Leisures & Activities to the Natura Resort Pescalis, nearby La Rochelle

Séjour en famille activité pour enfants Moncoutant (79)

Discover on this page all leisures and activities to enjoy at the Natura Resort Pescalis. Our eco-friendly holiday residence is offering during the Summer (July & August) a complete program of animations and activities :

  • Animations for all (July & August) : enjoy a sporting getaway with your family, friends or for a romantic occasion… Our resort offers you a mini-golf playground, horse riding activities, a multisport playground area, an exterior & heated swimming pool, as well as an aquarium to enjoy fishes discoveries. And do not forget to bring your tennis, ping-pong or fishing equipment!
  • Kids activities (July & August) : a kids club & a fishing kids club are organised for children from 6 to 12 years old, with qualified kids animators.

This is in the picturesque village of Moncoutant, at the very heart of the Deux Sèvres region, between the forest and the swamp of Bocage that the Natura Resort Pescalis residence is located, in order to enjoy a great range of activities for the entire family!

Come and experience green holidays in a park measuring a hundred of hectares, surrounded by lakes to discover or perfectionate your fishing skills ! You will practise the no-kill fishing, and you will as well get all the necessary fishing equipment during your stay to our resort, in our eco-friendly and fully equipped cottages.

Bring or rent some bikes on the spot to experience new discoveries of the local nature. You will love to walk through the Pescalis Park, a place offering 200 ha of preserved nature and a great of various activities for all ages and tastes ! Our resort and its lake became a unique destination in Europe for nature’s lovers…

Free / Included in the price :

  • Tennis
  • Ping-Pong, boulodrome
  • Outdoor & heated Swimming Pool (mid May – end of September)
  • Hiking & Biking Trails, Horse Riding
  • Running & health trails
  • Fauna & Flora discovering trails
  • Tree & Flora Observatory centre
  • Pic-nic tables & Panoramic Views
  • Multisports playgrounds
  • Outdoor kids playground area
  • Touristic books on the spot

Extra / Not included in the price :

  • 100 ha Fishing lake, the European Fishing Centre (« No Kill »  Sporting Fishing for beguinners and experienced level guests)
  • Mini golf
  • Horse Riding activities proposed during July & August
  • Fresh Water Aquarium (The largest Fresh Water Aquarium of the Poitou Charente region)
  • Bikes rental
  • Gifts shops & local craft specialities
  • Night Club at 800m from the resort

Between the Gâtine and Bocage places, come and experience the city of Moncoutant

Village de Moncoutant à ne pas manquer pendant vos vacances aux Deux-Sèvres

Nearby the Natura Resort Pescalis, residence in Moncoutant : a picturesque and charming village, located at only 50 minutes by car form the city of Niort, in the very heart of les Deux-Sèvres, you will definitely remember this place !

A dynamic green place nearby Niort

In the very heart of the Poitou-Charentes region between the Puys du Fou, the Futuroscope Parks and the Poitevin Swamps, Pescalis is the ideal place for your coming family or friends holidays, or a romantic getaway…

Do not miss the Church of Moncoutant, which have been renovated from 1865 to 1867, explaining this elegant mix of Gothic and Roman styles and that is the oldest village’s monument ! Come and meet the local producers and Moncoutant’s colourful streets, or its history with the Vendée region wars… Moncoutant is also a dynamic place, where a great range of events are organised all year long.

Visiter édifices religieux et châteaux Deux-Sèvres

Moncontant habitants are deeply aware and involved in environmental problematics. and issues and emphazise eco-friendly behvaiors in their daily actions.

Do not miss the Pescalis place… A huge park to enjoy walks and a great range of activities, just nearby our holiday resort, where you will find the international fishing and nature park, ranked among historical monuments of the town. The Moncoutant park is offering unique memories with a relaxing environment with a full range of activities to enjoy with your family, your friends or for a romantic getaway !

