House in Meschers-sur-Gironde, near Royan ,Charente Maritime, Poitou charente ,France - In A Quiet And Authentic Village At 10 Minutes Walk To The sandy Beach and 2 mins to the port .
Marie Hélène MEYSSIGNAC - POPINEAU
- english, french
About Marie Hélène MEYSSIGNAC - POPINEAU
My name is Marie Helene , I am French and I speak English. I am nearly 60 years old and I love swimming , cycling , reading in the garden , going to the beach and ..... Meschers sur Gironde . I live permanently at Verteillac , a village in the Dordogne which is not far at all !...
Marie Hélène MEYSSIGNAC - POPINEAU purchased this House in 1949
Why Marie Hélène MEYSSIGNAC - POPINEAU chose Meschers-sur-Gironde
This house has been in our family for a long time and with my two children and four grandchildren we love spending time at Meschers which is a charming village by the sea where everything is accessible on foot : the beach , fresh produce market , shops , bars , restaurants supermarket and pleasure port . It is a great base for exploring the area if you want to travel further : there are many places of interest to visit , not far , like : Cognac - Ile de Ré - Ile d'Oléron or La Palmyre zoo which is a must - and several beautiful other places along the coast . It is also a lovely part of the world to wander - cave dwellings in the cliff face, walk to a local restaurant or just sit and have a drink . Easy access by road ( A16 motorway is 30 mns away ) Bordeaux La Rochelle airport
What makes this House unique
The climate in this area is very good , sunny and mild - nearly as good as the Med but not that blistering heat and without the long drive . You can enjoy the beach when you want and experience the French way of life at a slow pace . It is great for lazing about and reading next to the pool ( heated 26°c night and day ) , but also sailing , jet skis etc . available to hire either at Meschers or at nearby St Georges de Didonne .
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10 minutes easy walk ( or 5 mns bicycle ) to the lovely sandy beach " Plage des Nonnes " with its rocky cliffs , where you can swim , build sandcastles , and sunbathe .You can take sailing lessons and there are two beach bar/restaurants , often with live music in the evenings .You can also hire jetski nearby . "La Cote Sauvage " is about 30 minutes drive ideal for surfing and kite surfing .The beautiful sandy beaches of St Georges de Didonne and Royan are 10 minutes drive or cycle lanes .
A car is not essential at Meschers . Car hire is available from the supermarket or at Royan . Local buses ( bus station at 1 minute walk ) go to Royan , La Palmyre etc ..... Trains from Royan .
AIRPORTS : La Rochelle : 56 miles , Bordeaux :75 miles , Poitiers : 115 miles
Nearest FERRY : - St Malo : 251 miles
Nearest TRAIN : Royan : 7 miles
Nearest MOTORWAY : Saintes : 30 miles
At Meschers : pleasure port , boat rides , fishing , sailing lessons , kids' beach club , bowling alley with play area , pine forests walks , cycle lanes , tennis courts : in walking distance : Leave the car , plenty to do on foot or using local buses .
A short drive for surfing , windsurf , horse driving , tree adventure park , paintball , quad bike hire , karting , vineyard visits and more beaches . Heated sea water swimming pool at Royan .
The interesting town of Royan is a 10 minutes drive ( train station ) . The zoo at La Palmyre , golf and " La Cote Sauvage " ( wild coast ) are within half an hour's drive . Days out to "chic " La Rochelle , Cognac distilleries , Romanesque Saintes , Bordeaux and St Emilion vineyards , fantastic Futuroscope near Poitiers or Puy du Fou theme Park . Along with all the other shops and banks there is a tourist office at Meschers and up to date tourist info at the house .