Gourgé village / Surrounding
area / Activities
A museum of farming equipment and machinery, can
also be visited on request. Please arrange this with the Mayor’s
office. The Mayor’s office in along the main street, virtually
opposite Frense House.
Village restaurant: Le Petit Marmite (05 49 69 88 63) is
in the village square, next to the church.
La Toscane (05 49 69 81 56) is another local Italian
restaurant with excellent food and service. This can be found
about 3 kilometres outside Gourge, on the Parthenay road. Please look
out for the sign on the left hand side of the road. Drive along the
lane, turning left at the end of it. Its lovely inside, but from the
outside it can sometimes look closed!
Futuroscope – a giant
high-tech theme park is just north of Poitiers.
Lac Du Cebron is just north of Gourge’. The lake is
formed by damming the river Cebron. This is a nature reserve, geared
for water sports, fishing and the various hides around the lake enable
you to watch birdlife at the lake. If you enjoy walking, it is well
worth a visit.
The lake provides small sandy and rocky beaches, toilets, changing
and shower room facilities and picnic areas.
A very quiet open air swimming pool, which is perfect for all ages
is situated around the rear of the educational centre building.
Fishing permits can be purchased from the village
For horse riding, please contact the nearby farm
in La Barre, tel: 05 49 69 86 77.
The west coast boasts some of the best sandy beaches in France and
La Rochelle, famous for its seafood, huge marina and daily market
is well worth a visit. Its aquarium in Port des Minimes, is one of
the town’s most popular attractions.