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Swimming around our gites near
St Jean D'Angely
Outdoor swimming in the
Les Vallaies pool of course. 66m2
with a 4m by 4m toddlers area
with a gentle slope from a few cm
to 0.8m, perfect for paddling; and
then the 10m by 5m main area
which has a 0.8m shallow area
and then a slope down to 1.80m
deep end. Theres also a jacuzzi
too. Lots of sunbeds and you are
just seconds away from your own
Swimming in the sea - just an
easy one hours drive away there
are great gently sloping beaches,
perfect for swimming and
paddling, just make sure you go
when the tides in (it goes a long
way out !) The island beaches
are great for older children who
enjoy body boarding as there is
some great surf and waves. The
mainland beaches are a lot more
sheltered and better for younger

Swimming in rivers - there are
numerous lakes and rivers
around the area where
swimming and picknicking is
Indoor swimming - If its just too hot
(or not !) head for Atlantys in St Jean
d'Angely, just a 10 min drive away.
Next to the leisure park this great
swimming pool centre is perfect to
keep the children enteratined. It has
three swimming pools, a childrens fun
pool with depths from a few
centimetres to 1.40m and a tall slide; a
professional swimming pool and a
diving pool, it also has a jacuzzi. No
time limit on your stay, you could
spend the whole day there. Theres a
cafe and sunbathing area too. Please
note that boys and men have to wear
swimming trunks, swimming shorts
are not allowed.
Contact Chris and Wendy Blakeman on oo 33 546330902 or
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