La Porte Rouge

Saintes, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast

Eat local and homemade at one big table - seafood platter a speciality - climb the stairs to comfortable rooms with Cathedral views


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Central, cobbled, car-free Saintes – perfect for Francophile lovers. Do arrange a meal here at one big table (herbs from the walled garden). Cooking comes high on well-travelled (American) Jim and Monique’s list of passions; history and art too – their relaxed, typically French home (a hotel since the 16th-century) is full to bursting with beautiful antiques from different countries. Quiet, comfortable bedrooms on the second floor have linen from Italy, beams, white stone walls, original wood and parquet floors, and modern bathrooms with antique tubs. Take a trip on the Charente which runs through this fine town.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Cot available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner, on request. 4 courses with wine, coffee & apéritif, €28. Child €15. Restaurant 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €85
Singles €15. Dinner, B&B €28 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €15 per person per night.
1 Suite for 4
From €125
2 Doubles
From €95
1 Twin
From €85


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Monique Potel

  • aromatic herbs in our garden and local farmer's market are the perfect setting for an ideal meal conceived on the inspiration of one of the 800 cookbooks from our collection to concoct a meal that you will remember
  • the charente fleuve is running at the end of the street with its gorgeous landscape that has inspired many artists catch a boat and visit our region from a different perspective !!!!
  • visit our numerous historical venues roman and romain we hold the map to the perfect discovery of an uncharted territory
  • 30 minute from the sea, Cognac and a 1000 other activities to experiment come and see we will be glad to to steer you the right way in the discovery of untold secrets
  • come and visit our artists studio we will organise your visits and let you discover the sculptors inspired by the great stone of our region along with the painters inspired by the incredible light of charente maritime
  • let us help you discover what the juice of the vine has in store for you from wine to cognac we got the kee for your papillary enjoyment