The surroundings


The “Charente” is a stunningly beautiful yet fairly undiscovered area in the Southwest of France. It is characterized by pristine forests, fields of hay, sunflowers, picturesque towns and castles surrounded by vineyards that produce the region’s famous cognac and pinot wine. Luckily, it has yet to be discovered by mainstream tourism.
There is lots of information available about excursions in the area. But here are a few of our favourites:


  • The river ‘La Charente’ and her beautiful little boats

  • The coastline with here small port towns

  • An afternoon shopping in Angoulème, world capital of the comic book, with lots of very charming cafes and restaurants

  • A daytrip to Bordeaux, ‘the most trendy city in the world’ according to Lonely Planet

  • Dinner in Aubetterre sur Dronne, named ‘one of the most beautiful villages in France’ in 1993


Interesting cultural attractions:

  • The annual cartoon festival, held in January

  • Old-Timer weekend in September

  • Visits to world-renowned cognac distilleries