A small friendly campsite in the heart of Poitou Charentes on the edge of the village and next to the Chateau of La Pommeraie.
Out & About
2. Aquarium: at La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime, 12,000 marine animals, with 70 different aquaria within the complex, including a shark tank over three levels.
3. Zoo de la Palymre : near Royan in the Charente-Maritime, see 1,600 species, from flamingos, monkeys, cheetahs, hippos and elephants to snow leopards, pandas, penguins, polar bears, ostriches, pythons and sea lions. Among them are several endangered species, such as the White Rhinoceros, which the zoo is helping to save with breeding programme.
4. Les Antilles Water Park: An indoor aquatic centre in Jonzac in the Charente-Maritime that’s is one of the largest of its type in Europe, offering swimming plus slides, water toboggans, indoor beaches, beauty and fitness centres, tropical surroundings and great eating too.
5. L’Hermione: the replica, being built in Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime, of the famous ship that took the Marquis de La Fayette to America in 1780 to fight in the War of Independence against the British. This year – 2011 – is the last you can see it in dry dock before it takes to the sea.
7. Phare des Baleines: a working lighthouse on Ile de Ré, its 257-step spiral staircase leading to stunning views.
8. Phare de Chassiron: on Île d'Oléron, its distinctive white and black-striped lighthouse offers impressive views of the Atlantic coast.
9. Centre International de la Mer: at the Corderie Royale (the Royal ropeworks) in Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime, houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions on the sea and seafaring.
10. Cité de l'écrit: the town of Montmorillon in the Vienne, whose medieval centre is known as the City of Writing and Bookmaking or the Village of the Written Word. Here the town comes alive to the sights, sounds and smells of the book and writing trade.
The Poitou-Charentes in packed full of attractions – from animals parks to unusual and interesting museums, historic sites, nature reserves and lovely gardens, beautiful châteaux and water and fun parks. The region also boasts seven villages that are officially recognised as some of Most Beautiful Villages in France and the Charente coastline has some stunning beaches.
Our region has loads of attractions – from animals parks to unusual and interesting museums, historic sites, nature reserves and lovely gardens, beautiful châteaux and water and fun parks. Visits to the Marais Poitevin, or Futuroscope, or the cities of Poitiers or Angouleme are all easily possible in a day.The region also boasts seven villages that are officially recognised as some of Most Beautiful Villages in France. We are in easy reach of La Rochelle and the West coast beaches.
Other local information can be found by clicking on the following links:
La Rochelle: Picturesque port, great fish restaurants, lovely walks, park & ride which includes boat taxis. Great day out.
"Green Venice" The region of canals inland from La Rochelle full of wildlife. Take a boat trip & sit back to enjoy the pretty villages. http://www.marais-poitevin.com/
The Fontaine de Fontadam (Adam's spring) just down the road past our XIIc church is a natural spring famous since pagan times for its healing and spiritual properties. Pick a cup from the trees and have a taste of the water or dangle your feet in the spring to cool down.
The Aire de Réjallant and the Lavoir at Ruffec.
Hire a canoe for a trip down the Charente, have a swim, or just relax. Great places for a picnic or have a meal at the riverside restaurant.
One of the local Brocantes -
Antiques / Junk Shop.
Great for a browse at any time.