It is here at Chéronnac, originally called Carentago, that the source of the Charente river can be found. The church was built on the site of a chapel, which itself had been built on a ‘motte' or castle mound ; the door has a carved 13th century lock and a 15th century wall painting in honour of de Rouziers, Lord of Chéronnac.
Nearby villages of interest are : Montoume, where you will be surprised by the colour of the houses, which, unusually for this area, are built of red stone. The stone is, in fact, an impactite, formed when a meteorite fell to earth at Rochechouart/Chassenon about 200 million years ago.
Peyrassoulat is situated on the banks of the river Tardoire and has some remarkable flora - don't miss the two immense Plane trees whose branches spread over 40m and are about 250 years old ; or the four yew trees which must be over 500 years old to have reached the size that they are nowadays.
With the added attraction of two waymarked footpaths and a picnic area you can spend a few pleasant hours in and around Chéronnac.
- from 08 august 2022 to 01 january 2100
Location & access
- 87600 CHERONNAC
- lat. 45.764999 - lon. 0.774444