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Welcome to Le Petit Bijou

Petit Bijou means little gem and we believe you’ll agree that your holiday with us will be just that.

 

A Charentaise style house providing self catering accommodation for up to 6 people. Situated in the beautiful village of St Fraigne close to the market town of Aigre. The village with a lazy river meandering under a rugged sandstone bridge through the centre has many facilities including a wonderful Boulangiere with a large selection of delicacies to tempt you.

The Market town of Aigre is situated 8km south and caters for all your basic needs including supermarket, petrol station, banks, bars, restaurants, weekly markets and much more.

Angouleme the capital city of Poitou Charente lies 45km south. Angouleme old town is based around the chapel and has some interesting medieval houses (some rather grand) along the pedestrianised cobbled streets.

Within the town there are two main features – the cathedral and the town hall.

The Roman style Cathedral of Saint Peter dates back 900 years, but has been altered a great deal since. It is the ornately decorated facade that holds the most interest, with 70 carvings depicting the story of the Ascension.

The town hall was built on the site of an earlier chateau, of which just two towers now remain. There are also several museums in the town, including a Museum of Fine Arts, a Museum of Paper (the prosperity of the town was originally founded on the production of paper); and an Archaeology Museum