Conveniently situated on the border of the “South” Charente and the Dordogne, Aubeterre sur Dronne boasts an exceptional cultural heritage which, combined with its beautiful natural surroundings and the famous French “art de vivre”, makes it the perfect place to live and visit.
Officially listed as one of « The Most Beautiful Villages in France» since 1993, it has welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in north west Spain, visitors and tourists for over 1000 years. Two important historical monuments add to the cultural status of Aubeterre sur Dronne; the extraordinary, monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques, with its stunning façade.
Visitors and tourists can enjoy meandering through the ups and downs of the narrow streets, popping in to admire the many specialist shops, including a leather worker and potters, and then settling down in the village square, Place Trarieux, at one of the cafés or restaurants, comfortably shaded by ancient lime trees.
For the energetic visitor there are activities aplenty. Aubeterre sur Dronne has been designated a “Station Verte” for over 25 years. At the foot of the village, where the meadows meet the River Dronne, are to be found a river beach and restaurant, the municipal three star campsite, a canoeing centre, the football club, and the village’s very active tennis clu
The Underground Church, also known as
“The Monolithic Church” is open all year round from 09.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm,
7pm from the 1st of June to the 30th of September
- Virtual tour 360° -
Guided tours of the village are available all year round, by reservation contact
Tarifs : 4.00 € per person
groups of 10 or over 3.00 € per person
8 Place du Champ de Foire
16390 Aubeterre sur Dronne
☏ 05 45 98 57 18
16 Place Ludovic Trarieux
☏ 05 45 98 50 33
fax : 05 45 98 57 82
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm.