Le Bouex is a tiny hamlet in the Vienne region of the French countryside, 40 miles from Poitier and within easy reach of the Loire region and the Brenne national park, as well as historic cities like Chartres and Limoges. You can go on day trips to the coast at La Rochelle, or just wander through rural France, enjoying the slower pace of life.

The Vienne is in central France – much further south than England and enjoying beautiful springs and autumns, as well as hot summers.

The region is mainly farmland, with picturesque little villages and beautiful churches. Fast shallow rivers criss-cross the Vienne and there are ample opportunities for boating, bathing, riding and other sports. There is plenty of history (ruined castles, ancient chateaux, prehistoric sites). There are also Brocantes (village fairs), farmers’ markets and plenty of leisurely lunches in the hot sun!

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