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Confolens Bridges at night

Confolens is a very beautiful medieval town on the banks of the wide river Vienne in the Poitou Charente region of South West France, Confolens town is preserved and highlighted as a town of special historic significance, and is one of France' Petite Cites de Caractere!

We have created this 'Handy map of Confolens' for your use showing the location of our Confolens Holiday Let alongside some places of interest to the tourist and holiday maker.
This is a PDF file and please feel free to download to your computer or smart phone where you will be able to view it on the move, or simply print it.


The characterful and picturesque town of Confolens boasts a wide variety of Restaurants, bars (both French & English owned) and plenty of entertainment for all the family, it is self contained with two supermarkets and plenty of other specialist shops within the quaint streets of the town to ensure you have a convenient and enjoyable stay in one of the jewels of the Charente region.

Throughout summer, and particularly around the first week in August the town comes to life with bands from around the world during the 'Confolens Music Festival', with music filling the streets and town square festooned with yellow and blue flags spanning the streets in the centre of town and a happy carnival atmosphere and joie de vivre takes hold of the place.


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View of Confolens town from our lower roof - the Church, Vieux Pont (old bridge) the river Vienne


The town square and mairie (Town Hall) is bordered by elegant half timber framed buildings and the Church with its medieval gothic tower is lit by night and the bells are heard around town signalling the turning of the hour, towering over this and also lit by night is the remains of the towns old fort and city walls.


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The elegant bridges across the river Vienne are a major focal point to the river through Confolens, this is the view from the picnic area/kayak hire 200 metres from L'ancienne Forge


Confolens has its own open air swimming pool (just a short pleasant walk from our door), complete with diving boards and slides, it sits aside the River Vienne, so you can sunbathe on one of the loungers in this amazing setting with beautiful countryside and river views, it is an amazing facility to use for our guests!
There are picnic benches around the grass surroundings so bring your own picnic, there is also a snack shop which sells pop and icecreams.
There is a morning and afternoon session and at 3 Euros for an adult is brilliant value!

  Confolens swimming pool

Below is a basic guide of some of the facilities all close by and mainly within easy walking distance of L'ancienne Forge Holiday Home, although without doubt the actual walking and exploring in this quaint town is one of the joys in itself, with its beautiful fairytale setting, medieval streets split by the wide dramatic river Vienne ebbing its way lazily onwards under the Charante sun.

The weather in the Charente is the second best in France for sun hours and temperatures with only the Cote D'Azur on the south coast topping it... so sun lovers can enjoy a picnic and a bathe in the local beach a short walk from the house.

For walkers/ramblers the surrounding area is glorious and indeed perfect with amazing views and walks to be had everywhere.

The magestic river Vienne itself, and surrounding local lakes are very good for Carp and Catfish fishing if that's your sport.

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The Beautiful historic town of Confolens with its 8th Century Roman bridge just
50 metres from our door!

Also on the river Vienne, water sports are well catered for with several local professional water sports companies offering a variety of kayak adventure trips up to around 15km down the river, with an actual kayak and pedalo hire station and 'beach' just 300 metres from the house!

Confolens and the Charente area is a perfect place to really relax and unwind... if you want to explore a city, Bordeaux and the lovely seaside resorts like Royan on the Atlantic coast are 2 hours away by car, with the Beautiful La Rochelle slightly further away. The cities of Angouleme, Poitiers and Limoge are all around 40 minutes away by car, with some gorgeous architecture and historic quarters with many alley ways providing plenty of things to see and do!

French gastonomy is some of the best in the world, so this is a given that taste buds will be tingled during your stay in the Charente.




Confolens Kayak Hire
& Beach area by the river
Confolens swimming pool, diving boards, and slides

Confolens velo-rail, bikes using 18km of old railway

St Germaine Du Confolens confolens fish & chips
St. Germain De Confolens, Castle, perfect riverside picnic area Confolens own English Fish & Chips shop Petites Cites de Caractere
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Futurescope Theme Park in Poitiers. The second most popular in France The Bordeaux Wine region is the on the doorstep with plenty of vineyard tours

L'ancienne Forge - A family holiday rental in Confolens, Poitou Charente.
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