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Le Couvent is perfectly placed for visiting the historic port of La Rochelle; The picture perfect Ile de Ré, best known for white sandy beaches; The unique canal system of Le Marais Poitevin (Green Venice); the famous cinematic theme park of Futuroscope; the valleys of the Vienne and Charente rivers.
For wine lovers the region is ideally situated mid way between the Loire valley and the vineyards of Bordeaux and the famous Cognac Houses are only a short drive away.
For those keen on more sporting activities there are exceptionally beautiful, and reasonable golf courses at Les Forges, Mazière, Cognac, Angouleme and Poitiers. There are facilities for tennis, fishing, canoeing and horse riding close by, and the gently undulating countryside makes it ideal for cycling. (cycle hire at Le Couvent are free of charge).
If you enjoy your food there are some outstanding regional specialities in the nearby restaurants; foie gras, duck, the wonderful array of fresh sea food, and the excellent local cheeses.