of Romanesque constructions.
We are a department with different landscapes and varied: landscape of valleys with the Charente river, vineyard landscapes around Cognac, hilly landscape, landscapes of plains and field crops in North Charente, lakes towards the East Charente. History is also very present, with its prehistoric caves, its castles, its Roman baths.
What beautiful things to discover in this paradise of nature!
By hiking, by bike, by canoe, by boat, on horseback, discover all the riches of this department. Monuments to visit, archaeological sites, vineyards,
towns and villages, events throughout the year,
markets, flea markets:
VERTEUIL SUR CHARENTE
Beautiful village on the banks of the Charente, located 6 kms from Ruffec. You can park in the center of the village, come to see the old water mill. The banks here are very picturesque with gardens, trees and willows next to the water, a small dam and the waterfall next to the castle.
The convent of the Cordeliers of the 15th century is on an island in the river. The castle is a very impressive site, with several imposing towers with slate conical roofs overlooking Verteuil-sur-Charente and the river. It is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in the Charente region
Au centre de Verteuil, vous pouvez aussi voir l’église de Saint-Médard, du 12ème siècle et style roman.
Historic center, Prefecture of the department of Charente, located 40 kms from Ruffec, offers more than 2 kms of ramparts.
It is full of historical monuments, small pedestrian streets in the city center. Several museums are worth visiting: a museum of fine arts, a museum of archeology, the paper museum and of course the museum of comics.
Indeed, every year, in January, is held the International Comic Strip Festival, a must-attend event for the city.
Many visits and tastings are waiting for you at COGNAC.
There is also a medieval part, a castle, the public gardens and the old town, the Museum of Cognac Arts and the Museum of Arts and Stories. Barge rides on the river Charente are organized.
Experience the cognac experience with the cellars and distilleries open to the public.
Common southwestern France, is particularly known for its Renaissance castle, called the “pearl of Angoumois”.
You also have:
The city of Confolens and its festival in August every year (arts and popular traditions of the world), the adventure park in Massignac, Kizou Adventures in Gond Pontouvre, the bike-rail in Confolens, the Pays de Villefagnan and its art Romanesque, the village of Nanteuil en Vallée, the Abbey of St Amant de Boixe, climbing and tree climbing in the Valley of Clear Waters and Taizé Aizie, many parks and gardens.
LIST OF REGIONAL MARKETS AND PRODUCTS
Outside the Charente,
you can discover also:
LA ROCHELLE / ROYAN
ILE DE RE / ILE D’OLERON
at 1h30 from the camping
For a day on the beaches of the Atlantic or to visit La Rochelle, its city center and its iconic towers or even for a visit to the Zoo La Palmyre or the Aquarium of La Rochelle, you’re just embarrassed selecting!
With the Bonobos. Come and discover an exotic world with more than 350 free monkeys and more than 30 different species from around the world.
You will be able to attend animal feedings, walk in a unique nature, have a direct contact with animals …
Next to this exceptional site, there is the labyrinth of plants to have fun and spend an unforgettable moment and the museum of Old Cormenier (go back 100 years back to begin with the birth of Petit Pierre and evolving with him over time with storyteller: Paillou the scarecrow).
And many others :