Moncoutant, is the nearest town approximately 5kms from both gîtes. Although small it is surprisingly well-serviced with a good range of shops. as well as mid-size Super U supermarket & 24hr petrol station. The farmers market is on a Friday.

Bressuire is a slightly larger town and about 15kms away from both gîtes, It offers a bigger selection of shops, a large L’Eclerc supermarket and a cinema. The farmers’ market is on a Tuesday & Saturday, where you can buy fresh vegetables, meat, fish & cheese.

The best beaches are approximately 75 minutes away in La Tranche-sur-Mer and Bretignolles-sur-Mer however there are many more wonderful beaches along the coast.

Local attractions:

Across the border into the Vendee:

  • Vouvant – one of the most beautiful villages in the area –
  • Mervant – with its wonderful lakes) boating, swimming & fishing), zoo and forests
  • Mervent Zoo –
  • Parc Oriental de Maulevrier – Stunning Japanese Garden –
  • Marais Potevin – known as the Green Venice with its wonderful streams & rivers where you can hire a punt or rowing boat and enjoy its wonderful scenery –

Further afield: