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              River Charente  (at Civray) Picnic/swimming & Fishing  (7 min)         Leisure Centre (St Macoux 15 min) Picnic/swimming  & Fishing

Walks & picnics along the Charente river where various sports are available, swimming, fishing, canoeing & Kayaking. Discovering the countryside on a bicycle is a real pleasure with beautiful landscape, old hamlets along streams of the Charente river.


Relaxing picnic areas


Civray Picnic spot on the Charente once you go over the Charente Bridge towards Lid and Super U of Civray.


Saint Macoux Leisure centre (15 min) on the D148 towards Niort. At the hamlet Saint Saviol you come to a round about (the 1st Roundabout after the hamlet St Exideuil. On the roundabout take the 3rd Exit onto the D104 for about 2km at the round about take the 1st Exit onto the D103 and drive for about 1.5 km and you cannot miss the large wooded parking and the lake.


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In Rejallant near the town of Ruffec, you can enjoy a relaxing day out for a picnic or enjoy the water pleasures on the charente like kayaking. Once there you may wish  to spoil yourself go for a meal in the well appointed  - Le Rejalland Restaurant - probably the best restaurant around here: https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowUserReviews-g1910058-d3226567-r140306071-Le_Rejallant-Ruffec_Charente_Nouvelle_Aquitaine.html


Plan d'eau Bois Meunier


Lac Bois Meunier is a picnic area in the town of Sauzé Vaussais (25 min from the Gite) in a wooded area with many tables and benches. From Civray Roundabout take the D948 towards NIORT. At Sauzé Vaussais the Supermarket Super U is on the left and few yards ahead, take the right hand side small road Route de Vauthion with a picnic sign "Plan d'au". Drive few hundred yards and at the fork take the left hand side and you are there. It is worth the trip for an excellent relaxing afternoon.


Around Civray (Outdoor Activities)

  • Open air Swimming Pool Civray
  • Hire of canoë /Kayak - Civray
  • De Villenon Riding Centre canoe rental -
  • Boating on the  Charente - Chatain
  • Aulnes campsite canoe rental - Sommières-du-Clain
  • Leisure Centre St Macoux
  • Fishing the Charente and Lakes. nearest, Civray,  St Macoux, St Pierre d'exideuil

          Within 1 hour drive


          See Poitou-Charente Entry on left hand side for more places to visit.