Unwind at this restored 16th century longere set in beautiful grounds in peaceful south-west France. Parents relax as soon as they step through the gates of La Garenne, as the children find friends and roam freely in the walled and gated garden. There’s loads to keep them happy, including heated pools, an outdoor play area, soft play and kids club.
Have a look at what it's like here.
What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?
The gites and grounds are unsuitable for wheelchair users.
Where is it and how do you get there?
La Garenne is approximately 80 minutes drive from La Rochelle and just over an hour from Angouleme.
The nearest main train station is a half hour drive at Saint Jean-d'Angély.
La Rochelle is the closest international airport, approximately 80 minutes drive from La Garenne.
We are the lucky owners of La Garenne. We bought the buildings in 2006 when our sons Oliver and Oscar were six and four years old, and have renovated all six gites and our family home into comfortable and modern living spaces while also preserving the charming French style we love so much. We hope we are able to welcome you to what we think is a special place for a family holiday.
Local things to do, places to eat and attractions not to be missed.
Children of all ages will love Aquatique Nautilis - a wonderful waterpark with slides and wave pools and … ice rink!
Visit one of the many chateaux nearby and explore the garden and history. Many also have activities for the children.
Valles des Singes monkey zoo is well worth a visit. Walk through the park with many of species running around freely.
Fontdouce is a tree climbing activity in beautiful surroundings suitable for children over 3 and adults.
Take a short stroll across the sunflower fields to the local vineyard, where you can have a taste of the local wine and famous Pineau aperitif.
Futuroscope is a great day out combining the thrills of a theme park with 4D experiences, as well as the opportunity to try out new technology.
Kids can captain their own Mississippi paddle steamer or tugboat at St Savinien, a fantastic activity centre, and one the kids will be keen to revisit the following year.
Borrow one of the free of charge bikes at La Garenne and visit the twice weekly local market and experience a true local way of living.