La Belle Epoque is an adorable little hideaway in the village of Nanteuil en Vallée in the region of Charente in France with just 3 boutique hotel bedrooms each with a charming vintage style. Guests can enjoy a luxury boutique hotel experience with a vintage twist without the 5 star price tag. Soon to open is the La Belle Epoque tea rooms re-creating a vintage tea experience which was so popular in the good old days and which is now making a come back. Enjoy a large selection of teas, fragrant coffees, homemade cookies, cakes, cupcakes and much more! This boutique retreat is a vintage-lovers paradise and in September one of the biggest events in the region and of the European classic motoring calendar takes place nearby. The international Circuit Des Remparts of Angoulême, run since 1939, it is becoming more popular every year and is a very glamourous event!
Nanteuil en Vallée is one of the prettiest in the Charente region in central France. Rich in architecture, this fleurie village attracts visitors throughout the year and is mentioned, along with its 12th-century Benedictine Abbey in many guide books.
The village of Nanteuil en Vallée has two great restaurants within walking distance of La Belle Epoque, offering excellent French cuisine - Le St Jean, which sits by the church and the Auberge de L'Argentor which is in the centre of the village. There is also a village bar, grocery shop, bakery, pharmacy, a delicatessen and post office.
All of the 3 en-suite rooms at La Belle Epoque are vintage in style and newly renovated with WiFi, Body Shop products, fluffy bathrobes, slippers and crisp bedlinen as standard luxuries throughout. The fresh continental breakfast can be taken in-room to guests staying in the superior suites, alternatively breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the balcony during the warmer months.
How to get there?
TGV trains run into Ruffec and Angoulême.
If you are driving, follow the N10 (Route Nationale) exit at Ruffec, then take the D740 direction Champagne Mouton/ Confolens. Nanteuil en Vallée is situated 10km east of Ruffec. When you arrive at Nanteuil en Vallée, you will find La Belle Époque adjacent to the old bridge over the Argentor river.
The nearest airports to the area with direct flights from the UK are Poitiers and Limoges. Poitiers is served by Ryanair, Limoges by Flybe and Ryanair.
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