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We have many properties in the various cities of the Charente department that will certainly meet both your needs and budget. We will enable you to visit them based on your availability, but also to inform you best about the area so that you can take advantage of all available conveniences.

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Living in the Charente

The Charente is department 16 of France and is part of the Poitou-Charentes region. The area is known for its Cognac vineyards, the historical heritage and for the Angoulême festivals, it’s an ideal place for family life.

Things to do in the Charente: excursions and tourism

Throughout the year there are a lot of things to do in the Charente. The department is animated by several festivals:

  • International Comics Festival – Annual festival, in January, that transforms the city for a weekend into city comics. The event is devoted to French and foreign comics (for example manga).
  • Circuit des Remparts – Race and annual exhibition, in September, of vintage cars and super cars. The race takes place between the old city walls.
  • • Confolens Festival – Folklore festival, in August, during 6 days the city of Confolens becomes the world center of dance and folk music.
  • Cognac Blues Passion – Annual music festival, in July, dedicated to African-American music takes place in the city of Cognac. Rock stars, pop and more soul are over, such as Lenny Kravitz, Jamie Cullum or Charlie Winston.
  • • Festival Musique Métisses  – Annual music festival, in May, focused on diversity, with world music, both reggae and jazz.

The department of the Charente is also full of natural resources and historical heritage:

  • Visit the vineyards of Cognac – vineyards where cognac is made to make Cognac or Pineau des Charentes.
  • • The Charente department regularly organizes “archaeological nights” in the different villages to discover the local historical heritage.

For more information, visit ” Living in Charentes”

Schools in the Charente

The department has more than 470 institutions, ranging from kindergarten to higher education schools (including imaging, commerce, engineering, video games and film).

Go to the directory of schools in Charente.

The shops in the Charente

For shopping, the agency advises you to go to Angoulême. You will find the pedestrian zone, with many shops, the shopping center of the Champ de Mars, as well as the commercial areas on the outskirts of Champniers and Soyaux.

For shopping, there are nearly 110 supermarkets, hypermarkets in the department, mainly in Angouleme, Cognac, Confolens, Barbezieux, Ruffec and Chalais.  Don’t panic, we have many local markets, as well as markets for fresh produce in towns and villages. The Charente is a gastronomic country especially known for melon.

 

Living in the Dordogne

The Dordogne is department 24 of France and is part of the Aquitaine region. It is best known for its nature reserves and its historical heritage. Almost 45% of its territory is wooded, and the rest, sublimated by castles and medieval villages, giving it a charm that is recognized beyond French borders.

Things to do in the Dordogne: excursions and tourism

The nature reserves in the Périgord.
The nature reserves in the Dordogne are numerous. Things to do in the Dordogne:

  • The caves of Lascaux, in Montignac sur Vézère, where you can discover paintings and engravings that are estimated to be more than 17,000 years old.
  • Périgord Limousin Regional Nature Park dedicated to the life of Neanderthals and Cro Magnons.

Perigord gastronomy

The Dordogne region is full of genuine French products and traditional recipes, starting with foie gras. Must-sees in the region are Monbazillac wines (sweet wine), Bergerac wines, duck by different cooking methods and cake based on nuts.

Villages to visit in the Dordogne

When you visit the Dordogne and want a global overview of local heritage and landscapes, it is advisable to visit various characteristic villages on foot. Many are classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Some examples:

  • Belvès – the village with the “seven bell towers”
  • Domme – gives a panoramic view of the Dordogne valley
  • Castelnaud-la-Chapelle – an impressive castle to consider for history lovers

For more information, visit the website of the Departmental Committee for Tourism in Dordogne.

Schools in the Dordogne

From kindergarten to higher education schools, the Dordogne has nearly 540 public and private institutions. Depending on your place of residence, you will easily find an institution to welcome your children throughout their school life. For addresses, go to the government schools directory.

The shops in the Dordogne

The Dordogne department has more than 140 hypermarkets and supermarkets, mainly in the cities of Périgueux (most populated city), Bergerac, Sarlat and Terrasson-Lavilledieu.

Do you live far away from these cities? No problem. Many local markets are located in the Dordogne and offer you the opportunity to shop without having to drive too far.

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