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in SW France
an area renowned for its beautiful scenery, excellent food and
Aubeterre, one of Frances top 10 pretty villages,
on the Charente
Dordogne border, about an hours drive from Bordeaux
Bergerac airports or
30 minutes from Angouleme
bit further away but very usable are Limoges and Poitiers
Just minutes away is Le Manoir de Longeveau a welcoming golf and tennis club with a
multi lingual creche.
are several horse
riding stables (the nearest at Bors 5 mins away)
and lovely well marked walking trails in the area.
With its quiet roads and lanes
it is ideal for cycling.
are more challenging biking
trails nearby with maps at the house.
BIKE HIRE PRICES
It is recommended you
reserve the fully insured well maintained
bikes for ALL ages in
advance, they will be delivered
direct to your door at your convenience,
10% discount for our guests.
you enjoy good food there is a wide variety of excellent restaurants to choose
nearest is less than 5 minutes away.
are the famous Vinyards of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Cognac and the wine
capital of St Emilion.
close to the river Dronne which has much to offer along its banks,
pretty villages, a "sandy beach",
water park, fishing, canoeing etc.
sights of the Dordogne can easily be explored including mediaeval
towns like Perigueux,
or Sarlat, the world famous painted caves at Lascaux and the weekly market at
Bordeaux can be
reached by car, use the park and drive and take the tram,
buy an all day travel ticket
for a few euros, or take the train at 7.30 am from Chalais station.
On the coast about one and
half hours away are the unspoilt sandy beaches of Royan
Famed for the
Dune of Pyla the largest dune in Europe.
Enjoy stunning views of the
bay and coastline.
good source of local information is the monthly free magazine Sortir which
can be found in tabacs,
supermarkets and tourist offices. The latest edition (in
French) can be seen here
there is any information you require we will happy to help if we can
THAN 5 MINUTES DRIVE
- please contact us
well before your stay to arrange temporary membership
Swimming pools - large pool plus 2 toddlers pools, deck chairs and umbrellas,
2 very good
quality and well priced lunch or evening venues
excellent price and
quality good for all ages WIFI +33 9 67 76 38 52
- Good menu of the
day at lunchtime-garden +33 5 45 67 83 34
bar food ,
choice, petrol and prices
Chemist - Bakers
ages, special themed childrens days.
Long or short term
For information and
prices see website
PUB La Cloche - open 4 evenings
BBQ burgers Thursdays, comes recommended
by locals - +33 5 45 23 94 69
large beer selection
LESS THAN IO MINUTES DRIVE.
Manoir de Longeveau
friendly Anglo - French club welcomes visitors. It is set in a stunning
designated in Michelin maps as a place of special
There is a nine hole
golf course with lessons
available by arrangement,
pools, indoor sports facilities and a delightful bar with wi-fi and restaurant,
all open to the public.
TUESDAY nights in high
season has a fabulous English owned
vintage fish and chip van
from 17.30 hrs
There are 3 floodlit tennis
courts, which if very busy in the high season
you may not be able to
make use of however the courts in Montmoreau,
contact us for
arrangement details before leaving the UK.
A creche with fully trained multi lingual staff comes well
+ 33 545 98 55 13
I5 MINUTES DRIVE.
the southern Charente, close to the Perigord, Aubeterre sits high up
above a bend in the river Dronne. Its charming narrow streets wind
through white stone houses and ancient buildings. Built in the shape
of an amphitheatre this former stronghold is now officially classified as one
of France's prettiest villages.
is a good variety of cafes and restaurants in and around the square.
Monolithic Church hosts contemporary and classical concerts and
events during the
river marks the boundery between the Charente and the Dordogne.
At Aubeterre there is a safe sandy 'beach' with cafe,.
Canoes and kayaks for hire
You can be dropped off along the river and paddle back.
small town, Monday is market day when all the roads are closed to traffic.
strategically on a hill dominating the town, is the Chateau du
Talleyrand, originally a medieval fortress, the draw bridge is still in
It now hosts exhibitions and
of the best places to eat in the area. The Chateau restaurant, Relais de
Chateau, offers a gourmet menu and excellent service.£££ Book in advance.
book Tel: + 33 545 98 23 58
far from Aubeterre
centre Poltrot on the river has a range of outdoor
activities including canoe/kayak hire. A very reasonable cafe offers
snacks and meals, in summer best to book.
Chalais and La Roche Chalais is friendly out door adventure
centre and has
hire and picnic tables.
Best book kayaks using
sleepy town comes to life every Friday when it hosts the biggest
market in the Dordogne. There is a large area selling regional
produce and wine, plus lots of arts, crafts and clothing. There are
a couple of nice
restaurants for lunch
30 MINUTES DRIVE
is the pretty Capital of the Charente.Picturesque old
town with a mix of shops and restaurants.
and Auchan hypermarkets are on the outskirts and 100’s of shops
and restaurants in the historic centre.
In the Autumn look out for
the “ Circuit de Ramparts”, vintage motor cars from the 1920s
and 30s racing around the old
NAUTILIS AQUATIC CENTRE
Just north of Angouleme
by the lake at
St Yrieix sur Charente.
Sports pool , indoor &
outdoor leisure pools, spa, slides, jets, wave pool and more
(their website does not
do it justice)
Be aware males must wear
speedos!! in the pools
FOR PRICES & INFORMATION
45 MINUTES DRIVE
beautiful medieval hilltop village is now a world heritage listed
site, full of shops showcasing a
number of local producers wine.
There is a dotto train operating in
the summer to take you
around the town.
There are numerous restaurants with something for
Known as the Venice
of the Charente this lovely riverside town is well worth a
visit, take a picnic to enjoy on the river bank. There are plenty of
play areas adjoining the river.
by is the Grotte de Villars a network of underground caves
with impressive calcite formations together with prehistoric
paintings made some 17000 years ago.
45 minute tours are available April thru September,
from 10am - 7pm. The grounds have a children's play ground, a
picnic area and rambling paths.
of choice of producers to visit. These are the showcase for the top
Brandy houses who offer interesting and well organised tours of
their premises usually by small trains.
Lac Jemaye Dordogne
Lovely large lake and
protected park with parking,sandy beaches,woodland walks, bird
watching/wildlife hide, cafes, sunbeds for hire, picnic areas and
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