Just a few of the local attractions

Within walking distance ...

 

The Charente River is only ten minutes walk away where you will find supervised river swimming, a children's play area, adult outdoor gym,  Archery, Tree top wires, Kayak, pedalo and paddle board  rental.  Walk to Le Moulin de Condac or La Rejallant, both of which are  excellent riverside restaurants. We can also suggest a variety of walking  or biking routes to discover the wildlife and beautiful  countryside.

Landscape

Parc et Jardin De L'Abregement, in Bioussac - 8 ha of park and garden lanscape surrounding an 18th century house. An amphitheatre and the brightly coloured flowers and vegetables are interspersed with contemporary sculptures from artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Anthony Gormley, Christian Lapie and Joel Shapiro

Local Market 

 

Ruffec Market every Saturday & Wednesday.  Indoor fish market offering fresh fish and seafood.  Have a coffee and enjoy the buzz of the town center or  wander around the stalls surrounding the Mairie . Discover exciting delicacies and local produce including organic breads, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, meats and sausages and the renowned Charente honey. 

Bordeaux Vineyards

 

Spend a day exploring the rolling hillsides of Bordeaux. Discover  a variety of wines including  Saint-Emilion, Medoc, Margaux, Pauillac and Pomerol . Learn what makes Bordeaux wine so special on one of the many vineyard and wine tasting tours

Cognac Vineyard Tours

 

There are a variety of  Cognac vineyards that offer tours and samples of their wares, including a fascinating tour through the vineyards in a WW2 jeep. We would be delighted to help you with more details.

Futuroscope 

 

Futuroscope is less than an hour's drive where you can go to the 4 corners of the earth and your feet won't touch the ground. Travel to outer space or dance with robots or discover the Time machine and so much more!

La Vallee des Singes

 

A wildlife park dedicated to primates.  No cages or fences, the park is designed to respect animal welfare. You will be immersed into understanding and observing more than 450 different species. Enjoy over 40 different feeding times and activities.  

Nautilis 

 

Aquatic centre in nearby Angouleme with both indoor and outdoor facilities including a 50m pool with diving areas, saunas, wave pool, lazy river and water slide .

Chateau de Bayers 

 

Former 12th and 15th century fortified castle overlooking the Charente valley.  Relive history whilst you discover the beautiful parkland, moat, prison and stunning  interiors. Heritage days and guided tours available.