Paris, which is the national capital, is located 230 miles (370 kilometers) northeast of Courcon.
To see why so many people favor Poitou-Charentes as a place to spend their vacation time, make sure you spend a bit more time in the places surrounding Courcon. Niort, lies approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the west. Take the trip there to experience the Chateau de Niort and Niort Cathedral.
When you are ready to venture further afield visit the nearest regional center. La Rochelle lays 18 miles (29 kilometers) away and features attractions like Musee des Modeles Reduits, Port de la Pallice and Tour de la Chaine. Aquarium La Rochelle, L'Espace Encan de La Rochelle and Minimes Beach are also worth a visit while you are here.
Poitou-Charentes offers travelers some important monasteries and other sites of spiritual importance, ideal places to get a feel for the region's gentler side. If the weather makes you want to stay indoors, head to Poitou-Charentes' history museums and art museums.
Enjoy a break from traveling and spend a few relaxing hours boating or sailing.
When it is time to leave Courcon, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your euros, and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to this unique vacation spot.