Have confidence in your holiday accommodation at Your French Stay

Book your stay at our gite with confidence...

You can be sure when you stay at a gite with Your French Stay that how it is represented on our website is exactly what you will find when you arrive.   

1. It is registered in France as a micro-entrepreneur business, hence why you will see the SIRET number on the website and business cards.  

2. It was signed up by the holiday booking company 'Sawdays Special Places', who select only the best for their books. Part of the selection process includes receiving a visit from a senior Sawdays representative. This ensures that they feel confident that the property is correct and they can confidently promote it to their customers. As they only take on 50% of the properties they visit, the property has to be special, and this is what they say on their website.

Life’s too short for ordinary. That’s why we’ve spent over 25 years finding, visiting and choosing brilliant places to stay. For people who love special.

3. Our gite has been inspected and certified by the Dordogne Perigord Tourisme which stipulate what level of amenities we should be providing our guests to achieve a 1-5 star rating. This rating then determines how much Taxe de Sejour (Tourist tax) must be levied. So, the higher the star rating the higher the tax. Like many gite owners, we allocated to have a lower rating to keep the Taxe de Sejour reasonable for our guests. Beaux Souvenirs is therefore listed as a 3-star accommodation service. 

4. Finally, we have a visitors guest book where guest can leave their thoughts about their stay.

Read what our guests have said about us

Reviews are so helpful as they enable us to fine-tune our offer by understanding whether our presentation, service and attention to detail are what exactly what guests are looking for.

We do hope you enjoy reading these reviews and alongside the above points, that they make you feel inspired to book now with the confidence you can expect the same welcome and standards. 

We look forward to meeting you.

Vanessa & William

An amazing place to stay, clean tidy well-designed and laid out, with quality furnishings throughout. The pool and garden area are fantastic, with lots of places to sit and enjoy the sun. The good-sized pool is cleaned every morning, many thanks to William.
The village is only a 6-minute walk and has a fantastic quality butcher, a good bakery and an organic veg etc shop. There is also a bar and small grocers. We had a lovely, relaxing week there, a standard far above most gîtes in the area.
Lots of places to visit locally, all in Vanessa's file at the gîte.
Grateful thanks to Vanessa and William.

Don, Alyson, & Abbie, Lough, Lincs, UK

30 Jul 2022

Thank you Will & Vanessa for a fantastic gite and pool. We loved the pool, garden and setting so much - it's going to be hard to leave. It was really great to have a salt maintained pool which was expertly maintained. Great info and recommendations. A delight to spend time learning about the museum with you Vanessa and thanks for a warm friendly greeting. Would love to come back.

Steve, Julie, Imogen & Laura, Rugby, UK

16 Jul 2022

What a disappointment! To have to leave after 1 week. It was perfect. Thanks Vanessa & William

Ingrid & Marco, Baarie-Nassau. Holland

09 Jul 2022

We finally made it! Third time lucky and it was completely worth the wait. The online pictures are stunning but can't fully capture the 'wow' factor of this place or the warmth of the welcome. Thank you so much for an incredible week in this beautiful place. (It's also the best fit-out we've seen - everything you could want is here).

John & Michael, Maidenhead, Surrey, UK

18 Jun 2022

Thank you Will and Vanessa for your warm hospitality and your excellent recommendations of things to see and do. Leaving feeling refreshed and chilled. Loved the gite, pool and gardens, perfect setting, hope to return.

Sue & Mark, Manchester, UK,

11 Jun 2022

Dear Vanessa and William, what can we say or add to all the previous comments? You have a beautiful gite, quiet, lots (!) of interesting wildlife. a very peaceful village, a lovely pool in which one can really swim and by night fantastic starry skies, We will miss this place! Thank you also for the very interesting fashion tour. We wish you both all the best, we enjoyed our talks, we hope you have a good season and are sure that other guests enjoy your premises as much as we did!!

Robin & Monique, Harmelon, Holland -

04 Jun 2022

We very much enjoyed our 12 days' stay in this comfortably well equipped and tastefully decorated gite. We loved the quietness and peacefulness of the house, the garden and the whole area. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the Perigord Vert, Vanessa and William proved to be very friendly and warm in their welcome and very helpful all kinds of things; much appreciated! All in all, an unforgettable stay in a wonderful environment!

Joost & Anja, Ysselsbein, Holland

30 Apr 2022

What a great two weeks! The perfect balance of relaxation and activity. Vanessa & William were exceptional hosts with a wealth of local information and hidden gem recommendations. Thank you so much - we hope to return!

Joseph & Imogen, London, UK

17 Apr 2022

Our 3rd visit, yet again a lovely relaxing time and lots of interesting places to visit. Vanessa and William are great hosts. We strongly recommend a visit!

