Ambérac

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TownAmbérac
Insee code16008
Postcode16140
Latitude45.8527130
Longitude0.0657930
AltitudeFrom 46 to 101 meters
Surface12.10 km²
Population337 inhabitants
Density27 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townAngoulême (at 31 km, 36 min)La Chapelle at 2.6 km
DepartmentCharenteVillognon at 2.6 km
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Ambérac is part of the canton of Saint-Amant-de-Boixe and Ruffecois country. It is situated on a plateau overlooking the Charente and its tributaries, the bpme. It just takes its name from the shape of beak (Ambès) that draws the confluence of two rivers. It is built near the ancient city of Oliba disappeared at an unknown, probably destroyed by fire, many vestiges testify to the existence of this city since the beginning of our era: the tombs with bones, tiles, coins the effigy of the Roman Emperors Alexander Severus and Trojan dead one in the year 117 the other 235. The existing dwellings do not recall the ancient architecture, however, walking through the narrow streets there are houses that are centuries old. We think qu'Ambérac could be a secondary town on ancient Roman road controlling a ford across the Charente. In the Middle Ages, Ambérac was one of six vigueries in Angouleme. In 1487, we find Jean Richard, whose daughter Jeanne brought her dowry land to Francis de la Tour, then, again by marriage, Joan Tower Gabriel Raymond and is then referred to the John Faye to finally be acquired , in the 18th century by the La Rochefoucauld. Currently, from Mansle we enter the town via a bridge rebuilt in 1981 (the first having lasted a hundred years).


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Gyroplane microlight flight over CharenteSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 160 €Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (15.6 km)
Kizou Aventures attraction parkEntertainmentFrom 7.50 € to 9.50 €Gond-Pontouvre (21 km)
Spider trail in the treesSports sensationsFrom 8 € to 20 €Taizé-Aizie (27 km)

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PHOTOS

The ChurchThe Church
 
The Town Hall Square and schoolsThe Town Hall Square and schools
The village seen from the bridgeThe village seen from the bridge
 
The waterfall at the old millThe waterfall at the old mill
The CharenteThe Charente
  

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WEATHER

Tuesday 30 September
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Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 1 October
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Thursday 2 October
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House with 4 bedroomsMaison du Tilleul Argente    
9.5
Courcôme
Very comfortable family chambres d'hotes with superb French breakfast included. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Convenient for Ruffec, Angouleme and the rn10 and tgv train. A warm...
Located 15.7 km from AmbéracFrom 25 € to 55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes bruyeres    
9.4
Verteuil-sur-Charente
Stunning riverside location in picturesque village With castle, restaurants, shops and bars, 5 mins from Ruffec. Three spacious en-suite bedrooms With central heating. Fully equipped...
Located 19.3 km from Ambérac55 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Montée Chambres d'hôtes    
9.9
Poursac
Gary and Julie Medder run a Bed & Breakfast from their restored Charentais farmhouse in the picturesque village of Poursac, offering authentic and comfortable accommodation with a heated...
Located 19.5 km from AmbéracFrom 60 € to 70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsRésidence hellebore tusson charente
Tusson
Charming apartment with pool in conservation village close to the sea (La Rochelle and Royan to 90 minutes). Located near the historic village of Verteuil and its castle. Market and...
Located 9.5 km from AmbéracFrom 250 € to 400 € per week 
House for 9 personsGîte rural Verdille  
9.6
Verdille
In Charente, this cottage, situated in an old farm with views over the surrounding countryside has been classified 3 ears Gites de France. You will discover a privileged place to stay...
Located 13.4 km from AmbéracFrom 450 € to 590 € per week 
House for 8 personsGites 'Les Vallons'  
9.2
Couture
The cottage ' Glens ' located in the countryside of North Charente, is a stone house renovated and comfortably furnished to accommodate 6/8 people. On the ground floor: large furnished...
Located 20 km from AmbéracFrom 400 € to 440 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
82 places over 2 haCamping le rejallant    
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Condac
3 * campsite situated 150 meters from the river 'the Charente.' Stephanie and Laurent welcome you in a green and quiet countryside location. Camping is a family campsite with a heated...
Located 21 km from AmbéracFrom 15.50 € to 19.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Kyriad Hotel Angoulême Nord - Hotel in AmbéracKyriad Hotel Angoulême Nord     
7.4
Champniers
The Kyriad Hotel Angoulême Nord is near Brie-Champniers airport and Angoulême’s historic centre. Rooms include flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The Kyriad Hotel...
Located 18 km from AmbéracRoom from 56 €
Hostellerie Du Maine Brun - Hotel in AmbéracHostellerie Du Maine Brun     
6.6
Asnières-sur-Nouère
In the heart of the countryside, this charming 17th century mill is situated on the river's edge. The hotel serves market fresh cuisine, accompanied by outstanding Bordeaux and Burgundy...
Located 18.8 km from AmbéracRoom from 103 €
ibis Styles Angoulême Nord - Hotel in Ambéracibis Styles Angoulême Nord     
8.1
Champniers
This ibis Styles hotel is situated a 5-minute drive from the centre of Angoulême in the Charentes region. It offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. All of the...
Located 19.7 km from AmbéracRoom from 67 €

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Hotel Epi d'Or
This hotel is located 1 km from the heart of Angoulême, close to the Victor Hugo market and pedestrian streets. It offers free Wi-Fi and soundproofed rooms...
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Hotel Epi d'Or
This hotel is located 1 km from the heart of Angoulême, close to the Victor Hugo market and pedestrian streets. It offers...
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