Bienvenue – Welcome – Bienvenido – Welkom
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 club.
Church of Saint Jean
ONE OF A KIND IN EUROPE!
The Underground Church, also known as
“The Monolithic Church"
Open all year round from 09.30am to 7pm. From the 1st July till the August 31th. From September 1st de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 14h00 à 18h00.
Latest entries 30 minutes before closure.
Guided tours the whole year around on request ☏ 06.79.85.81.26
Price : 4.00 € p.p. 3.00 € groups from 10 and more.