Chez Tournesol
Bed and Breakfast, Luchat, France
near Saintes and Royan

  US - Barb and Jeff

We left the UK in 2006 and fulfilled our dream of living in France but first  we had to have our house built on a piece of land we had bought!

We designed our bed and breakfast home mainly for couples. Large luxury rooms with all private facilities - comfy English beds, quality bed linen, towels and furnishings ensure a relaxing experience and a good nights sleep. Continental breakfast - croissants, juice, homemade yoghurt, cereal, fruit, preserves served on the terrace in good weather or large dining room (or can be left in the guest kitchen to help yourself when you want).

We love living in Luchat - a quiet smallish village surrounded by vines and sunflowers.  We are near to everything. Saintes is 10 minutes as is the A10 autoroute and 20 minutes to the blue blag beaches  at Royan and beyond.

3 individually designed guest rooms available with en suite shower/bathroom, dressing rooms, TV/DVD players, tea /coffee making facilities, hairdryer, pool towels. Free WIFI in rooms and throughout house/grounds.  Guest kitchen.

Tastefully decorated Tournesol has one acre of quiet secluded grounds: Free parking, south facing aspect, with above ground pool and covered terrace. Several dining/sitting areas in garden - gazebo, swing seat, hammock, sun loungers, wind sails for shade.

Such a diverse mixture of things to do. We just love the countryside and the different areas around us.

Plenty of places to shop, eat and explore or simply relax at Chez Tournesol. There is something for everyone.


There is a market in Saintes on Wednesday and Saturday. Large shopping centre with Banks, supermarket, petrol station at St Geroges des Coteaux before Saintes, also at Saujon and Royan.

Night markets in the summer and concerts on the beach at Royan.

There really is so much to do in this area - golfing, tennis, swimming pools, water sports, horse riding, sailing, visiting vineyards/chateaux, fishing, river cruises, bowling, or visit the casino at Pontaillac/Royan.

Take the petite train from Saujon up the coast or cycle along the amazing coastal cycle route.

Sample the Marenne oysters. 

Plenty of places to eat, shop, explore!

Royan market is a must!

​Cognac is 40 minutes away and can recommend the Hennessy Cognac tour.



Chez Tournesol is a no smoking house
Adults only
Sorry no pets!

Doctors, pharmacy, Post Office, Bakers, Bar/Hotel are 5 minutes away by car in the next village of Pisany.  Or a nice cycle ride!


Saintes 10 minutes
Beach (Royan) 20 minutes
Cognac 40 Minutes
Golf (Saintes) 10 minutes
La Palymyre 40 Minutes
Marennes 30 minutes.