A fond farewell to Poitou-Charentes as our beautiful region is now a part of the larger, even more diverse Nouvelle Aquitaine. From the verdant landscapes of the Limousin, to the cosmopolitan delights of Bordeaux and the Gironde, we are blessed with even more fabulous locations to call our own; not forgetting, of course, those gems that were already on our doorstep!
The imposing, futuristic and shiny new Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is a wine-lover's paradise. Opened this year and about 90 minutes' drive from Le Vincent, it boasts concerts, workshops and exhibitions from dawn to dusk as well as family-friendly activities to entertain younger visitors. Non-alcoholic discoveries are also on offer and even an Afternoon nap! We are looking forward to visiting very soon. Nearby St-Émilion and the Médoc with their acres of vines, traditional feel and delicious vintages are a must for the connoisseur and anyone wanting to discover the region's finest wines. Tours and tastings a-plenty!
Drive north from Le Vincent to Poitiers and the world-famous Futuroscope offers thrills, spills and educational fun for all the family. 130 acres of attractions, restaurants and play parks, it's a very popular place to take the family for a day out and under 90 minutes from us here.
Want to stay a bit closer to your holiday home and our pool? Children and animal lovers will adore the donkey sanctuary, L'Asinerie du Baudet de Poitou. Only a 20 minute drive away, meet the adorable residents (donkeys, mules and horses) and discover the history of these stalwarts of the local economy in times gone by. Plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with the animals, an exhibition and planned activities through the summer. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and make some wonderful holiday memories.
Still looking for things to do on your holidays here at Rue Vincent? Take a look at our Out and About pages for more ideas. We update them regularly and are always interested to hear your recommendations.