painting holidays in france - welcome2france
Places to see in the Charentes SW France  


painting holidays in france - welcome2france

  Poitou Charentes awaits you
  Ile de Re with its beaches and charm near La Rochelle   La Rochelle in the Charentes   Mervent Forest with its fishing and large lake   Vouvant near green venice    Niort a very important city in the Charentes  


                      The Charentes is bursting with exciting possibilities, so much so, that they are too numerous to mention .
                      For the more energetic there are leisure pursuits to be found in easy reach , including, fishing at Pescalis a large lake complex, go-karting, horse riding at the local
                     stables and also "green venice" a canal system where you can hire punts, canoes and pedloes.
                     Further a field there is a velo-rail which combines cycling and sight seeing in a most unusual way.
                     Dependant on season you will find fields of sunflowers in abundance and
                     Chateaux galore, all these add to the inspiration of both painters and non-painters alike.
                     Above we have given just a few examples of the better known tourist spots. There are also weekly markets that provide an insight into everyday French life.
                     If you are able to have the access to a car then the sky is the limit, so much to do and lots to jog the creative imagination.

                    Anji Ratcliffe


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