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The south of the Charente, bordering the Dordogne, will charm you with its lovely nature. Here you can go "back in time" and enjoy the quality of life as the locals have done for generations in their peaceful farming communities. The quiet, traffic-free lanes are ideal for exploring the rolling, unspoilt scenery, historic villages and towns, the lakes and the authentic local character (markets, good restaurants, cognac distilleries ....) either by car or by bike.
Chez Sarrazin is the ideal basis to explore the many attractions of the Charente and Dordogne.
From Chez Sarrazin a small road up the hill leads to the village Brossac, with its old stone houses set around the 12th century church. Here you will find all kinds of facilities, including a restaurant, tennis and boules courts, bakeries, a grocery store, a pharmacy and a butcher, and of course the tourist office near the town hall.
The pretty town of Chalais, dominated by a 16th century castle, is located 10 minutes drive away and has many shops and a supermarket, as well as a colorful market on Monday. One of the highlights of the summer is the international show-jumping competition and during the year several concerts and exhibitions in the castle and its gardens take place.
More interesting towns are Aubeterre sur Dronne, a monumental town where you can find several historical monuments but also a shopping street with nice boutiques and some supermarkets. Royan, at the Atlantic coast with the famous zoo in La Palmyre. Bordeaux, a historic and cosmopolitan city. St. Emilion and Cognac, known for their famous wine and cognac. The Dordogne / Perigord with its capital Périgueux and of course Bergerac. Riberac and its famous weekly market. Poitiers, the Futuroscope and the Vallée des singes, the monkey park. And last but not least: Angoulême, the walled capital of the Charente, with shopping boulevards and historic buildings, but also the comic book museum and the many mural drawings are worth a visit. In January, the international comics festival is held here and in September one can enjoy the famous "Tour des Remparts": a weekend with antique car races.

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

Restaurants, food & wine

Charente is known for its Cognac and Pineau. The vineyards of the "Petite Champagne", "Fins Bois" and "Bons Bois" can be found around Barbezieux, Blanzac, Baignes and Brossac. In the South of Charente Cognac and fruity Pineau is produced, a blend of brandy and grape juice.
Other local products are melons, raspberries, (goat) cheese, walnuts, hazelnuts and walnut oil. The mild, sunny climate guarantees abundant crops of fruits and vegetables. Magret de canard, duck confit, duck pâté, rillettes and foie gras, and the Chalais veal are the specialties of the region.


For hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts, the paths are marked so it is easy to explore the beautiful surroundings by bike or on foot. You can also borrow our hiking maps. Fishing and swimming is possible at the "Etang Vallier", 2 km. distance from Chez Sarrazin. There is also a fine sandy beach. For small children there is a dedicated safe swimming area, supervised during the summer months. Horse riding is also a possibility. There is also a restaurant.
Other possibilities for nature swimming are found in Aubeterre (the river), St. Aulaye (the river with water slide) and Le Paradou near Parcoul (a lake with water slide). Indoor pools are found in Jonzac (with a beach!) and Angoulême.
Also visit one of the castles (many Romanesque) churches, museums or art studios, and the mills and farms where they sell local produce, still traditionally manufactured.
The area has various parks and gardens that can be visited.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports

Further remarks

Chez Sarrazin is the old farmhouse and home to the owners. The farm is located on a hill overlooking the surrounding hills and the village of Brossac. There are two cottages and a camping à la ferme on the property.
For more information visit our webiste (see advertiser's page).


Additional price info and offers

The indicated price includes bed, bath and kitchen towels, gas and electricity. A starter package including coffee, tea, milk, sugar, toilet roll, dish cloth and bin liner is provided..
Deposit € 200,-
Tourist tax is included within the price

Visitors € 5,- per night
Dogs are not permitted

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 200.00

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Sarah and David has last updated the calendar on 01 Feb 2019

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