There are a number of museums not far from the house and there is something to suit most tastes.  The Musée de la bande dessinée in Angouleme for example  has complete history of French and American comics. The exhibits are in French, but if you have even a passing interest in graphic novels/comics it is a great day out.

The Zoo de la Palmyre maybe just under 2 hours drive, but it is well worth a visit and you can always combine it with a trip to Royan!

So whatever your taste you should find something to interest you.

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Musée de la bande dessinée

(Header image Le Musée de la bande dessinée ©Marie Midi Flickr) Le Musée de la bande dessinée in Angoulême is a complete history of French and American comics, a unique collection in Europe.  The strips, boards and drawings are selected among 12,000 originals and are renewed every three months, to help conserve them. The works are displayed for four…

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Oradour-sur-Glane  Is about 50 minutes drive away and is a monument of a village ransack by SS troops on 10th June 1944.  A total of 642 people were killed and the village destroyed.  To this day there is no universally accepted explanation as to why it happened. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site,…

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Zoo de la Palmyre

The Zoo de la Palmyre may be a 2 hour drive away, but it is well worth it.  It was founded by Claude Caillé in 1966, and is now one of best-known zoos in France. Set at the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest,it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charente-Maritime. Every year…

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La Vallée des Singes

Created in 1998, La Vallée des Singes is just over 1 hours drive away from La Maison Bois. It is a zoo that is dedicated to primates.  The Parc has shaded trails, rivers and waterfalls.  You will see gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and nearly 30 other species of monkeys.

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