The area has a number of clearly marked ‘sentier randonnée’ (footpaths) which take you through woodland, along country lanes and past open country side. These walks vary is distance and take in some of the local villages and hamlets. If you enjoy really long walks of up to 20 kilometres to one of the larger towns, we can collect you and bring you back to the campsite.
For the cycling enthusiasts there are hundreds of kilometres of quiet, roads (some hilly) to explore. Mountain bike hire is available from the campsite.
Argenton-sur-Creuse, known as the Venice of Berry, has medieval style streets and picturesque walks along the banks of the Creuse. It’s beautiful surrounding landscapes have been an inspiration for writers and painters throughout the centuries. The region also boasts several museums and art galleries where more of the culture can be gleaned. The nearby roman remains of Argentomagnus are also well worth a visit.
There are several other historic buildings to visit, including the picturesque chateau at Sarzay, the imposing cathedral at Bourges and the ancient and interesting chateau in Culan. In addition the local town of Ste Severe is the setting for the French farce ‘Jour de Fetes’ by Jaques Tatti. George Sand, the Romantic writer, lived and worked nearby in Nohant.
The local towns hold their markets on different days of the week offering a range of local, fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish and wines as well as clothes, jewellery and local produce. Closest to our campsite are the markets at Ste. Severe each Wednesday, Boussac on Thursday and La Châtre on Saturdays.
We now have a Ski Nautique centre at Pouligny-Notre-Dame, only a ten minute drive away, with knee boarding, water-skiing and wakeboarding. The facility also offers a BMX track, Disc Golf, Volley Ball and children’s swimming area. It really is a super day out for the whole family.
There are several leisure lakes with man-made beaches, boating and fishing, all within 45 minutes from the site. For the more adventurous, the beautiful Sidailles Lake offers a zip wire and tree surfing! A little further afield is The Brenne Parc Naturel, known as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes,” perfect for bird watching, fishing or cycling.
Other attractions include:
- Golf and Spa – a local 18 hole course at Pouligny Notre Dame
- Equestrian Centre
- A visit to Oradour sur Glane – destroyed by the SS during WWII and today preserved in its ruined state as a memorial.
- Panoramic views of volcanoes from Toulx-Sainte-Croix
- Zoo Parc de Beauval
- Monts de Guéret Wildlife Park
- Futoroscope Theme Park (2 hours)