Welcome to Le Flouzet
79340 Vasles France       tel +33 5 49 94 69 22


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A Peaceful Country Farmhouse close to Vasles.  

At Le Flouzet we have two fully equipped ground floor gîtes. The first gite sleeps one to four people, the second, two to six. Opening the connecting door creates a single large gite which will sleep up to ten people.
We are situated one kilometre outside Vasles (Mouton Village) in the countryside between the medieval town of Parthenay, of Knights Templar fame, and the ancient city of Poitiers.
Poitiers Railway Station (T.G.V. from Paris) and Airport (served by Ryanair from Birmingham and Stansted) are less than forty minutes away. The beautiful and historic old port of La Rochelle is just over an hour and is served by Ryanair (from Stansted and Dublin), Easyjet (from Gatwick and Bristol), Flybe (from Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow) and Jet2 ( from Edinburgh and Leeds ). The closest port is St. Malo.
There are two golf courses close by.


Click here to view the interior of the gites


 

  Le Flouzet is surrounded by quiet and tranquil countryside. There are many delightful walks very close to the house. There is much bird life to be seen and there are lovely woodland tracks to be explored.

Click here to see some of the wonderful wildflowers and birds to be found around Le Flouzet

We are strategically located to visit the coast at La Rochelle via the canal system known as the 'Venise Vert'; Futuroscope (Poitiers); Saumur, home to the famous Cadre Noir Army Horses; the Abbey at Fontevraut; Chinon Castle; the Loire Valley and Cognac; the huge historical theme park of Puy du Fou. All are within easy driving distance. Our village, Vasles, has two seasonal restaurants, bar, boulangerie, charcutier, bank and a village supermarket. There are two golf courses nearby. Vasles, also known as Mouton Village, is famous for the breeding of sheep. There is a large visitors centre, Le Jardin des Agneaux in Vasles where 23 different breeds of sheep can be seen.



  Le Flouzet welcomes well behaved pets, but owners should be aware that there are sheep in many of the fields.  
Le Flouzet is disabled friendly.

Fontevraud Abbey
"These bell-towers, roofs and chimneys, glimpsed in the middle of the woods of Fontevrault, tell the traveller that he has reached the famous abbey of the same name, one of the most beatiful and rich in France" (Jean-Francois Bodin 1812) Visit the magnificent abbey church containing the tombs of Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
 

  Chinon Castle
The hillside which overlooks the river Vienne at Chinon was the site of an important fortress as early as the paleolithic era. The castle was owned by the Counts of Blois in the 10th-century and became the favourite residence of King Henry II.

The city of Parthenay
Parthenay is situated on a rocky promentory surrounded by the River Thouet. It was once an important stopover for pilgrims en route to Compostela but is now famed for its beef cattle market which takes place every Wednesday. Sheep, apples and local dairy produce are also sold here in abundance.The medieval quarter is worth a foray with the cobbled streets of rue la Vau-St-Jacques leading up to 13th-century ramparts and Pont and Porte St-Jacques - a narrow bridge which joins a drawbridge with tall, twin towers.
 

  Futuroscope
With its 2.9 million visitors a year, Futuroscope has enjoyed a spectacular success since its creation ten years ago. Located near Poitiers, it is a unique amusement park all devoted to image, audiovisual techniques and special effects.


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