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Local Area

Supermarkets and shopping

  • Massignac (4.6km), small village shop, bakery, chemist
  • Montamboeuf (7.4km), Spar, bakery, butchers, chemist, bank
  • Chabanais (20km), Super U
  • Montbron (20km), Intermarché, Aldi
  • Rochechouart (23km), Intermarché, Aldi
  • La Rochefoucauld (23km), Leclerc
  • St Junien (34km), Leclerc, Hyper U and retail park


These vary in size and products on sale

  • Piegut-Pluviers (17km)        Wednesday (excellent)
  • La Rochefoucauld (23km)   Wednesday & Saturday 
  • Saint-Junien (34km)            Saturday
  • Chalus (36km)                     Friday
  • Angouleme (47km)              Every day except Monday 
  • Ruffec (52km)                      Wednesday & Saturday 
  • Thiviers (64km)                    Tuesday (seasonal market) & Saturday 
Piegut Pluviers market – Wednesdays until 12.00

Cafés and Restaurants

We recommend you book in advance to ensure a table. Several places often have live music

  • Auberge des Lacs, Massignac
  • Mamie’s bar, Montamboeuf (set meal daily)
  • Le Soleil Couchant, Pressignac
  • Le 16 Beach, Pressignac
  • La Lanterne, Roussines
  • Camping de l’Etang, Le Lindois
  • Restaurant Golf de la Preze, Rouzede
  • Le Vieux Moulin, Chabanais
  • Domaine des Etangs, Massignac (Michelin star food)


Piscine de La Rochefoucauld-en-Angoumois and Piscine de Montbron (outdoor pools). Opening times and further details shown on website.

Nautilis aquatic centre and ice rink (indoor and outdoor complex with man-made beaches around a lake and a park). Le Fontasier, Rue des Mesniers,  Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente (near Angouleme). Opening times and further details shown on website.

Lake beach – Plage La Guerlie – also has children’s play area and water sports area opposite and next to Le 16 Beach

Trips out

Zoo – La Vallee des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys) Le Gureau, 86700, Romagne (71km)

Children’s outdoor adventure – Aventure Parc, Lacs de Haute Charente, 2 Village de Lavaud, 16310 Massignac (5.8km)

Memorial to 643 villagers executed on 10 June 1944 – Oradour sur Glane, Centre de la Memoire, L’Auze, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane (47km)

Castle – Château La Rochefoucauld, 16110 La Rochefoucould (23km)

Art Museum in Château – Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Place du Château,  87600 Rochechouart (23km)

Archeology Park – Cassinomagus, Longeas 16150 Chassenon (22km)


Walks – some good routes around Les Lacs de Haute Charente.  Map on board in Massignac by Tourism Office

Water sports – Base Nautique de Verneuil. Next to Le Soleil Couchant. Paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, pedaloes etc

Go Karting – Passion Karting 16, 8, Chemin Edouard Bonnin, 16110 Taponnat-Fleurignac

Ten pin bowling – Palace Vert, Le Bourg, 24360 Bussiere-Badil

We also have a small selection of guide books if you would like to borrow them

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