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l'Oliverie - 79200 - SAURAIS - FKK in Gâtine Vendéenne

Our region is called “ Le pays de Gâtine “ ( or la Gâtine Vendéenne )
and forms part of the Central Administrative area of France.

Several rivers wind through enclosed valleys which offer a wide choice of quiet, pretty havens for fishermen.

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We invite you to explore the Thouet Valley

where you will discover fascinating towns, villages full of history, castles and gardens.

St Loup Lamaire

“ Le Pays de Gâtine “ is also well-known for livestock farming.

Stop-in Mouton-Village to encounter strange kinds of sheep : spectacled sheep, Rabbit’s-head sheep, wool-free sheep…

In season there are lots of different events with sheep-dog trials and sheep-shearing.

Budding young shepherds can also try their hand at feeding the lambs.

Mouton village

In the medieval town of Parthenay there are a host of events not to be missed
: world music and dance festivals, games festivals, themed guided tours, traditional markets, jousting end chivalry tournaments, and a wide variety of sports ( “ pétanque “ ( French bowls ), cycling tours of the Deux-Sèvres department, etc…)

From the green countryside of the “ Marais “ to the walled town of Parthenay,

the “ Deux-Sèvres “ will literally leave you enchanted !

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