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For an active stay

There are countless activities : Canoeing-kayaking, archery, climbing, potholing, rambling, going on an assault course, tennis, golf, autogyro, hang-gliding and karting etc..

Canoe/Kayak : Mansle canoe base.
 The Charente branches into numerous streams and backwaters around hundreds of islands. Keeps, castles, country homes, mills, fish-farms, leisure areas, holiday homes are all dotted along the river.
L'association L'araignée : 06 81 15 65 20 Philippe LARGEAU
Fishing : Fabrice Deplanche, known as ‘Bab’, a talented photographer, has opened a magnificent showroom in the town, dedicated to photography but also to fishing ( trout, carp, carnassier, fishing with live bait, fly fishing)
There is a huge choice of branded goods, fishing rods, reels, live bait, bait for trout and pike, etc.
The waters of the Charente are brimming with carp, tench and many more types of fish.   Tél : 05 45 22 46 32.
On foot, by bike or on horseback : The Manche-Pyrenees long, hiking track crosses the Ruffecois countryside from east to west. Le tour de l’Angoumois runs through the south of Ruffecois. The short walking paths described in the form of topo-guides, are available at the Tourist Office. The variety of suggested paths go through forests and valleys, discovering local traditions, villages and the inhabitants of the countryside, fulfilling all your wishes.

For strolling : an evening market , Fuchsia exhibition. Visit the botanical park.
Guided visits from June to September of the city of Angouleme: themed trips around the Angouleme countryside : Medieval Charente, in the steps of the Compostelle pilgrims, Charentaise heritage, abbeys, castles ......Information: Heritage service, Town Hall, tel. 05 45 38 70 79

Make the most of nearby : restaurants and discover a regional gastronomy strong in local tradition.
From farm to farm, visit farms, discover what happens there and try their produce.
Guided visits to the great cognac houses in the course of which how cognac is produced is explained : the wine growing, the distilling, the ageing, the mixing of the crus. Information from the Cognac Tourist Office, tel. 05 45 82 10 71
The ecomuseum of cognac at Migron, guided visit by the wine-grower of the area, a museum which recreates the life of a wine-grower in the 19th century, the distillery and the wine caves.

For your entertaimment : close by, jazz or classical concerts, numerous festivals including cartoons, vintage car races around the ramparts of ANGOULEME, whatever leisure activities you want to enjoy during your stay, you will find them here.

For specialist interests : training courses and a festival of dance, a racecourse where every season amateurs gather for horse and greyhound races.

For the more adventurous : walks in the Charente to discover there: old remains, churches, castles etc.. Discover our museums rich in history and wonders of the past.

For river lovers : cruises on the Charente river.
‘Gabarre’ Trips on the river Charente from Saint-Simon, gabarre port, then visit the house of the gabarriers. ( ‘Gabarre’ is an old wooden vessel which used to sail along the river carrying cognac)

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