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Visit Rochefort

Built as a naval base and ancient ship building dock Rochefort makes for a great day out…

Try Waterskiing!

Just 12minutes away is Planet Ski…

Wine Not?

The corks will be popping in Bordeaux on 1 June when Cité du Vin opens its doors.

Painting Holidays 2017 – 2018

We are delighted to appoint the well known landscape artist Simon Stooks as artist in residence!

River Trips in Cognac

The heavy gabares (flat bottomed boats), loaded with stones from Saint Même les Carrières or weapons made in Ruelle or eaux-de-vie from Cognac, used to go down the Charente river to the sea from where they returned loaded… Read More

Visits to the Goat Farm

There is a gorgeous Goat farm in Rouillac just 5 minutes away which runs guided visits for groups of 4 + for 4 Euros per person. A great afternoon out.

Riding Holidays 2016

Just 5 minutes by car gets you to a wonderful stables where we can arrange for you to have lessons, go for a hack or take part in a week long course.

Cognac Tours 2016

Tasting Cognac is an essential part of a visit to the Charente. Cognac, like Champagne, is unique in the world. This tiny region is world famous for producing the finest spirit in a class all of its own.

Bas Plein-Air Cognac

8 hectares of playing fields in an idyllic riverside setting is perfect for a fun day out. With a great open air cafe there is plenty to eat and drink but also many places to picnic quietly and… Read More

Roman France

General Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was entrusted by Octavian to subdue and reorganise the Gauls.