Our first tourists!

Discover our first New Zealand tourists who discovered our home as part of their three-day trip to the region.

” Everyday in Rou and the Saumur region was such a genuine surprise. The great wine and vinyard discoveries, we did expect but so many other fantastic experiences we did not see coming.  The people are incredibly warm whereever you go and particularly our hosts at Rou Libre, Jean-Philip & Michéle – quel endroit incroyable, c’est bien sur ! ”


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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The perfect vacation

Écrit le Aug 15, 2018 pour un séjour en Jul 2018
From start to finish, the rental of Jean-Philippe’s gite was a pleasure. A rural location, quiet and charming, yet within 5 mins drive of Saumur, it provided us with the perfect stop over on our trip through France. Wonderful history coupled with modern conveniences awaits you. The caves, the wine press, the stories from Jean-Philippe on how the building was previously owned by his family and painstakingly refurbished. The pool was first class… heated, clean and with showers close by. The rooms, spacious and with modern appliances. There really was nothing we could fault about our stay other than it was too short. Jean-Philippe and his wife – the perfect hosts in a lovely part of France. They provided lots of recommendations about where to take our kids (check out the local bio-zoo close by – a wonderful day out!). Many thanks and we’ll be back again!

Charming and relaxing

Écrit le Jun 15, 2018 pour un séjour en Jun 2018
We stayed here with our two teenage daughters. The apartment was comfy, charming, relaxing and very clean. The owners were very helpful and attentive on our arrival but otherwise respected our privacy. Bed linen, towels etc were of good quality. Beds were comfortable. Very good facilities. Swimming pool was immaculate and warm. There was a games room equipped with an assortment of activities which occupied us on wet days. A bbq was available as well as an authentic old fashioned oven to cook bread. There are also a selection of locals wines that can be purchased. We ordered breakfast first morning which offered lots of choice but thereafter we went self-catering to avail of lazy lie-ins and the trill of buying croissants from the local bakery. I would recommend a family stay h


Outstanding facility, comfortable and a great place on the edges of Saumur.

Écrit le Oct 19, 2017 pour un séjour en Jul 2017
We stayed at En Rou Libre a year as Jean-Philippe & Michelle were just getting the estate up and running. What a difference a year has made upon choosing to return once more – and on this occasion bring some friends. Our room – a converted stable was comfortable, with modern refurbishment (as with the rest of the estate). There were architechtual and modern touches everywhere combined with a respectful treatment of the 500 year old cavs to the early 19th/early 20th Century parts of the complex that reflect the early days of the Gerard family. The superb outdoor areas are something to experience, and we had privacy also when we needed it. Most impressive though is the modernization of the whole property around some genuinely historic aspects. Then there was the newly installed, heated swimming pool which we enjoyed most days; Jean-Phillipe and Michele were their usual wonderful hosts, and throughout our stay we were only minutes away from our next horse & buggy wine tour or a fabulous restaurant. Would we return? Most definitely. The place and the setting are unique.

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    7 reviews
  • Des gîtes avec beaucoup d’histoire(s) et de trésors à découvrir ! Superbe décor; salle de jeux géniale. Endroit idéal pour les anniversaires. J’en sais quelque chose : j’y ai fêté mes 9 ans ! La piscine chauffée est très agréable : 28, 29, 30°; jamais moins.
    Plein de sites touristiques à aller voir à côté.
    A ne pas manquer !

  • Bonjour, nous venons vous dire que nous avons passé un bon séjour.

    Nous avons bien profité des différentes activités proposées, mais surtout de la piscine. Site, cadre calme et reposant.

    Propriétaires très sympathique et qui aiment leur région, plein de bons conseils.

    Merci encore pour cet agréable séjour, si l’on doit revenir vers Saumur, si c’est possible, nous reviendrons avec beaucoup de plaisir.

    Nous recommandons cette adresse

  • Un séjour entre amis inoubliable , un gîte plein de richesse et d’activités différentes ! Le gîte est situé juste à côté de saumur et des caves des alentours .
    Propriétaires passionnés et chaleureux !
    A recommander mille fois .
    Merci encore !

  • nous avons passes un excellent sejour dans un tres belle endroit le proprietaire est tres sympathique je recommande vivement

  • Nous avions réservé les 2 gîtes et 2 chambres pour 6jours lors des fêtes de fin d’année pour un séjour familial à 11 personnes
    Le cadre est idyllique chaleureux l’hôte Jean Philippe est très accueillant
    Nous avons profité de tous les espaces salle de jeux (fléchettes et jeux de société superbes soirées ) caves troglodytes , espaces extérieurs pour pétanque sauf de la magnifique piscine pas la saison !
    À recommander en été …
    Merci pour votre accueil et bon rétablissement à votre épouse bonne continuation

  • Accueil chaleureux, site agréable et à proximité de nombreux attraits touristiques de la région (2 à 5km) : école nationale d’équitation / cadre noir, ville de Saumur, pistes de cyclotourisme et vtt… Gîte Hélène Boucher très confortable et très bien équipé, la bonne recette pour un dépaysement ressourçant le temps d’un petit week-end en Maine et Loire. Merci encore à Jean Philippe, nous conservons l’adresse dans nos petits papiers pour d’autres séjours détente dans votre beau pays. Bonne continuation

  • Everyday in Rou and the Saumur region was such a genuine surprise. The great wine and vinyard discoveries, we did expect but so many other fantastic experiences we did not see coming. The people are incredibly warm whereever you go and particularly our hosts at Rou Libre, Jean-Philip & Michéle – quelle un fois uncroyable, c’est bien sur !

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