Sightseeing Castles and gardens. Churches and old watermills. Picturesque towns and villages. Prehistoric caves and rock features such as the meteorite crater at Rochechouart.

Fetes and Brocante – its almost an national sport, along with cep hunting, the’ ‘brocante’ fairs rank highly in the french summer calendar of things to do! Find a bargain or a treasure hidden amongst the bric a brac! There are many themed fetes such as the history of breadmaking and truffle, walnut and goose fairs,

Nature parks – spend the day relaxing by the many lakes and woodland parks in the area. Jemaye or St Estephe for example.

Angouleme has a classic car rally with races round the ramparts in September and the comic strip festival in January. Its comic strip museum is famous throughout the world.


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