We are located between the villages of Birac and Chateuneuf- Sur- Charente. The closest city is Angouleme which is 20 minutes by car, and the famous towns of Cognac and Jarnac are also 20- 30 minutes by car.
The International airport – Bordeaux-Merignac is approx a 1hr 30min drive to us. The smaller airports of Limoges, La Rochelle and Poitiers are all under 2 hours by car.
The local town of Angoulême is served by the TGV and LGV train lines, with easy access to and from Paris (1.5-2.5hr journey) and Bordeaux (35m-1hr journey) . There is also a connecting train between Angouleme and Chateuneuf- Sur- Charente. If you choose to not hire a car from the airport and you land in Bordeaux then you can simply catch the bus (A1) which stops outside the main terminal and takes you to Bordeaux train station, from there you can use the train to Angouleme, and then switch for the train to bring you to Chateuneuf Sur Charente – This entire journey takes about 2 hours- If you decide to travel here this way then please let us know as we can arrange collecting you from Chateuneuf.
The Local Area
We are located in a history rich part of France, yet somewhat undiscovered. You have the home of world renowned brands such as Courvoisier, Hennessy, Remy Martin and Greygoose all only a stones throw from us.
Angouleme is the capital of the Charente and located 20 minutes from us. It sits on a plateau over looking the charente river. The city is known as the “balcony of the southwest”. Angouleme was a fortified town for a long time and because its steeped in history of being subject to many sieges. It is now known for its farmers market, shopping, and restaurants. Its also home the third largest comic festival in the world. The city is split between old and new. The old city features winding back streets, small squares, and architecture from the 19th century. The new city is where you can find the shops, bars and restaurants a plenty.
Cognac and Jarnac are both situated along the Charente river between the towns of Angouleme and Saintes.
Cognac is the home to brands such as Hennessy, Martell, Otard, Camus and Remy Martin. Lots of fantastic places for food especially is you can get a table looking across the river.
Jarnac is situated on the north bank of the charente river, and like both Angouleme and Cognac only 20 minutes drive from us. Home to Courvoisier and also offers a huge array of places to enjoy local cuisine.
Shopping in Bordeaux, cognac tasting in Cognac and dinner in Angouleme all whilst staying at La Vue France.