Welcome to Le Maine Meunier!

Le Maine MeunierMike and Paula Cragg welcome you to their Ferme Auberge at Chavenat, just outside Montmoreau-St-Cybard, set in the rolling countryside of south Charente.

Not sure where we are? See our Location page.

A Ferme Auberge is a working farm where you can have a meal and a place to stay if you wish.

The ethos of a Ferme Auberge is that up to 80% of the food you eat here is produced on our farm.

Fresh from Gate to Plate!


Une ferme-auberge est une ferme en exploitation où vous pouvez prendre un repas et séjourner si vous le désirez.

Une ferme-auberge se doit de produire 80% de la nourriture que vous y mangez.

News – Latest from our Blog

Autumn Mushrooms

As Autumn progresses there are free gifts if you know where to look, I am, of course, talking mushrooms. So far this year I have collected the … Read more

Forthcoming Events at Le Maine Meunier

Honeyed Autumn Days

September dawns with mists and mellow fruitfulness, and drizzle, and chilly days, ouch! summer seems to be in retreat and Autumn well on its way. … [Read More...]

It’s an ill wind and Canine hospitality

This wind is an abomination, blowing cruelly from the north east, it is trashing all the blossom and new leaves, drying out the seed beds and stopping … [Read More...]