Exhibition halls

Château Sainte-Catherine

Bought by Mr and Mrs Bassard in 2003, this former hotel-restaurant became a bed and breakfast in 2014.  Mrs Bassard, a great lover of art, later decided to convert one of the château’s outhouses into an exhibition room, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit their work and be discovered.

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 23 60 03

Route de Marthon
16220 Montbron

La Tour Saint-Jean

The ‘chapelle-porte’ in Marthon is dedicated to St Jean the Evangelist.  It is a Romanesque structure and a jewel in Marthon’s crown.  Now privately owned, it has been magnificently restored and is today a cultural meeting place, open to the public.  Exhibitions (art and photography) and concerts are organised by ‘L’Association La Tour Saint-Jean’, who work to bring it to life.

Tel: +33 (0)6 75 05 89 34

Rue Saint-Jean
16380 Marthon

Vieux château

The chateau in Montbron, as we know it today, was built during the 14th century, shortly after the 100 Years War, under the authority of Marguerite de Rohan, Countess of Angouleme.  Stone from the town’s original feudal fortress was used to build the chateau inside the ramparts.  Every summer in July and August, the town organises the ‘Estivales’, a diverse programme of art exhibitions.

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 23 60 09

Rampe de la Barbacanne
16220 Montbron


Throughout the year, Les CARMES and the tourist office in La Rochefoucauld run various art projects, and every summer the main hall is transformed into a huge exhibition gallery.

Tel: +33 (0)5 17 20 55 22

39 rue des Halles
16110 La Rochefoucauld

Halle aux Grains

In 1989, La Rochfoucauld’s old ‘halle aux grains’ was converted into a cultural centre, which today includes a dance studio, cinema, media centre and exhibition hall.  Bathed in light, the hall is available to hire throughout the year.

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 63 09 85

1 rue des tanneurs
16110 La Rochefoucauld

Moulin de la Pierre

In 1995, the Moulin de la Pierre was bought by the association of local authorities of the Val de Tardoire.  In September 1997, the property was fully restored.  The volunteers of ‘l’Association Pierre et Savoir Faire’ inject life back into the mill every summer and organise other events throughout the year.  They also invite artists to exhibit their work in the mill.

Tel: +33 (0)6 30 35 15 86

16220 Vilhonneur

Abbaye de Fontaine Vive

L’abbaye de Fontaine Vive, in Grosbot, Charras, is nestled in a valley, hidden from civilisation, as Cistercian monasteries used to be.  Open to the public, the abbey allows artists to exhibit their work.

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 23 02 00

16380 Charras


Heritage and Exhibitions

Every summer, various exhibitors gather under the name ‘Au fil de l’Art’.  The aim is to promote local heritage and bring new and different cultural experiences to the public. This results in a full schedule of exhibitions to enjoy from June to September.

Tel: +33 (0)5 45 63 07 45


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