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The Old Pigsty Aubeterre sur Dronne

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The Old Pigsty Aubeterre sur Dronne

Restaurants and Bars
Hotel de France has prime location in Aubeterres main square and with plenty of outside seating under the trees proves to be a favourite drinking hole for locals and tourists.
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Hotel de France
24 Place Ludovic Trarieux
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Hotel de France has prime location in Aubeterres main square and with plenty of outside seating under the trees proves to be a favourite drinking hole for locals and tourists.
Drop in for lunch at this eatery with amazing views. You might need to book if you want to guarantee a terrace table
Crêperie de la Source
4 Rue St Jean
Drop in for lunch at this eatery with amazing views. You might need to book if you want to guarantee a terrace table
Amazing french food served in the restaurant or on the poolside terrace.
Logis Hostellerie du Périgord
Amazing french food served in the restaurant or on the poolside terrace.
Great place to eat out in the heart of Aubeterre. With inside seating as well as a huge terrace its well worth a visit. Great food and service.
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La Taverne Pierre Véry
2 Rue Barbichon
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Great place to eat out in the heart of Aubeterre. With inside seating as well as a huge terrace its well worth a visit. Great food and service.
A quirky burger restaurant with great decor offering simply divine burgers, pulled pork and chilli to name but a few favourites. Its small but perfectly formed. Great for a relaxed meal with the kids.
Le Garage
10 Rue St Jean
A quirky burger restaurant with great decor offering simply divine burgers, pulled pork and chilli to name but a few favourites. Its small but perfectly formed. Great for a relaxed meal with the kids.
Typical French food done really well. Set at the lower level of the Village en route to the beach this restaurant is a firm favourite with the french locals
Restaurant Au Cochon Prieur
11 Quartier de Plaisance
Typical French food done really well. Set at the lower level of the Village en route to the beach this restaurant is a firm favourite with the french locals
Cracking Little pub in the heart of the village. Serving crisp pints and local wines at good prices. In summer you can take advantage of the beer garden or sit out in the square. Note Main road separates Pub from village square-bear garden better for kids.
L'Avalon
38 Rue du Dr H Lacroix
Cracking Little pub in the heart of the village. Serving crisp pints and local wines at good prices. In summer you can take advantage of the beer garden or sit out in the square. Note Main road separates Pub from village square-bear garden better for kids.
Run by Arnie who also happens to brew superb beer this little bar is about 10/15 mins in the car. The main bar has no garden but everyone sits on the other side of the road where picnic benches are set out on grass in front of the church. Note - The road is not a fast road but you need to be careful if visiting with children.
La Cloche
Run by Arnie who also happens to brew superb beer this little bar is about 10/15 mins in the car. The main bar has no garden but everyone sits on the other side of the road where picnic benches are set out on grass in front of the church. Note - The road is not a fast road but you need to be careful if visiting with children.
Aubeterre's little ice cream shop with super chilled terrace at the back. What more is there to say but enjoy!
Le Pic à Glaces
3 Rue St Jean
Aubeterre's little ice cream shop with super chilled terrace at the back. What more is there to say but enjoy!
One of Aubeterre's restaurants with a nice french menu. Good honest food served by friendly staff right in the main square.
Restaurant Bar Sel & Sucre
One of Aubeterre's restaurants with a nice french menu. Good honest food served by friendly staff right in the main square.
Restaurants and swimming
Great Lake for swimming with the kids and life guards in summer to ensure everyone is safe. La Jemaye also has two kids parks, picnic benches under the pines and a forest walk and kayaking to offer. With a sprinkling of food and drink shacks and clean public toilets you can literally spend all day there swimming or reading in he shade of the trees.
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La Jemaye
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Great Lake for swimming with the kids and life guards in summer to ensure everyone is safe. La Jemaye also has two kids parks, picnic benches under the pines and a forest walk and kayaking to offer. With a sprinkling of food and drink shacks and clean public toilets you can literally spend all day there swimming or reading in he shade of the trees.
