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Make a holiday villa in Brie your home away from home

Brie, in the southwest of France is an excellent location for a family holiday. One of the outer lying districts of Angouleme, Brie presents the all round holiday with metropolitan attractions, lovely scenic countryside to tour and gorgeous beaches within easy reach. HomeAway offers a large selection of Brie holiday villas and you are bound the find exactly the one for your family. When you book your holiday villa in Brie, you will find it equipped with everything you need to enjoy your visit. Villas are fully furnished and many include extras such as swimming pools and bicycles. Be sure to plan some activities like those listed below so you can get the full feel of the area.

Things to do

Brie is a location that can be as quiet or as exciting as you want it to be. Situated just a handful of kilometres from local beaches, pretty towns and local sporting venues, there is something for everyone in Brie.

- Zoo de La Palmyre in Royan is a fun way to spend the day. With over 1600 animals, you will not be short of things to see. There’s even a petting area you can walk through with smaller animals close by.

-The beaches at Royan are spectactular and attract many French visitors in the summer months. A short drive from holiday villas in Brie, you will find lifeguard supervision in the busy periods along with sailing and watersports equipment for hire. Lessons are even available for those wanting to learn a new skill! If you are visiting in the peak month of August, make sure you arrive early to avoid any problems with parking.

-The troglodyte caves at Meschers is an interesting trip. A little way up the coast from Royan is Gironde where you can explore caves that have been reconstructed to show how inhabitants lived there in the 16th & 17th centuries.

-The Church of St Radegonde sits high above the Gironde fishing estuary and has amazing views. Warm summer nights can be spend exploring the church, admiring the view and visiting some of the quaint stores that make their home here. You may find you have to tear yourself away to return to your own pretty holiday cottage in Brie!

-Pons is a short drive from Brie and houses its tourist office in a 12th century keep. The medieval streets throughout the town will delight both adults and children and you can easily leave the car and explore the area on foot. There are restaurants to grab a bite for lunch and you can visit the visit the museum dedicated to the pilgrims that once took this ancient route.

The weather in Brie

Brie, like most areas in this corner of France has its highest average temperatures during August and you can expect highs of around 28 degrees Celsius. The most rainfall typically occurs from October to January. As many Brie holiday villas include bicycles, the summer months can be a lovely time to cycle through the area.

Getting to Brie

When visiting Brie you have several choices of airport should you decide to fly in. The nearest airport at around 75km away is Bordeaux, though you could fly into La Rochelle or Angouleme airports if you are willing to travel a little further. The Eurostar arrives in Paris and connecting trains can easily be sought to Royan station, allowing guests a 20 minute or so car ride to their Brie holiday accommodation. Should the ferry be your preferred transport option you can hire a car in Calais and drive the 850km or so to Brie.

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We have visited Belle Etoile before in 2014 during the summer. This year we decided to visit in October for a week during half term. The house is immaculate and home from home. As soon as you arrive and your car tyres crunch onto the large gravel parking area, you begin to relax. Opening the door to the country style kitchen continues the process. The house has a comfy lounge and well equipped kitchen with everything you will need for the family. The furnishings throughout are stylish and you soon feel that your holiday has begun, yet you feel like you are at home. The bedrooms had very comfy beds, with one super king and plenty of space for large families. There is even more accommodation on the second floor, which we did not need to use. We also booked the Garden Room, which is freshly furnished with a double bed and an ensuite with wet room style shower. For October, we were not expecting much from the weather, but we were blessed with three days of full sunshine🌞 with temperatures up to 25*C. The pool was still running and by 4:00pm both our boys were in for a swim (braver than me!) When the weather is less suitable for swimming, the games room is ideal for the whole family to get together and have fun trying out pool, darts, table football and table tennis. A great replacement for the kids sitting staring at screens! This area is quiet, relaxing and when sitting outside with a large glass of wine watching the sun create some of the best sunsets, cooking on the fire pit and listening to the French tree frogs in the pomegranate trees, there is nowhere better. The local area hosts many quaint villages including Ronsenac, Villebois-Lavalette, Brantome, and if you need a town you are only 30 minutes from Angouleme. There is also a well stocked Super U a few minutes drive in Villebois-Lavalette. I recommend Belle Etoile and will be booking for 2018.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

A wonderful holiday that was hard to leave...

5 of 5
We absolutely loved our holiday in this fabulous gite. Dave and Wendy have thought of everything and ensured our holiday was perfect in every way. The gite is in a fabulous hilltop position with stunning views from the gite, huge fully enclosed garden and luxurious (heated!) pool and surrounding terrace. There are fabulous walks from the door and surrounding areas. The nearest town of Villebois Lavallette is lovely with a hilltop chateau that can be seen from the gite. It also has a great super market and it's only a short drive away. There's also great markets and Brocante markets in the surrounding towns. It was wonderful to have our 2 weeks here with our 2 dogs and they loved having Archie and Eric as great playmates and knowing they couldn't escape! Dave and Wendy have everything right here and also great company if you want company. The huge skies, rolling countryside views and stunning sunsets are really special. The you both and we will see you again as soon as possible!
  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017