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Les Carmes

75m² of modern comfort in an Historical shell

Thanks to the floor plan Les Carmes is the perfect location for either a family vacation or to be shared by two couples who can enjoy total privacy in their suite and still meet in the living room for a scrabble game or in the kitchen with a glass of “Noble Joue”, a local wine.

The living room at Les Carmes
The living room at Les Carmes
Charm and Tradition at Les Carmes
Socializing at Les Carmes
Dining at Les Carmes
Charm and Tradition at Les Carmes

The main room:

As you open the entrance door, the main room reminds you of the history of the mansion: Oak floors, mouldings and trim. The ceiling, over 3 metres up contributes to the feeling of space and freedom.

On your right is the living room area with its convertible sofa and the two Archibald armchairs inviting for some relaxation. Modernity has not been forgotten with the digital TV and its 150 channels, the Wi-Fi, and a stereo as well. The house phone is free when you call landlines in over 100 countries and can as well be customized with your own Skype account.

On your left, is the dining area across from the kitchen. On each side of the main rooms are the bedrooms suites.

Balzac the master suite at Les Carmes
Balzac the master suite at Les Carmes
Balzac's full modern bath at Les Carmes
Balzac's full modern bath at Les Carmes
French touch in Balzac's bathroom
Littre the versatile suite at Les Carmes
Littre the versatile suite at Les Carmes
Littre a full modern shower at Les Carmes
Littre a full modern shower at Les Carmes

Balzac & Littré: The suites

The "Balzac" bedroom, in honour of Honoré de Balzac, a 19th century French writer who was born in the city and kept coming back all his life to find his muse, is 14m² (150 Square feet). Usually considered as the "Parents' suite" it has a Queen size bed where you will sleep away the hard work of a tourist's day! By the window is the writer's desk where you will be able to write down your memories unless the Casanova armchair welcomes you for some reading times. From the bedroom you have a direct access to your private bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilets.

The "Littré" bedroom on the right of the main room, slightly smaller with its 12m² (130 Square feet) offers the polyvalence of a king bed or two single beds. The room has its own private entrance if need be. The room has also its own bathroom equipped with a multi function shower and a private toilet.

Fully equiped modern kitchen at Les Carmes
Fully equiped modern kitchen at Les Carmes

The kitchen:

Some would tell you it's the most important room in a French home! This is probably why we spent some extra time in designing the room during the recent renovations. As a result you will find there all the modern equipment you can expect: Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction cooking set, dishwasher, washing machine... Breakfast was not forgotten either with its toaster, coffee maker and kettle. In the cabinets you will find all the utensils you may dream of to cook memorable meals. But cooking is not everything! The table has to be set appropriately to honor the dishes served. At Les Carmes Frédérique has chosen some fine china and glassware for your pleasure.

The Private Courtyard:

Nothing too exciting there but it’s a safe place to park your bicycles for the night.

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How to contact us

For any information request we recomand you use the information form, likewise, if you wish to book your holiday use in priority the booking form both available from the "Contact us" menu. For any other communication please feel free to send us an Email at: info@etapedecharme.com

If you need to send us a postal Mail or courier:

SCI Asante Sana
31 rue de l'Epan
37300 Joué les Tours

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