Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is one of the most beautiful villages in France and is a stone’s throw away, www.aubeterresurdronne.com with its world-famous subterranean church. Where marriages are held from all over the world. Superb location, plenty of nice restaurants, terraces and shops and a beautiful village square with lime trees, there is a beautiful walking route along the river to Aubeterre, touristic in the summer months but never overcrowded, pleasantly busy Sunday morning market from May to September.
In Saint-Privat-des-Prés, Petit-Bersac, Nabinaud and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne many weddings (especially English ones) take place (www.marrymeinfrance.com). Invitees often stay in our chambres d’hôtes when they come for a wedding and party, they like it so much here they usually stay for several days.
We also welcome guests who are looking for a home in the area because our chambres d’hôtes is located exactly on the border of Dordogne and Charente, so it is an excellent starting point. Many interested parties look at www.beauxvillages.com for a wide range of homes.
Périgueux in the heart of the Perigord, www.dordogne-vakantie.nl also 57 km away is a beautiful old town that dates back to 1240 with medieval streets, plenty of shops, a rich nightlife, restaurants and a beautiful cathedral, well worth a visit. The Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route runs through this city, but also past our maison de campagne.
Angoulême, 53 km away, is the city of comic book heroes where the international comic festival is held every year. www.angouleme-tourisme.com/
St.Emilion the wine lover’s mecca is 46 km away.
Brantome is the Venice of France, well worth a visit, is 49 km away.
Bordeaux is 95 km, where the airport is BOD from Schiphol with eg Easyjet.
As well as in the picturesque Bergerac with its medieval center, the nearest airport is called Merignac, from Rotterdam-The Hague with Transavia.
The Friday market in Ribérac is one of the largest and cosiest markets in the area, where the authentic French atmosphere still prevails.
In Chalais there is a market on Mondays and has a beautiful chateau which rises above the village.
St.Aulauye is a lovely village with a beautiful town hall, very nice for an errand or a drink.