The Area - Things to Do

La Blatière offers you the enjoyment of a holiday in peaceful rural surroundings, yet with a wealth of places to visit within easy reach. There truly is something for everyone here.

On Your Doorstep


3 Km.

A 2min drive, 10 min cycle or 40min leisurely stroll along the country lanes brings you to our local village with its supermarket, shops, hairdressers, bakery, bars, restaurants, bank and post office. It has a village square and is centred on the remains of a medieval abbey, patronised by Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Parc Aventure Chantermerle 79

5 mins

An adventure park for all the family with:

  • Zip line and aerial adventure – from 2 years upwards
  • Laser quest
  • Mini golf
  • Adventure walks 


5 mins.

Go karting fun.


10 min.

International Carp Fishing Centre

This preserved area with numerous lakes is dedicated to fishing, for both novices and experts. While fishing enthusiasts indulge in their passion, others can enjoy following the cycle routes around the lake. There’s also an aquarium to visit and a restaurant, plus a host of other activities like mini-golf, a children’s play area, table tennis and a swimming pool for all.

L'Escape House

10 mins

L’escape house is an original Escape Game scenario. Set in 1937 in the peaceful printing house, does it hide an illegal activity? Is Mr. Bertholet making counterfeit banknotes which he is about to spread throughout the region?

Your challenge: enter the printing press, find the workshop and bring back proof of the existence of counterfeit money. You have just 60 minutes and not one minute more!


11 mins

Market town with its weekly market, selection of shops, large supermarket, butchers, bakers numerous hairdressers, beautician and lovely restaurants.

Under an Hour Away

Golf du Bocage

25 mins

Located in Bressuire, newly opened 18 hole golf course, 72 par located in beautiful surroundings with a putting green, practice green, pitch and putt and restaurant. Buggies and clubs are available to hire directly from the clubhouse.


26 mins.

One of the most beautiful villages in the area.


27 mins.

Wonderful lakes, boating, swimming, fishing and zoo.

Chateau St. Mesmin

30 mins

Throughout the year the fortified castle of Saint Mesmin is a medieval fortress with daily medieval activities, workshops, markets and games for all the family to discover and take part in.

Parc De Pierre Bruin

30 mins

In the heart of the Mervent forest, the Park offers around forty unlimited fun and original attractions for the whole family.


35 mins

Capital of Deux Sevres – shopping, architecture and culture. Enjoy the café terraces of the old town, then head to the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise or browse the morning and weekend markets and on Thursdays in July and August visit the Niort festival in the gardens of Le Roc windmill, a summer event for contemporary music.

The Green Venice of the Poitevin Marshes

38 mins

This protected natural area with trees and canals is steeped in fairy-tales and legend. Enjoy a boat ride and relax with a picnic near the water’s edge.

Montgolfiere Du Bocage

40 mins

Enjoy a flight in a hot air balloon during your stay. The hot-air balloon flights take off twice a day - at sunrise and evening before sunset – what a magical way to take in the French Countryside!

Puy du Fou

45 mins

Voted No 1 theme park in Europe and 2nd only to Florida worldwide, by TripAdvisor, The Puy du Fou extends over 45 hectares and enchants children and adults alike with its medieval, 18th and 19th century villages and spectacular effects. Leave the 20th Century behind and step back in time to witness Viking warriors launch an attack from their long ships, experience the frenzy of the Roma Circus, the swashbuckling of the Muscateers and so much more. 

Less than 90 mins Away

The Zoodyssée

1 hour

A fabulous ecological animal park of 25 hectares. The Zoodyssée is home to around 500 European animals and over 60 fascinating species.

La Rochelle

1hr 15 mins

La Rochelle is a historic Atlantic port city with medieval fortifications around the old port. The criss-cross of narrow streets, many of them closed to vehicles, are bordered by medieval and Renaissance houses, built in the distinctive local white limestone. The narrow streets are filled with bars and restaurants offering local specialities and cuisine from around the world. Wander round the port, enjoy the cafés and restaurants, visit the aquarium and perhaps take a boat trip to the Island of Ré.

O'Gliss Parc

1 h 15 mins.

Something for everyone - this water park has 12 giant water slides, 4 river rapids, wave pool, beach area and exotic gardens.


1hr 15 mins

Recognised as the City for art and culture Poitiers is a University city and the regional capital of Charante. Lovers of city rambles will enjoy discovering the picturesque narrow streets of the city and the half-timbered houses. Rich in art and culture, it offers over 3,000 shows throughout the year. There is something for every taste: dance, music, theatre and exhibitions as well as 30 festivals, historical and unusual museums, cinemas, as well as numerous galleries to explore.


1h 22 min.

The only one of its kind in Europe. Located just outside Poitiers, Fututurescope is set in 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside, with original experiences you won't find anywhere else: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more.

Vallée des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys)

1 hr 30 mins

Come and see over 400 primates in this 35 acre wildlife park. Recognised for its conservation work at the Valley these beautiful primates wander freely amongst the forests, paths and streams enabling you to observe them in a natural environment and in their own social groups.