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Charente

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15 travelers at this place:

  • Day669

    Touvre aire

    April 26 in France

    The morning was taken up with driving on a mixture of country roads and motorways. Thankfully there were a lot fewer roundabouts than yesterday! We stopped in a town centre car park with van services but were disappointed to find that none of the bays was big enough for us to park in. We didn't feel comfortable settling in for the night whilst taking up 4 spaces and the fact there was nowhere for Poppy to easily go to the toilet made up our minds to move on after lunch. Will picked up a baguette and a couple of cream tarts from a nearby boulangerie (delicious but so much more expensive than in Spain) and after we'd lunched, we set off towards Touvre aire, 20km away.

    To our delight it turned out to be a beautiful 6 place, dedicated, edge of town aire with large gravel bays divided by hedges or grass. Being France, we had no qualms about getting out the table, chairs, awning and drying. Sitting with Poppy in the intermittent but warm sunshine while Will played guitar and Vicky blogged, made for a very enjoyable afternoon!
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  • Day6

    Remy Martin, Cognac

    May 2 in France

    Spent the afternoon in Cognac to visit the Remy Martin Maison. The city has a young, hip and chic feeling. Although I didn't think that I was a fan of Cognac, I went to learn and taste for myself. Visited the perfectly kept grounds, cellars and distillery. There were three tastings all paired with a lovely little bites of goat cheese, duck pate and chocolate cake.

  • Day3

    Lazy day :)

    October 9, 2017 in France

    Stéphane has been busy today helping his parents with the gardening and fixing gates while I sat back and relaxed on the terrace!

    French mumma and I went for a “petite promenade” around the nearby countryside which was “tres belle”! Got introduced to two very cute donkeys.

    I cooked a vegetarian curry for everyone for dinner which went down well! Followed by lots of fromages Français... bliss!

  • Day2

    Spending time with my french family

    October 8, 2017 in France

    The sunshine welcomed me back to France yesterday! We spent the day with family- drinking “les trois c” (champagne, cointreau, citron) and eating great food.

    Today we visit more family - eat more lovely food and walk around the vineyards 💕

    Feeling colder tonight so we put the fire on 😊

  • Day5

    Beautiful day for a bike ride

    October 11, 2017 in France

    Gorgeous day so we got the bikes and cycled along the Charente - stopping for a picnic on the way! ☀️ I love all the autumn colours, les chateaux, les petites maisons françaises and the many beautiful vineyards. So peaceful here!

  • Day6

    Exploring Angoulême with mamie

    October 12, 2017 in France

    Stéphane and I got taken around the beautiful city of Angoulême in the sunshine today - guided by Stéphane’s Mum and grannie. Excellent guides and such a cute place to visit with lovely architecture and old buildings everywhere!

  • Day19

    J+17 Au frais ds le trésor d'Aubeterre

    September 4, 2016 in France

    Encore un village classé parmi les plus beaux de France, Aubeterre est doté d'un joli trésor... il s'agit de l'église souterraine la plus grande d'Europe...

    VTT, 30 bornes, D+: 500m

  • Day3

    Santé, Cognac!

    June 11 in France

    Auf unserer Reise zum Atlantik machen wir einen Zwischenstopp in Cognac. Dort besichtigen wir das traditionsreiche Haus Martell und lernen, welche Kunst es ist, einen Weinbrand herzustellen, der sich Cognac nennen darf.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Charente, Departement de la Charente, Charente, Charenta

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