Welcome to La Tannerie Farmhouse and La Petite Tannerie Apartment, we offer three accommodation options for you to choose from. Based in the Southern Vendee and in the heart of the Marais Poitevin region of France. We are located in the centre of a typical French village and are just a 2 minute walk from an excellent butcher and bakery along with 2 convenience shops, pharmacy, post office, bar and a Pizzeria to either eat in or take away. The Vendee beaches are some of the best in France and are a 50 minutes drive with the historic town and International airport of La Rochelle just 45 minutes drive. If arriving from the North of England we are just 1hr 5 mins from Nantes airport where flights arrive daily from Manchester airport as well as Poitiers airport, 1 hr 10 minutes.
We offer family friendly accommodation with excellent and modern facilities including a heated swimming pool, free WIFI throughout the Farmhouse and Apartment. The three bedrooms in the Farmhouse are all en-suite and have English and French television channels. Our apartment also provides English and French television channels for your enjoyment.
Our area of the Marais Poitevin is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The river Sevre runs through our area and along the banks are many pretty villages including Coulon, Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals or just take a gentle stroll along the many quiet footpaths. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots which are a paradise for fishermen and a local nature reserve which can be enjoyed by wildlife lovers.
15 minutes away is our nearest town of Fontenay-le-Comte, with the old town surrounding the catherdral, the Chateau de Terre Neuve is worth a visit and has many shops, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.
30 minutes away you will discover Mervent where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes. The forest has over 200 kilometres of well marked footpaths and offers some of the best walks to be found anywhere in the Vendée. Close by is Vouvant “one of the most beautiful villages in France” which is a haven for artists.
La Rochelle the third most visited town in France is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops. Here you can take the opportunity of finding that special bottle of wine or trying some of the 600 cheeses produced in France. You will also find one of the largest Aquariums in Europe with an amazing shark tank and marine life from all over the world. Anyone feeling a little adventurous can also take the local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle passing through some of the villages and small towns en route.
Located over the toll bridge from La Rochelle is the stunning island of the Ile de Re, sandy beaches and with over 100 kilometres of cycle routes (you can hire bikes on the Island) it is a paradise for cyclists. On the island you will find many villages and small towns to visit, one of the most famous being St Martin-de-Re which is a lively bustling town set around a harbour filled with brightly coloured boats. There are many chic boutiques to visit, along with a market which is open every morning, or enjoy a drink or a meal at the numerous cafés and restaurants on the harbour front.
Further afield but within 90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope which are big tourist attractions for both the young and young at heart.
Activities: Walking, Cycling, Golf, Bird watching, Fishing, Horse Riding and Wine Tasting