• Chambre d'hôtes Belles Dormantes (4 épis)
    Lachaise

    Near Cognac and at 1 am of the ocean, this house carpet slipper welcomes you within a vineyard. Rooms are in an independent house. At your disposal: lounge, dining room, garden with swimming pool. In ground floor: 1 room (bed 160, sde, toilets). In the floor: 1 family all 2 rooms (1 bed 140, 2 beds 90, sde, toilets), 1 room (bed 140, sdb, toilets), 1 room (bed 160, sdb, toilets). Table d'hôte on reservation. Closed parking lot.

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  • Gîte La Grange *** (3 clés)
    Brives-sur-charente

    Near the river The Charente, " The Barn " restored house situated outside of the village in a small hamlet. Central heating. Wooden portico for the children. Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Swimming pool (12 X 5m) municipality, ping-pong, ground of balls, badminton, purpose of soccer, fitness room. Bikes at arrangement. WIFI free. Parking lot nearby. In 20km of Saints, in 11km of Cognac, and in 15km of Pons and 45km of the Atlantic Coast.

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  • Gîte Le Figuier *** (3 clés)
    Brives-sur-charente

    Near the river The Charente, " The Fig tree " restored house situated outside of the village in a small hamlet. Central heating. Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Fitness room. Swimming pool (12 X 5m) municipality, ping-pong, ground of balls. Wooden portico for the children. Bikes at arrangement. Parking lot nearby. In 20km of Saints, in 11km of Cognac, and in 15km of Pons and 45km of the Atlantic Coast. Free WIFI.

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  • Design Hôtel des Francs Garçons ***
    Saint-sauvant

    In the Country of Cognac and Roman art, on the heights of the medieval village of Saint-Sauvant ... The Design Hotel des Francs Garçons is designed and facilitated by architects. The building was erected in the 17th century, the interior is modern. The pool borders the 12th century church, the wine cellar is dug into the rock. The furniture and decorations are the work of designers of contemporary design. Between lighting effect sets of lights and perspective, the place is a lesson of taste. A rare place for a refined stopover.

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  • Office de Tourisme de Gençay
    Gençay

    Gencay was originally a military fortress. The lord of Rancon held the chateau in the 11th  century. Geoffroy VI chose to side with the king in the uprising led by Aquitaine barons in 1241 - 1242, and as a result he received funds from the king to rebuild his castle. This castle played an important role in the Hundred Years War.The castle was largely destroyed by numerous sieges, but was protected under the initiative of Prosper Mérimée in the 19th Century.Many of the castle's stones were taken during the nineteenth century, but the ruins are still beautiful.At present it is the property of Monsieur Kléber Rossillon. You can visit the exterior, the interior can be visited by reservation (guided tour by the Association of the Friends of the Old Chateau).Not far away :- the Belle Floral Gardens at Magné, open March - November -- Château de la Roche, a Renaissance Château whose gardens were designed by Le Nôtre ( open to the public)- the beautiful romanesque Church at Saint-Maurice-la-Clouère, among other interesting churches in the neighbourhood- Latitudes Nord, see the huskies, learn about dog teaming,  open all year, advance booking.Accommodation and restaurants : hotels, gîtes de France, furnished flats, bed and breakfast, self catering accomodation in the woods, holiday resorts, camper van service areas, restaurants.Saturday  and Thursday markets in the morning, and a fair the second and last Thursday of the month.

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  • Office de Tourisme Vienne et Gartempe
    Montmorillon

    The heart of the picturesque Brouard quarter of Montmorillon, which is known as the Village of the Written Word,is the place for book lovers; with a large choice of book shops and book artisans: book-binders, laminators, calligraphers, stationers.The town's rich architectural heritage will also add to a pleasant visit. La Maison-Dieu, a hospital-monastery founded in the 11th century, houses the Saint-Laurent Chapel (12th C), the Octagon, a mysterious funeral chapel (12th C) is modeled on  the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a tower of the 14th C is all that remains of the defenses of the hospital. The  Musée de la Tour, and Le Chauffoir where pilgrims came or refuge and warmth, the Grage des Dimes and the magnificent bulidings of the 17th C are all listed buildings.In the centre of town is Notre-Dame Church ( 11th, 12th & 14th C) which has a superb "Deploration" which is a listed monument as is the church itself, and as is also the fresco in the  crypt showing the crowning of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.Don't miss the Almond and Macaroon Museum in the town centre. To help you relax there is also the Civaux's Aquatic Centre nearby,  and l'Ile aux Serpents (the fascinating world of reptiles) in La Trimouille.Accommodation: hotel, campsite, self-catering, and bed and breakfast.Enjoy professionally guided tours of the Montmorillonais sites in July and August. Group tours can also be arranged the rest of the year by reservation. The tourist office is at your service for further information. Local market on Wednesday and a fair every 4th Wednesday of the month.

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  • Office de Tourisme de Chauvigny
    Chauvigny

    An essential leg of your journey through la Vienne is Chauvigny, on the way to Poitiers, just twenty minutes from the Futuroscope.It is a warm-hearted city of Art with five châteaux dominating the Vienne River from the same rocky cliff, a truly unique site in Europe. Chauvigny is also an important site for Roman architecture with the Saint Pierre Collegiate Church (12th C) famous for its sculptured chapels and painted columns, the Notre-Dame Church (12th C) and the Saint-Pierre-des-Eglises with its pre-Romanesque murals. The Donjon de Gouzon(11th & 13th C ) provides a panoramic view and also houses examples of local industrial production through the ages (stone quarries, porcelain, mills and limestone ovens, a steam wheel, etc). The Archaeological and Ethnological Museum retraces two thousand years of daily city life (Gallo-Roman artefacts, tools and head dresses). In the upper part of the town, the high ruins of the Baronnial Château become the setting of The Giants of the Sky a flying bird show with birds from all over the world skimming over you at break neck speed. (Every day up to 30 th September). Chauvigny is also the birth-place of the Poitou-Charentes porcelain industry which is world-renowned and found in many of the most prestigious restaurants. Chauvigny is also known for its stone which can be found in many principal monuments such as: the Opéra Garnier in Paris, the Louvre and in the bridges spanning the Loire. Nearby : discover the countryside around Chauvigny by taking a 9km return rail-bike ride on the abandoned railway track. On site accommodation : hotels, camp site, gîtes and guest rooms. The tourist information office offers individual guided tours throughout July and August. Take advantage of our Pass Découverte to visit three sites for the price of two: the two Chauvigny museums , the Giants of the Sky show and the rail-bike coarse. Guided tours of the Medieval town with a professional guide can be organised throughout the year. The horse-drawn taxis, which set off from the medieval centre, also allow you to visit the city from a different perpective. Interesting local Saturday market and also on Tuesday and Thursday - Fair every second tuesday of the month.

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  • Gîte Le Studio ** (2 clés)
    Brives-sur-charente

    Situated on the first floor by a restored building, a studio for two people offering a view on the neighbouring campaign and the swimming pool. The rent consists of a bed of 140, a fully-equipped kitchen, a living area with television, shower-room with toilets. Central heating. Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Swimming pool (12m X 5m) municipality, ping-pong, fitness room, ground of balls, portico for children, purpose of soccer. Bikes at arrangement. Parking lot nearby. In 20km of Saints, in 11km of Cognac, and in 15km of Pons and 45km of the Atlantic Coast.

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