• Rooms
    All of the 5 suites at Manoir de Plaisance are massive with floor to ceiling windows and Juliette balconies. Decorated beautifully in a soft palette of French greys, taupes, and whites, with pretty antiques, the rooms exude charm and style. The rooms aren't air-conditioned but the stone walls are nice and thick keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.There's nothing that hasn't been thought to make your stay completely unforgettable; 2000 pocket sprung king-size beds, Nespresso machines, Molton Brown products and crisp cotton bed linen. All rooms have complimentary WiFi but no TVs, believe us when we say they would ruin the experience. Each room features an unexpected quirk such as Chambre Maurice's exposed plaster wall, Chambre de l'écrivain's shower in a tower, and Chambre Christiane's charming balcony. Extra beds and cots cannot be added to the rooms, Manoir de Plaisance is adults only.
    Chambre Maurice

    Chambre Maurice

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    29 m2

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    Chambre Christiane

    Chambre Christiane

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    36 m2

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    Chambre de l'écrivain

    Chambre de l'écrivain

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    31 m2

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    Suite Delmas

    Suite Delmas

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    60 m2

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel

    • Suites only

    • Surrounded by parkland

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Welcome drink

    Early check in/ late check out (subject to availability)

    Room upgrade (subject to availability)



    Manoir de Plaisance is a 19th-century Manor House that has been gracefully transformed into an adult-only boutique hotel with just 5 luxurious suites in the Charente-Maritime region of France. Tucked away in the French countryside in the west of France just half an hours drive from La Rochelle this brand new Chic Retreat stands proudly in more than 12 acres of private parkland with swimming pool and tennis court.

    The silence at night is broken only by birdsong and the occasional owl.

    Manoir de Plaisance is closed from mid December to February.

    The park was the creation of an English landscape gardener in the early 20th-century, with the placement of every tree carefully planned to create the beautiful setting that now exists.

    Two spring water lakes are nestled in the grounds and are connected by a stream that winds gracefully through the park. Why not bring along a fishing rod and a picnic and enjoy the peaceful pace?

    The 14m x 7m heated swimming pool opens late May - September and the tennis court is there for you to brush up your skills all year round.

    The Marais Poitevin is lovely for guests to explore - known as ‘green Venice’ where the countryside is intertwined with canals, there are plenty of places to rent boats to explore the waters. We highly recommend visiting the Abbaye de Maillezais and the nearby picture-postcard village of Coulon. 

    La Rochelle, with its old port and charming city centre is 30 mins drive and the stunning île de Ré is joined to La Rochelle by a 3km long bridge, a lovely island surrounded by beaches and with a busy port and market town Saint Martin de Ré. Definitely worth a day trip and there's a fantastic restaurant on the beach called La Cible where you can while away a whole afternoon with deliciously cool bottles of rosé and fantastic food, one of our Founder, Lulu's favourite places to go.


    On 4 evenings a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday), you can enjoy Table d’hôte meals - a fixed three-course menu including an aperitif and cheese course. Gather at 7.30pm for aperitifs in the salons or the grounds followed by dinner at 8 pm at individual candlelit tables for 2 in the dining room. Of course special dietary can be catered for with 24 hours notice.

    There are many restaurants to choose from nearby, all within a short drive or cycle ride in Benon, Vouhé, Surgères & Courçon. Restaurant Le P'tit Caprice in Vouhé is particularly charming and serves simple, delicious dishes.

    If one day you don't fancy leaving to go anywhere (we don't blame you!) Manoir de Plaisance prepare mouth-watering picnic hampers at lunchtimes daily for you to enjoy in the grounds, full of delicious treats - fresh crusty baguettes, selection of charcuterie and cheeses, homemade quiches and delicious fresh leaf salads. There are lots of tables dotted around the park but a picnic blanket is also included if you want to find your perfect spot under the dappled shade of the trees or by the river. 

  • Facilities
    • car parking

    • gardens

    • swimming pool

    • tennis court

    • WiFi/Internet

  • Location

    Plaisance, Benon 17170, France

    How to get there?

    We definitely recommend hiring a car if coming by train/plane. There's a train station at Surgeres (10 mins drive) with a car rental in the town. Otherwise Niort and La Rochelle train stations both half an hours drive with car rentals at the stations. Closest Airport La Rochelle, otherwise Nantes and Bordeaux all with car hire available.

    Nearest airport

    La Rochelle is 30 minutes away

  • Conditions
    Check-in/check-out policy

    Please let the hotel know your estimated arrival time.

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no

    Children policy

    Children :
    Children and infants are not accepted.

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0

    Please note

    Extra beds cannot be added to the rooms.
    Taxe de Sejour of 0.80 € per person, per night is to be added to the total and paid at the hotel.



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


Please ask for details about our airport transfer service

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)