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  "It is great to be so private and away from all the hustle and bustle, whilst not being too far away from the coast and summer entertainment."

Local Area

Guests at La Prise are well placed to take advantage of all the cultural, gastronomic and natural attractions the Poitou-Charentes area has to offer.

At La Prise itself, guests of the Logis benefit from the attactive gardens, woodland walks and excellent birdwatching, not to mention a full sized croquet lawn that they are welcome to try!

The countryside surrounding La Prise has many well signposted walks and mountain bike trails, taking in some of the lovely rural villages.

Other local attractions are the tranquil canals of the Marais Poitevin or 'Venice Vert' (Green Venice - pictured top right) and the excellent local Zoo (Zoodysee) in the forest at Chize.

Local towns include Surgeres with its tri-weekly covered market and walled chateau, and St Jean D'Angely with its bustling old streets, relaxing squares and stunning bell tower.

Also within easy striking distance is the historic city of La Rochelle (pictured bottom right). The stunning old port area, excellent seafood restaurants and the renowned aquarium are just a few of its many attractions.

Just off the coast of La Rochelle is the exclusive Ile de Re (reachable via a toll bridge) with sandy beaches and beautiful old fishing ports.

There are also safe beaches at Chatelaillon Plage (35mins) and slightly further afield at Royan.