- Verteuil -
On the banks of the river Charente, between Poitiers and Angouleme, in the heart of the village of Verteuil, Le Couvent, Verteuil is now a unique and elegant Boutique Hotel & Wedding Venue. Arranged around the central courtyard with its Romanesque ‘bassin’ pool, ornate stone fountain, picturesque rose gardens and river terrace, Le Couvent is an oasis of calm and beauty.
The historical village of Verteuil is dominated by its famous castle whose foundations date from 1080 and where many French Kings stayed, the ancient Couvent was founded in 1471 by Jean de la Rochefoucald, Lord of Verteuil.
Within the grounds of Le Couvent des Cordeliers is the vaulted Church of St François and Chapel of St Gilles once the burial site for the Noble family of Jean de la Rochefoucald, Lord of Verteuil, now an intimate wedding, concert, exposition venue.
The old Franciscan Monastery is now replaced with the elegant Reception and Dining Hall with authentic fresque dating back to the 15th c.