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+336 27 96 06 22

laurette@charentesinflow.fr

3 days / 2 nights
Culture
Between History and the modern world
Min Age : 16+

An ultra-complete stay to satisfy your inquisitive mind.

The experience

The village of Saint-Meme-les-Carrières is home to several drink producers, as well as an ancestral history around stone which remains fascinating today. Discover these centuries-old constructions.

The Charentes offer a wide range of activities and we have selected a few to keep you busy for a weekend.

You will stay in a gîte, with our carefully selected partners, in the heart of the village, to fully enjoy the charm of the place. This way, you will be completely free and independent to move around on foot or by bike. A selection of producers is offered to you so that you can find the product made in Charente that suits you best: between the most luxurious cognacs, the traditional Pineau des Charentes range (Proust's madeleine for some), or even liqueurs with captivating aromas, you will probably not know where to turn! To complete your days, the heritage will be presented and explained to you with a lot of historical anecdotes! Discover the secrets of the village, the quarries and the church of Saint-Meme with its origins dating from the 12th century. It is a historic monument classified since 1906 which is composed of a single nave, a transept and a choir. Along the same lines, the abbey of Bassac (village adjoining that of Saint-Meme) will be reserved for a guided tour. This former Benedictine abbey founded in the 11th century has also become a listed monument. Well you will have understood, we have something heavy planned in terms of spirituality and spirits 😊

HOW TO GET THERE

As a reminder, transport is not included in the price of the activity.

  • Angoulême train station, then taxi transfer to Saint-Meme
  • Bordeaux airport 1h20 by car (N10) from Saint-Meme

The place is located 20 minutes from Angoulême by car (N141)

Consider carpooling

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE STAY

  • 2 nights at the gîte and tourist taxes
  • The visit of the producer of Pineau des Charentes
  • Meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday morning brunch)
  • Visiting the Maison de Cognac
  • Visiting the Abbey
  • The visit to Saint-Meme
  • Bike rental
  • The visit of the liqueur producer
  • Charentes in Flow at your disposal before, during and after the activity for any information

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE STAY

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Transport to get there on the day of arrival (in Saint-Meme)
  • Possible transfers between cities / stations / airports and the location of the activity (however, we can help you in your choice thanks to our local partners)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
The program

DAY 1

5 p.m.: arrival at the gîte (free parking in the car park provided for this purpose). Taking possession of the premises, time for you 30 minutes.

5:30 p.m.: immersion at the Cognac and Pineau des Charentes producer (family home for almost 200 years). This will be an opportunity to learn more about this aperitif which has best represented the House for 5 generations. Taste two of the most emblematic of them to understand the aromatic palette that this sweet drink containing around 17 to 18% of pure alcohol can offer.

7:30 p.m.: return to the lodge where a dinner will be carefully prepared for you.

DAY 2

9:30 a.m.: hearty breakfast.

10:30 a.m.: meet at the heart of a local House for an immersion this time in the world of Cognac, and more particularly one of the most prestigious vintages in the region, Grande Champagne. You will be invited to make the connection with the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte by discovering the old bottles and packaging dating back more than 200 years there too! You will slowly slide towards tasting the House's products with an introduction to cocktails. Don't panic for the kids: a mini creative workshop will allow them to take a leap into History while the adults enjoy their moment!

12 p.m.: saddle up and go for lunch in one of the most prestigious Charente restaurants.

3 p.m.: guided tour of Bassac Abbey (30 minutes by bike from the restaurant so leave around 2:15 p.m.).

6 p.m.: a stone's throw from the river, go down and enjoy the mildness of the sunny days...

7 p.m.: the remarkable restaurant L'Essille, in the same town of Bassac, will be reserved for you for a dinner.

10 p.m.: return by bike to Saint-Meme at the gîte.

DAY 3

10 a.m.: once you have eaten brunch, let yourself be tempted by a visit to the village (the church, the quarries, and so many other details left by our ancestors). Take note of all the particularities of the architecture because it may well be that a symbol is already familiar to you... which one?

11 a.m.: the liqueur producer opens its doors to you exceptionally to end your introductory journey in limestone lands. This innovative liqueur recently developed will delight you! It's time to think about gifts to give or to give yourself!

12 p.m.: return home, or extend your stay with our other offers made in Charentes.

Meetings
Practical information

OR: Saint-Meme-les-Carrières, Jarnac and Bassac (20 minutes from Angoulême).

THE LOCATIONS: the activities will take place indoors and outdoors.

ACCOMMODATION: Laura's Concierge

Or My Conciergerie By Lucy Violin

DINING: guest tables & large gourmet tables.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Bring your checkbook, cash or credit card for your purchases
Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. To consume with moderation. Fruit juices and water are offered as an alternative to alcoholic products throughout the stay.

Conditions of sale

Motivate those around you to participate in this stay for privatization. Do not hesitate to also offer this stay to your loved ones. The minimum number to be reached to confirm the stay is 6 people. Wait for the confirmation by email.

Cancellation of the stay: once the stay is confirmed, our cancellation conditions apply. We invite you to read our General Terms and Conditions. We therefore recommend taking out cancellation insurance for stays.

Insurance recommended

We recommend MDPA, Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances: https://www.assurance-mutual-poitiers.fr/

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