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Salles-Lavalette - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente

Small border town with the Dordogne, Salles-Lavalette includes some 335 inhabitants. The town is located in the Occitan area and is one of the limitations with the langue d'oil. The remote location of major cities of Angouleme and Perigueux in fact a place where there is good food and quiet.

The gastronomic specialties Salles-Lavalette include both those of Périgord and Charente. It is possible to enjoy a good foie gras and cricket Charente.

The vineyards of Cognac communal ran down hills before being ravaged by phylloxera in the 18th century. Large cellars and some converted mansions recall the heyday. If the vines were not replanted, ranchers took over, making the surrounding landscape flowering rapeseed, sunflowers, tobacco, wheat, barley or corn.

The town is ranked among the villages in bloom.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.3834930 (N 45° 23’ 1”)
Longitude0.2330290 (E 0° 13’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 65m to 191m
Surface area20.15 km²
Population373 inhabitants
Density18 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngoulême (22 mi, 41 min)
Insee code16362
IntercommunalityCC Lavalette Tude Dronne

Nearest cities & towns

Palluaud3.4 mi (6 min)
Nanteuil-Auriac-de-Bourzac3.9 mi (9 min)
Montignac-le-Coq4.1 mi (9 min)
Juignac4.1 mi (9 min)
Gurat4.3 mi (8 min)
Vaux-Lavalette5.3 mi (10 min)
Vendoire6.3 mi (13 min)
Saint-Séverin6.3 mi (14 min)
Saint-Paul-Lizonne6.5 mi (15 min)
La Chapelle-Grésignac6.5 mi (14 min)
Montmoreau6.7 mi (13 min)
Bouteilles-Saint-Sébastien6.8 mi (15 min)
Pillac6.8 mi (15 min)
Saint-Martial-Viveyrol7.1 mi (15 min)
Champagne-et-Fontaine7.9 mi (18 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Christmas market


Overview of the village in winter
Overview of the village in winter
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Small quiet streets and quiet ...
Small quiet streets and quiet ...
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Moulin sartyi
Moulin sartyi
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Church of St. Martin
Church of St. Martin
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Vault wooden church
Vault wooden church
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Mills sartyi indoors
Mills sartyi indoors
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Bakery Salles-Lavalette
Bakery Salles-Lavalette
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Market on Friday evening, Town Hall Square
Market on Friday evening, Town Hall Square
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Thursday 21 november
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C
Friday 22 november
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 23 november
Min. 9°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight
Nature and the great outdoors220 € Coteaux-du-Blanzacais (11.6 mi)
Sightseeing cruise in the Venice of Périgord
Entertainment8 € Brantôme en Périgord (20 mi)
Fish farm tour and caviar tasting
Local flavours19 € to 75 € Neuvic (22 mi)
Walnut oil mill tour and tasting
Local flavoursFreeNeuvic (23 mi)
Moulin de Porchères mill tour and bread workshop
Culture and education8 € to 10 € Porchères (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Ancient loop Paussac Saint-Just
HikeEasy4h00Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien (15.1 mi)
Loop by the King of Chauzes Cross Rat
HikeEasy4h00Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien (15.1 mi)
Trotte-Renard Mill
Village visitEasy1h30Bunzac (23 mi)
Banks of the Tardoire
HikeEasy1h30Eymouthiers (23 mi)
From Saint-Estèphe in Piégut
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Estèphe (25 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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