Things to do,

near Chez Jasmin and Deux-Sèvres

There is a superb fishing lake called Etang des Mothes which is only 200 metres from our back door. But for the real specimen hunter, Pescalis is only 15 mins by car in Moncoutant.

We live in a beautiful rural area were there are plenty of lovely walks and bike rides in and around the country lanes. Nearby there is a disused railway track where you can cycle to Partenay or Bressuire. We have a number of local and ordnance survey maps that you are welcome to use. There are local indoor and outdoor swimming pools nearby in Bressuire and Secondigny and a number of beautiful villages and churches to visit locally.

Other major attractions in the area - not to be missed:

  • Parc Oriental is an amazing Japenese garden representing elements of the Japanese culture and the natural cycle of life. It is open for visits day and night.
  • Puy du Fou is a fantastic theme park for all ages which is only 40 mins by car. You can book your tickets in advance on the internet or call into the Bressuire Tourist Information Office to receive discount vouchers. Puy du Fou was voted “The worlds best theme park" in 2009 by an Independent panel of judges in Los Angeles.
  • Futurescope is a high tech theme park. There are height restrictions so please see their website for opening times and park entrance fees.
  • La Rochelle (about 1 hour 20 mins away) is said to be the finest seaside resort on the west coast of France. It has one of the biggest marinas in Europe and also a fanstatic Aquarium. From the harbour there are many organised boats trips. The beautiful island of Ile de Ré can be reached by boat or by road bridge (toll) from La Rochelle. There is also a good regular bus service.
  • The Venise Vert famous for its network of canals is close to one of the prettiest villages in France, Coulon

However if this all too energetic for you relax in our garden with a glass or two of wine or maybe a picnic down by the lake.