Chocolatier at Trois Palis (50km)

There is a small, privately owned chocolatier in Trois Palis, just outside Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes. One of the staff will take you on a guided tour to show how all the different types of chocolate, nougat and sugar-based confectionery is made. Sampling is encouraged! Continue reading Chocolatier at Trois Palis (50km)

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“Fire and Earth” Brigeuil (10 km)

This is a traditional ceramics and pottery maker. The local area is famous for its clay (it hosts the largest tile factory in Europe at Roumazieres-Loubert). Continue reading “Fire and Earth” Brigeuil (10 km)

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Ferme de Javernac (8km)

This dairy farm is open to the public and produces organic yogurts, white cheese and creme fraiche. Yum! Using traditional methods and their herd of 140 cows in 200 hectares this farm shop is well worth a visit for organic, traditionally made dairy products.

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Festival of Confolens

Confolens Festival

This festival takes place every August in Confolens and brings cultural acts from all over the world to participate alongside French shows. Continue reading Festival of Confolens

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