Tony, Wendy & Tim, Skipton, UK

26 Sep 2021

A lovely gite in a beautiful setting. Vanessa & William were very welcoming & provided lots of tips & knowledge for our stay. Great tour of the museum. Thank you for being great hosts.

Paula & Stephen, Cambridge, UK

11 Sep 2021

The welcome was so warm & lovely in this beautiful house, garden etc. We loved our stay here for our late honeymoon. The pool, the garden everything was perfect. Also it was very clean. We loved the privacy, but also the good tips from Vanessa &william!

Tromp & Roos, Holland

28 Aug 2021

We had a very warm welcome from Vanessa and William when we arrived. we enjoyed our stay in the gite very much. Thank you for the wonderful holiday and the tour of the museum at our last evening.

Yvonne & Richard, Eindhoven, Holland

21 Aug 2021

We had a wonderful week in this perfect gite! The garden and pool are very nice and private. Vanessa and William, thanks for all the tips and fare. We enjoyed the wine and other snacks when we arrived.

Gepke, Edward & Iris - Amersfoort, Holland

31 Jul 2021

A perfect week in a perfect gite! Quiet, large pool set in a lush garden and comfortable double beds and a fully equipped kitchen. Comfy outdoor seating for shade and sun. And a great little bakery just up the street in the small cosy town of Mialet. Thanks a million, Vanessa and William for the tips and warm welcome.

Karin, Michel & Zale - Naarden, Holland

24 Jul 2021

Another superb stay. Thank you to Vanessa & William This is a lovely gite, very relaxing. Will be back XXX

Tony, Wendy and Tim - Skipton UK

24 Sep 2020

What a truly fabulous week we've had with lots of 'Beaux Souvenirs' to take away with us. Vanessa & William are super hosts, such attention to detail to ensure everything was exactly right for us. Loved the groceries & wine thank-you! Great recommendations for places to visit! Loved the fashion museum & strongly recommend walks by St Martin de Fressengeas. Lazing by the pool was the perfect antidote to sightseeing. Huge thanks! And congratulations one great gite!

Margie, London and Tony, Canada

29 Aug 2020

This page is probably too small to hold all the words to describe our lovely stay in the Dordogne. First of all; your warm welcome, incl all the groceries, information, tips for places to go to. Thanks for your time to give us a tour of your amazing museum - You both made a lovely place to come back to!

Ria, Jan, Aafke & Emma, Utrecht, Holland

22 Aug 2020

What a wonderful place and fantastic week we had. Such a fantastic location and stylish gite. Also, what a pool!!! Thank you for being such brilliant hosts - we loved all your recommendations and museum tour. We hope to be back soon! XX

Kathleen & James, London

15 Aug 2020

A beautiful gem in the Dordogne matched by the warmth and kindness of the hosts Vanessa and William. We have loved this stylish retreat and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. A huge thank you and we will be back!

Theresa & Barry, London

08 Aug 2020

Thanks for a lovely time. Super gite with plenty of space. Looks out onto a beautiful garden and pool. Lots to see. Tranquil and relaxing.

Bob, Northampton

01 Nov 2019

Came away for some calm and tranquillity, with the addition of some lovely countryside, beautiful setting and fabulous hosts. We couldn't have asked for more. Are leaving with light hearts and big smiles XXXXX

Harriet & Kate, Sandwich & Great Bricett, Suffolk

29 Sep 2019

Thank you Vanessa & William, your gite is really lovely, we had a great time and wish you every success going forward.

Tony, Wendy & Tim, Yorkshire

22 Sep 2019

Finally got round to sending a review! We stayed here for 2 weeks from 10th August and from not wanting to go to France to now wanting to go back, my husband has been converted! This truly is a wonderful place to stay and Vanessa and William couldn't have made us more welcome. Total privacy but if you needed anything they were there. We have decided that next time we will have a two centre holiday so that we have chance to see other places further afield but also come back here as we liked it so much. Thank you!

The Artheys, Rutland

20 Sep 2019

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your perfectly appointed gite. We had a great week exploring the Dordogne and relaxing by the pool. Thank you so much for your help and recommendations!

Adam & Lizzy, London

14 Sep 2019

We loved our week at Miallet and the gite was perfect for the four of us. Thanks for all the great touring tips and arranging the beer tour & entertaining night out. There is so much to see & do here. We needed more time. Vanessa the museum was a big bonus!

Dan & Patty - Eagle, ID,USA

07 Sep 2019

We were lucky to find this perfect place with wonderful hosts. The gite was perfectly comfortable and the location was great for exploring the fascinating Dordogne. Thanks for a wonderful place to stay.

Helen & Tim, Caldwell, ID, USA

07 Sep 2019

This is an enchanting place we have had a wonderful time. The gite is so beautifully decorated and elegantly comfortable. The pool is a real bonus-used it every day. Thank you both!

