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IN AND AROUND LONGEVILLE SUR MER : Longeville is at the extremity of the Marais Poitevin and you can go on a 2 hours small boat or canoe marked trips. You can discover some megaliths while cycling on marked tracks, near Longeville, or le Moulin ' Bots Pias' while mountain biking. There is a track that is 10 kilometres long on a mountain bike that will take you all around the marshes. Every year, a semi-marathon is organised in July. There are many walks in the coastal forest and also a fun orientaring course. The Piere-qui-vire (twisting stone) or Russelet standing stone is a huge block of local sandstone in a field near Longeville-sur-Mer, between the D21 and the D105 roads. It is 3.8m (12.5ft) high and is the only one still upright in the Talmondais area of Vendée. According to F.Baudry, in 1862 there was an incomplete circle of lying stones around the monument. Now around the menhir there are only some stones cleared from the surrounding fields and put there by the farmers. A legend says that this stone, meeting point for witches and werewolves (both male and female), revolves on itself every midnight. Another story says that walkers passing nearby at night would get lost until sunrise. There are a lot of activities that are on offer, such as horse riding, mini golf, petanque, tennis, sailing and sand yachting, surfing, mountain biking. This is a region rich in remains from the Past: Don't miss La Rochelle and its mediaeval harbour or Saintes, ancient Roman town. Charente-Maritime also takes pride in its islands which inspired many writers and painters: l'Ile d'Oleron (linked by a bridge 3km long), famous for its oysters and its windmills, l'Ile de Re, unforgettable when it comes to landscapes. Everything in the area was made for you to have a pleasant stay. You will find many warm and welcoming resorts along the steep chalky rocks, capes and heavenly bays, with plenty of activities to offer. Gourmet meals, fine wines & spirits amateurs will find all they can wish for...Don't forget the town of Cognac is situated in the area. 5km sport complex, offers tournaments and beach competitions(volley ball, hand ball, football, badmington. While you are in Longeville, you can pay a visit to The Lieu-Dieu Abbey, La Tranche sur Mer and its flower park, the famous isles of Re, Aix, and Noirmoutier, Talmont and its medieval castle, les Sables d'Olonne and its fishing port and marina and Lu§on with its cathedral.