Explore Montignac-Charente on your French Holiday
Be sure to explore Montignac-Charente on your French holiday. Montignac-Charente is situated in the Poitou-Charente region in the south west of France.
There is a supermarket and pharmacy close by in the next village of St Amant de Boixe where you will also find a medieval benedictine abbey with a lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner.
The surrounding country side offers a unique and varied environment for walkers and cyclists. Exploring the course of the river Charente itself is popular and offers opportunities for boat trips, canoe adventures and the chance to quietly enjoy the countryside. From Angouleme, the river can be navigated by larger boats but at Montignac, which is upstream from Angouleme, the river is much smaller and calmer, splitting into smaller meandering rivulets and areas of ponds and small lakes.
There is a bus route to Angouleme 15 km south which is the capital of the Charente department. Angouleme is a small but cosmopolitan city with a variety of shops, a covered food market, cultural areas and railway station. The cobbled streets are charming and there are many restaurants and bars.