Relax in perfect isolation close to the River Vienne!!

Author: Joanne Bower

Come and see the Bastille Day Fireworks on the Viaduct!!

Every year the communes of Le Vigeant and L’isle Jourdain come together for a fabulous fireworks display from the Spectacular 19th Century Viaduct which spans the River Vienne.

Normally the Fireworks are on the 13th of July and mark the start of celebrations for the French Bastille Day. We normally have a Fete in the village green with lots of fun activities for children and families.

The fireworks start at 11pm and are Free for all, leaving you just to find the perfect spot to watch them. Always a wonderful experience, come and see for yourself!!

Maison La Roche Gite and Chambre d’hotes have availability for these dates so book your room now.

14th July 2020, 86150, artifice de feu, Bastille Day, Fireworks

Tour de France 2020 – Stage 11 & 12 Near L’isle Jourdain

This year the Tour de France 2020 cycling race is passing within 40 minutes drive of the beautiful tourist town of L’isle Jourdain 86150 on the River Vienne.

Stage 11 will arrive in Poitiers (which is approx 55 minutes drive from L’isle Jourdain) on Wednesday the 8th of July 2020.

Stage 12 will start from the historic town of Chauvigny which is approx 35 minute drive from L’isle Jourdain on Thursday the 9th of July 2020.

Maison La Roche has 2 Chambre D’hotes/B&B rooms available for this event or why not book the neighbouring 2 bedroom Gite for the week and arrange an excursion to see the Tour as part of your holiday!!

L’isle Jourdain is a popular point for cyclists as it is located on the Famous Eurovelo3 Cycle Route and is an ideal spot to stop for a night or two on your journey. Maison La Roche has dry safe bike storage for you. Restaurants within walking distance and beautiful scenery too.

Accommodation, Cycling, Euro Velo3, Tour de France 2020

Supercars take over Rural France – Le Vigeant and L’isle Jourdain 86150, France 4th June 2020!!

We are very excited to announce that the dates for 26eme Edition Sport & Collection 500 Ferrari Contre Le Cancer otherwise known as “Ferrari Weekend” are now set for the weekend starting the 4th of June 2020.

Supercars of all descriptions vintage and new descend on the sleepy rural villages of Poitou Charante in France for a weekend of fundraising and driving. You can be forgiven for thinking you might have diverted to Monaco during this weekend due to the enormous number of Super Cars you will see driving on the roads, parked at the supermarket etc. It is a sight to behold and a dream for the car enthusiasts!!

Saturday morning from about 7am is a good time to head into the village centre of L’isle Jourdain as this is the day that all the cars are registered one by one and drive past the many members of the public sitting outside the cafes enjoying their drinks while taking in the extraordinary sight.

The main event is organised through the local international Racing Circuit du Val de Vienne which is located approx 5 km from L’isle Jourdain and close to the the village of Le Vigeant. The circuit is open to the public, go and take a close up look at all the cars, there are also all sorts of stalls selling everything from scented candles to Ferraris!!

The Circuit du Val de Vienne is well respected and is one of the largest in France. There are many other events at the circuit throughout the year but Ferrari Weekend is without a doubt the Big One!

Accommodation nearby can be scarce for this weekend so book well in advance or be prepared to stay further afield.

26eme Edition Sport & Collection 500 Ferrari Contre Le Cancer, Circuit du Val de Vienne, Ferrari Weekend, Le Vigeant

Created with love by Maison La Roche Gite 2020