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Activities in the area

Enjoy the peaceful nature of this area which is rich in natural beauty. Civrac is the perfect location to start long or short walks, cycle rides through the little lanes and down to the Estuary flats. Take the time to go bird watching and take a boat trip on the Estuary for sailing or for fishing.

Wine Tasting

As you arrive in Civrac from St. Fort, the little lane on the right just before our property leads to our local wine grower, Jean-Paul Mounier. On the land behind the pool our neighbour makes and sells excellent wine, harvested from his acres of vines...

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The Beaches

There are lots of lovely sandy beaches to choose; from the sheltered coves of Meschers, the long sandy beaches of St Georges de Didonne and Royan, and the attractive family seaside resorts around St Palais sur Mer and Vaux sur Mer, to the wild beaches on...

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Swimming and Water Sports

An exotic new leisure pool complex is now open at Jonzac, (25 mins from Civrac). It is said to be unique in Europe. Called Les Antilles de Jonzac, this huge lagoon-shaped pool complete with sandy beaches, beach bar, exotic plants, waterfalls, various water features, spa pools and even a toboggan run is all under cover.

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Bird Watching

A perfect spot for birdwatchers from Hoopoes and Red kites to Storks and Swallows. The area is famous for the migration of Storks and you can often see them nesting on the platforms built for them on the flats of the marais.

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There are Tennis courts for hire at the nearest village, St. Fort sur Gironde (1 mile away) and at Mortagne (10 mins).

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Sea and river fishing is available. There are also public fishing lakes in the area.  At the port in Mortagne sur Gironde you can hire a boat and skipper for the day..

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At Royan Golf (35 mins), Saintes (40 mins) and Cognac (1 hour) . Three excellent courses very different and challenging in their own way. All have excellent club house facilities, pro shops etc. It is advisable to book especially in summer. Cognac has wide...

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Plenty of marked walking tracks around the area, giving stunning views of the countryside and the Gironde estuary. We have a selection of large-scale walking maps for your use during your stay.

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Bicyles for all ages are available for hire locally (www.bikehiredirect.com). This company will bring bikes to the house and collect them before you leave. However four adult bicycles are supplied for use of clients at La Maison Fleurie.

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