The Local Area

The area is ideal for walking and cycling, with a nationally designated trail nearby. Also within easy reach is the River Vienne, for water activities, some excellent restaurants, Poitiers, Cognac, various chateaux and the coast.

Mauprevoir

The village is very well maintained with the River Payroux running through it. It has a plan d'eau (man made lake) and park, a small sports stadium, tennis court and church. There is a fresh fish stall every Thursday morning.

Civray

The town of Civray a few kilometres further on, has its own more substantial market every Tuesday and Friday.

Places to visit

Poitiers

The capital of the region, this attractive city has a history of over 2000 years. With over 100 church towers alone, there is much history to explore, plus excellent shopping facilities. A number of interesting designated walking routes through the city will lead you to most places and buildings of interest, including the numerous streets of the medieval quarters.

On Thursday & Saturday mornings from 8am, a large & varied market occupies Place Charles de Gaulle, beside the Notre-Dame-la Grande church.

The old part of Poitiers is dotted with lively cafes, busy bars & cosy restaurants. The cafes flanking Place du Mal Leclerc are the places to go for a drink & to people watch. Here you will also find the best patisserie in town, Patisserie Bajard, just off the square at 8 rue Carnot.

Snakes Island at La Trimouille

Snakes, giant lizards, iguanas and giant tortoise, an introduction to the world of reptiles. Among other things there are tropical houses and instructional displays to help in an understanding of these amazing creatures.

Monkey Valley at Romagne

No cages or barriers in this park, containing more than 15 species of primate, 200+ animals in all, living in complete freedom on natural wooded islets. You can join in feeding time, which takes place several times a day. There is a café for refreshments en route around the park and a gift shop to pick up all manner of monkey related gifts.

Eagles Castle at Chauvigny

In the magnificent setting of the medieval town of Chauvigny you can watch displays of a variety of birds of prey, including Condors from the Andes. Also worth a visit whilst in this area are Saint-Savin with it’s Romanesque abbey (a UNESCO world heritage site) and the Chateau of Trouflou at Bonnes.

Charroux

Only 15 minutes drive from La Logerie this small town is worth a visit. The tower of Charlemagne and abbey, one of the oldest and largest Benedictine abbeys in the western world, is of particular note.

L’Isle Jourdain’

An attractive small town overlooking the river Vienne. The village square has one or two cafes to have a drink or meal & watch the world go by. An impressive, now disused railway viaduct spanning the river is now used during the summer months for organized bungee jumping at weekends.

La Rochelle

Very attractive walled town on the coast, with many excellent seafood restaurants. Among the sights are the towers at the entrance to the old harbour, and the Great Clock in a gateway leading from the harbour to the town. A mix of properties dating from the Middle Ages, renaissance and 18th century, arcaded streets and museums, can all be found within the town.

Confolens

An attractive town, spanning the River Vienne about 15 minutes drive from La Logerie. Each year in August it hosts an international music festival.

Futuroscope

This unique ‘theme park of the moving image’ is a must to visit for most. Designed to appeal to both adults and children, there are simulated rides, water activities and incredible cinematic experiences, most with an underlying technological theme. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes within the complex to enable you to make the most of a full day’s visit, culminating in a very impressive laser and fireworks display.

Cognac

About 1¼ - 1½ hours drive. Well worth a visit, not only for the delightful tours & tastings of the various Cognac houses scattered around the town, but also for the attractive riverside town itself.

 

 

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