La Sauzaie Situated in Charente Maritime which claims to be the second sunniest area in France, La Sauzaie is a pretty hamlet located on the edge of the beautiful Forest Of Chize.

The village of Dampierre Sur Boutonne with it's array of shops and restaurant/bar is just 2km away.

La Sauzaie is 40 minutes from the coast.
The sunflower, traditional in the area.

There is lots to do and see within the region suiting all ages, tastes and pockets!

Beaches: Nearest beach - Chatelaillon Plage (about 45 mins)
also Royan, La Cote Sauvage, Ile d' Olreon and Ile de Re.
Sports: Aquatic complex - St Jean D'Angeley with jacuzzi, sauna, aqua gym, water polo clubs.
Open air pool - Aulnay.
Golf - Cognac, Saintes.
Culture: Theatre - St Jean, La Rochelle, Cognac, Saintes.
Cinema - St Jean, La Rochelle, Cognac, Rochefort.
History - La Rochelle.
Places of
Cognac - Situated on the beautiful river Charente. Take a tour around the famous distilleries of Hennessey, Remy Martin and Martell.
Bordeaux - (90 mins) An impressive city and one of the worlds most important wine centres.
Melle - (30 mins) Artisan shops and jazz festivals.
Poitiers - Interesting city. Visit Futuroscope - the theme park of moving pictures.
Forest of Chize - For beautiful walks or visit Zoorama.
Marias Poitevin - Punt along France's 'Green Venice'.
La Rochelle - Harbour, aquarium, excellent restaurants.
Shopping: La Rochelle, Saintes, Niort. Supermarkets also at Auinay and St Jean.
Markets at Auinay Sunday am and St Jean D'Angeley Wednesday and Saturday am.
Food / Restaurants: Local specialities include foie gras and a wonderful array of fresh sea food. Plenty of excellent restaurants eateries.
Don't forget the 'fromage routes' and local vineyards who are all happy to oblige with tasting!!
The nearby Futuroscope and the Fort at La Rochelle
Futuroscope, PoitiersFort at La Rochelle
Aulnay10 Minutes
St Jean D'Angeley20 Minutes
Melle30 Minutes
Cognac35 Minutes
Rochefort40 Minutes
Saintes40 Minutes
La Rochelle50 Minutes
Poiters50 Minutes
Bordeaux90 Minutes
Boating Lake at St Jean D'Angeley
Boating Lake at St Jean D'Angeley
Carting at St Jean D'Angeley
Carting at St Jean D'Angeley