It’s with reason that we call this room the French room, its typical furniture in Louis XIV style and just as old cupboard makes this room a complete and cozy room. Of course this room has a private bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and toilet.
In the months July and August (peak season) this room is not available. This room is then part of gîte “Belle Vue” which we rent per week only.
During July and August our gîtes can only be booked per week, from Saturday to Saturday
The surrounding of Le Petit Mas d’Ile is ideal for a nice bike ride.
Bring a bike with at least 10 gears, and you shouldn’t have any problems with the hills and you can set out on well marked routes from 10km to 40km.
You prefer the mountainbike? No problem, you can hire them through “bike hire direct”.
Finally, you can also go for a ride on the Vélo Rail. Up to 5 people you peddle on a 9km old railway line
From the entrance of Le Petit Mas d’Ile you can already start your first on many walks. From a short walk to the Castle of St Germain to some longer walks around Esse and Lesterps. For each walk we have detailed maps and many walks are also suitable for (little) children. Don’t hesitate to ask for more information.
Swimming is a must during your holiday and the possibilities are plenty. Go for a nice day out to Lacs de Haute Charente including nice beaches, restaurant, shower and toilets. But also nearby you can already find small rivers to play in or to cool down. Confolens has a big outdoor swimming pool, including diving boards and slides, but of course you can also relax and chill around our swimming pool.
What can be more fun than a canoe trip on the river La Vienne on a hot summer day? Every day you can go out for a trip. Different distances to choose from. Anyone can join, life vests and helmets will be supplied, but of course, everything at your own risk.
Friendly horses graze in the field attached to our campsite. These are the horses of Valerie who will accompany you on a nice ride through the surrounding. No matter if you are an experienced rider or not, anything is possible, even a ride with a carriage.
No matter your age, there’s always a park for you. Watch the monkies in Vallée des Singes or climb ropes and trees in Parc Aventure Massignac. But don’t forget to visit Futuroscope, a real must see.
During the 2nd week of August Confolens is one big theatre during the “Festival de Confolens”. Different groups from all over the world will perform with singing and dancing at a very high level. During the week several groups will just play for fun in the street, so don’t be surprised when you are suddenly faced with Mexican violins or the drums from Tahiti. A beautiful and friendly atmosphere together with lovely food and cold drinks. What a week.
Other festivities are every other week the Producers Market “Marche du Producteurs” and of course nearly every weekend the Carboot Sale “vide grenier” and several other markets.
Not one, not two, but many castles can be visited in the surroundings of Confolens. For some you’ll have to make an appointment, but others are always open. The best one to visit is La Rochefoucauld with the “must do” ……… dress up into a knight or a dame.
- Ruins of the castle of St Germain de Confolens
- The war monument at Oradour sur Glane
- The fairytale castle at La Rochefoucauld
- The cities of Angouleme, Poitiers and Limoges
- Chateau Nanteuil en Vallée en Rochebrune