Located in the Poitou-Charentes region, in the very heart of the Pescalis Park, the Natura Resort Pescalis holiday resort. You will get the opportunity to discover various picturesque villages nearby the resort, such as Chantonnay, Parthenay, Vouvant or Niort ! You can also visit the renowned gardens, such as La Guyonnière Garden or the Oriental Garden of Maulévrier, located at only 30 minutes from the holiday village. During your getaway in Les Deux-Sèvres region, we highly recommend you to try the gastronomic treasures, such as the “Dame Blanche du Poitou” (The White Lady of the Poitou), the “beurre déchiré” (A butter speciality) or the “Farci Poitevin” (a local dishe).

You can also enjoy a relaxing moment to one of our various beaches and islands in the surroundings (La Rochelle, Les Sables-d’Olonne…) as well as the different Castles (Oiron, Bressuire, Cherveux). All those amazing places are located at less than 1 hour of the Natura resort Pescalis resort.

Picturesque Places not-to-be-missed during your holidays :

  • La Rochelle city at 1h30 from the resort
  • Voulant city at 20 minutes from the resort
  • Parthenay city at 40 minutes from the resort
  • Fontenay-Le-Compte city at 40 minutes from the resort
  • Thouars  city at 1 hour from the resort
  • Bressuire city at 25 minutes from the resort
  • Cholet city at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Grand Parc du Puy du Fou at 45 minutes from the resort
  • The Futuroscope Park at 1h20 from the resort
  • The Poitevin Swamp at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Parthenay Art & History city at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Loire Castles

Festivals nearby :

  • The Francofolies festival in La Rochelle at 1h30 from the resort

Come and experience a great range of activities during your getaway or holidays in the Poitou-Charentes region,  with sensational and sporting experiences ! On the water or in the air, you will find  your hapiness during your stay and keep unique memories of those holidays in Moncoutant, nearby Niort.

Nautical Activities :

  • Nautical Centre in Noron at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Aquatic Centre of Gatinéo in Parthenay at 35 minutes from the resort
  • Prada Jetty at 50 minutes from the resort

Aerial Activities :

  • Accrobranche in the Adventure ChanteMerle Park at 10 minutes from the resort
  • Balloon flight in the Bocage at 20 minutes from the resort
  • Parachuting at 1 hour from the resort

Outdoor Activities :

  • Karting in Niort at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Bowling Bocabowl in Bressuire at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Le Puit d’Enfer Place at 1 hour from the resort
  • AxeYon Paintball at 1h10 from the resort
  • Golf of Cholet at 50 minutes from the resort

Find on this page, all our recommendations regarding surroundings walking trail, forests, gardens and many other places to absolutely visit in the Poitou-Charentes region, nearby our holiday resort.

Hiking Trails in Countryside :

  • The Guyonnière Hiking trails at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Boismé Hiking trails at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Oriental Park Hiking trails of Maulévrier at 35 minutes from the resort
  • The Arçais Hiking trails at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Bessine (Poitevin Swamp entrance) Hiking trails at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Forge à Fer Hiking trails in L’houmois at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Miréront Hiking trails in Moutiers-sous-Argenton at 40 minutes from the resort

Garden & Mines to see :

  • The Gué Garden at 45 minutes from the resort
  • The Délices Garden at 1h15 from the resort
  • The Brèche Garden at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Argent des Rois Francs Mine at 1h15 from the resort
  • The “Chemin de la découverte” Arboretum at 1h15 from the resort
  • The Bâtiment Garden at 40 minutes from the resort

The Cheveux Castle,The Resistance & Freedom Regional Centre  Museum, The Notre-Dame Church  … In the Poitou-Charentes region, Castles and Religious Places are an important part of the historical and cultural heritage. You will also find many Museums to entertain everybody and learn more about the surroundings of the Natura Resort Pescalis! Hereby a great selection of places we recommend:

Castles to absolutely visit :

  • The Oiron Castle at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Duc de trémolite Castle at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Cheveux Castle at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Bressuire Castle at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Coudray-Salbart Castle at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Tenessus Castle at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Maisontiers Castle at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint Mesmin Castle at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Niort Donjon

Museums & others recommended visits :

