Coulongues is a small village of around 260 inhabitants in the scenic department of Vienne. It makes a wonderful base for exploring this historic area.
The tranquil hamlet of Coulonges is ideal for those wanting a peaceful holiday surrounded by farmland and nature. There are several walking trails running through the village, close to your Coulonges holiday home, making it ideal for walkers. There is a local delivery service of baguettes and croissants and tennis courts are 10 minutes away, for working off those breakfast calories! Cycling along the green lanes is a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery and local wildlife. Go fishing and bird watching or discover the mediaeval towns and nearby villages that are rich in history. The area has wonderful Romanesque churches and fabulous murals depicting the history of this lovely area, making it a top destination for those interested in art and religious architecture.
Brenne National Park is close to Coulonges holiday homes and is well known for its 1000 lakes which are a protected natural habitat for plants and wildlife. Chaillac is about 13km away and has a number of interesting attractions including the Church Saint-Pierre and the Castle of Brosse. The city of Poitiers has many prestigious monuments and historic buildings. For families, the Futuroscope amusement park combines educational learning with fun. The magnificent riverside village of Angles-sur-l’Anglin has a ruined fortress on a rocky outcrop, a chapel and charming houses decorated with flowers in summer. The mediaeval town of Chauvigny boasts five fortified castles and a 12th century collegiate church. Nearby is the Museum of Archaeology which includes antique objects, a reconstructed Poitou interior and an exhibit of long-forgotten trades.
Coulonges holiday rentals in Vienne have a very pleasant climate all year round with hot sunny summers and cool winters. The warmest month is July when average daily highs reach 25°C (77°F). Spring and autumn remain pleasantly warm with daytime highs ranging from 14-22°C (57-72°F). Winter days can be around 7°C (45°F), dropping to 2°C (36°F) overnight. The area can have showers at any time of year but they are most frequent from November to May.
The nearest airport to Coulonges holiday rentals is Poitiers-Biard (PIS) Airport located just 2 km west of the town of Poitiers. The airport is served by budget airline Ryanair from Edinburgh, Girona and London-Stansted as well as Manchester in the high season. The best way to reach Coulongues is by picking up a hire car from the airport and driving the 90-minute journey along the N147 to Coulonges. Alternatively the Perigueux Bassilac (PGX) Airport is about 166 km away.