: St Malo
: Junction 36 of A10
The Charente Maritime with its own micro climate is the second hottest region of France,.
Cravans is lovely and has its own bakery within walking distance. Gémozac, the nearest shopping town is just 4 kilometres away and has everything you should need.
Beautiful beaches are only 20 minutes away. Meschers is first with sandy cove beaches. Then there is Saint-Georges-de-Didonne which is a wide expanse of beach. Water sports are available there and there is an adventure climbing park. Royan is next, again a lovely beach and chic shops etc.
Further up the coast there are other lovely beaches including surfing beaches.
There is the most amazing zoo we have ever visited at La Palmyre. Also in the region there are beautiful harbour ports such as Mortagne sur Gironde, romanesque churches, beautiful old towns and cities such as Saintes and Bordeaux waiting to be discovered. These are reached by driving past vineyards and in the summer, fields of beautiful sunflowers.
Golf: There is a golf course in Fontcouverte just to the north-east of Saintes. There is also a golf course in Royan near the Grand Coast.