There’s 20 kms of nature reserve going northwards from La Charité to the much smaller town of Pouilly-sur-Loire. Here 190 species of bird have been spotted and it is home to numerous types of fish. So important is this wildlife habitat, that during the hunting season, bows and arrows are used instead of guns by those insatiable hunters of wild boar. Pouilly marks the midway point of the Loire from its rise to its fall, and the Pavillon, a centre at Quai Jules-Pabiot, provides good area information.
The delicious dry white wine, Pouilly Fumé and Blanc-Fumé, is produced here mainly from the Sauvignon grape. On the opposite side of the Loire is Sancerre, their arch wine rival. Sancerre is near enough for you to be able to enjoy its many facilities such a golf club, restaurants and numerous cultural activities.