About the Area

Situated in the lovely Deux Sevres countryside, there are lots of places to visit.

Locally, you can take advantage of the many walking and cycling tracks that we have mapped  out for you. Walk to the village of Cherveux where you will find a general store, church, chateau, hairdressers and chemist.

The lake (Plan d’eau St Christophe sur Roc) is also in walking distance and you can enjoy  a walk around the lake, fishing, swimming, a sandy beach, children’s playground and tennis courts.  Wood Wakepark  opened on the lake in 2016 for teleski and paddle boarding.

There is also an equestrian centre near the lake.

Between your accommodation at Maison Papillon and the lake is Fleur d’Eau Gardens, 

with water features that opened in 2017, allow a couple of hours to wander round.


For shopping and restaurants and bars  - you need a car.

St Maixent L’Ecole   13kms

Niort   15kms

Champdeniers   8kms

Parthenay  20km


Nearest Restaurant and Bar is Pizza Mon Plaisir 79


Visit the delightful Marais Poitevin for walking, cycling and a boat  trips

Futuroscope is just over an hours drive and similarly.

Le Grand Parc at Puy du Fou is highly recommended

La Rochelle and the Il de Re are an hours drive - consider visiting The Aquarium.

Cognac is an hour away - Cognac Blues Festival is held  in the first week of July each year!

Full details of attractions are provided for you in your accommodation.


The nearest airports are Poitiers and La Rochelle

The nearest Ferry port is St Malo - you can also use Dieppe and Calais and Le Havre

The nearest motorway junction - junction 10,  A83.


Plan D’eau - the lake

          and the

Chateau at Cherveux

new feature

Woods  Wakeboarding!