Babysitting and Childcare can be provided by a qualified, registered and police-checked nanny – Offering peace of mind, great value, a time to relax and an extra pair of hands when needed (advance booking required).
Art tuition (1:1 or in a group) provided by a renowned local artist. For novices through to experienced artists – our art tutor can help you develop your talents and take home a truly personal souvenir.
Family photo shoots are a great way to capture and keep precious holiday memories with all the family together, having fun in the beautiful grounds of La Croix Spa – exclusive packages available for our guests.
Please contact Paula to arrange or for information about any of the attractions on our map below.
This is the martyred World War II village. On 10th June 1944 as the allies were advancing through northern France and more and more German units were being moved north, being fearful of a ...read more →
This is an outdoors fully reconstructed ancient Gallic Village aiming to recapture what one of these would have been like around 1st Century BC. There are farmers houses, aristocratic houses, a forum. Guided tours ...read more →
About an hour south of La Croix Spa on the road towards Brantome, at Le Cluzeau is the Grotte De villars – a charming prehistoric cave complex with paintings, stalactites and even claw-marks ...read more →
There is a small, privately owned chocolatier in Trois Palis, just outside Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes. One of the staff will take you on a guided tour to show how all the different types of chocolate, ...read more →
An adventure park suspended in the trees! With zip wires running out over the Lake Mas Chaban. Bungee jumping, rope bridges. 70 activities of varying difficulty. A great day out, but minimum height restrictions ...read more →
The Chateau at Rochefoucauld. Rather easier to digest than the chateaux in the Loire, as it is smaller, well restored and furnished and is still lived-in by the family. Well worth a morning’s visit ...read more →
The Martell distilleries tour is very interesting and lasts an hour, focussing strongly on Martell’s history, the distillation and grading process, finishing with a complementary drink for adults and face-painting for kids.
There is a “Centre Equestre” at Pressignac within 2km of La Croix Spa, taking all-comers for hacks and lessons. With small shetland ponies for smalls, up to mature horses for adults. Open all year-round.
Falconry an equestrian exhibitions are available through July and August at Le Moulin de la Courade at La Couronne (not far from the Chocolate Making). No reservation is required but you must consult the ...read more →