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The house

Gite Gaillardon is an authentic French house. Some parts are from before the year 1500. Much has been modernized such as the kitchen and bathroom on the first floor. Authentic details have been maintained.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor.
There are three double beds and there are two single beds.
There is a extra bed in the master bedroom (where one child can sleep if necessary).

A double bed for two people costs 66 euros per night without breakfast. (Minimum 4 persons in July and August)

If you wish, we can do some shopping in advance and possibly serve breakfast. We live twenty meters away.

There are two bathrooms, one with a bath, the other one with a shower.
The bathroom with bath on the first floor also has a toilet and a sink.
The ground floor has a separate shower room with the washing machine and a separate toilet with sink.
If it is warm, you can also use the shower in the garden!

The well-equipped kitchen is large and is part of the living room and dining room.
The garden room is located behind the kitchen which is separated by glass doors.
Through the garden room you enter the garden with a beautiful view.
A barbecue is at your disposal in the garden.


  • No smoking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fenced garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath


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Gîte Gaillardon is situated in the village Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, on the border of the Charente and the Dordogne. It is recognised as one of the most beautifull villages in France. The village is home to the largest monolithic church in Europe and is certainly worth a visit. Due to documentaries on French and English television between January 2013 and September 2013, the church received 57 thousand visitors.
The centre of the village has a lovely square with terraces and attractive restaurants where you can sit and relax, drink a coffee, enjoy a three-course-lunch or dinner in the evening. Romantic small streets with typical French stone houses give the village its special, picturesque character.

The river is downhill with a nice beach, also very suitable for children. There is a simple restaurant on the beach.
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Aubeterre and the surroundings of Aubeterre are very suitable for getting married. Everywhere there is a wedding opportunity in the form of old castles and beautiful country houses. Visit the 'Marry me in France' website for more information

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • Near swimming water

Restaurants, food & wine

In France there are markets in most locations throughout the year. In Aubeterre-sur-Dronne there is one every Sunday morning. Fresh bread and croissants and fresh vegetables from the farmer nearby are all available, as well as market stalls with clothing, books and paintings. You can also find the famous donkey milk soaps and woven baskets and bags. Oh well, just about everything.

And veryone comes together on the terrasses for a coffee or a Sunday lunch.

Summer is also the ‘Vide Greniers’ (car boot sale) and antique-markets season in France. Every week there are markets nearby, where you can stroll around in a friendly atmosphere and, if you are lucky, buy that one special item you have been looking for all your life. You can also find evening farmer markets. Make sure you bring your own knife, fork and plate, because it is all about food!


There are abundant restaurants in Aubeterre.

At Carmen La Taverne you can eat tapas as well as à la carte. The restaurant has an attractive interior. In summertime you can enjoy the outside terrace.

La Source is a crêperie managed by Catherine. Crêpes are sweet and galettes savoury. And of course all served with crisp, fresh salads. The beautiful wooden balconies offer a view over the village.

Hotel de France is managed by Frank. A real French cafe/restaurant with a truly authentic feeling. The food served is seasonal and of course there is always something to do. Music evenings and happy hour are regular Friday evening attractions.

Cupcakes managed by Jane at the top of the village has a simple but very creative kitchen. As well as enjoying the fresh cupcakes, there is opportunity to have lunch and dinner.

Hostellerie du Périgord, managed by Rachel and Fabrice, has been serving clients for ‘centuries’. It has been modernised and expanded over the years. Good wine, haute cuisine and cheerful service are the order of the day.

La Tapazzeria managed by Julius and Nina is just very enjoyable. Good food for those on a tight budget, and always surprising.

The restaurant at the campsite below the village is also fine. Simple and fresh. It is always full, particularly in the summer. After a relaxing swim in the river it’s the place to recharge. The desert nowadays is Mövenpick ice cream.

There are several places to eat ice cream in the village, but Jean-Yves Glace Artisanales has something extra. On the ancient wooden balcony you have a panoramic view of the whole scene.

In the nearby village St. Séverin there is La Trattoria, managed by Katherina and Alessio, which serves delicious Italian cuisine. The atmosphere is great, so you’re in for a treat. In summertime it is very enjoyable to sit outside.

Do you sometimes hanker after something really special? Food served in a beautiful romantic setting? Then try Le Relais du Château near Chalais. You need to reserve a table, but we can do that for you.


Boutiques, jewelry shops, antique stores (with very old wines), ceramics shops and a few artisans who open their studios also feature in our village. It makes for a lively and pleasant town during the holiday season.
In the Tourist Office, at the very top of the village, has ample information available, as well as an art gallery which is open to the public. You can discover the history of the village in the small Ludovic Trarieux Museum.


The Charente is popular with the English. The rolling countryside is picturesque and charming and the climate mild. The famous village of Cognac is not far away.

The region’s most known product is Pineau; a famous aperitif, similar in production to cognac.

Saintes and Bordeaux are beautiful ancient cities which still have remnants of their Roman past. Both cities are worth a visit.

Angoulême with its beautiful old centre is forty-five minutes from here, situated on a plateau and on the river Charente. Cartoon characters are everywhere in the city, as this is the city of cartoons. It has five museums and an art school for illustration, video-games and interactive media.

Saint Emilion lies in the heart of the Bordeaux-wine region. A historical village to visit and of course the place to go if you want to buy some great wines to take home with you.

A bit further away is Dune Pilat, on the Atlantic coast. Here you can find the highest dunes of Europe. A great place to go on a warm summer’s day to sunbathe and swim.

If you want to stay closer to Aubeterre, the river Dronne is the place where the locals swim. At different places there are small beaches, often with a small bar where you can have a bite to eat and something to drink. For a more active day; try our Electric Bikes to explore the countryside or take a walk in the countryside or woods which are all in the immediate vicinity.

Aubeterre has the largest monolithic church (St. Jean) in Europe and is certainly worth a visit. “Headset Tours” are available in several languages​​.
The Eglise St. Jacques (12th century) with its beautiful façade should not be missed either when visiting Aubeterre.

The surroundings is walking friendly. Short walks, long walks, simple walks and more difficult walks.
We have two electric bikes which you can use if you are not used to cycle in a hilly landscape.
On the river you can canoeing, short or long!

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Additional price info and offers

Gite Gaillardon is beautifully situated in the highest street of the village, close to the lively center of the historic town of Aubeterre sur Dronne.
At street level the house has a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a garden room. Two wood stoves for the colder months.
There is a separate shower room with washing machine and separate toilet on this floor. In the garden there is a lovely outdoor shower for the warm days.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms: two with a double bed each and an extra bed for a child. In the large bedroom there are two single beds and a double bed. There is also a bathroom with a bath, a shower and a toilet.
The garden has a beautiful view as well as all bedrooms. Private parking is available.
Very old authentic Aubeterrian house.

Price includes

  • Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 25.00

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