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Situated at only 3 minutes (by car) from the route national 10, in the borders of the Charente Maritime, the Charente, Dordogne and Gironde, the possibilities of pastime and discovery are legion. The Gironde and the Atlantic Ocean are at a distance of some decades of kilometres, and in a radius of 50 - 100 km. you will find several beautiful cities as Bordeaux, Cognac, Angoulême, Saintes, Royan and St. Emillion, and at a distance of an hour you are in the Médoc with its famous chateaux.

The Haute Saintonge is rich in Roman churches and there are numerous prehistoric relics, as the dolmen in Montguyon (8 km.). There are also several archaeological museums in Jonzac (27 km.) and Pons (46 km.), museums for folk art, old trades, traditional clothes and furniture of the Haute Saintonge (Clérac 13 km., Montendre 16 km.).

In the direct proximity of ´La Thébaïde´ there are plenty of beautiful walks- and cycle routes. There are also horse riding facilities in St.Martin d´Ary (9 km.).
In the neighbourhood are several swimming pools, little lakes and rivers for aquatic sports, swimming and fishing.
In Jonzac (24 km.) you will find a thermal bathe and a tropic complex with several water-activities.

You can play golf in Montendre (9 holes) and Saintes (18 holes) and play tennis in Chevanceaux (3 km.), Montlieu la Garde (4 km.) and Orignolles (6 km.).