French estate agent, ANB Immobilier, are based in a town called Montbron, in the Charente.
Charente is a department in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of south-west France which takes its name from the most important river in the department, the Charente River. The Charente’s two largest towns are Angoulême and Cognac.
The historic and vibrant city of Angoulême is the town in the heart of the Charente and apart from having major retail outlets, hotels, a mix of international restaurants and bars, is also the link from TGV train to Eurostar UK and many major cities.
Throughout the year some exciting events are held in the city, including the spectacular classic car rally (Circuit International des ramparts) held on the ramparts in September which attracts visitors from all over Europe.
For more information on this and other events check out the Angoulême tourist board website.
Dordogne is a department bordering Charente in the south-west of France. It is part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees, and is named after the great Dordogne river that runs through it. Major towns in this department are Périgueux, Bergerac and Nontron.
Nontron: The town of Nontron is situated in the heart of the Périgord Vert and offers a varied mix of ancient and modern architecture, including the medieval ramparts of the fortress of Nontron, the château and the historic rail viaduct. The local amenities include major supermarkets, banks and all the usual services.
The town of Piegut with its weekly Wednesday market is approx. 15 minutes away and the historic town of Brantome with the weekly Friday market is approx 16 km.
The famous food festival which is held in the summer including the truffle festival attracts many visitors as does the Knife Exhibition which includes demonstrations of various knife products, some of which are the Nontron Brand manufactured in the town.
For more information on events please see the website for Nontron tourist office.
Riverside in Angoulême...
Cycling in the Dordogne...
Calming Summertime blues...
Our village of Montbron...
These airports all serve the Charente and Dordogne areas.
Travelling times are approximate, by road to Montbron.
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport
2 hours 16 minutes
2 hours 06 minutes
1 hour 20 minutes
2 hours 09 minutes
If travelling by road, here are approximate travelling times to MONTBRON from the different ferry ports.
7 hours 51 minutes.
5 hours 28 minutes.
8 hours 06 minutes.
6 hours 51 minutes.
6 hours 42 minutes.
8 hours 15 minutes.
6 hours 19 minutes.
5 hours 48 minutes.
7 hours 17 minutes.
Angoulême Railway Station
CAFÉS, BARS & RESTAURANTS IN MONTBRON
Le Relais des Trois Marchands
Tel: 05 45 70 71 29
Irish Bar – Pub Irlandais
Tel: 05 45 62 58 32
Tel: 05 45 65 33 73
Popular café serving lunches all day.
Tel: 06 04 04 24 19
SHOPPING IN MONTBRON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
Tel: 05 45 70 74 42
Cave de Saint-Sornin (wine)
Tel: 05 45 23 92 22
Chocolaterie La Pichotte
Tel: 05 45 63 00 26
La Preze, 18-hole Golf Course and Pitch & Putt
Tel: 05 45 23 24 74
Pitch & Putt, 9 holes, simulators and driving range.
Golf Les Petites Chaumes, Garat
Tel: 05 45 95 70 52
Games, mini-golf, nature trails, maze, picnic area:
Le Grand Jeu, Dignac
Tel: 06 79 30 73 99
Golf, games, orienteering:
Le Chambon, Eymouthiers
Tel: 05 45 70 70 42
Aventure Parc Lacs de Haute Charente, Massignac
Tel: 05 45 24 07 43
Outdoor Leisure area
(paragliding, model aircraft, mountain biking, fitness trail, nature trail, picnics, playground)
Tel: 05 45 64 71 58.
Montbron has an open-air municipal swimming pool, as do the nearby towns of
Gardes-Le-Pontaroux, and La Rochefoucauld
Horse Riding (lessons)
Tel: 05 45 62 11 40
Le Silverado, Marthon
Tel: 06 81 69 37 73
Hiking trails (from angoumois to Perigord)
Nature Reserve La Renaudie
Tel: 05 45 23 60 09
La Maison du Canoë
Tel: 05 45 23 93 58
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