OUT AND ABOUT
The town gives its name to one of the world’s best-known types of brandy or eau de vie. Drinks must be made in certain areas around the town of Cognac and must be made according to strictly-defined regulations to be granted the name Cognac….find out more!
The town is best known for (and most visited because of) the Chateau de La Rochefoucauld, which stands above the Tardoire River but you will also find several other interesting historic monuments in the town….find out more!
Val De Vienne
The Val de Vienne circuit came about following a meeting between motorsport fans and local residents eager to promote and develop their region. Built in 1990 by the Montmorillon region and financed by several local government agencies, it played host to its first motorsport event – the French Touring Car Championship – two years later…..find out more!
La Vallée des Singes
Discover the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Europe. Meet 34 primate species in a place where more than 450 animals roam within 15 hectares of a natural wooded park area. Chimpanzees, and the largest gorilla colony in France….find out more!
The town of Poitiers is centrally placed in the Poitou-Charentes region, of which it is the administrative capital. Slightly off the main tourist routes, Poitiers is none the less a town steeped in history and this has resulted in a city with a picturesque medieval centre containing numerous sites of interest….find out more!
The Roman period is well represented by monuments in Saintes, as are the medieval and later periods, and there is a great deal to enjoy when visiting this lively town. Because of its gallo-roman, medieval and classical heritage Saintes is officially listed as a ‘Ville d’Art et d’Histoire’….find out more!
Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world….find out more!
Zoodyssée is home to around 500 European animals and over 60 different species. In a natural environment of forests and prairies full of trees, follow two trails to discover Poitou donkeys, ibexes, mouflons, European bison, red deer, roe deer, fallow deer, owls, lynxes, wolves, foxes, otters, storks and birds of prey, to name but a few….find out more!
In order that you are able to communicate with the animals and spirits of the forest “Petit Sabot” leads you through this space of transition which prepares you for your journey by immersing you in a fantastic universe, thanks to lighting effects, sound and video….find out more!
Discover the history of this rural family from the birth of Pierre at the beginning of the 20th century to the First World War. As an actor in the scenes, you will be transported to the early 1900’s thanks to exciting special effects that will reveal all the secrets of the past….find out more!
FEEL NATURE offers you to develop your spirit of adventure in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region by of nature discovery activities accessible to all: climbs trees, spider course, Escal’arbre and arboreal hiking, climbing, canoeing, stand up paddle, caving, hiking discovery, custom nature activities … are all outdoor practices that will fail you entertain and amaze you….find out more!
On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne in then Nazi-occupied France was destroyed, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a Nazi Waffen-SS company….find out more!
FOOD AND DRINK
The Auberge de l’Argentor is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Nanteuil-en-Vallée, in the north of the Charente. Our establishment takes its name from the river that crosses this beautiful village.….find out more!
Auberge du Blanzay
The hostel is situated opposite the church on the village green in the beautiful Village of Blanzay near Civray. We offer a mix of French and English cooking using fresh local produce. Blanzay is 10 minutes from one of the best attractions Areas ‘The Valley of the Monkeys’ – Valley of the Apes….find out more!
The Cadran is located in a quiet area 2 min from Civray city center. Free parking is available….find out more!
We predominantly serve home-made, traditional British food, along with chosen specialities from around the world. A full bar is available, along with bar snacks, delicious ice creams….find out more!
The Green Man Inn
The Green Man Inn is open daily Monday to Thursday from 3PM until 10PM, Friday and Saturday 3PM till midnight and on a Sunday 12 (Midday) until 3PM. We have live music every Saturday night so make sure you keep an eye on the website and our social media pages as we often have extra music events in addition to our regular dates…..find out more!
O'Napoli Pizza Civray
Discover the authenticity of a pizza in the Italian, where taste, originality and quality are the watchwords. Whether for a quick meal to take away or to spend a pleasant moment on the spot we will be delighted to welcome you….find out more!
You’ll find Café Portebleue in Verteuil sur Charente at the foot of a fairytale chateau in the Charente’s most picturesque village. Step inside to creamy stone walls, exposed beams and a rustic charm found only in rural France….find out more!
Salon de thé
Nestled in the hollow of Place St Pierre, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of city life, Yoann de Contet and his team welcome you in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Located in Charroux since 2006, Yoann offers you breads, pastries, pastries and chocolates with delicate flavors….find out more!