Town of Sainte-Hermine where you will find several shops, bars, restaurants and a weekly market, as well as many festivals and festivals during the summer months.
The area is crisscrossed with beautiful country roads, ideal for cycling or walking, with little traffic on the roads.
The beaches of Vendée are about 50 minutes' drive away. There are miles of sandy beaches, with big waves for surfing, bodyboarding and sailing. There are several beaches with marinas, where you can rent a boat for fishing or just go around the coast. The seaside resorts of La Tranche and La Faute have entertainments during the summer months, with music festivals, street shows and fireworks.
A little further, the forest and the lake at Mervent: picnic areas and panoramic views from the sides of the valley on the lake. Several restaurants by the lake, and activities organized around the lake. The neighboring town of Vouvant also deserves a visit, with its winding alleys and artists' studios.
The Parc du Puy du Fou is only 40 minutes away. You will be transported to the age of gladiators, Vikings, medieval knights and musketeers. Show of raptors. In the evening, musical show around a lake, and later in the evening, spectacular finale with more than 1000 actors and many animals, as well as an amazing fireworks.
The city of La Rochelle, with its aquarium, shopping streets, arcades, and its vibrant port, with its cafes and restaurants, is an excellent place to sit or stroll.
The island of Ré has a beautiful variety of small coastal towns, with pretty ports and restaurants on the docks, bustling markets and cobbled streets to explore.
You can also visit the Pierre Brun park, the Mervent zoo, the medieval castle in Bazoges or wine tasting in the local vineyards.
For a quiet day, the Marais Poitevin is the place to visit, with its kilometers of canals to explore by boat. Discover also the vestiges of abbeys which testify of the medieval time.