The Local Area

Tournesol is located in the beautiful South West area of France, often referred to as the Lake District of France, within easy reach of both Poitiers and Limoges airports and four hours from the Ferry ports. The whole region is overflowing with historic towns and cities.  The Marais Poitevin (Green Venice) is a network of waterways with beautiful, tranquil scenery where you can hire boats for the day.  Cognac country, the Thouet, Gartemp and Angun valleys and the lovely town of Montmorillon are other places worth visiting. The motor racing Circuit of Val de Vienne (Le Vigeant) is only 15 minutes away. Limoges, famous for its porcelain, is about 80 minutes south of here.

The Atlantic coast resorts at La Rochelle, Royan and Rochefort and the off shore islands of Ré and Oléron are all about 120 miles away.

There are many restaurants locally in Gouex, Queaux, Lussac, Moussac, l’isle Jourdain, Sant Roamin and Usson.

Whether you are here for sight seeing, walking, cycling or fishing there is plenty to see and do for all ages.

Gouex

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2km away is the small rural town of Gouex with a bar, post office, boulangerie, and butchers, The local park runs alongside the River Vienne and has an outdoor swimming pool, children’s play area, tennis court and boules court.  Tickets for fishing the Vienne can be purchased from the Bar, Marie or Post Office.  Alternatively we can  arrange these for you.

 

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