French holiday cottages and gites in France, to rent with swimming pool, tennis court, self catering facilities and acres of country side in the heart of Poitou-Charente, on the west coast of France, ideal for visiting from early spring to late autumn    
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Within 1 hour's drive

Futuroscope in Poitiers (70 km).

This futuristic theme park features over 20 hi-tech attractions and is unique in Europe. www.futuroscope.com.

Le Venise Verte (Green Venice) or Le Marais Poitevin (59 km).

A green labyrinth of waterways, host to a wealth of wildlife and fauna. You can either hire a bike to explore the canals or take a leisurely punt on the water. Pony-trekking is also available. www.parc-marais-poitevin.fr.

La Colline Enchantée Animal Park in Hiesse (52 km).

40 different kinds of animals on 12 hectares of parkland. www.colline-enchantee.com.

Within 1 - 1.5 hours drive

All distances calculated with Microsoft Auto Route Planner.