Maison Salvadore



The Maison Salvadore is located next to L’isle Jourdain in South-West France, nestled between the cities of Poitiers in the North and Limoges in the South. Poitiers is just 1hrs 20mins by train from Paris, and there are direct flights from London and Edinburgh. Ouigo provides low cost trains to Poitiers TVG, or check The Trainline for further options. Limoges airport offers direct flights from most UK airports, and many European cities. We can usually arrange collection for either airport and Poitiers TVG train station for a nominal fee. We can also help you make your own travel arrangements around the area. Please email us if you have any additional questions or queries prior to your booking. 

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Once you arrive at Salvadore, the walk into the main village centre takes about twelve minutes. The road that leads there is lined with traditional granite stone houses, crossing the river and passing the towering viaduct, the 13th c. L’Isle Fort and a barrage designed by Le Corbusier. 

Life around the Maison Salvadore is not quite like anywhere else. Time feels not at all linear and you can taste the air as you breathe it in. People and the environment seem to have reached an understanding. 


Up on the river banks of the Vienne Valley, life in L'Isle Jourdain harkens back to a simpler existence. Lunchtime and the dodo (afternoon nap) are sacred and all the shops close between 12 and two, with everything except the church closed on Sundays. 

The bell rings out over village every hour, but it is still surprisingly easy to lose track of what time or day of the week it is. One becomes instantly aware of the seasons and the body starts to set itself to the weather and to the light. Here, people and the environment seem to have reached an understanding.


Confort Moderne
Contemporary Art Centre, Poitiers

Musée Départemental D'art Contemporain
Contemporary Art Museum, Rochechouart

Domaine de Boisbuchet
Architecture and Design Centre, Lussac

Musee Adrien Dubouche, Limoges
Ceramics Museum

CDLA, Saint-Yrieix
Gallery and Independent Arts Publisher

Centre International D'art & Du Paysage, Beaumont-du-Lac
Outdoor Contemporary Art Musem



Centre de la Memoire, Oradour
Martyr Village

Les Archives Municipales - Angoulême
Medieval Town

Le Musée d’Angoulême

Musée La Vienne dans la Second Guerre Mondiale
Museum of the Second World War

Musée Sainte Croix, Poitiers
Culture and Arts Museum

Le Dortoir des Moines
Monastery, Saint Benoit

Chateau, Parc et Jardins d’Azay-le-Ferron
Historic Chateau and Garden Tour

Forteresse D’Angles
Fortress Ruins, Angles-sur-l'Anglin



La Roche Posay
Indoor Spa and Wellness


Balades et Randonées
Walking, Cycling and Equestrian Centre

CPA Lathus
Sports & Activity Centre

La Guignoterie à Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé
Outdoor Climbing

Parc de Saint-Cyr
Lake and Campsite

Ré Surf Ecole de Surf de L’Ile de Ré
Surf School



Brocante & Decoration Herve Ritter

Brocante des Forges et Musee de la Cafetiere
Le Moulin des Forges 16700 Taize – Aizie

Marylene Audouin
24 av de la liberation 16500 Confolens

Weekly Vide-greniers
Most weekends there is a car-boot sale/ antiques market in a village nearby, these are social events as much as anything else, with villagers playing music, food.
These are listed on the site below. Search for listings in department 86 as well as nearby 79 and 16

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