Tip 10 for the summer is our local bar, the Bar Oasis, 3 km from our place.
This bar is owned and run by a lovely English couple, Tracy and Pete, and is situated in the middle of their camping site, the Camping La Raudière in the commune de Saint-Maurice-Étusson.
The campsite again, is situated in the middle of a field – in the middle of nowhere (or so it seems) – so we instantly named it as an internal joke “the bar at the end of the Universe”. 😉
Here you can hang out with the quite big number of English summer and permanent residents in the area, plus the French local population, enjoy a meal, a drink, watch soccer – or take a swim in the pool! Tracy and Pete have done a great job, building this campsite with a petting zoo, mobile homes for rent, and, of course, the bar/restaurant.
The Bar Oasis is proof of the millennia-long connection between the French and the English. It is a friendly place, with reasonable prices, a good sense of humour – and (when you feel a bit drowned in the French language and need to rest the brain just for a minute) a place where you can speak English.
The hosts organise wine tasting, fish and chips evenings, dances, zumba, and lots of other activities, and are important contributors to the area!
And, of course, it is child friendly, and you can also rent a caravan for your summer holiday.
We highly recommend it!