Places of interest
Our location offers a wealth of places to visit and things to do. We are situated near the town of Jonzac and we have included some information of places we feel are worth seeing.
35 minute drive. This pretty town is situated on the Charente River and is well worth a visit. You can hire canoes or take a boat trip from here or there is a lovely walk along the river bank which will take you all the way to Cognac. There are couple of nice restaurants in the village centre. A nice day out is to drive to Bourg Charente and walk along the tow path into Jarnac, take in a spot of lunch and explore the town followed by a stroll back to the car.
40 minute drive. World renowned city on the banks of the Charente River. Lovely old town, stroll the medieval streets, enjoy a boat trip, explore the gardens, the quaysides and the cellars or take in a leisurely lunch in one of the many restaurants. The town’s orientation is still very much based around the world famous distilleries and there are plenty of tours to enjoy. The Otard distillery is in the 15th-16th century chateau and can be enjoyed during the tour, which includes a cognac tasting.
The atlantic coast
We are just 40 minutes away from the coast and suggest a trip taking in the beautiful villages of Mortagne, Talmont and Meschers plus the town of Royan and some of the best beaches in France.
50 minutes drive. Bordeaux is the largest and oldest fine wine producing region in the world, and offers opportunities for wine tasting and chateaux visits. This chic and cosmopolitan city is rich in architecture and it is a real joy to walk down some of the smaller side streets and discover building adorned with beautiful crafted stonework, wrought iron balconies and fabulous old doorways. There are good quality and reasonably priced restaurants and excellent shopping. Boat trips are available on the Gironde and the Garonne rivers.
1 hour drive. St-Emilion to most people is associated with fine red wine, however, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a charming hillside town in the middle of the wine growing district. It is a lovely place to explore with its narrow winding streets, old buildings, a,nd stunning views. Visits are available to nearby vineyards.
Arcachon and Dunes
105 minutes drive. South of Bordeaux is the pretty seaside town of Arcachon and the stunning sand dunes that dominate the bay. These are the biggest dunes in Europe and in our opinion a must see. Also nearby is a big water park which is a hit for children and adults alike !
1 hour 15 minute drive. This fortified town has built its splendor on and around the ocean and boasts the biggest yachting centre on France’s Atlantic coast. There are motor boat tours available to see the islands and Fort Boyard. This beautiful old harbor and walled town is best explored by strolling along the quayside and through the network of streets. Superb beaches, shops and excellent restaurants. In addition there’s a fabulous Aquarium.