Angoulême (30 mins)
Our nearest commercial centre, with pedestrian shopping zone and shopping mall, variety of restaurants, golf course and National Comic-Book Museum; The Nautilus Leisure Centre has several swimming pools, with outdoor slides and wave pool during the summer months. It also houses a large ice-skating rink; A huge lake affords swimming and sailing, with adjacent crazy golf, swing park and go-karting for kids; Many festivals are held throughout the year and a vintage car rally is held annually in mid-September; Paris can be reached in 2hrs 30mins from the TGV train station.
Bordeaux (100 mins)
World famous for wine and architecture. Visit medieval churches, cathedrals and museums or enjoy shopping in town center boutiques. Seasonal activities include the wine festival and river festival.
Chalais (35 mins)
A busy Monday market is held, selling a variety of crafts and regional food/drink; The Chateau, with dungeon restaurant, is an ideal venue for a special evening meal; There is an annual international show-jumping competition.