: St Malo
: A10, exit to St Jean d'Angley
: St Piere
: St Piere
Set on a hilltop with superb views over the surrounding countryside, Fontaine Chalendray is in the heart of Cognac country. Mimi's shop is a 2 minute stroll away, and a variety of mobile shops selling bread, meats or fish from the coast stop regularly in the village. Alan's home-farm is across the road where fresh eggs, chicken, rabbit (don't tell the kids about that though) and fresh seasonal salads and veggies' can be bought fresh from the ground. We are a 15 min drive from the market towns of Matha and Aulnay, where you will find supermarket shopping, and hypermarket shopping available in Cognac or St Jean d'Angely which is are around a 30 min drive. The Atlantic beaches of Royan,Ile d'Oleron and the chic town of La Rochelle, Futuroscope park at Poitiers, and the chocolate factory at Angouleme are all a pleasant hour's drive away.
Other Activities: table tennis, boules
Golf: There are 2 good golf courses within 40 mins drive of Chez Gabrielle, at Cognac or Saintes.