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South Charente is a beautiful countryside of quality and taste in close proximity to towns. Between villages and valleys, discover the charm of this destination with changing skies, located in the heart of the Charentes. The good times are simple, time lasts a long time.

The South Charente provides an inspiring breath, rests the hearts and airs the minds.  

Here, we take off in a hot air balloon, we go down the rivers in a canoe, we cycle along country roads and we treat ourselves to some lovely decompression bubbles. You will also be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the encounters you will meet there. Indeed, passionate professionals and locals proud of their land will share their little treasures with you. 

“Welcome to our beautiful countryside, active, close, which opens minds and spreads good vibes. “

  1. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, “Most Beautiful Village in France”, and the highest underground church from Europe! 
  2. Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, an unmissable “Village Stopover” on the holiday route 
  3. Unexpected castles 
    1. The Château de Chalais : cradle of the Talleyrand-Périgord family.
    2. The Château de la Mercerie : the little Charentais Versailles which has everything of a great one. 
    3. The Château de Villebois-Lavalette : the real castle of knights and princesses.
  4. The ponds of Guizengard et Touverac : a haven of peace with unreal colors in unspoiled nature. 
  5. The Manoir du Maine Giraud : ver(res) of poetry in the former domain of the poet Alfred de Vigny. 

The best spot for selfies : Carrières de Guizengeard with surprising Caribbean airs!

The best picnic spot : The Moulin du Perdrigeau in Bors de Montmoreau and its 360° view of the South Charentais villages

Not to miss : The astonishing underground church of St Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

South Charente Tourist Office

8 place du Champ de Foire 16390 Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France
Phone: + 33 (0) 5 45 98 57 18