The Couvent Des Cordeliers
On the banks of the river Charente, between Poitiers and Angoulême, in the heart of the historical village of Verteuil dominated by its famous castle whose foundations date from 1080 and where many French Kings stayed, the ancient Couvent was founded in 1471 by Jean de la Rochefoucauld, Lord of Verteuil.
Here you will find Le Couvent des Cordeliers, a unique and elegant Chambres D’Hôtes de Prestige.
Bordered by the river Charente and set in beautiful walled grounds, the courtyard garden and terrace is arranged around the roman-style pool and fountain.
Within the grounds of Le Couvent des Cordeliers is the Church of St François, a wonderfully intimate wedding-venue.
The Old Vestry and Monk’s Refectory are now replaced with the graceful Reception/ Dining-Room with its original fireplace and authentic wall drawings.
Le Couvent des Cordeliers is the perfect location for holidays, private functions; golf weekends, corporate hospitality and an opportunity to relax and do nothing apart from enjoy the ambience, weather and delights of South-West of France.
All our Guest Suites are different in style but luxurious in décor, all en-suite with either a bath tub or walk-in shower. Prices from €140 per room, per night including continental breakfast.
THE COURTYARD TERRACE overlooking the Charente River is open every weekend in May for Drinks, Lunch, Full English Cream Teas.
For Lunch our Resident Chef offers a Seasonal ‘A La Carte Menu’ using local produce.
Full English Cream Teas are served during the afternoons with a selection of Sandwiches, Cakes and Traditional Scones with Jam and Cream all freshly baked by our Resident Chef.
The Couvent will be open for Lunch and Afternoon Teas every Weekend and Bank Holiday throughout May.
The Chambre D’Hôte will be open 7 days.