Out and about

Out and about.

Our cottages are in the small typically-French village of Ceaux-en-Couhé which is set in the heart of tranquil countryside. You may wish to do nothing more than sunbathe by our pool or read in the garden, but if you wish to soak up French life, here are some of the things you will find.

In our village stadium and Citi-stade you can play tennis, volleyball or football, there are several areas for playing ‘boules’ or ‘pétanque’ and there’s a children’s play park. The café is across the road beside the church.

In our local town of Couhé, 4 km away, the markets take place in the renowned medieval covered market “les Halles”, next to the chateau. The nearest tourist office is there. You will also find 2 supermarkets, boulangeries, pharmacies, post office, doctor, dentist, hairdressers, garage and bar/restaurants amongst other small traditional enterprises.

You can browse round other local villages with their markets, fêtes, churches and architectural treasures, and enjoy watching the world go by over a glass of something in a pavement-side café. Local produce includes cheeses, fruit and wine, and you can buy ostrich steaks, rabbit and pigeons to eat from local farms as well as the more usual meats and poultry.

The area is ideal for rural activities such as walking, cycling and horse-riding, and within easy reach is the River Vienne for water activities. There are lots of signposted walks, and the gently rolling countryside makes for easy cycling.

The local area has chateaux, churches, abbeys and other historical buildings to visit, as well as tourist attractions. For example: the “Vieux Cormenier” Museum offers insight into life on a French farm in ages gone by and La Vallée des Singes (Monkey Valley) will appeal to animal-lovers of all ages.

For sport aviation and trial flights there is the local aerodrome and you can even fly light aircraft at the international airport at Poitiers.

The historic town of Poitiers offers many attractions, including good shops in the city centre, many beautiful buildings, theatres and museums and notably the famous theme park Le Futuroscope.

The motto of our department La Vienne is "Tout pour vous Séduire."