Maison Maurice

11 Rue de la Croix Rejolles, Biron, Pons, 17800 France (Show map)


Beautifully restored charentaise farmhouse, dating from 1850, but with modern menities, free wi-fi and private parking, this award winning B&B is a delightful place to stay. A warmest of welcomes, in a tranquil, rural setting, conveniently close to A10 autoroute exit 36 and Pons (a medieval city). Four really charming, individually decorated bedrooms, with private uptodate facilities, exceptionally comfortable beds, quality bed linens. Guests own entrance and separate dining/ sitting room. Perfect for a one night stop or stay longer and get to know this lovely area. Penny and Adrian are generous with their time and hospitality and help you get the most from your stay. Please read the reviews! Pretty walks from the house past vines and sunflowers or relax in a choice of garden rooms - the wild garden (with birdsong!), lawn, sunny terrace or tranquil area. Take a drive to the coast in just 35 minutes! Price includes a delicious breakfast, with seasonal fruits, home made jams and pastries often served in the garden. Lovingly prepared evening meals often available, booked in advance, 30 euro including wine and aperitif. Book a stay, relax and soak up the atmosphere that is Maison Maurice! Distance from Pons Medieval City - 5 kilometres Royan (Atlantic Coast) 34 kilometres Saintes - 24 kilometres Bordeaux - 98 kilometres (or Park and Ride to city centre) Cognac - 20 kilometres La Rochelle - 90 kilometres Rochefort - 65 kilometres

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Innkeepers: Penny and Adrian Girardot



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

At home without being at home

5 on September 17, 2015

We enjoyed the endless hospitality at Maison Maurice for a couple of days. As from the very first warm "welcome" from Penny and Molly, we felt at home. The house is restored with so much love for history and passion for details. The garden gives you a nice opportunity to rest an enjoy the results of all the efforts our hosts put into it. Every thing so clean and calm. The breakfast was prepared and served with a lot of passion for the good and local ingredienses, blended with a gentle touch of British tradition. All together Maison Maurice is more than worthwile visiting. Vibeke Husbond, Copenhagen, DK

Beyond fabulous!

5 on August 30, 2015

Another very enjoyable stay at this amazing chambre d'hote. Everything is of an exceptionally high standard offered in a totally relaxed way. Your hosts go above and beyond what one might expect of any 'b&b' with first class breakfast served in the surroundings of a beautiful garden and amazing dinners. Can't wait to return....

Favourite place in the world for a mini break

5 on June 17, 2014

The food (breakfast and dinner) is outstanding and would not look out of place in a top London restaurant or Hotel. The hosts truly make the Chambre d'hote what it is, always there to help you have a memorable stay. My wife and I have been several times and each experience has been unique and got better and better each time. I love the fact I can relax when I stay and enjoy great company, food, wine and champagne. If you haven't been you must go to this beautiful little paradise in rural France.


5 on September 30, 2013

There should be an ‘Extra Special’ Category, because this is just that. Penny and Adrian provide exceptional accommodation and food, but they then enhance that with themselves, as they provide an exceptional level of hospitality and warmth. Vey highly recommended, if you want a high standard of accommodation, food and hospitality.

Flyers stop by

5 on August 25, 2013

We were flying into to Jonzac to meet friends. No accommodation available there and Penny's and Adrian's B&B was the result, found by chance. What a find. Absolutely outstanding quality in their home but very relaxed.Hardly fair to refer to this as a "B&B". So much more than that. Food was prepared specifically and to a quality using local produce. We joined a happy gathering in the garden .Nothing was too much trouble. All so much of what makes a good short break. Pons Airfield nearby so no excuse not to be back

Simply the Best and More!

5 on July 22, 2013

Maison Maurice was the second leg of our holiday in the South West of France. Penny and Adrian made us most welcome from the minute we arrived. The location is perfect whether one wants to spend a day at the beach or a quiet walk in the vineyards or indeed a “degustation” at the nearby Cognac Distillery. Penny and Adrian were the perfect hosts, pampered us and armed us with lots of information for things to do in the region. The house was delightful, the food exquisite and the company most charming. When we next visit the region Maison Maurice will be on top of our list, we only hope that they will put up with our demanding ways.

