: St. Malo
: A10 Exit 37
: Le Littoral
La Cigogne is three kilometres from St.Dizant du Gua where there is a village shop, a garage, a bar, and a small Chateau with a garden. More general stores and bakeries are at nearby St.Fort, St.Ciers & St.Thomas. Mirambeau, 14 kilometres away, has a large supermarket as well as a good selection of shops and restaurants. Throughout the area there are regional produce outlets for wine, cognac, pineau (local aperitif), oysters and fresh farm produce. It is within easy reach of the towns of Blaye, Royan, Saintes and Rochefort offering good markets and restaurants. Nearby are the ports of the Gironde, Tremblade - at it's mouth - is famous for oysters, the new Vitrezay Nature Reserve as well as several 11th and 12th century churches. Also accessible are the towns of Cognac and Bordeaux, as well as the areas of the Bordeaux Appellation Controlle to the South, and the famous vineyards of Medoc to the West. The Atlantic surfing beaches such as Lacanau are 40 minutes away.
Other Activities: bird watching