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Cognac & Angouleme

There are many wonderful sights to see in the Cognac region of France.

The Good Ship Hermione

Rebuilding Lafayette’s frigate in the town of Rochefort.

The Gastronomades

November 23-25th. – The 18th year of the Gastronomades festival in Angouleme
Producers, artisans, chefs, apprentices, food journalists or cooking enthusiasts come together at Gastronomades to share their passion for food. The public is

Circuit Des Remparts

It’s not just Monaco that transforms itself annually into a road racing heaven: the city of Angouleme is also transformed each year at the International Circuit des Remparts.


Created in 1995 at Angouleme, the Gastronomades became one of the first French culinary public events. Every weekend of November, the kitchen “in all its forms” display in the city center. Fifty professionals from all over France undertake three days… Read More

Canoe Charente


Perhaps you would like to take a bike ride to the local Roman amphitheatre? How about taking along a nice picnic? We have invested in a number of great bikes here at The Courtyard and you are welcome to… Read More