Location & Activities
Belle Vue is ideally located in the heart of the 'Marais Poitevin' regional park, at the southernmost point of Vendée. This means it is not only ideal for the popular Vendée beaches and attractions, but also the numerous places of interest of the neighbouring 'Charente Maritime'.
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Belle Vue is situated in the village of Puyravault, at the southernmost point of Vendée and close to the border with Charente Maritime.
The area, and particularly the zone around La Rochelle, benefits from a 'microclimate' thanks to the protection given by the islands and the Charente estuary. This particularly mild and sunny climate makes Vendée one of the most popular touristic destinations in France.
The village of Puyravault has a small bakery just a few minutes walk from Belle Vue which provides a surprisingly varied selection of breads and pastries. The neighbouring village of Champagne-les-Marais has an excellent restaurant, a small supermarket and a pharmacy. The city of Luçon is just 7 miles away, with its large supermarkets, shops and restaurants and twice-weekly indoor market.
Belle vue is just 15 miles from the magnificent old port of La Rochelle and the beautiful island of the Ile de Ré. The cathedral town of Luçon is only 7 miles away, and we are also close to the region known as the 'Venise Verte' (Green Venice).
Both départements of Vendée and Charente-Maritime offer a huge variety of attractions for all ages. Listed below is just a small selection of the options available in the surrounding area..