Family holidays for under 5's

Top 10 Activities for under 5’s at Les Rivières

Family holidays for under 5’s is well catered for at Les Rivieres. Having over 10 acres of grounds to explore, a large secure swimming pool and games room with air hockey… let alone the baby foot, dressing up box, scooters and trikes. Parents have no need to worry when bringing their children to Les Rivières. […]

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Biggest ever Hollywood blockbuster filmed in France

Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” Filming in Angouleme Brings new meaning to the school run when streets and shop fronts have been transformed overnight. For instance ,you don’t expect to see 3 vintage citroen HY Police vans careering down your street. Gun shots and explosions ringing in the normally sleepy streets of Place du Minage […]


Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne

Whilst staying at Les Rivieres, enjoy some great family days out from our Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne… all tried and tested of course! 1. Acrobanching or Tree climbing If you love the great outdoors, then acrobranching at St Aulaye set on the river Dronne is certainly a must.  First of […]

Top 10 Unusual Must Visit Shops In Angouleme

Love shopping! Then check out Les Rivieres top 10 unusual must visit shops in Angouleme.  Alongside some high street favourites like H&M, Pull and Bear, Super dry, Zara and Galarie Lafayette, these are little gems that are well worth a visit…  L’ombre de Marque. Discount designer items 2.   Boudoir de Marguerite. Pre- loved chic designer outfits […]

Best 5 Restaurants in Angouleme

We have put together the best 5 restaurants in Angouleme… in our opinion, tried and tested of course (many times). Le Comptior de Brice   Hotel St Gelais   La Ruelle     St Andre Chez Paul Check out other blog Unusual Shops to visit in Angouleme



The Venice of the Perigord is the jewel of the Perigord with the river Dronne encircling the town. The town has a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture to admire. The town is classed as one of ‘le Plus Beau Village’ in France. The Benedictine Abbey on the river’s edge is superb and this […]


Wildlife at Les Rivieres

This is a great wildlife haven with varied habitats. The woods are home to Roe deer and red deer. Wild boars with their stripy babies Widespread in many parts of southern France, although not commonly seen, the sanglier tends to inhabit forests, and finds food both within the forest and in neighbouring fields. More frequently […]

Christmas at Les Rivieres

  Have a lovely family Christmas, in the cosy comfortable surroundings of our big Gite Beuronne. We can accommodate upto 13 people in Beuronne with more space available in our other gites. Decorated with an 9ft tree, heating , bedding and towels included , just bring the presents and enjoy a hassle free family Christmas. […]

The best places to eat within 5km of les Rivieres

Le Lavalette. Amazing setting with outdoor dining under the 15th century market in Villebois Lavalette. Modern French cuisine with a touch of the local specialities. 2. Le restaurant du Musee aux tourbieres restaurant. Set on a nature reserve over looking lakes and woodland, a magical setting for Lunch. A nice cycle ride from gites, makes […]

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies

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