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Sud Charente

The South Charente is home to a variety of unique landscapes, cultures and traditions.

 

Its preferential position in the land, away from coastal development, invites you to stroll and recharge your batteries in a unique natural setting and an exceptional terroir.

 

From west to east, the territory evolves between vineyards, wooded moorlands and hills on the borders of the Périgord. A charming destination ideal for a break. You will enjoy criss-crossing the castle route or entering one of the Romanesque churches.

 

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, "Plus Beaux Village de France", "station verte" and labelled "Petite Cité de Caractère" with Villebois-Lavalette, will surely seduce you with their authenticity and the gentle way of life that reigns there!

 

Go for a walk in Barbezieux Saint-Hilaire, "Village Etape", and be surprised by the remarkable buildings and façades with their sometimes surprising architecture.

 

Take the time to stop in the small shops to meet the craftsmen who will talk to you with passion about their know-how; in a wine estate and let yourself be guided by the owner of the property for a Cognac or Pineau des Charentes tasting.

 

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Visit Aubeterre sur Dronne, this former fortified town built in an amphitheatre around a loop of the Dronne for over 1000 years.

 

Its southern charming alleys wind between white stone houses covered with honey-coloured tiles.

 

In this small setting, hides the moving underground church of Saint-Jean dating from the 12th century, with its exceptional dimensions: 20 metres high. Its reliquary, its necropolis of more than 160 sarcophagi and its surprising 18-metre high accessible gallery make it a unique site in Europe.

 

Following your visit "Saint-Emilion Souterrain", with the privilege pass benefit from the reduced rate for the visit of the Aubeterre-sur-Dronne underground church!

 

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