Things to do:
We have a lot of things to suggest you do during your visit. Here are a few “tasters”. There are lots of wonderful little picturesque towns and villages to visit such as Angles sur l’Anglin, an absolutely fantastic village with and old fortress ruin sitting on the hillside, the most photogenic little streets that you ever saw and Le Grillon, a little Brasserie where you get an excellent lunch! You can also visit Chauvigny with it’s amazing bird of prey display, all set in yet another medieval castle. Visit Poitiers, our nearest city, with its 21 cathedrals, really great shopping and restaurants and the weekly market with all that wonderful French food – prepare to shop!
You can also visit Lac Pardoux, about 1 hour from us, a fantastic lake with sandy beaches, beautiful walks and lots of water sport activities. You have Oradour sur Glane nearby for some very interesting World War history, also Le Dorat, just down the road with bi-weekly producers markets through the summer…the list goes on.
Of course, if you don’t want to get in the car then we have the most wonderful countryside surrounding us, a small walk from the river Gartempe with its rapids, Roc d’Enfer, fishing and fantastic walks along it. Take a picnic down to the river, hire canoes and just enjoy!
You can also opt to just simply stay in our garden where you can spend hours with a good book, have long leisurely lunches in the shade of a tree or maybe afternoon tea with traditional cream tea!
Links for attractions in the area:
www.geantsduciel.com (the bird of prey display in Chauvigny)
www.la-vallee-des-singes.fr (Monkey Valley – really interesting with a world renowned breeding programme)
www.citedelecrit-montmorillion.com (Lots of art-galleries, old bookshops etc)
www.circuitvaldevienne.com (Motor racing, Ferrari days, Classic Car days etc. See the website for an events calendar)