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

Puy du Fou (1hr)

Famous theme park where lavish enactments take you back in time. Watch the Vikings raid a village with extraordinary special effects, be transported back to the Roman Empire and be transfixed by the gladiators and be amazed by the graceful falcons, owls and vutures in the bird ballet.

Futuroscope (1hr)

Unique park with all the thrill of 3D and 4D dynamic movie theatres an amazing interactive experience

Pescalis (40m)

Fishing paradise whatever your level. 150 hectares of nature reserve with 100 hectare of international standard fishing lakes with pike, black bass, carp, trout and many more. There is also an aquarium.

Parc aventure (45m)

(Chantemerle) Fantastic tree top adventure park well loved by our guests. Adventure for all the family with different courses suited to all ages and ablities and a special course for the 2-6 year olds and mini golf and a nature trail (new june 2016)

Ten pin Bowling. (20m)

At the Bocapole Bressuire. 12 lanes.