Places To Visit

The Charente-Maritime region of France has an abundance of places to visit and the property is situated in a location ideally based for exploring the area. A detailed information pack is available at the property but in the meantime here are a few ideas...

Mortagne sur Gironde

The pretty port of Mortagne is within pleasant walking distance (about 20-25 minutes) of the property. The port lies on the Gironde estuary and is backed by high white cliffs. Boat trips along the estuary can be arranged; fishing is also possible. There are several restaurants/cafes/bars at the port.


Royan is a lively, modern resort, 30 km drive north of Mortagne. It has an excellent beach, good shops & restaurants and bars. It also has a fabulous indoor market (for fresh produce) every morning.

Saint Georges-de-Didonne

St Georges has a magnificent beach (2km long) about 15-20 minutes away. It has a pretty pedestrianised area with shops and restaurants.


Talmont is a very popular village about 15 minutes drive from the property. It has many narrow lanes, lined with hollyhocks.


Meschers has a pretty port, a town and caves as well as an excellent sandy beach. It is 15 minutes drive from the property.


Saintes is the regional capital city, situated on the river Charente; it dates back to Roman times. There is a great variety of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Boat trips are available. It is also home to one of the oldest amphitheatres in the Roman world.


Cognac is a peaceful town best known for its famous produce. Many of the Cognac houses offer visitor tours.


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Bordeaux is about an hour's drive away. It is a fabulous city, renowned for its wine production. There are excellent shops, bars and restaurants as well as attractive public squares and parks. Don't miss it - more detailed information at the property.

St Emilion

A beautiful town and well worth a visit. It is approximately 70 minutes drive from Mortagne, perfect for a day's outing.

La Rochelle

An extremely picturesque resort with lots of quayside seafood restaurants and street entertainment. There is a good selection of shops, excellent beaches and an excellent aquarium.

Ile de Re

Approachable by a bridge from La Rochelle. It's a fantastic place to visit for the day; is very beautiful and a perfect place to hire a bicycle for exploring. Plenty of beaches, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Recommended Websites

Tourist Office in Mortagne
1 Place des Halles
If you have any questions or would like to book your stay at La Maison Milou, please contact Isobel & Gerard Cooper.

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