Camping** LE MOULIN - Chef Boutonne
Local and regional attractions and information
From the tranquility of Chef Boutonne, you can easily visit some of the most fascinating tourist spots in France, all within about 50 miles in the car.
The Marais Poitevin (Green Venice) is a Regional Park which encompasses a vast area of marshland inhabited by numerous rare species of wildlife. It may be visited by foot, by bike or by boat, from which you may see part of the extensive canal system, enjoying a picnic on your journey.
Cognac will reveal the secrets of the famous spirit on visiting the well-known names of Hennessey, Martell or Remey Martin. There’s also Courvoisier at Jarnac, nearby.
Futuroscope – the Park of the Moving Image at Poitiers, gives a packed day out to even the most energetic families !
The ports, forts islands and beaches of the nearby coastline have something for everyone, including Fort Boyard, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Royan, Ile d’Oléron and Ile de Ré. here you will find rich veins of maritime history mixed with traditional seaside holiday fun, everything from sophisticated seafood restaurants to evening street theatre and boat trips.
Oradour-sur-Glane will give you one of the saddest but most fascinating visits of your life. It’s a small town whose inhabitants, except five were wiped out in one day of world war II? now preserved as a National Monument.
La Vallée Des Singes (Monkey Valley) I personally would like to recommend this trip I enjoyed the day as much as my children. Numerous species of primates beautifully displayed in natural surroundings.
Pescalis -Inetrnational Centre for Nature and Fishing
Pescalis the first international nature & fishing centre in Europe, at Moncoutant in the deux Sevres department, in the poitou Charentes region. A new concept in tourism which brings together the pleasures of angling & countryside holidays on a complex exceeding 150 hectares. A paradise for the expert or novice angler, Pescalis has 100 hectares of lakes appreciated for their diversity. Accomodation includes 3 stars self-catering apartments, a stars hotel, 2 stars gites and a stars campsite. During your stay you will find many activities & services provided by the site. Lastly, due to its location, you will be able to visit many tourist sites of the region (Marais Poitevin (40mn), Puy du Fou (40mn), Futuroscope (50mn), or La Rochelle (60mn) ). Pescalis, the ideal place for your family holidays!
In the immediate local area : Chateau de Javarzay and its fishing lake, goat farms and cheese makers to visit, markets of all sizes and types, the Silver mines of the French Kings and the ancient churches at Melle, the prehistoric tumuli at Bougon, the leisure lake at Lambon, Zoorama at Chizé and the breeding centre for the Baudet du Poitou, a very appealing variety of donkey.
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