Family days out around our
self catering family gites near St Jean d'Angely in the
Charente Maritime,  France
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The Charente Maritime region is famous for its Cognac and Pineau production. There are many tiny villages and hamlets to explore.
Quaint chateaux are common. Local delicacies include mussels in cream, goats cheese, honey and cake with angelica. Swimming,
fishing, horse riding, golf, tennis and rowing are all available during the summer months in the local area. There are also many lovely
country walks all year round. The landscape is gently rolling and ideal for cycling.  Theres little need to venture further afield than our local
town of St Jean d'Angely, just 10mins away, but if you do theres a huge range of places to visit and things to do to suit all ages. Details of
days out can be found in each of our gites and you can always ask us too.  We are just an easy 1 hour drive from the coast, beaches and
the famous coastal resorts of La Rochelle, Royan and Rochefort. Its also about an hour to the inland towns of Angouleme, Niort and the
area around Poitiers, so we are vey centrally located for the whole Charente Maritime Region. Closer to our gites you will find Cognac,
Saintes, St Savinien all within just 30mins drive.
St Savinien

For all the Family

- Thrice weekly in St Jean d'Angely
Beaches - From La Rochelle down to Royan
La Rochelle - for its shopping and
Cognac - with its world famous distillery tours
Saintes - a beautiful Roman town with a fantastic ampitheatre
Poitiers - with the superb 'Futuroscope' park
Bordeaux - and its world famous vineyards
Angouleme - has a great water park
Niort - for its history and shopping
Rochefort - with the Hermione reconstruction
Royan - with its European awarded animal park.
St Jean D'Angely - our local town
Venis Verte - hire a boat and explore the waterways
Glassworks - in Cognac
Cafes, bars & restaurants - in St Jean d'Angely
Scuba Diving - at our family gites !
T-shirt painting - at our family gites !
Pottery painting - at our family gites !
Wine tastings - at our family gites !

For Children

Atlantys Swimming Centre
St Savinien - a must for the young ones
Aquarium - in La Rochelle
La Palmyre Zoo - the best in Europe
Futuroscope - perfect for older children
Fort Boyard - have you seen the programme
Nautilys Water Park - a great day out
Donkey Sanctuary - See the Poitou Donkey
Valley des Singes - Surrounded by Monkeys
Paleosite - watch Dad turn into a Neanderthal
Playgrounds - are numerous
Karting - in St Jean d'Angely
Canoeing & Pedaloes - at the local loisier
Chateau Branch - a tree top adventure
Chateau des Enigmas - maze & quiz
Noahs ark - run by he world parrot trust
Puy du Fou - amazing - what can I say !
European zoo - at Chize
Iles aux serpents - discover reptiles
Comic Museum & Chocolate factory - Angouleme
Contact Chris and Wendy Blakeman on oo 33 546330902 or
email us at
La Rochelle