Tucked away this old mill has been renovated to working order and a small bar restaurant has popped up in the grounds. Next to the Mill and river is a small park, tiny secluded beach accessed via a low low rope bridge and maze with observation tower. Some good french cooking here with plenty of seating under the trees in summer. Up by the car park is a treetop adventure park with long zip line which the kids will love and the adults will most likely make up excuses to stay earthbound
Poltrot - Base de Poltrot Site de Pleine Nature
Tucked away this old mill has been renovated to working order and a small bar restaurant has popped up in the grounds. Next to the Mill and river is a small park, tiny secluded beach accessed via a low low rope bridge and maze with observation tower. Some good french cooking here with plenty of seating under the trees in summer. Up by the car park is a treetop adventure park with long zip line which the kids will love and the adults will most likely make up excuses to stay earthbound
Recently having changed owners please ignore old reviews as the beach bar now offers some huge salads, good burgers and a range of local french food. Prices are reasonable, the staff are nice and relaxed and the kids can play on the beach.
CAMPING*** - Aubeterre -sur-Dronne
Recently having changed owners please ignore old reviews as the beach bar now offers some huge salads, good burgers and a range of local french food. Prices are reasonable, the staff are nice and relaxed and the kids can play on the beach.
A cracking little pizza restaurant set under huge shady plane trees right on the river beach. Although the snack food here is not the best at all the pizza restaurant is excellent. Simple pizzas with a nice light base and range of toppings plus excellent pizzas for the kids. Over the main road from the bar you can pay to use the campsites water slide. Alternatively walk over the footbridge to the other side of the river for a bit or peace away from the crowds.
Bar Restaurant de la Plage
A cracking little pizza restaurant set under huge shady plane trees right on the river beach. Although the snack food here is not the best at all the pizza restaurant is excellent. Simple pizzas with a nice light base and range of toppings plus excellent pizzas for the kids. Over the main road from the bar you can pay to use the campsites water slide. Alternatively walk over the footbridge to the other side of the river for a bit or peace away from the crowds.
Sightseeing
In the car its about 30 mins drive. This will involve a fair amount of walking up to an hour to he first lake and the onto the second lake from there. The views are simply amazing and the old quarries have the most amazing blue water. Please note its cool walking in the forest but please don't expect to be able to swim to cool off its forbidden here. Excellent for those who enjoy a trek.
Guizengeard
In the car its about 30 mins drive. This will involve a fair amount of walking up to an hour to he first lake and the onto the second lake from there. The views are simply amazing and the old quarries have the most amazing blue water. Please note its cool walking in the forest but please don't expect to be able to swim to cool off its forbidden here. Excellent for those who enjoy a trek.
Its a dangerous place to visit! Fine wines and super cool restaurants dot the ancient cobbled streets of Saint-Emilion. Adults can justify this visit to their kids in many ways but the tourist information bureau at the top square can help you with things to show the kids too. Below the streets is the most amazing monolithic church which many people dont even realise is there. Guided tours are a great way to see the church and village or a gentle amble and a couple of hours will serve you well. At an hour away we recommend its best for a lazy day out or tied into a visit to Bordeaux.
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Saint-Émilion
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Its a dangerous place to visit! Fine wines and super cool restaurants dot the ancient cobbled streets of Saint-Emilion. Adults can justify this visit to their kids in many ways but the tourist information bureau at the top square can help you with things to show the kids too. Below the streets is the most amazing monolithic church which many people dont even realise is there. Guided tours are a great way to see the church and village or a gentle amble and a couple of hours will serve you well. At an hour away we recommend its best for a lazy day out or tied into a visit to Bordeaux.
