Vacation cottage rentals in Southwestern France

To See & DoA Voir, Á Faire

The region offers a variety of attractions, festivals, concerts and recreational activities, including hiking, biking, swimming and canoeing. Characteristic French villages including Montmoreau Saint Cybard, Chalais, Villebois-Lavalette, Verteuil sur Charente and Aubeterre are nearby or in easy driving distance.

We are very close to the Dordogne with nearby attractions such as the beautiful river town of Brantome and St-Jean de Cole. A two- or three-hour drive will take you back in time to prehistoric Lascaux, to beautiful Sarlat, and other wonders of this touristic region.

Vous pourrez apprécier les visites des villages environnants: Aubeterre sur Dronne , Villebois Lavalette et Chalais, les marchès campagnards, les animations estivales, les eglises romanes. Si vous voulez aller plus loin, sont d’autres destinations pour des itinéraires touristiques: les vignobles de Saint-Emilion et Cognac, la ville de Bordeaux et son riche patrimoine, a 2 heures de route sont les grottes de Lascaux.


Take a scenic stroll in nearby Montmoreau St-Cybard. WHAT’S NEARBY:

Montmoreau 9 km (supermarche, poste, restaurant, etc.)
Aubeterre 16 km
Angouleme 35 km
Bordeaux 85 km
Chalais 23 km
Cognac 75 km
St. Emilion 80 km
Brantôme 48 km
Verteuil sur Charente 80 km
Lascaux 130 km
Sarlat 130 km

We are surrounded by excellent wine country. The famous vineyards and wineries of Cognac and Saint-Emilion are each about an hour’s drive, and Bordeaux is about 90 minutes. Wherever you find yourself, partake in the French pastime of a leisurely lunch. Menus are posted with prices. Be adventurous. Weekly marchés (outdoor markets) held in almost every town feature a wide variety of regional produce and local specialties. Our favorites are at Chalais (Monday a.m.) and Angoulême (Tuesday – Sunday a.m.).

Saturday morning it’s the medieval marketplace in Villebois-Lavalette, and Sunday morning at Aubeterre features British goods. Or just enjoy a coffee or aperitif while people-watching. For easy one-stop grocery shopping, the Super-U in Montmoreau (about 6 km) has everything you’ll need during your stay at Bassinaud, including fresh baguettes.

Check out the boulangeries (bakeries) in Montmoreau or Salle-Lavalette (about 2-3 km), or pick up a baguette wherever you land on a given day.

Decouverez des activités de plein air, balades et randonnées a La route sur demande.

To learn more about the many attractions and recreational opportunities in the Charente region, click on these links:
Charente Region
Medieval Saint-Emilion & Wineries
Village of Aubeterre
World-Famous Cognac
Blues Passions Festival
Museums & shopping in Angouleme