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    Sabrina et Alain

    Passionnated about nature, sport and heritage

    Le Relay de la Source

    8, rue de la Solissonnière
    85110 CHANTONNAY
    Tél. 07 61 73 82 71
    Mail : alainperrier[a]

    Do not hesitate to contact us

    We know our region very well and can provide advice on things to see and do including sites of historical interest. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice.
    Similarly if you want to walk or cycle, we regularly explore the local tracks and trails and can offer advice dependent on your needs.

    Sabrina et Alain Perrier, propriétaires des gîtes et vététistes

    What is the Origin of the name Relay de la Source?

    The story of Relay de la Source begins in February 2014: we were looking for property in the countryside suitable for horses. By chance we came across La Solissonniere, we fell head over heels in love with it (in French- a coup de Coeur).

    6 months later we resumed the gîte lettings. We were already considering a renovation program for the following season. On the other hand, the name change couldn’t wait. The old name of “Clef des Chouans” didn’t appeal to us as it is based on a historical error, being an amalgam of the Breton (the famous Chouans) and the Vendéens.

    Brainstorming session

    We started from scratch ! For the new name, we needed to find key words evocative of the site for our future guests. We started thinking in terms of strengths :

    A name soon revealed itself. The Source (and its verb “ressourcer”) evokes at the same time rest, peacefulness and nature. As for the Deux Lay, they occur in the English word Relay.

    Why this spelling ?

    1. The word relais in French is well used on the web.
    2. Spelling of river names is maintained
    3. The name is also understandable for our English friends, and we love to welcome them !
    4. Finally Relay through history has been indicative of a resting place for travellers, and we love history in all forms.

    The Relay of the Source was born : are you fond of history and heritage? Do you love nature and animals? Are you an active individual looking for adventure in beautiful surroundings ? Welcome to your 2nd home.

    Sabrina and Alain, passions to share.

    Sabrina is consultant / trainer in Communications & Web design

    She creates websites, logos and works with her clients in the long term to help them achieve their goals. In another life, she worked in tourism as a guide speaker and guide interpreter English and German.

    On the personal side, she is passionate about history, like to practice her English, cultural encounters, photography and the garden. Recently, she has been studying, in depth, the philosophy of permaculture to make Relay de la Source a new Garden of Eden.

    Alain, passionate about sports and farm animals

    Alain is a happy retiree. While still active, his dream was to have a farm with animals in the countryside. He has achieved that at Relay de la Source, where our four legged friends share the life of holidaymakers.

    Alain is a big fan of sports, which he practiced with diligence: windsurfing, rollerblading, spear fishing, skiing. Today he practices mountain biking on the surrounding circuits, and karate (which he has studied for 40 years) … in his personal dojo.

    His other centre of interest: the garden, the woods and the forests. Cutting a tree breaks his heart, so much he enjoys seeing them grow and spread their branches.

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