LE PUY DU FOU
Puy du Fou is a historical theme park in Les Epesses in the heart of the Vendée region of Western France. The park brings more than 2 million visitors every year, making it the second most popular theme park in France after Disneyland Paris.
LE PARC DU MARAIS POITEVIN
In the Marais poitevin Regional Nature Park, there is so much to do in summer to enjoy nature and unwind. Bike ride, boat ride, walk… The list is long and here is below the top 12 of the things to do this summer in the Marais poitevin!
La Rochelle is a coastal city in southwestern France and capital of the Charente-Maritime department. It's been a center for fishing and trade since the 12th century, a maritime tradition that's reflected in its Vieux Port (old harbor) and huge, modern Les Minimes marina. The old town has half-timbered medieval houses and Renaissance architecture, including passageways covered by 17th-century arches.
ISLE DE RE
Île de Ré is an island off the west coast of France. It’s known for its salt marshes and beaches like the Plage de la Conche des Baleines, backed by dunes and pine trees. Nearby, the Phare des Baleines is a lighthouse offering expansive views. The main town of St-Martin-de-Ré has the 17th-century Fortifications of Vauban, plus outdoor cafes overlooking the marina. Bicycle paths crisscross the island.
Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.
The city owes its development to its location on the banks of the Loire. After having been an important port site of the age of metals, it became the capital of the Gallo-Roman city of Namnetes, the seat of a bishopric in the 5th century, then the chief town of a Franc county, illustrated by the semi-legendary personality of Roland.
Seat of a bishopric since the 4th century, the city hosts the Sainte-Croix abbey, the first women's abbey, founded by Saint Radegonde in the 6th century. It takes this name when the Emperor Justin I donates to the Queen a piece of the Cross. It is also the time of Venance Fortunat, bishop of Poitiers and poet.
NATUR'ZOO IN MERVENT
The Mervent Zoo was created in 1959 by Paul Besson, now deceased. We could then see animals from the European fauna (fallow deer, wolves), but also some exotic animals (a couple of lions, a collared bear, primates…). Its exploitation ended in October 1998.
The park reopened in April 2002 after three years of long and painstaking work. It is then a new zoo, completely overhauled and transformed which is managed by Mr Royer and Patricia Arnal.
PETIT CHENE GOLF COURSE
The Golf du Petit Chêne enjoys an enviable, secluded setting among lakes and woods – the beautifully-landscaped parkland of a gracious château which can trace its history back to the 13th Century. Just 3km from the village of Mazières-en-Gatine, between Parthenay and Niort, it’s conveniently located for golfers in Deux-Sèvres...
The Course: 18-hole woodland/hillside course (6021m, with a Par of 72).
Golf du Petit Chêne, 79310 Mazières-en-Gâtine,
Tél. +33 (0) 5 49 63 20 95