3 bedroom villa with hangar for airplane and swimming pool in Atlantic Air Park located in Chasnais between Nantes and La Rochelle

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What is an Air Park

Many fly-in communities feature a variety of amenities, such as golf course, equestrian facilities and more. Residential airparks or fly-in communities are usually privately owned and restricted to use by the property owners and their invited guests. Most do not include commercial operations or businesses. The communities have also become a niche real estate market, with some firms dedicated solely to these developments. The first airpark was Sierra Sky Park in Fresno, California, established in 1946. The Living With Your Plane Association estimates that there are at least 426 residential airparks in the United States. Florida is estimated to have 52 airparks, followed by Washington with 50, California with 28, and Oregon with 23.

Many fly-in communities feature a variety of amenities, such as golf course, equestrian facilities and more. Residential airparks or fly-in communities are usually privately owned and restricted to use by the property owners and their invited guests. Most do not include commercial operations or businesses. The communities have also become a niche real estate market, with some firms dedicated solely to these developments. The first airpark was Sierra Sky Park in Fresno, California, established in 1946. The Living With Your Plane Association estimates that there are at least 426 residential airparks in the United States. Florida is estimated to have 52 airparks, followed by Washington with 50, California with 28, and Oregon with 23.

Atlantic Air Park

The airpark is near the west coast of France in the Vendee – a region with a rich and complex past. Atlantic Air Park is to be found just 4 km to west of the historic town of Lucon.

In a tranquil rural setting, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Chasnais, the airpark residents enjoy excellent relations with their neighbours. Indeed, the development of the airpark has given significant impetus to the local economy.

The area benefits from a micro-climate, with sunshine hours and temperatures similar to France’s Mediterranean coast. Chasnais is a community where hospitality, tradition and trust are hallmarks.The superb, and largely deserted, Atlantic beaches of the Gulf of Aguillion are only 18 km away and the chic resort of Les Sables d’Olonne less than a 30 minute drive. Above all, it is a special environment in which to fly, with few manmade or natural obstacles, big skies and more than a dozen other airports within an hour’s flight.

Louis Bordron, Mayor of Chasnais for many years, was the inspirational force behind the delevopment of Atlantic Air Park. He successfully promoted the idea with all the regional and national authorities and worked closely with Pierrick Anonier, the airpark’s developer. Pierrick Anonier had established France’s first airpark, Vendee Air Park in Talmont St. Hilaire, some 27 km (15 NM) to the west of our location.

The Atlantic Air Park project was launched to potential purchasers in September 2000. Shortly afterwards, the earthmovers and workmen started to build the extensive taxiway infrastructure and to re-lay the 760 metre tarmac runway. The taxiways within the airpark also allow motor access for residents, guests and services and have been named Rue Louis Bordron in honour of his pivotal role. Mr Bordron died in 2001.

the environment

Discover Luçon

Welcome

Luçon has been the ecclesiastical capital of Bas-Poitou since 1317. At the crossroads of the plain the bocage, the marsh and not far from the coast, Luçon offers many discoveries, in architectural, historical, religious, cultural and environmental terms.

An advantageous geographical location

Luçon, a small town of 10,000 inhabitants, is located in the South Vendée, exactly on the border of the Plaine and the Marais, not far from the Bocage and the Atlantic coast, and at the crossroads of the main roads (Nantes) La Roche sur Yon - La Rochelle and (Niort) Fontenay-le-Comte - les Sables d'Olonne. It is 12 km from the nearest motorway access (A83). It is served by a train station (Nantes - Bordeaux axis), and by a private light airstrip in Chasnais (6 km west of Luçon).

An economic and cultural hub

Of the five municipal and inter-municipal economic parks established on its territory and nearby, Luçon hosts in particular: I.R.M. (1st French company in the construction of mobile homes), a dairy, many small metallurgy and mechanical construction SMEs, etc ...

Chasnais is the headquarters of a major printing company (Polina) specializing in quality publishing.

Luçon is also a cultural center (Millandy theater, Festival des Nocturnes Océanes, 5-screen cinema complex, Espace Plaisance, etc.). Finally, it is a school and university center (nearly 3,500 pupils and students; 2 colleges, 2 high schools, higher education classes), an associative city (more than 200 registered associations) and sports (45 sports associations with its clubs highlights: football, rugby and basketball in the “4th national division”).