La Poule Verte

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La Poule Verte is a traditional style guest house offering bed and breakfast accommodation in the Cognac region. Situated in Archiac town centre, it's central to the highlights of the Cognac and Haute Saintonge regions. Archiac is a town with beautiful views over the vignoble and is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding countryside and attractions. Ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers, you'll enjoy a warm welcome in a traditional Charentaise-style home where English and French are spoken. Included is a quality continental breakfast for you to enjoy.

Step back in time into a period style home where personal attention and service are our priority. We aim to provide you with simple, attentive service and the relaxation and the privacy you desire. Delight in the walks or cycle rides available in the surrounding countryside. We can provide picnic lunches for your days out. Take advantage of the swimming pool during the summer months. Should you wish to lunch or dine in the garden or courtyard, we are happy to provide outdoor eating amenities.

Our facilities are not suitable for children under 12 and we cannot accommodate pets, owing to allergy concerns.

We accept reservations for a minimum of  2 nights from May to October.

A car is strongly advised. There is ample free parking in the car park opposite.

All rooms are non-smoking. A sheltered outdoor area is available for smokers.

Check-in time is between 16:00 - 20:00

Check-out time is 11:00



La Marenne

  • The classic style of French period furnishings and crisp white and grey welcome you to spacious simplicity. Your room provides a quiet haven for two in a double bed with  cool 100% Egyptian cotton bedding and hypo-allergenic pillows. Your own shower room and toilet is across the hall.

  • Towels, toiletries and wi-fi are included.

  • Room Tariff:  80€ per night




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La Barbezilienne

  • A twin bedded room with cool, 100% Egyptian cotton bedding and hypo-allergenic pillows provides simple comfort with style for travelers preferring separate beds. 

  • Towels, toiletries and wi-fi are included.

  • Room Tariff:  80€ per night


La Limousine

  • Spacious and simple, light and cool , understated comfortable style welcome you in this double bedded room with cool 100% Egyptian cotton bedding and hypo-allergenic pillows. 

  • Towels, toiletries and wi-fi are included.  

  • Room Tariff:  80€ per night



La Poule Soie

  • The private apartment has its own entrance and a back door leading to the garden and pool. 

  • 100% Egyptian cotton bedding and hypo-allergenic pillows. 

  • Towels, toiletries and wi-fi are included.  

  • Room Tariff:  110€ per night

  • A separate shower room and toilet and a kitchen complete the suite. It is an ideal haven of tranquility for two, 


Distillery Tours


Archiac is in the heart of the Petit Champagne vignoble of the Cognac region. It is surrounded by distilllers of the finest Cognacs and producers of Pineau de Charente, a unique specialty of our region. We will be happy to provide information, introductions and arrange tours, not only of famous distilleries that produce renowned brands but also smaller distilleries and cooperages, such as the local Tonnellerie Allary, where you can meet proprietors personally, see the full production process first-hand and sample this region's unique treasure.

Leisure Activities


Poitou-Charentes is one of the sunniest parts of the French west coast. It enjoys around 2,250 hours of sunshine each year. Relax for a day at the beach near Royan or La Rochelle. Enjoy the leisure park, health spa or casino at nearby Jonzac or spend a day canoeing or boating on the Charente river.

Cultural Sites


The Cognac region is steeped in history going back over 1000 years. The intrigue and fascination of the region's heritage is yours to discover. The surrounding towns and cities:          CognacPons, Jonzac and Saintes are just the start of your adventure. Further afield, Bordeaux and La Rochelle (less than 90 minutes away) provide World Heritage experiences.



The open, undulating country around Archiac is ideal for cycling. The quiet roads are well maintained and there are also many mountain-bike and road trails that will test your endurance. We will be happy to arrange bicycle hire and picnic lunches given advance notification.

Markets and Dining 


Opportunities to delight in the local cuisine abound and we can recommend good local restaurants, catering for all tastes and budgets. There are also many local markets of all kinds where you can not only find delightful delicacies but hunt for ancient French bric-a-brac and maybe a forgotten valuable antique. Night markets in the summer provide an opportunity to choose from a wide selection of freshly cooked food from dozens of local producers. Take a seat, listen to the free music and soak up the party atmosphere. 



The Charente-Maritime region is a walkers paradise and Archiac is ideally suited as a base for walkers of all levels. Marked routes abound, but you may be just as enchanted exploring on your own. We will be happy to provide maps and picnic lunches given advance notification.



Deux hôtes charmants et attentionnés, une belle maison, un très beau terroir à découvrir, tout concourt à rendre le séjour des plus agréables et des plus attachants. Une super adresse ! Harry and Pauline are lovely people who will take care of you and make sure everything is perfect. It was like leaving friends - or even family ! A great place to be ...

Monika - Honfleur, France



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Tel: +33 (0) 5 46 04 18 71

Mob: +33 (0) 6 41 01 14 48

12 Rue de Riveron, Archiac, 17520, France

  • La Poule Verte enjoys the convenience of being in the village of Archiac, yet is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

  • It is just over an hour from the airports at Bordeaux and La Rochelle.

  • It is within 30 minutes of both the A10 and N10 north-south routes.

  • Cognac, Jonzac and Pons are all under 20 minutes away.

  • Beaches near Royan are under 45 minutes away.

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