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!
Open whole year around,
closed exceptionally Decembre 25th and January 1st, 3rd 4th, and 5th 2023
September 1st to June 30th
from 9h30 to 12h30( last entry 12am) and 14h to 18h ( last entry 17h15 )
July 1st to August 31st
from 9h30 to 19h without interruption ( last entry 18h15 )
Guided tours the whole year around on request ☏ 06.79.85.81.26
Price : 4.00 € p.p.