Situated in the centre of the Charente you will be with in easy reach of all the area has to offer.
The region has something for everyone. Visits and tastings are available at the Cognac distilleries – and don’t forget to try the local specialty of Pineau.
There are a wide variety of restaurants for all budgets, including specialist fish restaurants.
For historians the Charente has a rich Gallo-Roman heritage, with numerous churches and architectural sites to visit. Not least the underground church at Aubeterre, and the ramparts of Angouleme.
For those looking for walking and cycling there are signposted routes to follow.
For the more energetic there 2 mountain bike centres with graded routes from easy to difficult, about half an hour away, as are the local canoeing centres.
Keep the kids amused with a trip to the beaches at the local lakes (half an hour away) or a day out at the coastal resorts of Royan or La Rochelle (only a couple of hours away).
Futuroscope is about an hour away, with the Valley of the monkeys a little nearer.
For more information about what the region has to offer go to or www.discover-poitou-charentes.com or www.lacharente.com