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A bed and breakfast situated in southwest France, Lavaud is a 19th century château on 10 acres of park and farmland bordering the Tardoire river. Lavaud sits a few hundred yards outside the small 12th century town of Montbron, at the boundary of the regions of Charente and the Périgord.

Many of our guests find that Lavaud is a pleasant retreat from busy schedules and big-city lives. The area has much to offer. Predominantely rural, with fertile land, green rolling hills, and slow moving rivers, this part of France has been favored by man since prehistory, and is part of what today is known as "la douce France". Prehistoric, Roman, and medieval sites dot the landscape, dozens of which are within hiking and bicycling distance of Lavaud. A large variety of recreational activities are also close at hand.

Those of Lavaud’s guests with a car are well situated to easily explore some of southwest France’s internationally known attractions. The wines of Cognac or Bordeaux, the cuisine of the Pèrigord, the medieval towns of Sarlat and Brantôme, the prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux, to name only a few, are a one to two hour drive.

300 miles south of Paris, Lavaud can be accessed easily and quickly from Paris (2h10 via TGV to Angouleme) or London (direct from Stansted).

chateau de Lavaud  Lascaux local vinyards
bridge crossing Lavaud  sunflowers  Bordeaux
cycling trip Brantôme breakfast jam