Restaurants, Shops, etc.


There are several restaurants and cafe-bars within a few minutes walk of the house – you do not need to drive several kilometres to get an evening meal!

Le 10 Cafe Bar

Le 10 Bar Cafe is located in the main square of L’Isle-Jourdain and is usually open lunchtime and evenings until about 7pm. Once or twice a month there is live music alongside a special menu – details of upcoming events can be found on their Facebook Page. Addresss: Le 10, 10 Place d’Armes, 86150 Isle-Jourdain (L’) Phone: 05 49 48 24 32

Bar Restaurant Esprit

Esprit is open for lunch and dinner during the summer months and for group bookings at other times. and serves traditional dishes entirely homemade with local products. The restaurant is a 15 minute walk away and it’s well worth it. We recommend lunch on the terrace – there is always a menu of the day which is excellent value. Address 1 Place Poitou, 86150 L’Isle-Jourdain Phone 05 16 80 03 11

Restaurant du Barrage

Literally 1 minute away from our front door the Restaurant du Barrage sits right on the river and in the summer months opens a veranda with super river views. It’s open every day for lunch and evenings except during the winter. On the first Friday in every month the barrage hosts a special event inspired by some of the British residing in the area: Fish and Chip Night! We quality tested the event and have to report the standard is excellent. Address: 1 Place des Tanneries, 86150 Le Vigeant Phone: 05 49 48 70 31

Café de la Paix

Known locally as Fan Fans this hotel/bar/restaurant is open every lunchtime and most evenings and offers a traditional menu as well as fresh pizzas. The terrace is on the main square and is a great sunspot most of the year.

9 pl. Armes 86150 L’Isle Jourdain Phone 05 49 48 23 86

Hôtel du Viaduc

One of our favourite bar/restaurants, the Viaduc is just five minutes walk away and offers food all day every day, including freshly-made pizza which is also available as a takeaway. The busy bar is very friendly and occasionally they host live music events. Address: 34 Rue Alexandre Bessaguet, Bourpeuil, 86150 Le Vigeant, Phone+33 549 48 42 54

Le Louky

Le Louky offers a fine dining experience based on local ingredients. Open lunchtimes and most evenings a reservation is recommended.  Situated alongside the Esprit it’s also just a 15 min walk away.

Address: 2 Place Du Poitou, 86150 L’isle Jourdain Phone: 09 54 63 91 31

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