The Local Area

Chateau La Chutelière is located in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, touching the Loire Valley to the North, Cognac to the South and La Rochelle and the Atlantic coastline to the West. There’s plenty to do in the area, from adventure parks and zoos, golf, gliding, ballooning and parachuting, boating and water sports, local markets and shopping, paintballing, walking, cycling, history trails, wine tours, riding and fishing.

Here are some of the key attractions to visit:

Vienne & Maine-et-Loire

Futuroscope Science Park, Poitiers

Roman Cathedral Notre-Dame-La-Grande, Poitiers

Monkey Valley, Romagne

Royal Abbey, Fontevraud

Angers Castle, Angers

Le Cadre Noir French National Riding Show, Saumur

Museum of Stained Glass, Curzay-sur-Vonne

Falconry and Wildlife Park, Chauvigny

Charente Maritime

Aquarium, La Rochelle

Palmyre Zoo, Royan

Whale Lighthouse, Ile de Re

Escape Castle, Pons

Gataudiere Castle, Marennes

Roman Amphitheatre, Saintes

Bird Sanctuary, Ile d’Oleron

Roche Courbon Castle, Sainte-Porchaire  

Napoleon Museum, Ile d’Aix

Deux-Sevres & Vendee

Puy du Fou Historical Theme Park, near Cholet

The Marais-Poitevin: France’s ‘Green Venice’, near Niort

Medieval Quarter, Parthenay


Underground Church, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Rochefoucauld Castle, La Rochefoucauld