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Canoe

Enjoying the canoe in Ste Christine


Activities

Ideally situated in the parkland of the Marais Poitevin enjoy the programme of local fetes, events and floating markets. Or stay in and savour breakfast bread and pastries delivered to the house!

3 minutes from the canal, towpath, picnic area and horses to hire.

5 minutes
from quiet local open air swimming pool, supermarket, cafe, Monday market, range of shops, boats to hire.
 
10 minutes
from the picturesque village of Coulon on the banks of the River Sevre with its restaurants, creperies, brocante, museum and Sunday market.

15 minutes
from pretty Arcais with its creperie/glacier overlooking the wharf; Maillezais with its beautiful abbey where regular events take place; Chassenon with its large lake and beach with pedalos, sailing school and water chute; go-kart hire; Fontenay le Comte a "ville d'art et d'histoire" with its larger shops and Chateau to visit.

30 minutes
from Vouvant "village of artists" with its many galleries and superb views, and Mervent with its forest, lake, dam and zoo.

45 minutes
from charming Ile de Re with its beaches, harbours and cafes; beaches at La Tranche, Jard and Chatelaillon; sophisticated shopping and culture at La Rochelle with its twin fortifications.

1 hour
from the theme parks of Futuroscope in Poitiers and Puy du Fou near La Roche sur Yonne.
                                                                                  map    A recent Guardian travel article "Water Wheels": www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/may/16/canoeing-france-waterways-marais-poitevin-cycling-holidays