Claire & Ed, London

31 Aug 2019

Thank you so much for the most amazing week. We needed relaxation and this is the best space for that. The gite is perfect and has everything we could need and the garden and the pool were the perfect places to relax. Huge thank you to William and Vanessa for making us feel so welcome and for all the excellent recommendations. We've had such a lovely time, we'll definitely be back!! PS A visit to the onsite fashion museum is a must!!

Jack & Hannah, Cambridge

29 Jul 2019

Thank you both for making our holiday truly wonderful. The gite & pool was beyond our expectations and we have enjoyed every minute of our stay here. Once again thank you both for helping us out when we had a problem with our car. You both went out of your way to help us and we really appreciated it. There was so much to see and do here and feel we have only scratched the surface. We will definitely be back and hope to see you soon. Well done Vanessa & William XX
PS Vanessa, we loved your vintage museum and your informative talk- fascinating!!

Chris & Steve, Birmingham

19 Jul 2019

Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful gite - we had a thoroughly relaxing time!

Zoe & Karl, Surrey

12 Jul 2019

What more can we say but we're looking forward to our return. A huge effort & thought has gone into ensuring visitors are delighted. Well done Vanessa & Will

Paul & Patricia, Wadebridge, Cornwall

29 Jun 2019

Vanessa & Will – a wonderful couple that made us feel welcome the minute we stepped out of the car. Beaux Souvenirs – what a beautiful place to stay with everything you need.
Loads of places to visit great places to eat. Beautiful surroundings and love the décor. There is nothing that could be any better than it is! Wish we could’ve stayed a month!
Vanessa – thank you for showing us around your beautiful museum xx


Andrea & Bryan, Yorkshire

20 Jun 2019

A lovely gite equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing break. Fabulous hosts who made the stay more special.

Steve & Faye, Bucks

01 Jun 2019

Fab gite run by 2 fab people who couldn't be more helpful and were invaluable with their knowledge of the area. Truly a wonderful gite and can't wait to return.

Karen & Kevin, Yorkshire

25 May 2019

Wonderful gite, beautifully designed by two lovely people. We will definitely return in the near future, (sorry you were away and we never got to meet you, Vanessa). William was absolutely brilliant he took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed and plenty to do during our stay in Beaux Souvenirs. 10/10 A+ 100%.

Emma & Phil, Ireland

09 Apr 2019

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your gorgeous gite! Looking forward to visiting again.

Damian Marais, Berlin

28 Sep 2018

We were wowed from the moment we walked in, beautifully presented modern rustic Gite decorated with the host's interests shining through. We used the fabulous salt water pool and stunningly peaceful garden every day. Vanessa and William are amazing hosts, are extremely knowledgeable of the area and have provided a folder full of things to do and see in the region. Thank you so much for making our week. Highly recommended the stay and we hope to be back in the future. "

Lisa & Scott, Jersey

22 Sep 2018

Such a lovely week in a perfect setting. We couldn't have asked for more.

Phil & Kate, Cambridge

08 Sep 2018

Beaux Souvenirs is brimming with rustic charm and we loved our stay here. We were so impressed by the pool and the beautiful setting and the gite with its vintage decor was immaculately presented and surpassed all our expectations. This together with our superb hosts makes it a place we will most definitely return to.

Rebecca & Mike, Swansea

01 Sep 2018

When you book a long-awaited holiday you hope your gite lives up to the imagination- well rest assured-a stunning and well-equipped gite, fantastic pool, lovely hosts who are there to help make your holiday special in a simply stunning part of France. Dont hesitate - just book you won't be disappointed. Thank you, Vanessa & William. We will see you again.

Andrew, Kirstyn and Lucy, Ely

25 Aug 2018

Fabulous gite and superb pool! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you to our very hospitable hosts!

Dave, Julie and Cicely , Cornwall

11 Aug 2018

An amazing few days spent with two wonderful people. Will be back very soon.

Stuart & Nikki, Scotland

22 Jul 2018

A wonderful relaxed break in the heart of scenic France. With walks, villages, markets and town nearby we were spoilt for choice between them and just chilling at Beaux Souvenirs. A superb gite and you were perfect hosts. Thank you!

Ken & Susie, Suffolk

18 Jul 2018

Instantly relaxing, a truly spectacular gite. You made us feel so welcome.

AH & DS, London

07 Jul 2018

A fantastic magical place. The surroundings of the village and beyond are amazing. Vanessa & William are fantastic hosts "We will be back".

Betty & Duncan, Glasgow

21 Jun 2018

Lovely, spacious, Gite with friendly owners. Loved having breakfast outside in the garden, the Gite has its own private access.

Great location for touring the Dordogne and easy to get there from Limoges.

Bob Palmer, Northampton

28 May 2018