
En-suite Bedroom Saint Exupéry sleeps >2 pers.
Your host, Alexandra, looks forward to welcoming you to her friendly English-speaking Maison d’Hôte in this historic region of "hidden France”.