The Distillery

16/11/2011 - Juillac le Coq. Le gîte du Maine des Rois s'ouvre aux artistes et producteurs

Far beyond the reception of tourists, the cottage "Le Maine Des Rois" in Juillac-le-Coq, is intended as a meeting place for artists and craftsmen who put forward the traditional French products. Saturday the spring sunshine made one forgot that fall was there with its flamboyant colors.
In this quiet lodge, watercolors by Therese Pinet offer, with porches, wells, charentaises houses, an overview of the local architecture, and escape with the landscapes in all the different lights. But the style of the artist is more in flower bouquets, all colored and softer than each other.
Dany and Alain Chaduteau came to present the products of their vineyard. "We quickly befriended Jacqueline and Jean Michel Bitaud who are hosting us today. Exhibiting in a former distillery is very natural for our pineau, cognacs and wines." Dany says.
Bathroom linen, decorative items and fragrances have also found their place in this cozy cottage and are offered by Marine very sensitive to French knowledge". My products came from the most beautiful linen fabrics, laces from Puy en Velay. It is in Nontron that I find the various scents and soaps. It is important to focus on our French products. In this dreaming lodge, everything takes another intensity" says the young woman.
The old distillery gets another life today, owned by Jean Michel Bitaud, where his wife Jacqueline has put all his talent as a decorator. "The distillery is in the family for generations. When she returned to Jean Michel, we decided to make a lodging for vacationers who love the region. Three years of work, and here it is" says Jacqueline during the visit. Rubble stones and freestones reflect the local traditionnal constructions.
Within 50 m2, furnished depending on what was found in local flea markets, the couple realized his dream, surrounded by vineyards, with a unique perspective on the village whose "bell rhythms vacationers stay who discover happiness and delicacy of vineyard peachs "according to the guestbook. "From summer, bookings have succeeded, thanks to the website created by my brother Christian" highlights the site owner before confiding that this first exhibition gives ideas to make this concept evolve.
Press revue by Nanou Matignon in the newspaper La Charente Libre on 16 november 2011