FUTUROSCOPE | Europe’s top tourist attraction is approx 40 mins away, located north of the historic city of Poitiers.
LE PUY DU FOU | the region’s other major attraction, is approx 90 mins away and features historic battle recreations and a magnificent night time firework display. www.puydufou.com
OTHER ATTRACTIONS | Numerous Chateaux, Roman ruins and gardens are located within easy travelling distance. The Marais Poitevin or Venise Verte, with the pretty village of Coulon at it’s heart, is also a beautiful day trip. Enjoy a slow meander through the many waterways with the help of a knowledgeable local guide who will transport you back to the 11th century and its origins.
Les Geants du Ciel at Chauvigny, North West of Poitiers is a superb display of predominantly birds of prey from the ramparts of a medieval castle. www.geantsduciel.com
Other places of interest and beauty to enjoy for a full day out include La Rochelle, Ile d’Oleron, Ile de Re and Royan, all picturesque coastal resorts.
This area is particularly able to be enjoyed on foot and bicycle. Hobbies such as golf, bird watching, horse riding and fishing are all locally very well catered for.
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