Days out

There are lots of places within half an hour to an hour and a halfs drive for a day out  You have the coast at La Rochelle approx 1hr 30 mins away, Cognac for the brandy tours, there are lakes nearby for swimming, however three of our favourite places to visit are the Vallée des Singes near Couhé, Futuroscope just north of Poitiers and Rochefort the home of the French frigate Hermione.
​​La Vallée des Singes approx 25mins
This is a beautifully set out monkey park,  you follow a trail through different islands meeting different monkeys along the way. There are picnic spots, restaurants and play areas .
Futuroscope approx 55 mins
An amusement park like no other. Futuristic buildings, nights show with lasers fireworks and special effects, 4D experiences expect the unexpected.
Rochefort approx 1hr 25mins
A replica of the frigate Hermione is based here this was started in 1997 and finished for her maiden voyage in 2016. The replica was made in the same was as the first frigate in 1779