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There is a lot to do within easy reach of the house, whether you want to go for a swim in the lakes near Massignac, taste the delights of Cognac or just enjoy one the of the walks through the woods within easy reach of La Maison Bois, there is something for everyone.  There are even regular guided walks that start from the square in Montemboeuf. A timetable can be easily picked up in the Mairie if you don’t find one in the house.  In fact the Mairie has a lot of information about events in the local area and is a good place to visit if you want any more ideas!

Cities and Towns

There are a number of fabulous cities all within 2 hours drive from Montemboeuf.  There is something for everyone from the historic and beautiful Bergerac to the impressive and beautiful Bordeaux. Or maybe the seaside town of Royan will take your fancy where you can taste some extremely fresh and delicious fish. (Header image of…

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Local Shopping

La Maison Bois is less than 5 minutes walk from Montemboeuf (village website in French).  A little working French village with a Spar, Boucherie, Boulangerie, Post Office, Bank and of course that French Village staple – a hairdressers! If you need a supermarket We all know how wonderful French supermarkets are, and fortunately, there is a…

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Museums and Zoos

There are a number of museums not far from the house and there is something to suit most tastes.  The Musée de la bande dessinée in Angouleme for example  has complete history of French and American comics. The exhibits are in French, but if you have even a passing interest in graphic novels/comics it is a…

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Leisure and Sports

Leisure and Sports There are a number of beautiful walks from the house through the wood and around lakes.  You’ll rarely see another person, so it really is an ideal place if you want some solitude. There are also regular guided walks starting in the square in Montemboeuf.  Pick up a leaflet in the house…

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There are a number of good restaurants near Montemboeuf.  Although they do require a car to get to, they are worth the trip. In La Rochefoucauld you will find Chez Steph, a lovely Limousin beef restaurant and the steaks and wine are reasonably priced.  They do not have their own website, but you can call…

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