Gîte de l'Abbesse
L’Abbesse rural gîte is halfway between Paris and Bordeaux, in the département of La Vienne.
Next door to a refurbished traditional farmhouse, the gîte is in the middle of the country 3 km from the little town of Scorbé Clairvaux, famous for its castles and international chess museum.
The panoramic view from the gîte’s living room stretches as far as Châtellerault, 10 km away as the crow flies.
You may catch a glimpse of the wild animals in the fields and woods behind the gîte.
Walkers and cyclists have around 40 km of traffic-free greenway to explore along the old Châtellerault-Loudun railway line, just 1 km from the gîte.
There are also 5 footpaths starting from the village, plus lots of walking in Poitiers and surrounding area, 35 km away.
Just 30 minutes from Futuroscope, La Vienne’s main attraction. Other attractions include the Water Ski Cableway at Moncontour, the wineries of Haut Poitou (around 20 minutes away) and Nevuille Oil Press.