Around Verteuil sur Charente

When driving into Verteuil sur Charente from any direction, the stunning view of the castle is sure to make you gasp with awe.

It is truly a magnificent piece of architectural history pulled right out of a fairytale. The entire village is quite picturesque with the River Charente meandering through it lazily. There are two main bridges, the one near the Old Moulin being the most famous with its castle view that looks just like a postcard. The second bridge of Verteuil looks right at Les Bruyeres Chambres d’hotes and the old convent, and we have a magnificent view on this very calm Charente tributary. The view here is particularly amazing because the river is so calm that it gives a mirror reflection of the sky and surrounding buildings. It’s a photographer’s dream. Verteuil features delicious and popular restaurants like Cafe Portebleu, Jeux de Pots, La Senechalerie, Le Moulin de Verteuil who makes the best brioche in all of France and Le Bistro des Douves.

In the summer on the weekends La Senechalerie features live bands on their gorgeous patio overlooking the chateau, a magical place for French rural nightlife and an experience not to be missed while on your stay at Les Bruyeres.

There are parks for picnicking, wonderful roads for bicycling, loads of places to fish, and charming nearby villages to explore. Angouleme is only 25 minutes away and it has a lovely old town with many boutiques and restaurant choices. Ruffec is a short five minute drive, where you can find groceries for your gite stay or mostly anything you need. The area is truly perfect for a rural French getaway, but with lots to offer in terms of dining and entertainment. Viva Verteuil! It’s a paradise!

Verteuil sur Charente Castle
Bicycle Charente Sunflowers