Things to see and do within a day or two

Unspoilt France on our doorstep


There's no shortage of things to do around and about. We're excellently placed for a quiet relaxing holiday in a beautiful  part of unspoilt France or you can get out and about - we've listed things within a reasonable day trip of Bellebouche.

In the locale

Walking/Cycling - Our little hamlet sits on the edge of the Thouet river valley and our house is on the circuit for a number of delightful walks that take in watermills, stepping stones across the river Thouet, a 16th century chateau with snail farm and an old 11th century Roman bridge.

Gourge, the local village has a delightfully old 11th century church, one of the oldest in France.  There are also places to eat, drink and buy suppplies.

Watersports / Wind surfing / Swimming - at the Lac-du-Cebron

Parthenay - is the local town and is 13km away from Bellebouche.  It is full of history with a wonderful medieval quarter and a handful of old churches.

A little further a-field

Atlantic Coast, Dordogne, Loire Valley, Cognac, Angouleme, Poitiers, Futuroscope, Puy-de-Fou, Mouton Village, Route de Rois des Angleterre, Route de Chabichou, Chateaux, Jardins de poitou, Niort, Les Sables, Marais Poitevin,  Saumur, Bordeaux, Limoges.


Festivals in 2006