Things to do near La Tannerie

Nearby:

Chalais is a small market town at the southern edge of the Charente, near to the Dordogne border. It’s nestled in a picturesque hollow within rolling countryside, very reminiscent of the Cotswolds.

The village is dominated by an impressive Château that sits on a hill at the it’s centre. No stay at La Tannerie would be complete without a meal in the Château restaurant, please note booking is essential.

Chalais also has a good range of shops, including an Intermarché supermarket, all within walking distance. You’ll find a doctors, dentist and chemist as well.

The renowned Monday market is a wonderful, typically French market and is great to wander around.

Within five miles of Chalais you’ll find numerous pretty villages, frequently wrapped around their village church and square, and each with its own restaurant where traditional French food is served in unfussy surroundings.

The pretty hilltop village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is rightfully popular with visitors who come to see the ancient, Spanish-style houses and the unique monolithic church, carved out of the rock face.

 

Want to hire bikes during your stay to explore the area? We work with Bike Hire Direct and can arrange bikes and accessories for your whole party whilst your stay at La Tannerie.

Please contact us for more details.

Within an hour:

La Tannerie is ideally situated for those wishing to visit the vineyards of Bergerac, St-Emillion and Cognac, and all the major producers offer visits and tastings.

The capital city of the Charente is Angoulême, 30 miles to the north. On the outskirts are all the usual commercial centres and fast-food outlets, but the city centre, on the banks of the Charente, is lively and attractive with bars and restaurants.

Bordeaux is about an hour’s drive from Chalais and offers all the amenities of a major city. Chalais station is within walking distance of our gîtes and has a regular service to Bordeaux.

Within 2 hours:

Within two hours are the superb beaches of the Atlantic coast at Royan, or for a different day out there is the Futuroscope science theme park at Poitiers.

A similar drive in the opposite direction would lead you along the historic Dordogne river to Sarlat and its wonderful medieval centre.

Or head up through the Limousin to visit the Second World War Memorial Village of Oradour-sur-Glane, guaranteed to be a thought-provoking experience.

Nearby:

Chalais is a small market town at the southern edge of the Charente, near to the Dordogne border. It’s nestled in a picturesque hollow within rolling countryside, very reminiscent of the Cotswolds.

The village is dominated by an impressive Château that sits on a hill at the it’s centre. No stay at La Tannerie would be complete without a meal in the Château restaurant, please note booking is essential.

Chalais also has a good range of shops, including an Intermarché supermarket, all within walking distance. You’ll find a doctors, dentist and chemist as well.

The renowned Monday market is a wonderful, typically French market and is great to wander around.

Within five miles of Chalais you’ll find numerous pretty villages, frequently wrapped around their village church and square, and each with its own restaurant where traditional French food is served in unfussy surroundings.

The pretty hilltop village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is rightfully popular with visitors who come to see the ancient, Spanish-style houses and the unique monolithic church, carved out of the rock face.

Within an hour:

La Tannerie is ideally situated for those wishing to visit the vineyards of Bergerac, St-Emillion and Cognac, and all the major producers offer visits and tastings.

The capital city of the Charente is Angoulême, 30 miles to the north. On the outskirts are all the usual commercial centres and fast-food outlets, but the city centre, on the banks of the Charente, is lively and attractive with bars and restaurants.

Bordeaux is about an hour’s drive from Chalais and offers all the amenities of a major city. Chalais station is within walking distance of our gîtes and has a regular service to Bordeaux.

Within 2 hours:

Within two hours are the superb beaches of the Atlantic coast at Royan, or for a different day out there is the Futuroscope science theme park at Poitiers.

A similar drive in the opposite direction would lead you along the historic Dordogne river to Sarlat and its wonderful medieval centre.

Or head up through the Limousin to visit the Second World War Memorial Village of Oradour-sur-Glane, guaranteed to be a thought-provoking experience.

Want to hire bikes during your stay to explore the area? We work with Bike Hire Direct and can arrange bikes and accessories for your whole party whilst your stay at La Tannerie.

Please contact us for more details.