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Brossac - a fantastic location

The village of Brossac, in southern Charente, enjoys a truly fabulous location. Set within easy reach of the important cities of Bordeaux, Angoulême and Cognac, it is also almost on the border of the stunning Dordogne department. The region offers hundreds of possibilities for things to do and see, no matter what your age or tastes.

Life in Brossac

Brossac is, on the surface, a sleepy rural village, traditional in style and like so many more pretty villages in the region. However, Brossac has an inner dynamism that sees development of commerce, tourism, leisure and culture. Its location too makes it a great place to live, or to enjoy as a base for holidays. In the village you'll find pretty much everything you need for day to day life. There's a Spar supermarket, plus bakery, pharmacy, post office, garage and restaurants. On Saturday mornings, a small market sets up in Brossac, selling great local produce. Tennis players can take advantage of the village courts. If you're moving to Brossac and you've got young kids, you'll be pleased to know that the village also has a school.

Explore Brossac's heritage

Brossac, like many of the villages in France, has a long and interesting history. Heritage spotters will want to take a look at the Gallo Roman villa, the aqueduct and the village church of Our Lady of Brossac. Many of the village houses are original.

Outdoor activities to enjoy

Brossac is simply a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities. In addition to the tennis courts, there are walking trails near to the village, and the lovely Forest of Double Saintonge is nearby. Activities you can find in the immediate area include swimming in the nearby leisure lake Étang Vallier, cycling on well-maintained cycle tracks, playing golf at Aubeterre or Cognac, or playing petanque, which is a "must try" game!

Visit wine cities, market towns and the coast

Places to visit nearby include the wine cities of Bordeaux and Bergerac, the beautiful market town of Eymet, and the brandy town of Cognac. Right on the doorstep is the town of Chalais, which has a super market on Mondays. The coast, with its resorts like Royan with great beaches and a vibrant atmosphere, is just an hour away.

How to get there

Airports within easy reach of Brossac include Bordeaux and Bergerac. Angoulême has a TGV station even closer to Brossac. Drivers will find the village from the N10 motorway or the D674. The village can then be accessed from the smaller D731, D7 or D2 roads.

Property prices and availability in and around Brossac

Although the area around Brossac can be even more sought after than other parts of the Poitou-Charentes region, property is still surprisingly reasonable there. There's also a wide range of property available at the time of writing, with everything from building plots through renovation projects to a rather fabulous converted water mill waiting to be snapped up.

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Brossac AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Brossac?

Brossac lies in western France. It's located in the south of the Charente department, near the borders with Charente-Maritime and the Dordogne.

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IN THE REGION OF POITOU-CHARENTES

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHARENTE

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Population: 535


Access: By air: Fly to Bordeaux or Bergerac. By rail: You can take a TGV to Angoulême (44 kilometres). By road: The nearest major roads are the N10 non toll motorway and D674. The village can then be accessed from the D731/D7/D2.


Economy: The economy is rural and agricultural, but small commerce is present with a number of shops and businesses.


Interesting fact: The population of Brossac includes French, English and Dutch. All three languages are commonly heard about the village!

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