Set in Saintes, 1 km from the tourism office and the historic quarter, Les Persiennes B&B is a stylish yet homely property with free Wi-Fi, a library, a garden and a terrace. Guests can enjoy traditional meals with the owner on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and the food can be served on the terrace in the summer. A hearty breakfast is served in the morning and some restaurants can be found 10 minutes’ walk away. Decorated with the sea and nature in mind, the bedrooms all have an en suite bathroom with bath and shower. The towns of Rochefort, Royan and Marennes are a 40 minutes’ drive from Les Persiennes. Saint Pierre Cathedral is just over 1 km away and there is free parking on site.