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Châteauneuf sur Charente - on the River Charente

Well, no prizes for guessing the name of the river that runs by this town then! Lying on the banks of the beautiful River Charente, from which the department takes its name, Châteauneuf sur Charente is a delightful ancient market town that hosts three exceptional markets each week, including fresh fish stalls, fresh fish being a product for which the town is well known.

Shopping in Châteauneuf sur Charente

Apart from the markets, Châteauneuf sur Charente is well equipped with shops and has a Super U supermarket that sells a little bit of everything, including clothes, plants and fruit trees as well as the everyday requirements of food and of course wine. Oh... and don't forget to put Cognac on the shopping list either, as Châteauneuf sur Charente lies almost next door to the town that produces this most famous of French brandies. The town also has a bread shop that is said to produce some of the tastiest bread in France, and to which people will come from neighbouring villages to buy the best bread around.

Exploring Châteauneuf sur Charente

Should you be interested in the history of Châteauneuf sur Charente, there are two churches worth exploring, the Church of Saint Pierre and the Church of Saint Surin. The Church of St Pierre was built in the 12th century, and is one of the most beautiful in the Charente department, while the Church of St Surin dates back to the 10th century. There are also ruins of a Roman castle and a museum.

Dining out in Châteauneuf sur Charente

Châteauneuf offers some good restaurants, with a choice of cuisines and prices to suit all. Children are always welcome in the restaurants too, which is worth remembering for those who are used to UK restaurants that seem to look down on family dining. Try the locally caught fish, it is said to be superb!

Leisures and pleasures

There's loads to do in and around Châteauneuf sur Charente, and one of the best things to do on a hot afternoon is to take a swim in a cool open air pool... and Châteauneuf has a beauty. If this doesn't appeal, you can play tennis, petanque, cycle, horse-ride and go fishing... so everyone should find something to keep them busy! Exploring the region is another option, and as the town lies close to the Dordogne, discovering this popular department is also a possibility for a good day out. Closer to home, don't miss the opportunity to see the famous brandy producing town of Cognac.

How to get there

The airports of La Rochelle and Poitiers are both near the town. Poitiers is served by Ryanair and La Rochelle is served by Ryanair, flybe and easyJet. Poitiers and Angoulême are also able to supply stations with TGV stops, making train travel another excellent option. When you disembark at the TGV stop, a local train will take you directly to Châteauneuf sur Charente, as it has its own railway station.

Property prices and availability in and around Châteauneuf sur Charente

Property for sale in or near Châteauneuf sur Charente is usually good value, especially when compared to the nearby Dordogne, where prices have risen dramatically due to massive interest from the foreign (and especially British) property market. Look for typically Charantaise styled properties which will hold their value well. Having said that, don't delay your search too long, as prices in the department are being pushed up by interest not just from the British and other foreign buyers, but also as a result of wealthy Parisians looking for a bolt hole in the country.

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Châteauneuf sur Charente AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Châteauneuf sur Charente?

Châteauneuf sur Charente is situated in the west of France. It lies slightly to the south of the centre of the Charente department.

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Population: 3,422

Access: By air: Fly to Poitiers or La Rochelle. By rail: Go by Eurostar to Paris, TGV to Poitiers or Angoulême and local train to Châteauneuf sur Charente.

Economy: The economy is agricultural in the main part, typical of its area. Its thrice weekly markets are also significant to the economy.

Interesting fact: Châteauneuf sur Charente is renowned for its excellent boulangerie, to which people travel from other towns to buy the extra delicious bread as well as for its three markets per week!

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