Holiday Suggestions... from A to Z

Angling Holidays

Love fishing during your holidays ? Charente is the very place for you ! These accommodations have been specially organized for your angling holidays : a place to store your equipment, and all the practical information about the nearest angling spots and angling shops.

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Bienvenue la Ferme : holidays on the farm

Experience living on a farm, with "Bienvenue la ferme" accommodations : you will receive a warm welcome from the owners who have taken a quality engagement with "Bienvenue la Ferme". They will make you discover their produce and the local gastronomy.

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With your family or friends, take a biking holiday ! Ride across forests, vineyards, villages and along the Charente river in the beautiful landscapes of Charente. The accommodations in our 'Biking Holidays' collection are located near cycling trails. They will provide bikes, maps, and all the informations you need.

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Cooking : take a gourmet holiday in Charente !

French cooking holidays : during your stay, you will learn everything about our local products and the best recipes of French gastronomy, or  take a lesson of French "patisserie" and learn how to prepare these exquisite biscuits called "macarons".

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Creative holidays
Creative Holidays

Need some time to develop your creativity ? Spend a holiday in Charente and take a drawing, painting or sculpture course, or learn the basis of patchwork. The younger ones can also spend a creative afternoon.

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Discovering Cognac Distillation

From mid November to end of January, it is the time of cognac distillation in Charente. Take a holiday in the vineyard, on a wine-growing farm, and learn everything about cognac distillation. You will visit the distillery and taste the farm produces (cognac, pineau).

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Fitness & Relaxing Holidays

Need a relaxing break ? Choose among one of our Fitness and Relaxing Holiday suggestions. All these accommodations include at least one of these : sauna, spa, hamman, fitness room or massages.

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Heritage holidays

These castles, manors, ancient farms or traditional country houses are an ideal choice to visit our local heritage. Their owners will help you prepare your visits : gallo roman remains, historical castle and villages, romanesque churches, abbeys...

Heritage holidays

Hiking Holidays

During your stay in Charente, you will find a variety of hiking opportunities, another way of discovering our region. On the hiking trails, you will walk across the forests or across the vineyards, along the river or up and down the hills... These accommodations will provide you with all the informations you need to plan your walks.

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Sports Holidays

Want to train tennis or golf during your holidays ? This selection of holiday houses and B&Bs is just for you, with the owners' private tennis court or green at your disposal during your stay. Some of them also include a shared swimming-pool, or offer to organize lessons with a certified coach.

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Everywhere in Charente, you will find a range of sports activities. Choose an accommodation close to you favorite sport (less than 5 km).!

Horse riding - Canoeing - Golf - Tennis

Holidays in the cognac vineyards

Take a break in the Cognac vineyards ! Stay on a wine-growing farm, and learn everything about cognac with the owners : you will take a walk in the vineyard, visit the farm, and taste the farm produces (cognac, pineau...).

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Watermills : spend you holidays in a mill !

In the 19th century, Charente counted 800 watermills on its rivers. Many of them have been restored : some of them havec started again their production, others have been turned into self-catering accommodations or B&Bs. Experience staying in one of our watermills for your holidays : you will learn everything on them, on the miller's work, and on the traditional techniques of producing oil and flour.

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