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Near the Green Venice of France…

The town of Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, in the Deux-Sèvres department of western France, is situated on the edge of the lovely and unusual Marais Poitévin. This network of canals and waterways are frequently referred to as the Green Venice of France. An attractive market town, Coulonges-sur-l'Autize lies in a beautiful region and is perfect for those property seekers who are hoping to find a rural idyll in unspoiled countryside.

Think pretty…

Think pretty, long, low, white Charantaise farmhouses with brilliant blue painted shutters matching the hues of the summer skies. Think glorious countryside with wheat, sunflowers and orchards; think canals with barges lazily making their way through the leafy greenery that overhangs the water; think majestic chateaux; think some of France's prettiest villages. Think Coulonges-sur-l'Autize.

Tuesday is market day

Things are pretty peaceful here, but if you get out of bed early on Tuesdays you will see another side of life in Coulonges-sur-l'Autize… the hustle and bustle of the colourful market.

Coulonges-sur-l'Autize's facilities

The town offers plenty of shops and also has a bank, a couple of restaurants and a supermarket, so although it's usually quiet, it has most of the facilities you will require for an easy life.

When in town…

When in the town of Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, you should pay a visit to one or two of the important monuments and historic places. There is a grand chateau, which is open for the public to visit from May to November every year. Also try to get to see the Romanesque Church of St Etienne, and the important Gallo Roman remains just outside the town. There is an interesting museum in town too, which shows the history of barrel making and wheel making, both of which were once of importance to the town.

Sports and leisure

There are a number of interesting possibilities open to sports enthusiasts in the area, and also plenty of less strenuous options for those who take their leisure time more gently! The town offers tennis, cycling, horse-riding and swimming, and you don't have to travel too far to find a golf course or a fishing lake either. Less sporty choices include trips to the Atlantic coast, to La Rochelle or the Ile de Ré; shopping and sightseeing sprees to the nearby large towns of Poitiers or Niort; and, of course, a leisurely boat trip down the peaceful waterways of the Marais Poitévin.

How to get there

There are two airports within very easy travelling time of the town. La Rochelle is served by Ryanair, easyJet and flybe, while Poitiers has flights from the UK with Ryanair. Poitiers has a TGV stop which makes train travel a good choice, as you can take Eurostar from the UK to Paris, then simply hop on a TGV for Poitiers.

Property prices and availability in and around Coulonges-sur-l'Autize

This region is one of the most unspoiled in France, and property prices remain very reasonable… at the moment! This cannot last for ever however, so if it seems as though you might be interested in property in or near to Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, don't drag your feet. Renovation properties are still available at the time of writing, particularly traditional country houses, farms and barns, which are all ripe for conversion.

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Coulonges-sur-l'Autize AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Coulonges-sur-l'Autize?

The town lies in the west of France, in the west of the Deux-Sèvres department, very close to this department's border with the Pays-de la Loire region.

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Population: 2,146

Access: By air: Fly into La Rochelle or Poitiers directly from the UK. By rail: Poitiers has a TGV station making train travel fast and efficient.

Economy: The economy is predominantly agricultural, but there are many enterprises registered at the prefecture and operating in the town.

Interesting fact: Coulonges-sur-l'Autize is situated on the edge of the Marais Poitévin network of canals and inland waterways which is often called the Green Venice of France.

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