Dampierre is well situated to take in many places of interest that are around an hours drive away. Cognac where you can take a tour of the brandy houses or take a trip on the river. La Rochell with its cafes and restaurants over lookin the harbour and lovey shops in the old town. Saints with its Roman Ampitheatre as well as many shops and restaurants. Futuroscope Thaeme Park at Poitiers and much more.