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The Perfect Base for Your French Stay

We are Vanessa & William and in 2016 we had an opportunity to change our lifestyle, leaving our home in Suffolk and moving to the Dordogne. We bought an old Coach House and gite, the latter of which we have renovated for guests and named ‘Beaux Souvenirs’.

Buoyed by my experience in marketing and some knowledge of the French language and William’s carpentry and renovation skills, and our joint love of antiques, we believed we had what it takes to set up our new venture.  

Our property search criteria included somewhere that we could lodge my lifetime collection of vintage fashion and William’s growing collection of Napoleonic and Tin-Tin memorabilia.

The dream home that we found has enabled up to add our own personal stamp. It’s a place with lots of character where we can enjoy county living but have amenities close by including an essential village bakery.

Much blood, sweat and tears have gone into creating ‘Beaux Souvenirs’. But this is no ordinary gite. We wanted guests to experience real luxury in a bespoke get-away which has all the comforts of home living.  “It’s even better than the photos.” – we’ve been told!

Imagine pottering down the lane to the village each morning to collect freshly baked croissants. Or spending a relaxing Saturday evening at the nearby bistro. Then after a restful sleep on sprung mattresses, exploring the beautiful Dordogne. This is where we can help as we have visited most places within a few hours’ drive. So, whatever your interests, we can let you know where, when and what to visit so that you don’t miss a thing.

An extra special feature that we offer is a lovingly filled on-site fashion museum where you can see our collection of vintage treasures.

William and I take great pride in what we have created. Our aim is to ensure that guests have a wonderful holiday experience and return home refreshed and with long-lasting happy memories.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Vanessa & William


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