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We are well situated to a number of places to visit, whether you are young, retired or a family with children, there is something for you all.

 

For the motor enthusiast out there, we have the Circuit duVal de Vienne offering a full calander of events and if you wish to experience first hand in a racing car: they have a driving school. There are many kart tracks within a short drive, one of which is Formula Kart Speedway at Angoulême. Angoulême also hosts an annual classic street racing event: Circuit International des Remparts.

 

Those of you with children (although children aren't a requirement!) may enjoy a visit to any of the following:

Parc Mouton Village

Aquarium at La Rochelle

Valée des Singes

Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou

Futuroscope

Vélorail

Puy du Fou

Ile aux Serpents

Le Vieux Cormenier

Les Géants du Ciel

Le Musée du papier d'Angoulême

Chocolaterie Letuffe

L'Araignée

Boat trips at Saintes

If you are unlucky with the weather, there are still lots of places to visit, at Angoulême you can find the Nuatilis center which offers both an ice rink and a swimming pool complex, also in Angoulême is a bowling alley.

 

Only a few moments drive away is le Rejallant: not only a café/bar/restaurant situated on a plan d'eau with a man-made beach, you can also hire a canoe or kayak to travel a peaceful and scenic route down the river Charente.

Les Lacs de haute Charente are around a 45 mins drive away, where you can have a picnic, swim, hire pedalo's or just relax. For the more adventurous amongst you, there are designated cycle and walking routes, along with an adventure parc at Massignac.

 

If your passion is walking or cycling, then you will know that the best way to see beautiful countryside is on foot or on a bike. Most villages have their own walks shown on their information board or why not make your own!The Charente has a number of planned cycle routes, the closest one can be found here.

 

For those of you who enjoy golfing, there are various courses to discover, here are just a few to wet your appetite:

Golf Club de l'Hirondelle

Golf de Saint Junien

Golf du Cognac

 

Maybe you have a penchant for historical architechtural monuments and buildings, if so then there is no shortage in this area. Here are some fine examples:

Gallo-Roman Amphitheater at Saintes

Oradour sur Glane

Aubeterre sur Dronne

Chôteau de Peyras at Roumazieres

Cimetière des chevaliers du Temple de Jérusalem(Cemetery of the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem) at Fouqueure

The Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure National Cemetary and Resistance Memorial

 

There are various guided tours with Cognac and Pineau tasting at all the major Cognac houses.

 

Should you require information on a specific interest, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Useful links:

Chambres D'Hotes .org

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