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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
4 of us visited and stayed in the Gite, our hosts Vanessa & William were excellent, the property is both quirky and comfortable, the location is central which allows visits to nearby landmarks, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future
27 Sep 2022
5* plus, cannot rate this gite highly enough. Thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful gite for 2 weeks - 'Home from Home!' Huge thank you to Vanessa & William for making us so welcome and expert knowledge on places to visit in the area
Lorna & Wendy, Brixham, Devon, UK
24 Sep 2022
What an amazing place! The gite was perfect in every way and had absolutely everything we needed. The outdoor space in particular was great, good spot for star watching. Vanessa and William have been great hosts and Vanessa's knowledge of local attractions to visit was invaluable. We hope to stay longer next time!
Nick & Julie, Lincolnshire, UK
10 Sep 2022
Beaux Souvenirs has been just the retreat we all needed - post lockdown. We'll miss our daily morning amble to the boulangerie through the pretty village. The fresh bread and coffee in this serene location will bring us back. We've also enjoyed just chilling around the pool, to the sound of those elusive owls. We've loved our various excursions to the points of interest that are just a short drive from this quiet village. Thank you Vanessa & William have been warm, knowledgeable and very welcoming. Thank you for a special and memorable break.
Eloise, Yvonne & Dave, London, UK
03 Sep 2022
Four years on from our first visit and what a treat! The gite is as beautiful as the first time we came, the hosts are lovely - we count as friends, the museum and amazing social journey through a century plus! We have once again found ourselves refreshed, rested and sad to be leaving. See you again soon!
Ken & Susie, Eye, Suffolk, UK
27 Aug 2022
We have spent a wonderful 2 weeks in this beautiful gite, relaxing by the pool, exploring the local area, (David by bike) and are now thoroughly relaxed! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable - you are perfect hosts! We hope to return.
David & Jackie, Hebburn-on-Tyne, UK
13 Aug 2022
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.
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