Aubeterre sur Dronne, France

Self Catering Aubeterre sur Dronne Holiday Homes, Cottages and Gites 

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is found in the Charente department in the Poitou-Charentes region in southwestern France. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is situated on the Dronne river, on the South-East border of the Charente region, close to the Dordogne and the villages of Bonnes, Laprade and Saint-Romain. When you stay in a Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Holiday Home you’re in for a treat! It is counted among Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

When you rent a holiday home in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne you’ll discover it is in fact situated on a steep hill above the Dronne River. Its enviable position means you can enjoy the views of the town’s pretty houses, all fabricated in the local white stone, some with traditional first floor galleries, others with multi-levelled galleries, and many with attractive roofs. A large number of the houses have been carefully renovated.

Things to see and do when you stay in self catering accommodation in  Aubeterre-sur-Dronne include a visit to the Saint-Jacques church. It is classed as a historical monument because of its Roman-Saintongeais style façade.

Then there is also the Saint Jean church. This is an extensive troglodyte church (also known as the monolithic church) dating in part to the 5th century. The main body of the church is 20m high and is the tallest hewn-out church in the world. The monolithic church of Aubeterre sur Drone became an important stop on the pilgrimage to Compostella.

The Clarisses convent and the Cordeliers and Minimes monasteries are situated in this high part of the village. In the summer you can take a guided visit of these.

When you stay in an Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Holiday Cottage there’s also the chance to canoe or kayak on the river dronne. Take advantage of visiting the nearby department of the Dordogne too.

To get to your Aubeterre sur Dronne Holiday Villa: The closest airports to Aubeterre Sur Dronne with regular flights (including low cost and scheduled flights to and from the UK) are Bergerac Airport (56 km), Bordeaux Airport (84 km), or Limoges Airport (103 km). The A10 motorway goes through the Poitou Charentes region and enables access to many towns including Chatellerault, Poitiers, Niort and Saintes, and connecting the region to Bordeaux and Paris.

The Poitou-Charentes region is renowned for having one of the most pleasant climates in France. Winters are really mild and thanks to the oceanic climate, summers are hot but not muggy.  Poitou-Charentes benefits from 2,400 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest and sunniest place of the whole Atlantic coast.