• Ferme de Chassagne

    In 30mn of Angoulême, 1 hour of Cognac and 1:30 am of La Rochelle. The farm is situated in 1km of the village of Villefagnan, meadows of Ruffec. Farm in bio for 40 years. François produces it vegetables dry, cereal (wheat, big and small spelt), sunflower, camelina, and also a square of vineyard for the grape juice! He transforms our cereal into fresh flour and Céline by way of the natural, cooked leavened bread in a traditional oven.

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  • Jardins du Chaigne

    Strating in 2003 Les Jardins du Chaigne are located in Grande Champagne Hills, an attractive cognac producing area. A "à la française" garden around the house was the first creation on a stony ground previously dedicated to vineyards. Lavender, roses "fée des neiges", "Mermaid", "orchid smile" are predominant. Box tree, yew, together with hornbeam covered walks are also present, and create typical topiary hewing.

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  • Maison Natale de François Mitterrand

    François Mitterrand was born on October 26th 1916 in this house located in Abel Guy street number 22 in the town of Jarnac one of the main cities producing cognac from the Charente department. Elected in 1981 and re-elected in 1988 President of the French Republic, he remained in office 14 years until May 1995. Previously he had been constantly elected (but for one year) as a member of the Parliament under the Fourth Republic (1946-1958) and appointed minister eleven times.

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  • Location de canoë

    The Boutonne is an autochthonous river that crossed through the ancient Argenson forest, of which two relics presently subsist: Chizé forest and Aulnay forest. In the 18th century, the Boutonne was developed in such a way as to facilitate navigation and commerce in the transport aboard 'gabares' (light barges) of pineau, cognac and wood for purposes other than heating. Today, tourism activities on the Boutonne include fishing and canoe-kayak for leisure or as competitive sports. Canoe rental. Theme-based itinerary.

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  • Office de Tourisme Vienne et Gartempe

    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

    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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  • Camping Le Clos Fleuri ****

    5 KM from ROYAN and the beaches of the Côte de Beauté. In the land of Pineau,Cognac,Oysters,Mussels and Melons.. Le Clos Fleuri welcomes you to a countryside atmosphere, with more than an hundred species of trees and shrubs as well as flower beds set in 9 acres of English Style parkland arranged around an old charentais farm.Choose your smart and large grassy pitch of 100 m2, clearly defined, for your tent or caravan. Shady, half shaded or sunny? Or rent a chalet or a mobile home fully equipped on a landscaped grassy pitch of 150 m2 with an individual permanent barbecue !Enjoy the swimming-pool, the paddling pool, Archery, saunaMinigolf, Children's club, and ourminifootball pitch...Join us in the evenings in the bar/restaurant set in the old stone built barn.

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  • Domaine Les Galards (3 épis)

    4 very comfortable, individually decorated guest rooms on farming estate. Ground floor, separate entry: Le Poulailler room (two 120cm wide beds), shower room, Charles Vigen room (queen-size bed, four-poster), bathroom. 1st floor: Art Déco room (double bed), bathroom & Erable room (two 120cm wide beds), bathroom. Cot available. Living room, lounge, books. Garden. Parking. Shared swimming pool (5x10m) & fishing lake with pedalos on property. 'Maison de la Forêt' (Nature centre) on N10 road. Nearby: Bordeaux, Périgord and Cognac regions, Gironde estuary.

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