Montbron is a very pretty market town in the Charente department, in Poitou Charente region. It has been said that the surrounding countryside is reminiscent of parts of Switzerland and even Tuscany! Because of its history, its castle, ramparts and historic streets and houses, there is plenty of interest in Montbron for lovers of the old France. There are several small markets every Tuesday and Thursday and the first Friday market in August attracts more than 15,000 people. Montbron is situated on the Tardoire River, and for this reason, fishing is the main attraction. Besides fishing, canoeing is a popular activity, and walking and cycling trips can be arranged. The town itself offers all the local amenities you will need, with a good few bars and restaurants and a small variety of shops. The airports of La Rochelle, Limoges and Poitiers are all within easy reach of the town.
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Montbron is located just 1 hour away from Limoges airport with low cost flights to and from the UK. The nearest TGV train station is just 30 minutes away in Angouleme. The high speed TGV train takes 2 hours 10 minutes from Paris to Angouleme.
Apart from sightseeing, for the sports enthusiasts there is an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool in Montbron, and there are 3 golf courses nearby. Other sporting activities include: fishing, cycling, canoeing, walking, and many more. To experience the surroundings, drive for 10 minutes to Saint Sornin where you can see the local vineyards and try samples of the local wines. Look out for market days in the town where you can buy local produce. At St Esteph, just 12 km away, there is a man-made lake with a beach, a bar, a café and a restaurant.
Food and drink
Poitou and Charente purportedly produce the best butter and cream in France. Cognac is also in the region along the Charente River. Limousin is home to the high quality Limousin cattle as well as high quality sheep. The woodlands offer game and high quality mushrooms. The southern area around Brive draws its cooking influence from Périgord and Auvergne to produce a robust cuisine. Look out for local products at the markets such as honey, pineau, Cognac, and foie gras.
Chateau Saint Catherine, Route de Marthon, 16220 Tel: 05 45 23 60 03
Restaurant “Brise-Bois”, Rouzede, 16220 Tel: 05 45 70 26 04
Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you to find a property near Montbron. We have a large network of partners in Montbron. All of them are registered French real estate agents and speak both French and English. Whatever kind of property you are looking for: farmhouse, longere, barn, gite, B&B, country house, mill, castle or chateau, we will do our best to find a property in Montbron matching your requirements.