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The campsite is just a 5 minute walk from the village of Chalandray.  In the village, we have a wonderful boulangerie selling fresh croissants,  baguettes and pastries, a Spar shop where you can buy all your essentials and which includes post office and tabac services as well as a bar / restaurant,  takeaway, hairdressers and beauty salon.  For more choice, the nearest supermarket is Super U in Vouillé, a 10/15 minute drive.


The surrounding region has much to offer old and young alike, with the relatively flat landscape ideal for walking and cycling. There are many official walking routes around the village: you can download the maps here. If you are a keen cyclist, La Velo Francette running from Caen to La Rochelle passes through Parthenay, close to the campsite.


At only 20 minutes away, we are ideally situated for a visit to one of the most popular theme parks in France.  Futuroscope is a fantastic theme park packed with virtual reality rides and a stunning evening show. There’s also the wonderful Puy de Fou just over an hour away – well worth a visit!

If golf is your passion, Golf de Forges is only 15 minutes away and also one of the largest golf courses in the country is just 39 km away near Loudun. If you prefer horses, Le Cadre Noir de Saumur National Horse Centre is an hour away in Saumur.


Children will love La Vallee des Singes at Romagne; La Planète des Crocodiles Indoor Crocodile Centre at Civaux; and Les Geants du Ciel at Chauvigny, where you can also explore the castle or try out the Velorail: a unique rail bike. It’s great fun.

If you are looking for history and culture, the vibrant town of Poitiers with its picturesque medieval centre is only a half hour drive away. Saumur, Chinon and Tours along the Loire Valley are all within easy reach so you can spend a day exploring the wonderful chateaux as well as sampling the wines at the local vineyards.

With so much open countryside and so many attractions in the Poitou-Charentes area, the problem will be deciding what to do!

For more information and ideas, check out the local tourist information website: Tourisme Vienne or Tourisme Deux Sevres


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