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Artists You can visit the studio of artists and craftsmen. Consult the tourist office. Visit the picturesque coastal village of Talmont, an artists colony
Banks & ATMs Closest banks are in Jarnac & Segonzac.
Beauty Salon Institut de Beaute, 38 Grand Rue, Jarnac. Tel 05 45 81 05 48
Boating Sailing, windsurfing, rowing and motor boating in Angouleme or Confolens, also see Kayaking
Boules Play boules on our court. We have ‘les bals’ and the rules of the game
Chocolate factory Regular tours at Chocolaterie Letuffe in Trois-Palais. Tel 05 45 91 05 21.
Cognac - the old town Visit the museum and art galleries and take a walking tour around the town
Cognac distilleries M. Thorin our local producer, Tel: 05 45 83 33 46, is right here in Chez Juillier, try M. Lascaux in St Meme, Courvoisier in Jarnac, (open every day in the season 9.30am - 6pm), ride the train at Remy Martin in Merpins near Cognac AND explore the local distilleries on the cognac route map.
Cycling & mountain biking Rent a bike locally at VTT 05 45 81 06 81 from 5.50€/half day to 50€/week, panniers available at no charge if you reserve early. The tourist office in Angouleme arrange guided trips on local heritage and architecture by bike (velo)
Email facilities Cybercafe du theatre in Jarnac (behind the Tourist Office)
Firework displays July 14 - Bastille day and at other times. See our local calendar for dates.
Fishing The tourist offices will tell you how to obtain a tourists fishing licence.
Four X four trails Check with the Tourist Office - you will need your own vehicle
Futuroscope Located 7km North of Poitiers and worth a day’s visit. It is a theme park of dedicated to the visual image. Tel 05 49 49 30 00.
Gardens Visit the specialist fuchsia garden in Mansle with 500 varieties, Parc Floral in Magne (near Gencay) and the arboretum in Saint-Fraigne
Golf St Brice, 5 km east of Cognac has a magnificent course. The Grand Prix, an international tournament is held in August. Tel 05 45 32 18 17.
Historical Sites Castles and Ruins La Rochefoucauld is reputed to be one of the best in France, and was the Chateau of Francois 1 (contemporary of Henry VIII). Visit the ruined castle at Bouteville and Medieval citadel of Confolens - Ruins of the Augustine Notre Dame de Chatres near Julienne (North of Bourg Charente). Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a picturesque white village, the church (Eglise) St Jean, dug out of the white chalky cliff, dates back to 6th Century. Visit the old amphitheatre and Roman buildings in Saintes and Le Chateau de Rochebrune at Etagnac. To the north visit the Eglise St Pierre in Aulnay, it has remained the same since the time of the great pilgrimages and the Abbaye du St-Saveur at Charroux once the richest abbey in the region, now a ruin open to the sky with a museum with some superb sculpture from the original portal. The 'Truce of God', the earliest known attempt to regulate war was signed here.
Horse drawn carriage rides Les Collinauds at Sonneville, Tel: 05 45 80 51 23, offer carriage rides through the vineyards and the old village
Horse riding Ask at the Tourist office for details of Horse jumping and shows. Riding is available in the area. Each year in August 9-12 Aug an international horse jumping show is held in front of the castle at Chalais.
Hot air balooning (montgolfieres) Coup d’Europe held in August each year at Mainfonds. 1st day to Sainte-Souline, 2nd day to Angouleme, 3rd day to Cognac, 4th day to Mainfonds.
Kayaking Rent from the outlet by the bridge in Jarnac and kayak to Bourg Charente. ½ day and day trips with return by coach can be arranged. Every Friday the canoe club of Jarnac arranges an evening trip followed by a barbeque - tel 05 45 81 32 01 for reservations.
MARKETS Every Sunday in Segonzac, with the biggest and best on the 1st Sunday of each month. Rouillac on the 27th of every month the whole town becomes a street market. Jarnac covered market every day with an open market on the 1st Saturday. See last page in the Charente free guide for details.
Microlite flights For 20€ you can have a flight in a microlite over La Cour des Cloches. About 500 metres from La Cour des Cloches on the way to Segonzac after the avenue of burgundy trees (prunus) on the left you will see a sign to Bel Air. Flights available on Sat afternoon and on Sundays.
Model aircraft There is a model airplane field in the village of Mainxe.
Motor Cycle museum At Gensac-La-Pallue.
Music Jazz Festival in Cognac at the end of July. Classical musical concerts at the Abbey at Bourg Charente and in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
Night Sightseeing Segonzac - attend the 'Nuit Blanches en Pay d'Or" every Friday (reservations essential at the tourist office). Special torch evenings are offered by other villages.
