The Poitou-Charente area is in the SOUTH West of
France, known now as NOUVELLE AQUITAINE.
It comprises four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres.
The regional capital is Poitiers.
Other important cities are :
La Rochelle, Niort, Angoulême, Châtellerault, Saintes, Rochefort and Royan
The key features of the Poitou-Charente area,
the second warmest climate in France,
and the coastal area of this region is the sunniest part of France
outside the Mediterranean coastal areas. It
is a favourite destination to combine
relaxation in a natural countryside setting. Discover the Romanesque
buildings and pleasure of eco-friendly sports.
To gain an insight about the region, what
to do and see whilst over here, plan your trips by visiting this link:
Please visit these links for local
Civray, Vienne Region
in the Poitou-Charente.
The most popular attractions are between 5
minutes and 45 min except for la Rochelle 90 min.
Brochures for most of the sites are
available in the Gite to peruse at your leisure.
I will be delighted to provide you with more
information to places worth a visit whilst staying here.
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links for more information
Futuroscope amusement Park (the second attraction in all of France) in Poitiers
50 min from Gite
|| Enjoy a view of the Charente
river, cycling or joining a kayak trip
the Valée des Singes
5 min only from the Gîte, the open-air monkey park where 350
primates live freely there from the gorillas to the smallest monkeys. See
Info Pack for best time to visit.
the Planète des
Crocodiles with some 200 crocodiles from around the world in
their natural habitat
Discover rural France in the early
1900's in the
Vieux Cormenier Museum with special effects
the history of this rural family -5
min from the Gite.
Medieval town with 5 fortified castles. View here
of prey open show 55 min from Gite
this link gives you an overview of the history.
famous town for its distilled wine grown in this area, along the Charente river.
Follow the Cognac Trail to learn more - For things to do
fortified town on the sea side. For text on English, on the page
click the top Tab : Discover the city, historical or gastronomic
tours see here