Modern architecture meets the cavemen. A UNESCO world heritage site, leading international centre of Palaeolithic cave art housed in a stunningly modern building with a gigantic glass frontage. Amazing architecture and amazing cave art. 1 hour 45 min drive
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Lascaux International Center of Art parietal
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Modern architecture meets the cavemen. A UNESCO world heritage site, leading international centre of Palaeolithic cave art housed in a stunningly modern building with a gigantic glass frontage. Amazing architecture and amazing cave art. 1 hour 45 min drive
Bordeaux has undergone a massive change. The old dirt has been sandblasted back from all the stone buildings to leave a sparkling gem on the west coast of France. Rich in culture and history Bordeaux is a very easy city to enjoy by tram or on foot. Dive into the heart of the city and use one of the huge underground car parks or park and ride your way in. Its very easy to spend a full day there and with a bit of planning you can entertain the kids easily. The Lego shop, Miroir d'Eau fountain on the riverbank and Bradleys Bookshop are big treats for the little people. Shops, restaurants and bars and too many to list.
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Centre de Bordeaux
13 Allée Jean Giono
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Bordeaux has undergone a massive change. The old dirt has been sandblasted back from all the stone buildings to leave a sparkling gem on the west coast of France. Rich in culture and history Bordeaux is a very easy city to enjoy by tram or on foot. Dive into the heart of the city and use one of the huge underground car parks or park and ride your way in. Its very easy to spend a full day there and with a bit of planning you can entertain the kids easily. The Lego shop, Miroir d'Eau fountain on the riverbank and Bradleys Bookshop are big treats for the little people. Shops, restaurants and bars and too many to list.
A Gallo-Roman Museum VESUNNA is good for adults and slightly older children. The site is wrapped in an amazing modern building and the architects have cleverly created walkways above the ruins that help you get closer to the site. Interactive displays helps to convey the architecture and a wealth of handmade artefacts help to make the past more tangible.
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VESUNNA, Gallo-Roman Museum
20 Rue 26ème Régiment d'Infanterie
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A Gallo-Roman Museum VESUNNA is good for adults and slightly older children. The site is wrapped in an amazing modern building and the architects have cleverly created walkways above the ruins that help you get closer to the site. Interactive displays helps to convey the architecture and a wealth of handmade artefacts help to make the past more tangible.
A Historic village set on the banks of the river. A guided tour from the tourist information centre is definitely worth it. As is a potter around the streets with some of the little shops bars and ice cream parlours actually dug into the cliff face.
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Château de Bourdeilles
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A Historic village set on the banks of the river. A guided tour from the tourist information centre is definitely worth it. As is a potter around the streets with some of the little shops bars and ice cream parlours actually dug into the cliff face.
On the first Sunday of every month Verteillac village bursts into life for the monthly antiques market or Brocante as the locals call it. Although this is the main focus of the day the french take it as an opportunity to catch up and have a chat in the small cafes around the village. Good fun if you like a bargain hunt.
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Verteillac
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On the first Sunday of every month Verteillac village bursts into life for the monthly antiques market or Brocante as the locals call it. Although this is the main focus of the day the french take it as an opportunity to catch up and have a chat in the small cafes around the village. Good fun if you like a bargain hunt.
Aubeterre's monolithic church was cut into the rock over many many years. Like something out of an Indians Jones movie the church attracts 80,000 visitors a year. Worth a visit and its nice and cool inside. If you get too hot and the walk into town why not stop off an treat the kids to the artisan ice cream at the shop next door. The balcony at the back has great views and plenty of shade.
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Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean
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Aubeterre's monolithic church was cut into the rock over many many years. Like something out of an Indians Jones movie the church attracts 80,000 visitors a year. Worth a visit and its nice and cool inside. If you get too hot and the walk into town why not stop off an treat the kids to the artisan ice cream at the shop next door. The balcony at the back has great views and plenty of shade.
Cognac is well worth a visit not just for a tour of the distilleries but also because it is steeped in history. Its winding streets and amazing architecture make it a good day out. Twin that with a degustation of the cognac and possibly a bottle or two to take home whats not to like?
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Cognac
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Cognac is well worth a visit not just for a tour of the distilleries but also because it is steeped in history. Its winding streets and amazing architecture make it a good day out. Twin that with a degustation of the cognac and possibly a bottle or two to take home whats not to like?
