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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme travel guide

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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme is a village to the south of Angouleme in the Charente department of France (Poitou-Charentes region).

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France This Way comment: Mouthiers-sur-Boeme is a scenic village with a few notable highlights to discover, in a location that has been inhabited since neolithic times.

One of the historic monuments in the village is the Church of Saint Hilaire, an attractive roman style church that dates from the 12th century and is notable for its hexagonal tower with stone arched openings

washhouses on boeme river

The second imposing building is the Chateau de la Rochandry, a scenic castle of quite recent construction: it dates largely from the 19th century, at which time it was built on the site of a much older castle.

Other notable monuments in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme include the 16th century turretted Logis de Forge and the grand 16th century townhouse called the Logis des Gagniers.

The traditional washhouses on the river can also be seen. These were moved to their current location in the 19th century, when the course of the Boeme river was disrupted by the construction of the railway viaduct in 1840-1850.

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A more recent addition to the heritage of the village is the roundabout called 'peuplier major' which features a recent bronze statue of three horses on a rock. On the side of the rock is a copy of the engraving from the cave at Chaire a Calvin*.

* There is a prehistoric cave in a cliff at Mouthiers-sur-Boeme called Chaire a Calvin with an engraving of a cow and horses dating back about 20,000 years.

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The 15th century Logis de Forge and the surrounding 18th century hamlet has in the past been a flour mill, an iron mill and a walnut oil mill. Surrounding a large pond the logis is now home to a contemporary garden which has been classed as a 'Remarkable garden' of France. Water has a large influence in the garden and there are various ponds and water channels at the centre of the planting.

remarkable garden

Attractions nearby

The quiet countryside around the town contains several peaceful villages where it is pleasant to take a stroll and enthusiasts of roman style architecture will discover numerous picturesque churches in the hamlets and villages of the region.

Charmant and Villebois-Lavalette are both close by and pleasant to visit if you have the time and inclination for a quiet exploration.

You can find more travel ideas in the Charente guide and the Poitou-Charentes guide.

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Map of Mouthiers-sur-Boeme and places nearby

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Torsac

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around in Charente

Torsac guide
Charmant

Charmant

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a church as well as the source of the river Boeme

Charmant guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial wing added in the 20th century, and now recently restored

Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic monuments to see and nice views

Angouleme guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a castle to see

Villebois-Lavalette guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river, and perhps then a boat trip along the river

Saint-Simon guide

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Address: Mouthiers-sur-Boëme, Blanzac-Porcheresse, Angoulême, Poitou-Charentes, 16440, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 45.5556, longitude 0.1242

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Logis de Forge: remarkable garden
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac): religious monument (5 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne): religious monument (6 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe): religious monument (7 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe): religious monument (7 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen): religious monument (8 km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel): religious monument (10 km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme): religious monument (11 km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis): religious monument (11 km)
  • Angouleme: town of art and history (13 km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne: remarkable garden (22 km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: village d'etape (29 km)

The French version of this page is at Mouthiers-sur-Boeme (Francais)

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