Palmier Sur Cour

Rochefort, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast

In the historic port of Rochefort, a delightful townhouse B&B with homemade treats for breakfast and très elegant bedrooms...


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


A handsome townhouse in the heart of the historic town with an understated, calm interior. Find period details, deep skirtings, fireplaces, cornices and a light-flooded stone staircase with iron balustrading. Three lovely lofty bedrooms are decorated in classic French style with a mix of antiques and prettily dressed beds. Catherine and Eric give you homemade breakfasts of fresh fruit salad, cakes, yogurts and jams at one big table; in summer you spill onto the terrace. Beaches and seafood beckon and the port of Rochefort (that lies within the charmed triangle of La Rochelle, Saintes and Royan) is fascinating.


  • 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
Minimum two nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Guest kitchenette. Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €85
Reduced rate for single occupancy.
1 Double
From €85
1 Family room for 3
From €115
1 Family room for 4
From €135


We had a very happy time at Palmier au Cours, so much so that we stayed for an extra night. It's a rather grand and lofty town house, decorated in the style of the 17th century althoiugh not built till the 1850s. Catherine and Eric have only owned it for six months. They are a charming couple and made us very welcome, which was helped by their excellent English. Catherine makes a sumptuous breakfast with home made fruit salads, jams and yoghourt. The room was very comfortable with an enormous bed and there is a very pretty garden. We really liked Catherine and Eric and hope to return.


We had a really enjoyable stay at Palmier Sur Cour. Helene and Jean- Pierre are charming hosts who made us feel very welcome and indulged us by speaking English and translating with other French guests! The house is beautiful and very comfortable. Helene provides great coffee, home made yogurt and other delicious treats for breakfast. The town and surrounding area is very interesting with a wide range of different places to visit. There are also some good local restaurants. We would definitely recommend this lovely holiday home and are looking forward to returning!


Wonderful house and very helpful hosts who couldn't have been more helpful. Superb location with easy parking. Courtyard garden was a delight on a hot humid evening


We had a lovely couple of days at this beautiful town house. the hosts are perfectly charming and gave us fantastic advice about the local area, which turned out to be fascinating. Huge beautifil rooms, with access to a kitchenette and lounge. Highly recommended.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catherine & Eric Malingrey

  • Visit the construction site and the replica frigate Hermione in the most prestigious dockyards chosen in the 17th century by order of Louis XIV, the 'Sun King'.
  • Step inside the magnificent Royal Rope works, over 374 meters long!
  • Walk or cycle in Rochefort historic centre: explore the architecture, museums and the Transborder Bridge built in 1900. Gorgeous seafood markets close by.
  • Explore the islands (tiny Ile Madame, preserved wild Aix Island, famous Fort Boyard) and relax on sandy beaches.
  • Enjoy the peaceful landscapes along the Charente River, a paradise for migrating birds!
  • In Rochefort surroundings: discover the ancient salt trade city Brouage, the Royan seashore and wild coast, Cognac and its Brandy trading houses, Saintes and its gallo-roman architecture.