La Ruche Chambres d'Hôtes, 5 Place de l'Eglise, Chaillac, 36310, France

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Out & About

Chaillac is perfectly situated just a short drive from the A20 motorway and within an hour of 2 airports, Limoges and Poitiers.

A popular destination for visitors, Chaillac is a family friendly village in an unspoiled area of France with numerous attractions, lakes, forests and beautiful countryside including the stunning nature rich Brenne National Park, all close by.

La Ruche is just a few minutes walk from the beautiful Lac de Rochegaudon, perfect for walking, fishing and cycling. Summer is a fabulous time to visit the lake and provides opportunity for family fun with the beach and play area, life-guarded waterslide, restaurant and beach bar open daily. The lake also hosts a huge firework display each summer as well as many other events across the year.

There are regular activities in Chaillac, many of which take place in the village square and on the 29th of each month the local Les Herolles market is definitely worth a visit.

Chaillac’s central location gives access to many pretty medieval and market towns and a host of visitor attractions such as:

St Benoit du Sault
Chateau Guillaume
Montmorillon
Argenton-sur-Creuse
Gargilesse
Brenne National Park

St Benoit du Sault

Awarded status as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this medieval settlement was built on a granite rock around a Benedictine priory and overlooks the river. Enjoy a charming stroll through the cobbled streets to discover the 15th and 16th century houses and pretty church and through the surrounding countryside for beautiful views. This is a real local gem.

Chateau Guillaume

This local chateau was founded by William X, Count of Poitou and Duke of Aquitaine. The eleventh century Romanesque tower was extended in the thirteenth century and restored in the nineteenth by the Countess of Beauchamp, ancestor of the current owners.

Montmorillon

With its beautiful medieval quarter, churches and numerous book and writing shops, the Cite de l’Ecrit, Montmorillon is certainly worth a look.

Take a stroll through the streets of the old town , browse in the many book stores then take a coffee by the river for a pleasant place to visit during your stay.

Argenton-sur-Creuse

As the name suggests, this lovely town sits on the River Creuse which is crossed by two bridges, and its banks are bordered by picturesque old houses.. The town is crowned by the beautiful Bonne Dame and with its cafes and river walks Argenton is a lovely place to spend a few hours.

Gargilesse

Gargilesse – another of the most beautiful villages in France, the small and charming village of Gargilesse was once home to George Sand and has played host to many painters, charmed by the romantic sight of its steeply-roofed houses, clustered around the Romanesque church.

Brenne National Park

The Brenne National Park – This beautiful and extraordinary vast wildlife reserve is home to many rare species and a thousand lakes and is a superb place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists and anglers. Check out parc-naturel-brenne.fr for more information.