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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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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
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                                                                                        Chateau / Country House #8111717
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #18274
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect place in a perfect spot

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful sunrise in aptly named cottage with excellent facilities. Stunning wood burning stove that kept us snug on frosty evenings in February.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A perfect French rural retreat!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were immediately impressed with the barn and its layout, thus optimising use of all its features. There is plenty of space for everyone to find a corner on your own if you so wish although at the same time being able to enjoy family time without feeling cramped. The outside space is great for young and old alike. This is indeed somewhere you can stay at any time of the year and feel comfortable in. We were given excellent customer service by the owners who were approachable when asked, but at the same time discreet and mindful of giving us privacy. In particular, it was great to have good kitchen equipment to use as I often find at other holiday homes this is what can let the property down. We would not hesitate to stay at this property again when in the Charente, and indeed contemplating a stay again in 2017!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Our French favourite in Charantes

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Well appointed gite providing comfortable accommodation, with a good level of seclusion from the main property. Beautiful pool within the surrounding gardens in a unique setting of an exquisite French hamlet. The owners of the property albeit reasonably new to the area have already acquired a wealth of knowledge of the locality. The quaint local small town of La Rochefoucauld is a real delight and if you go further afield, Angouleme is well worth a visit and enjoys a variety of high quality restaurants. You will be spoilt with a variety of choice in the area whether it's golfing, walking or relaxing.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016