A short drive along the coast takes you to la Pointe d’Arçay with its Nature Reserve, famous for migratory birds in the winter & spring months.
The recently opened 9 hole golf course at La Faute sur Mer also includes a 6 hole pitch and putt course, driving range and putting green.
Drive inland to Moutiers les Mauxfaits where you'll find 2 great activity parks less than half an hour away:
- Indian Forest is an adventure park with a wide selection of activities for all ages, as well as a restaurant & bar area
- O'Gliss Water Park is a great day out for all the family, with a separate pool area for the very young
The historic port of La Rochelle is just 25 mins south of Saint Michel.
A 45 minute drive will bring you to the award-winning theme park Puy du Fou, an experience not to be missed, though advance booking in the high season is recommended.
Saint Michel is on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, often known as la Venise verte thanks to the many natural waterways, where you can hire a boat or even a canoe to explore the area.