Montbron, a rural holiday resort
The small town of Montbron is located at the eastern end of the department of Charente, at the gates of Périgord and Limousin. Montbron is a Green Holiday Resort, so it is part of the network of municipalities that have chosen to develop a quality rural tourism for the family public. Visitors come mainly to Montbron in search of great air, calm and nature.
What is a Green Station?
A Green Station is a tourist and recreational holiday destination, recognized nationally as an organized resort, offering the services and pleasures expected in the universe nature: a nature respected and preserved, a range of stays to be declined according to the desires , Places and activities to live and share, a gateway to the terroirs. More information: www.stationverte.com
The “nature” assets of Montbron?
The geography of Montbron and its region is strong and tormented to the east where alternate in a setting of greenery, mountains, valleys and forests; The valleys are softer in the west. Between the foothills of the Massif Central and the Charentais limestone plain, the valley of the Renaudie is an astonishing valley with contrasted landscapes. The classification in “Voluntary Nature Reserve” in 2012 guarantees the preservation of this exceptional environment. Three trails are to be discovered. You may come across the yellow belly, the dipper or the loosestrife.
Montbron is a town devoted to outdoor activities: network of hiking trails, cycling loops or mountain bike circuits, canoeing on the Tardoire, fishing, golf (International Golf of the Prèze, 18 holes) but also sports activities Framed in the outdoor center of the Chambon (archery, caving, climbing …) which offer a wide choice of stays throughout the year.
Montbron is also a rich past
In the heart of the Tardoire valley, Montbron is characterized by its rich sites occupied during the Palaeolithic times. The discovery of bones in the caves of Fontechevade and Montgaudier (not accessible to the public) was able to provide the first information on the physical appearance of the Neanderthals of the Center-Ouest.
Montbron is also distinguished by its old mansions and mills which have come to life again in recent years. A charming restaurant has invested the mill of Chabrot, ideal to enjoy a terrace on the edge of the Tardoire, admire the two oak wheels that still turn and taste local products. Montbron also has a rich medieval heritage whose most notable elements are the castle, the church Saint-Maurice and the chapel of the Leper.
More information on the city of Montbron: www.montbron.fr
A diversified offer in tourist accommodation
Bed and breakfast, holiday rentals, 4-star campsite, holiday village, outdoor center … Montbron and the surrounding villages offer a wide range of accommodation options whether you are alone, with a couple, with your family or group.
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