Location and distance extra information about Gites, aubeterre sur dronne and surroundings.
Information about the location of Aubeterre sur Dronne and the surrounding area. how to get to Aubeterre and how long is driving from different places in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Whereabout and distance
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. A village on the border of the departements Charente and Dordogne.
Aubeterre sur Dronne. One off the 100 listed ‘most beautiful villages off France’ in the South-Charente. In the village you’ll find the vastest monolithic church off Europe, very much worthwhile visiting. In 2013, also caused by documentaries on France and English television, some 60.000 visitors admired this church that was founded in the early middle ages.
The village itself has a friendly atmosphere, hidden terrasses and cosy restaurants. In the summermonths there is often live music on the central village-square.
France is divided in regions. The regions are divided in departments and the departments are divided into arrondisements.
Aubeterre is in the Poitou-Charentes region of the departement Charente (16) in the arrondisement of Angoulême.
Poitiers is the Capital of the region.
The other departments of the Poitou-Charente are Charente-Maritime, Deux Sèvres and Vienne.
The Departement Dordogne is the closest. On the other side of the river Dronne, from which Aubeterre has derived it’s name.
The Departement Gironde is also close to Aubeterre. Saint-Émilion, a recommended visit, is right next to the Gironde Capital of Bordeaux. A lot of famous wines come from Saint-Émilion. In the village there is, like in Aubeterre, another beautifull Monolitic Church. The village itself is beautifull as well but very crowded during the summer months.
Aubeterre is a 8 hour drive from Paris, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Bordeaux and about 10 hours from Antwerp/Brussels.
Once you arrive you will see the rolling and friendly landscape and the mild climate. While enjoying the sun’s warmth you could enjoy the wellknown products of the region like Cognac or Pineau.
In earlier times the pelgrims used to walk through Aubeterre to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle (Santiago de Compostella). Aubeterre is still on the pelgrim’s route.