Where we are
Where is La Voute?
La Voute is situated near the village of Mainzac which is mid-way between Angouleme and Brantome on the border of the Charente and Dordogne - on the edge of the Perigord/Limousin natural park.
The area is renowned for its gourmet food and local produce including foie gras, truffles and the delightful local aperitif, Pineau.
We are surrounded by wonderful countryside, fields of sunflowers in early summer abound, broadleaf woodlands full of red squirrels, deer and if you are lucky wild boar, picturesque villages, numerous chateaux, working mills, prehistoric caves, churches and vineyards.
The Angouleme Area
Our Region - places of note
Angouleme is a historic walled city, home of the National Comics and Image Centre and the venue of the historic vintage car race 'Circuit des Ramparts' in the autumn. In the old town of Angouleme there is a wide choice of gourmet restaurants, pavement café’s, bistro’s and shops.
La Voute is close to restaurants and bars in Hautefaye, Marthon, Rozet, Charras, Varaignes, Panivol and Javerlhac. Many of the local restaurants offer 5 course lunches with wine for around €14. During July & August, visit the pretty village of Varaignes for their weekly open air BBQ
The market towns of Montbron, with monthly Brocante, Piegut, Nontron and La Rochefoucauld, are all close by. A Wednesday morning visit to the market in Piegut is a must. The towns of Angouleme, Perigueux, Aubeterre and the world famous Cognac are all within easy reach. Brantome the Venice of the Perigord is only 30 minutes drive.
A Little Further Afield
History, Culture and Seafood
Perigueux, Aubeterre and the world famous Cognac are all within easy reach of La Voute. Brantome the 'Venice of the Perigord' is only 30 minutes drive.
The coast at Royan, Lacanau, Isle de Re and La Rochelle, with fantastic sea food restaurants and white sandy beaches are all around 1˝ hours away. These coastal towns are very beautiful and steeped in history.
For those who want to explore a phenomenal shopping experience, a great lunch and french culture on a grand scale - a couple of hours takes you to Bordeaux.
La Voute is a superb base for anyone wishing to explore all aspects of french life.