Experience, relax, indulge... In Poitou, rural pleasures and healthy rest make this a remarkable experience. You will be made to feel welcome here by Émilie Thiollet. And René Descartes.
“ We pamper our guests here so they get the most out of their stay "
Between Châtellerault and Poitiers, in an idyllic corner of Poitou, a renovated 15th-century seigneury takes you back in time, surrounded by nature. Émilie takes pride in ensuring the wellbeing of her guests. Émilie gives them the best the region has to offer, good living, authentic flavours, an exceptional setting. The Le Pigeonnier du Perron,The Originals Relais tastefully combines tradition and modernity in this charming hotel in green surroundings of Availles-en-Châtellerault. This 3-star establishment also knows how to prepare wonderful local food. The restaurant makes wonderful use of local organic products. And the art de vivre takes a particular flavour on the land and in the building where the philosopher René Descartes lived.
This 15th century building, a former seigneury and home of René Descartes, is not a museum. Within its thick walls, the elegance and modernity have made this a special place. The comfort fits with the soul of the premises, the authenticity is charming. The 16 comfortable rooms and suites of the Le Pigeonnier du Perron,The Originals Relais each have their own character.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
From breakfast to dinner, not forgetting lunch, the restaurant uses fresh and organic ingredients from local producers or even the hotel’s own vegetable garden. In the image of the Le Pigeonnier du Perron,The Originals Relais, the food, with its Mediterranean flavours, proves to be generous and authentic, traditional and inventive. There is a bar where guests can prolong their evening in a friendly atmosphere.
Le Pigeonnier du Perron
The Le Pigeonnier du Perron,The Originals Relais offers its guests the charm of a rural break in the heart of Poitou.
To discover the Poitevin countryside and really get the most out of the soothing nature, there’s nothing like a bike ride around Availles-en-Châtellerault. The hotel has bicycles available for rental and Émilie will recommend routes to take.
The heated outdoor swimming pool is a great place to relax in the sun and make the most of the good weather from mid-May to early October. As the Le Pigeonnier du Perron,The Originals Relais thinks of the wellbeing of its guests, a table tennis table is available for anyone who fancies a game.
Located between Châtellerault and Poitiers, the Le Pigeonnier du Perron,The Originals Relais is just 20 minutes from Futuroscope so is ideal for Futuroscope trips.
What our customers say
Access is down a narrow track but don’t let that put ou off! This little gem of a hotel is made up of several building of age and character. Nicely refurbished, food was excellent and lovely friendly staff
"Lovely hotel to relax"
Good hotel on the outskirts of a small village. Perfect service for check in / out and good restaurant. Location is perfect to come down and relax
"The highlight of our holiday"
So welcoming, beautiful setting, loving clean and comfortable room, excellent food, a really lovely stay. Thanks
"Gorgeous hotel "
Stayed here overnight on way to Cherbourg. Lovely hotel with a lot of character. Plenty for the children to keep themselves occupied: pool, table tennis, boules, basketball net. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Fantastic buffet breakfast with cereals, fresh croissants and pain au chocolate s well as selection of cold meat, yoghurts and breads. Would thoroughly recommend.
Superb hotel, great food but needs better signposts from the main road.
Tranquil, relaxed and beautiful. We absolutely loved it
We had a wonderful stay. The feel of the hotel is very rustic and peaceful. Room was great ( tea and coffee facilities would have been appreciated - but maybe that is an English thing !). We had dinner one night and it was lovely to sit in the grounds, and enjoy a meal that was in keeping with the hotel . Swimming pool was great - super clean ! All staff were friendly and welcoming ! There were lots of places to sit and relax and enjoy the views.
We just love staying here while on our drive from the UK to Spain and back again. We love the rustic feel of the place and all the home made food, sourced locally. We travel with our dog and he is always made welcome and as it’s in the countryside, we can walk him in peace away from lots of traffic.
"Very Enjoyable stay"
We spent two separate nights at the Hotel having stayed twice before in previous years. Comfortable rooms and good food. Nice grounds to walk in and a much appreciated swimming pool
In an idyllic setting, typical of the Poitevin countryside, a comfortable meeting room is perfect for all sorts of work events.
An excellent 44m2 meeting room is set in an exceptional building where René Descartes once lived. Suitable for all sorts of work events, this room with a fireplace can accommodate up to 20 people (U-shaped table arrangement), 30 people (classroom configuration) or 35 people (conference room).