Situated in the Charente department of south-west France, Vaux-Rouillac offers visitors the chance to get away and savour the beauty of nature. It also gives them the opportunity to discover more about French history and culture while savouring some of the specialities the French are known for. Quaint, cosy cottages are available to accommodate travellers here.
A walk through this town will reveal some interesting landmarks such as the Abbaye Notre Dame de l’Assomption de Châtre. It was constructed in the 17th century and is a beauty to behold, with the ancient, intricately sculpted features that adorn its facade. Exploring these ruins is a relaxing experience as they are surrounded by lush green fields.
The town of Jarnac is less than 10km away from Vaux-Rouillac and tourists will find that it is well worth a visit. Here they will discover a quiet town sitting on the banks of the Charente River and encircled by lush vineyards. The local wine producers are more than glad to welcome guests and show them around the plantations and give them a taste of their wines. On returning to the town visitors will be able to explore a multitude of shops and treat themselves to the locally produced chocolate. They will be also find interesting monuments from centuries ago to feast their eyes on. These include the 11th century church of Saint Pierre which was built in Roman style. Also within the boundaries of Jarnac are the facilities of the producer of the world-famous Cognac drink. A tour of this place will give a chance to view the process of making this internationally-acclaimed drink as well a chance to explore its museum.
This locale showcases temperate weather throughout the year with summers that are not too hot and winters that are relatively mild. From November to February Vaux-Rouillac experiences temperatures averaging between 8 and 12°C which can be considered warm for this time of year. During spring temperatures climb into the 20s and in August, at the height of summer, they average at about 28°C. Most of Vaux-Rouillac’s rain falls as autumn gives way to winter in the months of October and November. But even then it averages just above 75mm.
Those in a position to charter a plane can arrange a flight to the Aéroport d’Angoulême Brie-Champniers. This facility is just about 15 miles from Vaux-Rouillac and has two runways. On arrival here visitors will find an abundance of taxis as well as rental vehicles from Avis, Europcar and Hertz. Most visitors will however, arrange a flight to the nearby Nantes International Airport which handles traffic from most European cities and even some locales in North Africa. The above car hire firms and taxis are available to passengers in the airport’s terminals. Other airports within a 100km radius of Vaux-Rouillac include the Limoges Airport and La Rochelle Airport.