OTHER AREAS JUST OVER ONE HOURS DRIVE AWAY BORDEAUX - Spend a day in Bordeaux, be sure to walk around the old city centre and visit some of the famous Bordeaux wineries. There is a helium balloon here too, CHARENTE MARITIME (and the coast) visit Talmont (see above), ROYAN Astonishing boat marina (Good Restaurants: Cardinal Sur Mer or Saint Georges), Rochefort, LA ROCHELLE, Isle d'Oleron, and Isle de Re. If time permits spend a day on Isle de Aix, take the boat from Fouriers at about 9 or 10h00 - there are no cars on this little island which is only 6km long, but you can hire cycles -lunch at Les Paillotes tel 05 46 84 66 24 if possible. THE DORDOGNE. Visit the porcelain factories at Limoges (Also take in a visit to the village of Oradour-sur- Glane near Limoges. All 650 inhabitants were killed by the Nazis on 10 June 1944 as reprisals to the French Resistance movement. The ruins of the village have been kept as a shrine to them and a new village has been built nearby. L'AQUITAINE The famous Lot river area is worth a visit if time permits.
Paper Factory The Internationally renowned Le Musee du papier D'Angoumois at Fleurac, Tel 05 45 91 50 69. They still make paper in the traditional 18th-century manner.
Relax and Read We have lots of books in the library and board games are available to guests
RESTAURANTS - LOCAL LA COUR DES CLOCHES - Table D'hôte fixed menu (4 courses -16.50 euros) book by 12h00 to avoid disappointment, or you can try: ST MÊME- L'AUBERGE (Closed Tue lunch & all day Mon) tel: 05 45 81 93 03 ,SEGONZAC- Le Cagouillarde (closed Sun evening and Monday) tel: 05 45 83 40 51, JARNAC- LE CHATEAU (closed all day Mon and Sun & Wed evenings) tel: 05 45 81 07 17, Alambic, (closed Sun) tel: 05 45 81 19 58 - Le Savoyard - pizza, crêpes and steaks (closed all day Mon and Tue & Wed evenings) HOTEL KARINA ,tel 05 45 36 26 26 on the other side of Jarnac (open 7 days a week) for lunch and dinner), BOURG CHARENTE - LA RIBAUDIERE Michelin * (closed Mon all day & Sun evenings) TOUZAC - LE DOCI tel: 05 45 97 59 82, BASSAC - L'ESSILE (closed Wed all day and Sat lunch) 05 45 81 94 13, CHATEAUNEUF - LA TONNELLERIE 05 45 97 03 50, COGNAC - L'ECHASSIER (Sat closed for lunch) 05 45 35 01 09, LE COQ D'OR in the main square, GRIZZLY'S truckers paradise in Gensac-La-Pallue.
River Cruises "CHABOT" Riverboat rides from Jarnac to Bourg Charente (11am 3.00pm and 4.30pm). Every Thursday they arrange a picnic trip which leaves at 9h45. Tel 05 45 82 09 35 for reservations.
SHOPPING In France shops close for lunch and this could be from 12 to 3pm or 1 to 2pm. In Jarnac all shops closed Sunday and Mondays and this applies to most small towns. Supermarkets are mainly open at lunch time and are open 7 days a week but only during the morning on Sundays. Auchan, by far the biggest supermarket in Cognac is closed on Sundays
Sound and Light Shows Son et Lumiere held at Taillebourg at the end of July(2002: 25-28 July) and at other historical sites - check with the Tourist Office
Telephone Enquiries Dial 12 - France Telcom or call the Tourist Office.
Tennis You can be a summer member at the Jarnac club for 40€ or approx 8€ an hour .Tel 06 14 38 91 30
Thermal Spa Book a day visit at the thermal spa at Jonzac tel: 05 46 48 59 59.
TOURIST OFFICE NUMBERS Chateauneuf 05 45 97 13 32. Cognac 05 45 82 10 71. Jarnac 05 45 81 09 30. Rouillac 05 45 21 80 05. Segonzac 05 45 83 37 77
Train Pedal your own carriage truck along the railway track. Try le Velo-Rail from Manot to Ansac.
Walking Walk through the vines along the Charente River from Bourg Charente to Bassac. You can't get lost if you follow the tow paths along the river. In France you are permitted to walk in any vineyard or field WITH CARE. Ramblers maps available at the tourist offices
Water Ski In Angouleme. Tel 05 45 92 76 22
Wineries Pineau a sweet desert wine was first made in Jarnac - visit M. Martin, our neighbour, tel 05 45 81 95 58, who produces our table wine. Also M. Geffard at Verrieres, and others on the route map, available for our guests.

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