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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Discover the Charente

-  The Tourist Board
-  Angoulême, the Valois city and capital city of comics : Préfecture, Cathedral, NCBDI (International Comics Center). Museums : Paper, Arts, Archeology, IInd World War resistance.
-  Cognac : cruises in traditional boats ("gabarres"), Cognac distilleries and Cognac Circuits
-  Roumazières : Medieval show in the Castle
-  Fleurac : Paper Mill


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Festivals in the Charente

-  January : International Comics Festival
-  March : Artgila, International Art Clay Festival, in Roumazières-Loubert
-  May : Faites de l’Art, in Aubeterre (art festival)
-  June : "Musiques Métisses" (world music) - Sarabandes des Bouchauds (circus, theater, music and regional food and drinks)
-  July : Cognac Blues Passion
-  August : Hot Air Balloon European Cup - "Musiques du Monde" in Confolens (folklore around the world)
-  September : Coup de Chauffe à Cognac (circus and theatre) - Circuit des Remparts, in Angoulême (a classic car race, on a street circuit)
-  October : "Piano en Valois" Festival, a music festival
-  November : Gastronomades, a festival of regional gastronomy !
-  December : Les bonnes chauffes des bouilleurs de cru (visit the cognac distilleries and learn how Cognac is made).

Discovering the region of "Horte et Tardoire"

-  Dignac : at the foot of the norman church, lays a small medieval garden.

-  La Rochefoucauld : the town still shows many beautiful ancient houses. You can visit the castle which has been the stronghold of the La Rochefoucauld family for over 1000 years. Also to be seen : the former hospital pharmacy, the Abbey church and the church. Swimming-pool, tennis, karting.

-  Villebois-Lavalette : A XVIIth century castle with ramparts dating back to the XIIIth century. At the heart of the medieval city, stands a beautiful XVIIth century roofed market-place.

-  The Braconne Forest : on the paths of this big forest, you can discover a large range of wild animals and flora.

-  Rancogne (8 km) : speleology

And also...

-  Confolens : vélorail (biking on the ancient railway)

-  Nontron : unique site with a castle and a dolls museum.

-  Piégut-Pluviers : on the fringe of Périgord vert

-  Rochechouart : castle, religious relics museum.

-  Limoges : capital city of chinaware

-  Poitiers : the Futuroscope, the Monkeys Valley

-  Niort : the Marais Poitevin

-  Royan : La Palmyre zoo

-  La Rochelle : the Aquarium, the marine museum