  • The Bernard of Ages Museum at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Georges Turpin Museum in Parthenay at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Nivelle Tour  at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Tumulus of Bougon Museum at 1h10 from the resort
  • The Resistance & Freedom Regional Centre  Museum at 50 minutes from the resort

Renowned Religious Places :

  • The Notre-Dame Church at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Royale Abbaye at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Abbatiale of Saint Pierre Church at 35 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint Hilaire Church at 1h20 from the resort
  • The Saint-Eulalie Church at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint Pierre Abbaye & the Saint Nicolas Church at 40 minutes from the resort

Let’s enjoy the French Gastronomy Treasures…

Les Fromage d'Emma typique des deux Sèvres

During your stay in Les Deux-Sèvres region, come and meet the local food producers of the Poitou-Charentes region and discover a unique range of various gastronomic specialities, nearby the Natura Resort Pescalis holiday resort !

The Poitou-Charentes region local food products:

Discover local products and traditional dishes of the Poitou-Charentes region, made with love and passion for our culinary heritage …

We highly recommend you to try the various liquors, such as the Cognac, the Pineau des Charentes, the Haut-Poitou or The Charentais. This region is also renowned for its fruits and vegetables such as the Charentai Watermelon. You will also discover various dairy products such as the Chabichou (goat cheese), the Echiré butter or the “Mothais sur Feuille” speciality.

Local Food Markets:

During the summer period, you will find many local gourmet outdoor markets in Natura Resort Pescalis’ surroundings. Moncontour local food market takes place every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, however, if you feel like discovering more about our delighful local gastronomy, you will find below a list of others great local food markets nearby the Natura Resort Pescalis:

  • The Cerizay Market at 15 minutes from the resort, on Monday & Saturday
  • The Tardière Market at 15 minutes from the resort, on Sunday morning
  • The Châtaigneraie Market at 15 minutes from the resort, on Saturday morning
  • The Secondigny Market, onTuesday

Great Restaurants in Moncoutant :

  • La Cave Ô Délices Restaurant
  • Au Fil De l’Eau Restaurant
  • “La Maison” Restaurant
  • Les Pierres Rouges Restaurant
  • Bella Storia Restaurant
  • L’Arbre Rouge Burger Restaurant
  • La Cantine de Proust Restaurant

Recommended Regional Wines:

  • The Gamay red wine
  • The Grolleau red wine
  • The Cabernet Franc red wine
  • The Sauvignon white wine
  • The Chardonnay white wine
  • The Merlot red wine

Sun, warm temperatures… Let’s enjoy a  beach day ! Come and discover some of the most beautiful beaches, islands and sand dunes in France, in the Poitou-Charentes region.

You can choose to relax on the sand or having a more sporting time with the great range of activities to practise there !

Beautiful Islands & Beaches  :

  • The Tranche-sur-Mer Beach at 1h30 from the resort
  • The Minimes of La Rochelle Beach at 1h40 from the resort
  • The Mine d’or and Penestin Beach at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Boucholeurs Beach
  • The Concurrence Beach at 1h30 from the resort
  • The Aiguillon Beach at 1h10 from the resort
  • The Chef of Baie Beach at 1h30 from the resort
  • The Island at 1h40 from the resort
  • The Aix Island at 2h25 from the resort

The Natura Resort Pescalis surroundings also offers you multiple parks, for every tastes and ages ! For sensational leisures lovers, come and experience the numerous Amusement Parks nearby our resort. If you feel like enjoying more peaceful activities, spend the day or the afternoon discovering the Animal world and the Botanical Treasures of the region, with your family, your group of friend or during your romantic getaway !

Animals & Botanical Parks :

  • The Natur’Zoo of Merkend Park at 25 minutes from the resort
  • The Zoodyssée Park at 1h15 from the resort
  • The (Poitevin Swamp) Park at 1h10 from the resort
  • The “Du coq à l’âne” Park at 1 hour from the resort

Amusement Parks :

  • The Puy du Fou Park at 25 minutes from the resort
  • The Adventure ChanteMerle Park at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Sea Life Aquarium Centre of Pescalis
  • The Valley Park at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The “Toboggan & Cie” Park (aquatic leisure center) at 1 hour from the resort

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