Mareuil-sur-Lay (2 miles) has a supermarket, a good selection of small shops and several restaurants
and bars. Lucon, 8 miles south, has a wider range of shops, hypermarkets and restaurants, and La Roche
sur Yon, 15 miles north, is the Departmental capital.
The beautiful old port of La Rochelle, 50 minutes south, is always worth a visit, whether it
be for a stroll down the old stone collonnaded shopping streets, a leisurely lunch overlooking the port, or a visit to the
The amazing theme park of the Puy du Fou is 45 minutes east, and the Marais Poitevin, or Green Venice,
is less than an hour away (but you might find that our own River Lay provides some pretty good competition to that one!).
If travelling by car from the UK, the Western Channel ports of St Malo, Caen or Cherbourg are the
most convenient, within a 3 or 4 hour drive. The Channel Tunnel is an easy but long drive, being motorway all the way
but taking 6 hours from Calais.
Fly/Drive to La Rochelle or Nantes is a very competitive alternative, with Easyjet flying from
Gatwick and Bristol, Ryanair from Stansted, FlyBe from Southampton and Jet2 from Leeds and Edinburgh. Both
airports are less than an hour's drive from the property.
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