The Gironde region offers many activities and plenty of things to do for all ages. The local towns have a variety of shops and restaurants, colourful markets, beautiful beaches and outstanding views. Local markets are in the nearby towns: Gemozac on Fridays and Cozes on Wednesday mornings. Royan and St. George de Didonne have daily markets. Throughout the season there are various evening street markets in the surrounding towns. The rolling hills and small, quiet country lanes make this area ideal for walking or cycling. For the sports enthusiast, tennis, golf, watersports and fishing are all within easy reach. Tennis can be played in the village of Chenac (2 miles from Mortagne) and there is a tennis club at nearby Cozes. There is an excellent golf course in Royan, set amongst pine forests. There are also golf courses in Saintes and Cognac,. For children there are a variety of safe, sandy beaches. There is a large pool complex at Jonzac. There is also an Tree Top Activity centre near the beach at Saint George de Didonne.
There is an excellent zoo at La Palmyre which gives the children information of the babies which are born.