The beaches at Royan are a 20 minute drive away and stretch for over 40 km, taking in the Zoo at La Palmyre and several golf courses if a day on the surf is what you are looking for,  then a short ferry crossing is all it takes from Royan across the estuary of the Gironde.  The town of Cognac is 30 minutes away where you can visit many of the world famous cognac distilleries, and afterwards  taste their wares . Saintes is  20 minutes away and is steeped in roman history with it's ampitheatre and abbey, all are well worth a visit along with many more attractions. Alternatively you can just take a stroll around many of the picturesque villages and take refreshment in many of the bars and cafes

In the village there is a municipal pool and tennis courts, during the summer there are several horse races, which are very interesting. There are 3 supermarkets, along with  restaurants / takeaways,  bars, as well as the usual butchers, bakers, pharmacies and newsagent.