Things to do

Les Picardies is 11km from Confolens, 20km from St. Junien, 48km from Limoges, 78 km from Angouleme and 85km from Poitiers. Limoges Airport is 43km away. We are well positioned for tourism by car, motorbike and bicycle and we're surrounded by some beautiful walks. 

Wine Tasting Week-end
Wine Tasting Week-end

Enjoy a week-end of tutored wine tasting and good food. Martin has been tutoring about wine for over 25 years and his tastings will be tailored to your requirements and may be pre-arranged for groups of up to 8 people.

Châteaux and Places of interest
Châteaux and Places of interest

The ruined château at St.Germain de Confolens and the Châteaux of Rochebrune, La Rochefoucauld and Rochechouart are open to the public and all within easy reach.

Horse riding and trekking
Horse riding and trekking

Within easy reach, you may arrange horse riding for just an hour or two or do some trekking with our good friends at Luchapt

Hire Bicycles
Hire Bicycles

Your bicycles are delivered to Les Picardies, (complete with safety equipment) and collected again at the end of your stay. Les Picardies is on Cycle Route 42 and we are surrounded by old by-ways and quiet lanes that are ideal for cyclists at all proficiency levels. Truly hassle free hire!

Car and Bike Race Track
Car and Bike Race Track

The Circuit du Val de Vienne runs an exciting programme of events throughout the year and it is easy to get to. The 500 Ferrari contre le cancer week-end in early June is an absolute must!

The Lakes of Haute Charente
The Lakes of Haute Charente

The beautiful lakes of Haute-Charente are an easy distance away offering breathtaking walks, swimming, sailing, rowing and fishing. Some have good restaurants and bars nearby.