Confolens

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Confolens
TownConfolens
Insee code16106
Postcode16500
Latitude46.0140540
Longitude0.6683170
AltitudeFrom 127 to 222 meters
Surface18.96 km²
Population2872 inhabitants
Density151 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsAnsac-sur-Vienne at 2.9 km
Chief townAngoulême (at 66 km, 68 min)Esse at 4.5 km
DepartmentCharenteSaint-Germain-de-Confolens at 4.6 km
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located northeast of the Charente, at the confluence of the Vienne and Goire, Confolens, with its keep, its Romanesque churches, the remains of its fortifications, reflects the role it had in the Middle Ages. Confolens enjoyed prosperity due to the activity of its tanneries. On both sides of Old Bridge sixty houses with wood sides and many mansions attest to that time.

In the 19th century, became sub-prefecture, she held administrative and commercial functions, which changes its townscape.

Since 1958, the Festival of Arts and Traditions of the World each year attracts tens of thousands of people in the first half of August.

In 1895, Auguste Redon created a cake of almond paste called Kroumirs from local specialty.


SIGHTSEEING

Its two churches, St. Bartholomew and St. Maximus, the chapel of the Commandery, and the mansion of the Counts, the keep, the old Hall of Justice. Rue du Soleil, with the house of the Duke of Epernon (late 15th century), who had served in 1619 of conspiracy to place the kidnapping of Marie de Medici. The door of the Ford, the streets of Adoue the Fontorse. See also, the square Jules Halgand with the remains of fortifications on the River.

At the cemetery, the tomb of Cecilia Marie Jeanne Crévelier, made with the stones of an ancient dolmen and a stone sarcophagus of Volvic.

The label is Confolentais of Art and History: The Tourist Office offers entertainment programs in the spring, summer and autumn.

In season, the Bike-Rail short pleasant walk in the shade of numerous trees. It also has a small museum on the train.

Franck Rivaud Trail: This circuit can discover Confolens, capital of Charente Limousine.

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Information pointsTourist Office of Confolens
MonumentsCastle of Confolens

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Markets every Saturday morning and Wednesday morning.

On the 12th of each month: Fair Confolens.

April: Exhibition of unusual objects and toys of the past, under the covered market Confolens.

The second week of August: Festival Confolens.

August 23: St. Bartholomew's Fair.

December: exhibition of collectors in the room of the Mill.

Several yard sales throughout the year in different parts of the city.

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Confolens Folklore FestivalThe festival of world arts and popular traditions
From 12th to 17th August 2014

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Part of the GR 48 takes the paths of Confolentais. A total of 71 trails, 1 to 14 km, criss-cross the Confolentais. The GR 48 is the liaison between the GR 3 and GR 4, between Chinon (37) and Rochechouart (87). A note at the trailhead Paule Lavergne, Binot Bridge Devil's Bridge or known to have been demolished by the devil several times ...

The Museum of Ostensions to Esse.

The ruins of the castle of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens.

The Abbey with her Lesterps Heritage House (open summer only).

The abbey of Charroux.

The Abbey Cellefrouin.

The infamous martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

The Gallo-Roman Chassenon (Cassinomagus), open all year.

The park adventure Massignac.

PHOTOS

Old BridgeOld Bridge
 
View ConfolensView Confolens
Steeple St. Maxime with the keep on the rightSteeple St. Maxime with the keep on the right
 
Old oil mill Louis QuériaudOld oil mill Louis Quériaud
Half-timbered HouseHalf-timbered House
 
City HallCity Hall
Chapel of the CommanderyChapel of the Commandery
 
Church of St. Bartholomew the 13th and 15th centuriesChurch of St. Bartholomew the 13th and 15th centuries
Station and Bike-RideStation and Bike-Ride
 
Half-timbered housesHalf-timbered houses
The Vienna for the Old BridgeThe Vienna for the Old Bridge
 
Pier Alcide PautrotPier Alcide Pautrot
MoulinMoulin
  

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WEATHER

Thursday 17 April
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Min. 3°C - Max. 16°C
Friday 18 April
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Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 19 April
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Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLes Jouberties  
6.2
Saint-Junien
Golf View - This is the Jourberties in the heart of Limousin, you will find a lovely restaurant traditional French cuisine with the same name. You will love this stone building and...
Located 18.6 km from Confolens28 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsApartment with 3 bedrooms    
10
Confolens
Farm, dating from the mid-eighteenth century, has been carefully restored to provide a spacious and comfortable bathroom. Set in four acres parcels in the rural part of France. A warm...
Located in Confolens55 € the double room 
Mas with 5 bedroomsLe Petit Mas d'Ile    
8
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens
Our lovely renovated Farm from 1795 has 3 apartments. 2 Of these apartments use our comfortable “garden house” for breakfast, lunch and diner and the cooking of course. Around the swimming...
Located 3.2 km from ConfolensFrom 40 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe moulin de douzy    
9
Lesterps
Chambres d'hôtes gîtes safarilodges and camping. At the border of the picturesque medieval town Lesterps, situated in a wonderful valley along the river Marchadeine, we are gladly to...
Located 11.9 km from ConfolensFrom 50 € to 70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Yurt for 4 personsChez Vignaud   NEW
Availles-Limouzine
Our luxury tented camp of 5 furnished safari tents is located on its own tranquil 5 hectare property with views of the French countryside. Each tent is equipped with 2 bedrooms (1 double...
Located 10.1 km from ConfolensFrom 600 € to 700 € per week 
House for 4 personsLe Gîte de Nouic
Nouic
Located on the edge of the village of Nouic with all shops, is our terraced cottage, which has been classed as three keys by Clévacances. The Gîte has been recenctly reovated by ourselves,...
Located 20 km from Confolens275 € per week 
House for 3 personsMaison Lavaud  
9.6
Cieux
Maison Lavaud : Charming farm cottage nestled at the foot of a spur of the granite mountains of Blond sector in protected area since 1977. Come and enjoy this haven of peace in the...
Located 27 km from ConfolensFrom 250 € to 370 € per week 

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HOTELS

Hôtel de la Mère Michelet - Hotel in ConfolensHôtel de la Mère Michelet     
6.9
Confolens
A 40-minute drive from Oradour-sur-Glane and Massignac Lake, Hôtel de la Mère Michelet offers 24-hour reception, a traditional restaurant, a bar, soundproofed bedrooms and free Wi-Fi...
Located in ConfolensRoom from 48 €
La Châtellenie - Hotel in ConfolensLa Châtellenie    
8.8
Availles-Limouzine
Located in Availles Limousines, 350 metres from the River Vienne, this hotel has soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer....
Located 12 km from ConfolensRoom from 55 €
Hotel du Commerce Chez Karen Et Stéphane - Hotel in ConfolensHotel du Commerce Chez Karen Et Stéphane     
7.9
Roumazières-Loubert
Between Angoulême and Limoges, in the heart of the Charente Limousine, the Hotel Du Commerce is a friendly establishment with bright, well equipped rooms and free Wi-Fi available throughout....
Located 15.6 km from ConfolensRoom from 49 €

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The Château de L'Yeuse is located 2.5 km from Cognac, near the banks of the River Charente. It offers classic accommodation and a sauna, spa, Turkish bath...
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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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