Relais de Grignol

Le Relais de Grignol


in Montbron, Charente

Gîtes de France

Guy et Jocelyne SAYETTAT

Grignol - 16220 MONTBRON
Tel : 05 45 67 44 72

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MONTBRON

Situated on the border of the Limousin regional parc, Montbron is a big market town with 2700 inhabitants. Dordogne and Haute-Vienne are respectively at a distance of 6 km and 10km. Montbron overlooks the valley of the Tardoire, a quiet river which flows through the meadows and forests.

For you leisure, you will find a swimming-pool and tennis, and country paths for walking, biking or horse-riding. In the streets of Montbron, you will visit the small sabot museum and the castle. If you are fond of angling, you will practise your hobby on the river Tardoire at the foot of the village.


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At a maximum distance of 15 km

If you love water-mills, you can visit the « Moulin de Trotte Renard » in Bunzac on the Bandiat river, the mills of Menat and Chabrot on the Tardoire, the «Moulin de la Forge» in Rancogne or the «Moulin de la Chaume» in Saint Germain de Montbron. As for the «Moulin de la Pierre» in Vilhonneur, it is unique in France : water power enables it to saw limestone block that weight several tons.

Environmentalist and « BIO » lover, you must go to Souffrignac and visit the Bandiat Gardens, on the Périgord border : museum gardens presenting « European vegetable gardens, growing and cooking », rural museum, events and bio products selling, everything is organized for your pleasure.

Are you attracted by the charm of traditional villages ? Then you can take a stroll in the nearby Vilhonneur market town, built on the Tardoire river (a ford is here for passing over) ; the village houses are grouped around the tiny romanesque church.

For natural curiosities, walk into the Queroy Caves ("Grottes du Quéroy"). Don’t forget to take a pullover with you (temperature is 9° C).

Nautical activities are your favourite sports ? You can choose between the Tardoire and Bandiat rivers,the Haute Charente lakes and the nautical center in Lavaud to practise swimming, angling, canoeing, rowing, pedalo, windsurf, catamaran....

If you have a passion for horse-riding, you must go to the Ecurie de Bois Long in Pranzac ; if you’re tempted by carriage driving, Marido’Attelage in Ecuras is for you.

You wish to relax on a green ? The Golf de la Prèze (9 and 18 holes and a "compact") is situated in Ecuras.