• Chambre d'hôtes Au Logis du Marais Sauvage (3 épis)

    We welcome you at the heart of the Swamp from Poitou in the village of The River. An ideal place from hikes, by bicycle or in boat in the quiet and restful environment of the Wild Swamp of Green Venice. Breakfasts house and gourmands served in our big dining room with fireplace giving onto our garden or onto our terrace according to the seasons. Our 5 rooms of very big comfort with private shower-room and toilets, Wifi and TV. In the floor: the Rock (bed 160), Névoire (bed 160), The Currency (bed 160). In ground floor: Grand Jeau (2 beds of 90), The Small Bush (2 beds 90, 2 beds 90 stacked). Welcome motorcyclist, place secured for motorcycles and bikes.

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  • Chambre d'hôtes Les Ormeaux (2 clés)

    House in the country with 3 bedrooms and private bathrooms on the first floor : bed1 and bed2 (double bed + lounge corner).bed3 (double + bunkbeds). Microwave oven and fridge at your disposition. English and spanish spoken. Internet connection on request, swings in the garden. Panoramic view over the Charente river.

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  • Maison de la Haute Sèvre - Moulin l'Abbé
    La Mothe-saint-héray

    In this ancient building, you will find a water mill of which the origin dates back to the 11th century; since 1920, it has been neighbored by a grist mill of which the mechanism has been registered in the supplementary inventory of the historical monuments administration. Restored by volunteers, the site has been open to the public since 1990. One of the decorated rooms depicts the innocent maidens, the "rosières" of La Mothe St. Heray; their tradition goes back to 1821, and their festival takes place each year, over the first weekend of September. The building also houses a permanent geology exhibit; hundreds of minerals are explained and illustrated, thereby helping to explain the evolution of our planet.

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  • Camping Le Petit Trianon ****

    A charming campsite in the 7 ha park of an elegant 18th century mansion featuring vast grounds, a large playground area, croquet and football grounds and a swimming pool. This campsite obtained the Vienne Quality Label in 2005. In the Poitou style, the Petit Tianon de Saint-Ustre is a peaceful castle. You can be sure to spend a fun and relaxing holiday here. Comfort, tranquillity and space are the main features hidden behind the walls of the park. Restaurant within 100m from the site, tennis within 1.5km, and fishing within 3 km.

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  • Musée Municipal d'Art et d'Histoire

    The museum bears the name of a collector and art lover from Parthenay, professionally a tinsmith and lamp maker, Georges Turpin; he bequeathed his collections to his native town. They include: Parthenay earthenware, archeological windows, and animated models featuring the sounds and lights of Parthenay. Since August 1993, the museum has been housed at the Maison des Cultures de Pays, close to the Saint-Jacques gateway, in the heart of the medieval quarter. Year-round temporary exhibitions on the ground floor.

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  • Château de Beaulon, Les Fontaines Bleues

    An exceptional, captivating site: gothic remaissance Château built in 1480, listed historical monument, 17th century residence of the Bishops of Bordeaux. In the park lie the "Fontaines Bleues", heritage site, wine-tourim. Reception at the Château.

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  • Réserve Naturelle du Toarcien

    The Toarcien national natural reserve ensures the conservation of two old open-air quarries on the right bank of the Thouet, just 3.5 km northwest of Thouars. The quarries present great historical interest; they are located near the spot where, in 1849, the paleontologist Alcide d'Orbigny defined the sample or stratotype of a layer dating back to the Jurassic system, the "Toarcien". This level, whose denomination is derived from the Latin name for the town of Thouras (Toarcium), materializes a time interval comprised between 183 and 176 million years ago. The reserve is open on principle to specialists, teachers with their students, and any geology buff promising to respect the existing rules and regulations. That said, visits have got to be authorized by the the geological interpretation center of the Thouars area.

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  • CPA Lathus

    Lathus Outdoor Recreation Park offers numerous activities: climbing, mountain biking, archery and cave exploration next to the Gartempe River, also : yachting, wind surfing, kayaking, and nature study.  Activities organised by trained personnel.  Reservation essential.160 bed accomodation.  5 restaurants, 11 meeting rooms, lounge, bar, terrace beside the river, camping. Conferences. 

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