Le Chai Chateau de Charras

Le Chai Chateau de Charras Le Chai Chateau de Charras is located within the grounds of the Château de Charras, dating from 1722. With 3/4 bedrooms and a sofa-bed in the living room, sleeping up to 8/9 people. It is ideal for a family seeking a balmy summer holiday or for two small families. The […]

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Montbron France

Montbron France The commune of Montbron, France is in New-Aquitaine, in the department of Charente. Populated by a little more than 2,200 inhabitants, it is located not far from Charras and only three kilometers from the Dordogne. It is also part of the nature reserve of the Valley of the Renaudie. Inhabited since prehistoric times, […]

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Charras France Visit Angouleme

Charras France Visit Angouleme Charras France Visit Angouleme: It was first settled over three thousand years after and Angoulême still presents a striking outline, rising assertively above its limestone ramparts to survey the vastness of the fertile plains of la Charente and l’Anguienne which surround it. Draw closer, though, and it soon becomes clear that […]

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Grand Etang de Saint-Estephe

Grand Etang de Saint-Estephe Grand Etang de Saint-Estephe: You do normally not expect to find such a beautiful little beach in St. Estephe, out in the middle of the countryside. The sand is nice, as is the lake itself. There are a couple of snack bars where you can get drinks, salads, and petite manges. There […]

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Chateau de Charras Cycling Charente

Chateau de Charras Cycling Charente Chateau de Charras Cycling Charente: If you want a quiet, rural idyll for pedalling through, look no further than the Charente. Charras itself is a really good base. Your bike will almost ride itself through Charente while you take in the heady vistas that you will experience as you cycle […]

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Cognac tasting tours

Cognac tasting tours in and around Cognac     Cognac tasting tours: For visitors to Poitou-Charentes a must-do is a cognac tour or cognac-tasting tour around one of the famous firms or ‘maisons’ as they are called (see below). And of course to have a taste of cognac at the same time! We would also recommend […]

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Nearby Charente Golf Courses

Nearby Charente Golf Courses Nearby Charente Golf Courses within an hour of Chateau de Charras Golf l’Hirondelle Angouleme Golf du Cognac Golf du Perigueux Golf de Saint Junien Golf de la Preze, Ecuras Golf l’Hirondelle Angouleme Distance: 30 minutes by car / 29Km This golf course of 5348 meters extends into the heart of the […]

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Things to do from Chateau de Charras

Things to do from Chateau de Charras Things to do from Chateau de Charras: There are so many activities within easy reach (by car) that are exciting and family friendly such as canoeing in Brantome, swimming at St. Estephe, enjoying the wonders of Futuroscope and many more. I have listed but a few of our […]

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Local Charente Markets

Local Charente Markets Local Charente Markets: There are markets on most days in this area – here are a few to interest you. We’ve listed them in day order at the end for you for quick reference! Just a little note for you to remember. Most are in the mornings only and close around 1.00pm […]

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Chateau de Charras History

Chateau de Charras History Chateau de Charras History: In the fifteenth century, Jean de Plouer, Esquire , was lord of Claix and Charras . His daughter, Marie, married François de La Laurencie, in 1493 who became Lord of Charras. The family of the Laurencie possessed Charras until the eighteenth century. In 1766, Noël-Bertand de La […]

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CHATEAU DE CHARRAS

CHATEAU DE CHARRAS CHATEAU DE CHARRAS was built in the 18th Century. In the late 1990s a restoration programme began to restore the building. The Château offers a relaxing family friendly environment where children can play, explore and adventure. Facilities included are: 13 acres of walled gardens including an organic orchard, an outdoor (gated) heated […]

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