Local Area

Le Moulin de Bardeas is only 4 or 5km from two villages Faye L'abbesse and Chiché. Both villages have boulangeries, well stocked minisupermarket, a pharmacy and Post Office.  Chiché has a cash machine and Vets. Faye L'abbesse  has a restaurant with a take away pizza service.

Within half an hour there are four historic towns with large supermarkets, shops, banks and restaurants.

  • Bressuire is only twenty minutes away and is the centre of the local area, the Bocage. It has a chateau and hosts events like the Highland Games (every 2 years) and in June there is a vintage car race around the centre of the town. Discounted tickets for Puy du Fou can be bought from the Tourist Office. Market day Tuesday and Saturday. 
  • Parthenay is a mediaeval town with the old quarter leading down to the river Thouaret - a lovely place for a day out - take your camara. Market day Wednesday.
  • Airvault is another old town with a Market and lovely historic buildings.
  • Thouars is a beautiful old town with a great market on Fridays. 

 Between an hour  and two hours there are some lovely town and cities to visit

  • Potiters for historic buildings,
  • Niort for its shopping ,
  • La Rochelle for its historic harbour 
  • Chateaux of the Loire at Chinon and Samur