Get away from it all with a relaxing break at a holiday cottage in Deux Sevres. This peaceful region has a gorgeous rural landscape of forests and wetlands with over 2,400km of sign posted paths. Plan a route, pack a picnic of delicious French food and local wine and get back to nature on foot, by bike or even on horseback. If that sounds like too much effort why not get a bird's eye view from a hot air balloon or take a river boat trip instead? Deux Sevres stretches up into the Loire Valley and down to the wine producing region of Samur so it's no surprise the local wine is rather good too – visit Thouars to find some of the best small producers.