Nearby Airports :
Limoges Bellegarde (1h 30min): regular UK flights from Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester & Southampton .
Poitiers Biard (37min): regular UK flights from London Stansted & Edinburgh (summer) .
(10 minutes by car): Medieval town , with 3 fortresses and a museum , a thriving commercial district , many tourist amenities including restaurants, banks, swimming pools , cinemas and Saturday Market. Nearby at Civaux you can also visit a crocodile farm set inside a huge glass structure , and nearby at Diene you can enjoy an amusement park , ideal with young children .
Angles Sur L’Anglin
(10 minutes by car): Rated one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France with a castle towering above the river, bathing facilities , a picnic area on the beach, canoeing and horse riding facilities in the summer .
(15 minutes by car): St Savin features a famous abbey listed as world heritage by l’unesco , on account of its beautiful 12 th century frescoes. Attractive river , restaurants , jazz festival in August. Aquatic amusement center called : “la Gassotte” .
(20 minutes by car): Picturesque town in an area called “le Berry “, Le Blanc is situated in the Indre county , and is in the middle of an area rich in small and larger lakes : the Brenne National Park . An ideal place for cycling, hiking and carp fishing.
(20 minutes by car): On the same route towards Le Blanc, Fontgombault has an Abbey and a Benedictine monastery where the monks sing sunday mass in gregorian chanting.
La Roche Posay
(15 minutes by car) : The spa town of La Roche-Posay , specialised in the treatment of skin disorders enjoys an excellent reputation . It is also a charming town , that has preserved numerous remains of its medieval past, as illustrated by its keep and its machicolated gateway.Also many bars and restaurants. Not to be missed: the beautiful gardens of the Parc Thermal are a lovely place for a walk. There is also an 18 holes golf course , a horse racing course , and a lively casino with a restaurant .
(35 minutes by car) : TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice award for 2016: one of the best Amusement Parks. Excellent day out for the whole family, and with scientific innovations
The Valley of Monkeys
La Vallée des Singes is only 1 hr away by car . You can walk among many species of monkeys , free to wander around you . A guaranteed success !
Loire valley chateaux :
Amboise , Chinon , Azay le rideau , Azay le Ferron, Villandry , Chenonceau , Richelieu , Saumur , are all around one hour away by car , and they make excellent day outings .