Rainy Days & Kids Stuff
56 mins in the car but good fun. Built on the thermal site in Jonzac the swimming pool is big and has water slides, wave machines and a snack bar in the main pool, there is also swim out access to an outside area. The main pool can be a bit cold depending if they have done a water change but if you get an all access ticket the lazy river is well heated for kids and adults to warm up and a bit calmer for super small kids. Note: Men beware slip de bain or trunks only are permitted!!
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Les Antilles de Jonzac
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56 mins in the car but good fun. Built on the thermal site in Jonzac the swimming pool is big and has water slides, wave machines and a snack bar in the main pool, there is also swim out access to an outside area. The main pool can be a bit cold depending if they have done a water change but if you get an all access ticket the lazy river is well heated for kids and adults to warm up and a bit calmer for super small kids. Note: Men beware slip de bain or trunks only are permitted!!
Huge pool and some outside slide if the weather is good. 50 mins in the car but a fairly easy drive. Note: Men beware slip de bain or swimming trunks only, no board shorts allowed!!
Nautilis
Huge pool and some outside slide if the weather is good. 50 mins in the car but a fairly easy drive. Note: Men beware slip de bain or swimming trunks only, no board shorts allowed!!
Wakari is a kids centre in an industrial unit. With climbing frames, ball pits, obstacle courses above cargo nets as well as a cafe for the adults. Go early or at lunchtime 12-2 to get the calmest times and least amount of kids. All other times can be busy.
WAKARI
Wakari is a kids centre in an industrial unit. With climbing frames, ball pits, obstacle courses above cargo nets as well as a cafe for the adults. Go early or at lunchtime 12-2 to get the calmest times and least amount of kids. All other times can be busy.
Indoor laser game set over two floors. This smart little games room is great for kids of 6 and over. We say 6 because the laser packs are heavy and fairly big so can leave smaller kids struggling to wear them over their shoulders. In the same industrial area is an escape game room next door, a couple of small restaurants and a beer shop with hundreds to choose from. Adults might be worth taking a book unless you fancy joining in and shooting the kids.
Laser Game Evolution Angoulême Nord
Indoor laser game set over two floors. This smart little games room is great for kids of 6 and over. We say 6 because the laser packs are heavy and fairly big so can leave smaller kids struggling to wear them over their shoulders. In the same industrial area is an escape game room next door, a couple of small restaurants and a beer shop with hundreds to choose from. Adults might be worth taking a book unless you fancy joining in and shooting the kids.
The Saint Aulaye tree top adventure park is the smaller of the two locally. Kids are harnessed into the safety lines and can complete the tree top course mainly by themselves. If they get stuck there is an instructor on hand. As its under the trees and near the river beach this is nice to do in the heat of the day.
Arbor Parc
9 Rue du Dr H Lacroix
The Saint Aulaye tree top adventure park is the smaller of the two locally. Kids are harnessed into the safety lines and can complete the tree top course mainly by themselves. If they get stuck there is an instructor on hand. As its under the trees and near the river beach this is nice to do in the heat of the day.
Arbor Parc poltrot is for bigger kids and adults. It has a higher course that spans further and is more challenging. For younger kids look to the Saint Aulaye course for a good time
Poltrot - Base de Poltrot Site de Pleine Nature
Arbor Parc poltrot is for bigger kids and adults. It has a higher course that spans further and is more challenging. For younger kids look to the Saint Aulaye course for a good time
Food Shopping
One of the closest supermarkets but not the best in my opinion. Good for your first top up shop but read on.
Intermarche Chalais
One of the closest supermarkets but not the best in my opinion. Good for your first top up shop but read on.
Good Veggies,bread and basics but you cant get everything.
Lidl
Good Veggies,bread and basics but you cant get everything.
Great little supermarket with a butchers and daily baked bread but no fish counter. Really nice staff and one of the closest to us.
Carrefour Contact - Saint Aulaye
Great little supermarket with a butchers and daily baked bread but no fish counter. Really nice staff and one of the closest to us.
