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Confolens is about 3 kms from Villechaise situated on the Vienne river.
It is the sous prefecture of Charente.

It is a beautiful town straddling both sides of the Vienne, best known for its
festival of folklore and music.

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As the sous prefecture of Charente, Confolens has an impressive range
of administrative buildings totally out of keeping with its size as a town.
These, together with the commercial premises and houses, go right up to
the banks on both sides of the river.

In the town itself you will find services and shops as follows:

    • Banks (Credit Agricole, Credit Mutuelle, etc)
    • Supermarkets (Intermarché, Casino)
    • Pharmacies
    • Garages (Citroen, Renault)
    • Hospital
    • Post Office
    • Market hall
    • Cinema
    • Hotels and restaurants (Emmeraude, Mere Michelet, etc.)
    • Lots of smaller shops (photographic, presents, food, bakers, cakes, porcelain, etc)
    • A bicycle shop where you can hire bikes


The festival is usually held in the second week in August and more
information can be found on their site.
Festival of folkloric dance and music.

The town prides itself on its walks, and to find out more go into the
"Nature et Accueil" next to the cinema and they can provide you
with leaflets about the local walks and items of interest.

For more information see The Mairie, Confolens


John & Philippa Holroyd
Domaine de Villechaise
16500 St Maurice des Lions

Tel: +44 (0)7802 460486


Tel: +33 (0)545 71 25 33








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