Venues and Attractions
There are many wonderful attractions, sometimes a little further afield, which make a memorable day out, for adults and children alike - at all times of year and in all seasons. You can try your hand at new activities - French cookery, mosaic, chocolate making - or, spend a day in totally different surroundings - at the amazing Aquarium in La Rochelle, at Royan Zoo or with monkeys of all shapes and sizes at La Vallée des Singes at Romagne. You can unwind in an energetic fashion - solving riddles in the grounds of Le Chateau des Énigmes at Pons, through paintball or quad biking at the Chateau de la Gataudière, Marennes, scaling the heights amongst the treetops of the Adventure Parc Lacs de Haute Charente at Massignac, or perhaps spending the day in the water, in all its forms, at either Les Antilles Indoor Water Park at Jonzac or Natuilus in Angouleme. You could just simply be astonished by Futuroscope at Poitiers, the Musée de la Bande Dessinée (Comic Strip Museum) in Angouleme or the quirky Musée des Automates at La Rochelle.
Below is a little taste of what's on offer and where these special 'day out' attractions can be found.
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The Aquarium - La Rochelle
2.5 hours (165kms) from Le Bost
A sea life centre designed for adults and children alike - 3 floors, 75 different aquaria with 12,000 marine animals! One of the best in Europe. restaurants. An excellent day out.
Futuroscope - Poitiers
2.5 hours (175kms) from Le Bost.
Second most popular theme park in France : 60 hectares of landscaped gardens, rides, films in giant formats, open-air activities, theatres and displays.
2.5 hours (130kms) from Le Bost
The most popular private zoo in France with animals kept in natural surroundings. 16 hectares, 1,600 species, some endangered. Breeding programme. Great Ape space.
Les Antilles Indoor WaterPark Jonzac
1.25 hours (60kms) from Le Bost.
One of the largest indoor aquatic centres in Europe. All-year-round swimming, slides, water toboggans, indoor beaches, beauty and fitness centres, tropical surroundings and great eating too.
La Vallée des Singes, Romagne
2 hours (135kms) from Le Bost.
15 hectare monkey and ape park - 30 species, some of whom move freely through the park. Picnic and restaurant areas. A great family day out.
Musee de la Bande Desinée, Angouleme
1 hour (50kms) from Le Bost.
"Then Louvre for Comics"! The largest comic strip museum in Europe. Historical collection of drawings, magazines and comic books, shop, reading areas and opportunity to design your own strip.
Chateau des Énigmes, Pons
1.5 hours (75kms) from Le Bost.
Renaissance château in 8.5 hectares park as the site for a mystery solving tour through a series of 21 games. Designed with children in mind!
Chateau de la Gataudiere, Marennes
2.5 hours (135kms) from Le Bost.
Chateau and park offering a dirt and quad bike circuit, a paintball and laser tag area and a treetop adventure obstacle course - designed for children from the age of 7 upwards.
High Aventure Park, Massignac
Adventure Parc Lacs de Haute Charente - Massignac.
1.75 hours (85kms) from Le Bost.
"Famously visited by Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their brood, your kids too can play Tarzan and Jane. Set amongst the tree tops, children can go from tree to tree using a series of rope bridges, ropes and aerial runways."
Musée des Automates, La Rochelle
2.5 hours (165kms) from Le Bost.
This quirky museum is home to more than 300 mechanical characters, some dating back to the 19th Century. Next door is the Musée de Modèles Réduits - a model car and boat museum.
Chocolaterie Letuffe, Trois Palis
1 hour (60kms) from Le Bost.
Visit this atelier de chocolat to sample and see being made their renowned chocolates - you can even have a go at making your own!
Mosaic Making, Lorigné
1.75 hours (115kms) from Le Bost.
Artist-led mosaic making courses from a single day to a week.
1 hour (50kms) from Le Bost.
A large, indoor water/outdoor water park with pools, slides and diving boards for children from 6 years old - and whirlpool, sauna and solarium for adults.
Hostellerie du Perigord Cook School
Hostellerie du Perigord Cookery School, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.
6 minutes (4.5kms) from Le Bost!
Half-day and full-day cookery courses run by professional chef, Fabrice Morel.