Want to eat french and eat healthy go here!!! The best veggies, fruit, meat, fish, salami, breads, honey and more a nice thing to do with the kids and its not too busy. Often best to go early as parking is the only issue, best to park on the side streets and walk to the market. Aubeterre Market Sunday mornings Chalais Market on Monday Mornings Riberac Market on Friday Mornings
marché des producteurs
12 Place nationale
Want to eat french and eat healthy go here!!! The best veggies, fruit, meat, fish, salami, breads, honey and more a nice thing to do with the kids and its not too busy. Often best to go early as parking is the only issue, best to park on the side streets and walk to the market. Aubeterre Market Sunday mornings Chalais Market on Monday Mornings Riberac Market on Friday Mornings
Great little bio shop in Chalais with good range of products
La Loco Bio
8 Avenue de la Gare
Great little bio shop in Chalais with good range of products
One of the best places to get fruit and veg from locally. The warehouse is not beautiful on the outside but the produce is awesome on the inside. Also inside is a large range of french wines and loads of world beers and a small bar on barrels. Bizarrely if you need to watch a sporting match they have a large screen in the bar too. Not bad for a family run veg shop!!
Chalais Primeurs
59 bis Route de Bordeaux
One of the best places to get fruit and veg from locally. The warehouse is not beautiful on the outside but the produce is awesome on the inside. Also inside is a large range of french wines and loads of world beers and a small bar on barrels. Bizarrely if you need to watch a sporting match they have a large screen in the bar too. Not bad for a family run veg shop!!
Large new bio supermarket which is well stocked. If you need to get extra l'eclerc is over the road for any bits they dont stock
Croq'santé
Large new bio supermarket which is well stocked. If you need to get extra l'eclerc is over the road for any bits they dont stock
One of the biggest supermarkets around with excellent meat and fish counters. All of your general large supermarket stuff here much of which will be on offer. Beware the fresh bread here my kids find it a bit tough.
Leclerc - Ribérac
One of the biggest supermarkets around with excellent meat and fish counters. All of your general large supermarket stuff here much of which will be on offer. Beware the fresh bread here my kids find it a bit tough.
Great little supermarket really new and clean. We tend to use this on the way to and from Angouleme. Fish and meat counter and good local wine section too.
Super U et drive - Coop Atlantique
58 Avenue de l'Angoumois
Great little supermarket really new and clean. We tend to use this on the way to and from Angouleme. Fish and meat counter and good local wine section too.
Amazing local butchers right on our doorstep. Locally sourced meats of a very high standard. Roast chickens cooked on a Sunday for aubeterre market day but make sure you book in advance. Ask the owners for their own chorizo or cured ham as these are amazing. The quality of the meat here far surpasses any local supermarket. We recommend the beef steak and local sausages made with pineau.
les viandes du terroir
21 Place Trarieux
Amazing local butchers right on our doorstep. Locally sourced meats of a very high standard. Roast chickens cooked on a Sunday for aubeterre market day but make sure you book in advance. Ask the owners for their own chorizo or cured ham as these are amazing. The quality of the meat here far surpasses any local supermarket. We recommend the beef steak and local sausages made with pineau.
Aubeterres bakery in the main square right next to the butchers. Excellent range of bread but either get there early or book in advance in summer.
Jerome's Bakery
61 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Aubeterres bakery in the main square right next to the butchers. Excellent range of bread but either get there early or book in advance in summer.
Aubeterre's little farm shop is small but perfectly formed and stocks produce from local producers. Maybe try local fresh cheese with some chilled pineau (fortified wine) to start your evening off. They also stock great pate and desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
miss terre a aubeterre
1 Rue du Minage
Aubeterre's little farm shop is small but perfectly formed and stocks produce from local producers. Maybe try local fresh cheese with some chilled pineau (fortified wine) to start your evening off. They also stock great pate and desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
Aubeterre's mini supermarket is small but well stocked and only 2 mins in the car. If you need bits and pieces its very handy to have just down the road.
Vival
Aubeterre's mini supermarket is small but well stocked and only 2 mins in the car. If you need bits and pieces its very handy to have just down the road.