The perfect destination for a family weekend that’s eco-friendly: Vals de Saintonge in Charente-Maritime.
How about an unusual, green weekend to help you switch off? Discover activities that are far from the daily round, perfect for getting back to your roots. Whether you’re a family with children or a couple, recharging your batteries is the order of the day!
Spend the night with the family somewhere unusual …
The Roulottes de Dilou, in Matha, offer a cosy break with plenty of fresh air in a rather Bohemian atmosphere. Cerise and Noisette, two wooden caravans full of charm yet well-equipped are set in a tree-lined garden and offer an atypical stay where well-being is the key word. You don’t have to go far to discover, in the heart of the cognac vineyards, places to visit and leisure activities that will thrill young and old such as La Bambouseraie, Le Cep Enchanté or l’Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou, to name but a few.
Here’s another unusual address: cabins in the trees at Bois-Charmant, in the heart of the estate of the eponymous château, close to Les Nouillers. They are set 6m up in centennial oaks and whether you spend one or several nights, you have the feeling of being reconnected to nature, an authentic experience that the children will love! Who will be the first to haul up the breakfast basket?
PS: the youngsters can take part in a treasure hunt in the park!
Breaks in approved accommodation that respect the environment
The Moulin de Jamette is certified “Écolabel Européen” an official sign of excellence that recognises respect of the environment. This gîte converted from a former “longère” Charentais is close to Saint-Savinien-sur-Charente, a “Petite Cité de Caractère”. A picturesque décor blending stone, water and greenery with a number of open-air activities ideal for parents and children alike such as the very original “Port Miniature” or the geocaching trail.
Or why not have a family break in an “Accueil Paysan” guest room? The owners of La Pertuzerie, a 2ha estate comprising a tree-lined park and organic market garden, offer a convivial table and a locally sourced gourmet menu. A truly peaceful place to stay, ideal for that important battery recharging!
Try glamping with the children
Suppose you tried a blend of glamour and camping to renew with nature in out of the ordinary accommodation in Charente-Maritime?
Coco Sweet of the Val de Boutonne campsite in Saint-Jean-d’Angély offers an opportunity to spend your family camping weekend differently. Its round shape covered with canvas, this charming, cosy accommodation blends all the pleasures of camping with the comfort of a mobile-home. Ideal for a fun camping break with its shady wooden terrace.
Another atypical experience is to be had at Tente Lodge, the new trend of eco-chic that marries the charm of being under canvas for a few days with the comfort of equipment and furniture in wood. And also at Camping l’île aux Loisirs at Saint-Savinien-sur-Charente where you can share quality time with your family.