Monday, 23 July 2012

An area full of surprises...

As we have said before our location here in Southern Touraine allows us the advantage of having all the attractions of the Loire Valley on our doorstep plus we have easy access to the neighbouring department of the Vienne. Its principle town of Chatellerault,only 30 minutes from us here in Barrou,has often surprised us with what it has to offer. On a trip back from dropping off a friend at Poitiers airport I remembered that someone had asked (think it might have been Jean and Nick) us if we had visited the 'Lac' in the town. Knowing it is situated near the large Auchan supermarket I decided to check it out.

What a surprise - I was expecting a small lake with perhaps a surrounding park - what I got was a lake to rival that of St, Cyr,a little further south with its beach, set in acres of parkland...

...which is obviously popular with the locals but not really 'sold' to visiting tourists. We will certainly be letting future guests know about it! Great for the warm sunny weather we are having at the moment.

The lake is set in  532 hectares of parkland.

You can check it out  and see map on the tourist board's site here

1 comment:

  1. How blinkered we are... we go to Auchan every week and have never been to Le Lac... Thanks we will be paying it a visit!