La Bigorre

Holiday Cottages

Family friendly holidays in west France

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There are many things to see and do in the beautiful Charente Maritime region – use the interactive map below for some ideas of places to visit.




  • the quaint port at Mortagne sur Gironde, with cafes and a picturesque marina - 10 mins

  • the Chateau des Enigmes, Pons, a fun treasure hunt through the chateau and its grounds, ideal for school-age children - 15 mins

  • Les Antilles de Jonzac, one of Europe's biggest indoor waterparks - 25 mins

  • Talmont sur Gironde, amongst France's most beautiful villages - 30 mins

  • the beautiful beaches of Meschers, St Georges de Didonne, Royan and St Palais sur mer – 30-40 mins

  • La Palymre zoo, feed popcorn to the animals! – 40 mins

  • tours of beautiful vineyards and wine, pineau and cognac tasting - from only 10 mins!

Further afield:


  • La Rochelle - explore the beautiful historic town, discover the towers of the old port, enjoy the many shops, cafes and restaurants.  Of course, no visit is complete without a trip to one of the largest private aquariums in the world and journey to the oceans' depths - 1hr

  • Bordeaux - famous for its wine, Bordeaux is also a historic city, with beautiful architecture, great shopping and a revived pedestrianised dock area with cafes, gardens and museums - 1 hr

  • Ile d'Oleron - the second largest French island, with memorable beaches, miles of cycle paths and tourist train journey - 1 hr



   In the area