Local Area Information


Volets Bleus is in the lovely rural Deux Sevres countryside, with historic towns and great food and wine and plenty to see and do. The area is full of beautiful rivers and wooded valleys, natural and man-made lakes for those who like swimming, fishing or simply messing about in the water. It is also within easy reach of the fine sandy beaches of the nearby Atlantic coast.

The small village of Allonne has a 12 century church and a lovely bar/restaurant which is open all day serving drinks and meals and is a depot for bread and supplies takeaways. The nearest town is Secondigny, five minutes away where all your shopping needs can be meet with a large supermarket, two boulangeries, post office, banks and much more.

Just 10 km away is the medieval fortified town of Parthenay which sits on a rocky crag surrounded on two sides by the beautiful river Thouet where many a relaxing hour can be spent in its historic streets. The capital of the Deux Sevres, Niort is a charming city which combines its historic centre and attractions with excellent restaurants,bars and shops.