Local Attractions

The baudets are exclusive to the Poitou-Charentes. The Sanctuary or L'asinerie is at Dampierre sur Boutonne, 30 minutes drive from the moulin. The Island of Ile de Re off the atlantic coast near La Rochelle is a lovely day out in the summer. From the 6000 year old Tumulus de Bougon to 10th Century churches and 15th Century castles, the Poitou Charentes is steeped in history. Chateau Javarzay is on the outskirts of Chef-Boutonne. In fact the gatehouse for a long lost chateau it hosts exhibitions and its lake is used for fishing. Monkey Valley is an important primate sanctuary and research centre, as well as a fun day out for everyone. The Marais Poitevin or 'Green Venice' is a fascinating area of waterways to the west of Niort. The Moulin de Lusseau is in the valley of the Boutonne river - a wildlife reserve. There are many lovely walks and cycle rides along the river and in the surrounding countryside.

The Moulin de Lusseau is in the south of the department of the Deux-Sevres in the Poitou-Charentes region of France and is just a one hour drive from either Poitiers or La Rochelle airports (both of which are served by UK low-cost carriers)

For the red wine drinkers we are two hours north of Bordeaux. If you prefer a white wine we are just two hours south of Tours and the Loire, but if (like Grahame) you prefer a brandy, the beautiful area of Cognac is just under an hour away!

Family days out at the Vallée des Singes, with its 350 plus monkeys, the Marais Poitevin, Futuroscope and the Puy de Fou are all within easy access.

From beaches, isles and theme parks the Poitou-Charentes has it all.

Here are some links to places of interest and local attractions around the Moulin de Lusseau:

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