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The closest city is Angouleme with a long history, grace and charm. Other towns and cities worthy of a day trip are:

  • Angouleme, the capital of the Charente.
  • Jarnac, the home of Courvoisier cognac
  • Cognac, with it's many distilleries
  • Rochefort - the Napoleonic naval dockyards
  • La Rochelle - famous city
  • Bordeaux - UNESCO city and regional capital
  • Paris - just over 2 hours by train from Ruffec if you take the daily direct TGV train.
  • Poitiers and Limoges 


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A cycle ride away is the sister village of Nanteuil en Vallee, another very pretty village which has two good restaurant , an arboretum and a church which hosts choral events.  Take away pizzas are also available here at Chez Tyty. 


We also like cycling on the quiet country roads to the villages of Poursac, Chenon, Bioussac, Barro and Aizecq


The nearest town is Ruffec which has a train station (Poitiers to Angouleme line), supermarkets and a full market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  


There are good walks all over the area but we also enjoy following the trails around Nanteuil.


There is a Tourist Information Centre in Ruffec where local information, including suggested local walks, is available