Why not take a boat out on one of the many local rivers. They are perfect for kayaks and pedalos, and provide a great way to view the local countryside and farmland from the water.
Boats can be hired from nearby Saintes, and from there, you can relax with the family and take in some of the breathtaking scenery that this part of France has to offer.
In the summer months, the nearby landscape is dominated by great fields of sunflowers. The views are quite incredible, and by using some of the bikes that are freely available from Mirabelle, you can cycle along quiet country lanes exploring the nstriking beauty of these golden fields.
The local roads are very quiet and free from traffic, so are perfect for a whole-family cycle ride. Why not try cycling the scenic route to St. Jean D'Angeley? Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, you could cycle to nearby Saintes and spend the day in this beautiful historic town.
As well as the sunflowers, the local area is home to many areas of agricultural farming. There are several vineyards, producing grapes for the nearby Cognac distillery, and there is plenty of opportunity for a local wine-tasting session.
You can also find cattle and horses on the nearby fields, and bails of hay stacked high by the farmers. THe rural landscape is a pleasure to behold, and best of all, it's right on our doorsetep.