Excellent stay

5 on July 22, 2013

This is my first review on - I felt compelled to write after having had such a good stay with Penny and Adrian. The rooms were immaculate, the food excellent and, despite the great reviews, our expectations were still exceeded. Our visit was extremely relaxing and nothing was too much trouble for Penny and Adrian. They told us that their aim was to create a house/dinner party kind of atmosphere where guests felt more like friends than paying visitors and I certainly think they have achieved that. From the welcome with a cold drink in the garden to pre dinner drinks, a delicious four course meal and coffee, lots of help with how to best spend our one day in the region, a lift back from the local cognac distillery, hand written directions for the best route for the next leg of our journey south and refreshed water bottles for the drive, they were great hosts and deserve every success.

A haven of hospitality

4.8 on June 27, 2013

A sign inside the door welcoming us by Cristian name was the first indication that we had arrived at somewhere special and so our stay proved. Maison Maurice is the definitive luxury B & B in France. Penny and Adrian are superb hosts with extremely high standards. We arrive as welcome guests and leave as committed friends

Excellent place to stay while exploring the Bordeaux wine region

5 on May 27, 2013

Excellent place to stay when travelling from ferries to Southern France or Spain. Just a short distance from the motorway from St Malo to Bordeaux, with easy to follow instructions from the motorway. Adrian and Penny are warm and welcoming hosts. The food we sampled was excellent, both tea, supper and breakfast were superb with local and home-made produce. The accommodation is warm and comfortable with 'special welcoming touches'. The decor is stylish, very well thought out and decorated to a very high standard. We felt as though we were treated as old friends who had dropped by to stay for a few days and despite the single night booking were given greatly appreciated advice on routes and things to do and see in the surrounding area. This high quality B&B is an excellent choice whether for a single night stopover or a longer stay while exploring this most interesting area of France. Thoroughly recommended

A very special place

5 on May 19, 2013

Even a brief stay at Maison Maurice will reveal why it has been rated as one of the top ten B&Bs in the international category. The attention to detail in every aspect of the accommodation reflects the high standard that Penny and Adrian set themselves whilst still providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Just the garden itself is worth a visit and the dinners equally delightful! If you are anywhere in the area seek out this hidden gem - you will not be disappointed.

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Rooms & Rates


A lovely double bedded room, overlooking our huge fig tree (filled with birds too in the summer!). There is a small sofa in the room and a private bathroom with hand held shower, wash basin, w.c.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 75 - EUR 75


A twin bedded room with an extra day bed in the room, suitable for up to 3 persons. With a gorgeous view over open countryside this is a bright, light and airy room with an ensuite shower room. A chestnut beam and small porthole window to the front garden makes this a lovely room to stay in any time of year.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 75 - EUR 75


A room with modern decor, but an old chestnut beam for character and a porthole window overlooking the garden. A large shower in the ensuite washroom, with modern basin, w.c. etc. A very comfortable room to stay in.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 75 - EUR 75


The beautiful chestnut beam is the main feature of this room which has traditional decoration with a cosy feel. There is a porthole window overlooking the garden and an ensuite shower room with modern facilities. A charming, homely room with a small sitting area too.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 75 - EUR 75

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Location Type

Countryside, Wine country


Bordeaux, France (BOD-Merignac) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From the A10 auto route (junc 36) follow signs for Pons/ Jonzac (D 732). Continue until you reach roundabout with signpost right (D142) to Jonzac. After 3 kilometres you will pass Avy on right and shortly after a turning on the left signposted Biron (D144). Take this road and continue for 2 kilometres taking the first turning on the left (small signpost Rejolles/ Rue de la Brande). Almost immediately take the first turning on the right Rue de la Croix and Maison Maurice is along this road on the left, signpost will direct you to parking at the rear of the property and enter by the green door. For directions from elsewhere please telephone us - but we are not difficult to find.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Romanesque churches, Pony Club/ Equestrian centre, Cognac and Pineau tastings, Thermes and spa/ swimming park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone , Tea and coffee making facilities in guests salon., FREE WI FI

Room amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: From 3.30pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in bedrooms, salon or dining room.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% - 50% depending on time of booking
  • Cancellations: Deposit refunded if cancelled 10 weeks or more in advance, or if rooms can be rebooked.



Penny and Adrian Girardot

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Adrian is a fly fisherman but loves kite flying and wine tasting too. Penny's passion is her garden (roses, homegrown fruits and herbs) and loves to cook and pamper her friends and guests.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8am - 10am earlier if required
  • Serving Location: Weather permitting in our lovely garden!, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pavlova Maison Maurice
A light, crisp home baked meringue,served with whipped coffee cream and dark coffee syrup with toasted nuts. Utter bliss!