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 Bordeaux © Frédéric Meurisse)

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Angoulême

Angoulême is the closest big town to La Maison Bois, at less than 30 minutes drive away, it is well worth a visit. Angoulême is the capital of the Charente department and of the comic strip or bande dessinée!  There plenty to see and do in the city and some lovely restaurants to try.  A trip to the…

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Bergerac

Another town that is worth visiting for the wine and for the beauty of the town itself is Bergerac.  The town is located on the northern bank of the Dordogne River, in the western part of the Dordogne department. The old town of Bergerac is a particular highlight, it has some beautiful streets and squares to explore and…

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is about 2 hours drive from La Maison Bois, but is well worth a visit.  Even if you don’t like wine, you will find plenty to do here.  If you have the time you should take time to do a driving tour of the vineyards.  They go through some spectacular scenery. If you are…

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Brantôme

Brantôme is about an hours drive away from the house.  It is everything you might imagine a medieval French town to be and it is classed as one of ‘les Plux Beaux Detours’ in France. Brantome is an attractive town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department.  There is mix of medieval and renaissance architecture to…

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Cognac

Cognac is a 45 minute drive from Montemboeuf.  There is a very scenic route that you can take through the vines. The étapes du cognac is a well  marked driving route. Most of the Chateaux are closed during the winter, so it is always worth checking the opening times before you leave. You should also book ahead,…

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Royan and the beach

Royan is just under 2 hours away from La Maison Bois, but is well worth a visit.  Royan is a seaside resort town on France’s Atlantic coast, at the mouth of the Gironde estuary. It has a long history as a seaside resort and benefits from a micro-climate like that on the Mediterranean coast.  The wonderful Atlantic coast…

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