Chez Anne ( EI )
Bed & Breakfast - Chambre d'Hôtes
2 rue des Rentes, 16720 Saint-Même les Carrières, France
Siret: 489 071 183 00029
This charming Charentaise three-star bed and breakfast (chambre d'hôtes) is situated on the edge of the popular village of
St Même les Carrières, near Jarnac and Segonzac, in the heart of the Grande Champagne Cognac region.
Our delightful stone house has two comfortable guest rooms.
Guests are welcome to relax in our large salon
or to unwind with an apéritif outside in the private courtyard.
Free WiFi is available.
In view of the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19,
and the extra sanitising necessary,
we are not accepting reservations for only one night.
Bookings will be accepted for a minimum of two nights.
The family suite of Hine and Bisquit are two interconnecting rooms - one room with a double bed, and a door connecting to another room comprising two single beds.
These two rooms share a shower room and toilet with washbasin.
This is a large room with one double bed, two single beds and a private bathroom.
60€ per night - 1 person
80€ per night - 2 people
100€ per night - 3 people
120€ per night - 4 people
Both rooms sleep up to four people and both are suitable for a family with children
but not for four adults.
The rates shown above include breakfast and the local Taxe de Sejour.
The deposit required to reserve a room is the cost of one night's stay, and we accept major credit cards.
We are happy to welcome you to check in between 16h00 and 19h00.
If you wish to access your room outside of these hours please discuss it with us.
Rooms should be vacated by 11h00 on your day of departure.
Please note: our household includes two dogs and a cat, in case of allergies or phobias.
A continental breakfast is on offer every morning: fresh bread, croissants, cereals, yoghurts, homemade preserves, seasonal fruits, as well as tea, espresso or filter coffee and fruit juice.
© photos Charles York Miller
THINGS TO DO
St Meme has a small amount of commerce.
The Café des Carrières is a bar, PMU, sells magazines and papers and is also the depôt de pain for the village while the new boulangerie is being constructed.
The bar serves meals on weekdays between 12h00 and 14h00.
We also have a pharmacie and several hairdressers,
and a Post Office.
The village has a market on Thursday mornings in the main square with a fruit and vegetable stall, a fish stall and a stall selling charcuterie and meat.
There is a local famers market
at Domaine du Tambourinor
every Friday afternoon
14h00 to 19h00
Domaine du Tambourinor are also open from Monday to Saturday
between June and September
09h00-12h00 and 14h00-19h00
Closes at 18h00 on Saturdays
In the winter between end of September and end of May, it is open Friday and Saturday mornings.
Cognac Houses to Visit
Make the most of being in the heart of the Cognac region by visiting one of the many Cognac-producing houses in the area.
Many familiar names have organised visits, where you can learn about their origins, history and methods of production, which often conclude with tastings.
See websites for Courvoisier, Hennessy, Hine, Martell, Meukow, Otard, and Remy Martin.
Blues Passion Festival
The Cognac Blues Passion Festival is held yearly at the beginning of July.
It has featured many international performers over the years, including BB King, Joe Cocker, Sting, Seal, Santana.
This year it features Simple Minds and Francis Cabrel to name but two, and takes place between the
1st July to 5th July 2020.
Music can be heard in the streets throughout the town of Cognac over these days, with the main grass amphitheatre in the park being its central stage.
Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
Denis and Celine Garcia welcome you to Planet Ski in
St-Même les Carrières.
Located on an 18 hectare body of water, the water skiing and wakeboard school is open all year round.
For wakeboarding, both boat and cable are available.
Archeological Excavation Site
A few kilometres from St Même, Angeac-Charente boasts one of Europe's most important site for palaeontologists, which in 2010 uncovered the largest Sauropod femur found in Europe measuring 2.2 metres long, which came from a creature 30 to 40 metres in length
and weighing 40 tonnes.
The Audouin family who own the quarries, allow the scientists to continue their dig in summer when the water logged site is pumped dry during their annual closure.
Visits are only possible in July and strictly bookable through the Tourist Office in
Châteauneuf-sur-Charente or Cognac.
This is an International Comic Book Festival held in January each year.
It features many different comic strip styles and includes exhibitions, debates and signings.
Fète du Cognac
The Fête du Cognac takes place annually at the end of July, on the quayside of the river Charente.
Featured artists in the past have included The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks and Gregory Porter.
This year it takes place between the 23rd July and 25th July 2020.
Underwater Cave Diving
For experienced divers, there is the opportunity to visit the inundated caves under the village.
Underneath the vineyards lie many kilometres of caves, remnants of the stone quarrying for which the town made its name.
From around 45 euros, there are short microlight flights available from the Pierre Levée aérodrome near St Meme.
Gabarres are traditional flat-bottomed boats which were used to transport Cognac and salt out to the coast for export.
Trips lasting an hour and a half are available to book from nearby Saint Simon where the boats were originally constructed.
Circuit des Ramparts
The Circuit des Ramparts has taken place in Angoulême for over 70 years, and this year is over three days between
18th to 20th September 2020.
It features vintage and classic cars racing around the streets of Angoulême and on Sunday out around the beautiful surrounding Charente countryside.
You also get a chance to meander amongst the vehicles and talk with the owners as they park up on the ramparts of the city.
We received a warm welcome from Anne after a tiring journey. The room was light and airy and beautifully furnished in French style, with top quality bed linen. The toiletries in the ensuite, and extra milk for making early morning tea were much appreciated. There was a lot of interesting conversation over our delicious continental breakfast which was served in the beautiful salon ... I felt like we had arrived as strangers and parted as good friends. We wish Anne all the best in the future.
Alice and Arthur
Our first time visiting the area and needed a place to stay.
Anne was a wonderful host who booked restaurants for us and gave some much needed advice on the local area, and places to stay during our journey north.
The rooms were lovely and clean and breakfast was amazing with fresh figs from her tree.
I would highly recommend Chez Anne to anyone ..... nothing was too much trouble.
Kim and Paul