Our story

It all started in 1870


An ageless example of the traditional Charentais style.

This former farmhouse was built by skilled craftsmen in the oyster farming village of Marsilly.


Style and spirit of a family home.

The family acquired the house, and Stéphane was born two years later.


Building the future with respect for the past.

Stéphane and Corinne bought the house and embarked on their bold project with passion.


Un Banc au Soleil opens for business.

After 3 years of work, the house welcomed its first guests. And the adventure continues with you…

A haven of tranquillity

The friendly stone building and intimate garden offer a promise of complete serenity.

Relax on the sofa and listen to music in the day room, sip hot chocolate or tea by the fire. Make yourself at home – it’s all yours.

Relax in the spa

Leave routine behind as you sink into the deliciously warm waters of the spa. Soak up the steam of the sauna fragranced with essential oils and lit by candles.
Treat yourself – or another lucky person – to a relaxing massage. Total ZEN.

The pool

Laze under the olive tree or read a good book while dangling your feet in the water. The pool is open throughout the summer season – from the end of May to the end of September, weather-permitting.

An inviting space for everyone to enjoy whenever they like.

Delicious breakfasts

We prepare the breakfasts ourselves.
Jams, pastries, fruit juices and fresh seasonal produce from organic or sustainable sources are served on the terrace or in the day room.

Corinne, your hostess

Corinne will be happy to book restaurants and taxis for you.
If you need any ideas for gifts or ways to make your stay an unforgettable one, just say the word and she will be delighted to make it happen for you.

Services and facilities

Well-being spaces, electric and traditional bike rental if you want to take a spin – Un Banc au Soleil offers a range of exclusive premium services to make your stay a really special experience.

  • Sauna & jacuzzi
  • Heated pool
  • Private parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cot
  • Picnics
  • Electric bike rental
  • Traditional bike rental
  • Child trailer
  • Woodburning stove
  • Restaurant bookings