Simon Othen

Espace Mendes Niort

This is the biggest out of town shopping area in the south of Niort about 17km from Celles sur Belle, it is a vast area including a indoor shopping mall with many french chain store boutiques and fashion shops. Two Hypermarkets (Leclerc and Géant), large surfaces furniture, DIY, bedding, interior fittings, office […]


Cognac is situated in the Charente department of western France between Angouleme and Saintes. The name of Cognac is known the world over because of the brandy produced in the region, and the chance to visit the Cognac distilleries certainly attracts many visitors, but the town itself is also very […]


Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a coastal village on the Ile-de-Ré, about half way along the northern coast of this popular island. Of the main towns and villages on Ile-de-Ré, Saint-Martin-de-Ré  the most lively  A harbour town, Saint Martin de Ré is an attractive and popular holiday destination with a bustling atmosphere, especially […]

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is on the western coast of France, in the Charente-Maritime department. La Rochelle is certainly among the most attractive port towns of France, and is a very pleasant place to visit and to pass a few days. Because there is a great deal to see and do in […]


Niort is a large town situated on the Sèvre river about half way between Poitiers and La Rochelle in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France. Niort has an interesting historical centre, with houses and other buildings dating from the medieval and renaissance era and also several monuments of interest to […]


The town of Melle is to the north of the Poitou-Charentes region, inland from La Rochelle and south-east from Niort, in the Deux-Sèvres department. It is a lively, bustling town on one of the more important pilgrimage routes to Santiago di Compostella. It has all facilities (supermarkets, banks, restaurants etc). […]