Explore The Area


Plan your time well.... there’s so much to do!

The beautiful sandy beaches of Royan are just forty minutes away and also well within an hour's drive are Rochefort, Ile d'Oleron, La Rochelle and - just a bit further - the beautiful Ile de Re, dubbed the Cote d'Azur of the Atlantic Coast.

Attractions nearby include an excellent aquarium at La Rochelle, two nearby water parks, the world class zoo at Palmyre, and, of course, the Futuroscope theme park.

Cognac, just 20 minutes' drive away, is home to world-famous distilleries, many of them offering guided tours. Explore the old town and the beautiful old Roman town of Saintes, also 20 minutes away, has good shopping, museums, a Roman ampitheatre and two cathedrals.

Migron and the surrounding area is excellent for cycling - miles and miles of level countryside with virtually traffic-free routes through vineyards, fields, woodland and villages. Other activities include river trips, antiques markets (large brocantes held in surrounding villages regularly throughout the summer), visits to chateaux, churches and museums, walking, cycling and birdwatching (74 hectares of lagoon nature reserves in the area).

Sport and leisure in the area include golf (18-hole courses in both Cognac and Saintes), horseriding, all types of fishing, tennis (including a court in the village), canoe-kayaking (boats to hire at various places along the Charente, and plenty of space in and around the village to kick a football.

There is a market to go to practically every day of the week, in Saintes, Cognac, Matha, St Jean d'Angely among others, and there are many excellent local restaurants and auberges to suit every budget.


Migron is fantastically placed to enjoy a huge range of attractions.... Whether your taste is endless golden beaches;  glamorous island life; exploring historic cities and towns or the myriad of chateaux, churches and cathedrals; innovative theme parks or simply enjoying unspoilt countryside..... it’s a perfect base, all are close at hand.

Get to know the area

The Coast

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Towns & Cities

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The Village: Migron

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Links to Tourist Guides




Beaches. Vineyards. Historic Towns. Markets. And Theme Parks