We have some good friends who we met back in 1997 while on holida in France. They have just bought a house in Charante and they invited us up for the weekend.
It was great fun, thanks to Martin and Angela's hospitality we were able to forget about the project and relax.
Driving up on the Friday was a bit tough because of heavy showers but the brilliant countryside was anough compensation to get us bye.
On the Saturday we all went to La Vallée de Singe - valley of Monkey's.
The more dangerous such as the Baboons, Gorilla's and Chimpanzees were all on cleverly constructed islands with pathways circling them for good vantage points.
If you are in the vicinity on your holiday's then this is well worth the visit in my opinion.
It costs 13.00 euros for an adult and children 5-13 8.00 euros. Under 5's get in free.
Check out their fantastic website (probably the best example of a website I have yet to come across in France). There is an English version, just click on the Union Jack at the top.