Where To Stay In Saint Emilion? It is not an easy choice to find good, friendly and comfortable accommodation.  Our house, Beau-Séjour meaning beautiful stay, has a very long history in providing affordable accommodation.  Over one hundred years ago it was an auberge / inn on one of the pilgrim routes to Saint Jacques de Compostelle.  In fact our very first guests, who arrived by chance before we were officially open, were very tired pilgrims cycling.  It was a ‘panic’ to put them up but we did it and they were incredibly happy. In distant times a simple scallop shell was a sign of a place to stay.  Now a Tripadvisor logo in a window or an internet site provide a similar purpose, but to a somewhat wider audience! We have both, an old scallop shell on a chimney at one end of the time scale and a prominent and excellent Tripadvisor presence.  A few years ago we were voted the best chambre d’hotes in France and the fourth best bed and breakfast in the whole world.  Four out of many ten of thousands is not too bad. In the past there were stables for the guests’ horses, now we have secure parking.  Until well after the last war the front of the house was entirely open to the street, now there is a high laurel hedge for privacy. The house still has the original stone, although restored, and the massive old oak and chestnut beams.  When we arrived there was one toilet and bathroom for a family of ten adults and their children, that has changed somewhat! In the old days there was cooking for the family, for guests and during the harvest for grape pickers.  Our breakfasts and dinners are now a ‘little more’ sophisticated but we still serve many regional dishes and of course the local wine. Come and visit us for ‘old world’ hospitality but with high-speed internet access! 
The scallop shell is actually on the leftmost chimney in the photo above.  It is possible to still discern it with the naked eye but it is not very clear on even the best photograph.
Mise a jour le 07/08/19
     
Where To Stay In Saint Emilion? It is not an easy choice to find good, friendly and comfortable accommodation.  Our house, Beau- Séjour meaning beautiful stay, has a very long history in providing affordable accommodation.  Over one hundred years ago it was an auberge / inn on one of the pilgrim routes to Saint Jacques de Compostelle.  In fact our very first guests, who arrived by chance before we were officially open, were very tired pilgrims cycling.  It was a ‘panic’ to put them up but we did it and they were incredibly happy. In distant times a simple scallop shell was a sign of a place to stay.  Now a Tripadvisor logo in a window or an internet site provide a similar purpose, but to a somewhat wider audience! We have both, an old scallop shell on a chimney at one end of the time scale and a prominent and excellent Tripadvisor presence.  A few years ago we were voted the best chambre d’hotes in France and the fourth best bed and breakfast in the whole world.  Four out of many ten of thousands is not too bad.
The scallop shell is actually on the leftmost chimney in the photo above.  It is possible to still discern it with the naked eye but it is not very clear on even the best photograph.
In the past there were stables for the guests’ horses, now we have secure parking.  Until well after the last war the front of the house was entirely open to the street, now there is a high laurel hedge for privacy. The house still has the original stone, although restored, and the massive old oak and chestnut beams.  When we arrived there was one toilet and bathroom for a family of ten adults and their children, that has changed somewhat! In the old days there was cooking for the family, for guests and during the harvest for grape pickers.  Our breakfasts and dinners are now a ‘little more’ sophisticated but we still serve many regional dishes and of course the local wine. Come and visit us for ‘old world’ hospitality but with high-speed internet access! 
Mise a jour le 7/08/19
             Bed and Breakfast situated close to            Saint Emilion Vineyards and Bordeaux  The only B&B near to Saint Emilion and Bordeaux     with over 550 excellent reviews on Tripadvisor
Beau Séjour: Bed and Breakfast / Guest House
Bed and Breakfast situated close to Saint Emilion and Bordeaux
The only B&B close to Saint Emilion and Bordeaux with             over 550 excellent reviews on Tripadvisor
Beau Séjour: Bed and Breakfast / Guest House          Telephone +33 (0) 9 64 39 45 98           Where To Stay In St Emilion?