Montmoreau and the surrounding area
The village of Montmoreau is built on the western edge of the Tude valley, a river which flows into the Dronne at the southern edge of the Charente department.
A castle dating from the 11th and 15th centuries was built on the hill and has always dominated this old market town, with its steep streets, old houses and 12th century Romanesque church.
In the past, the village was one of the stops on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (Chemin de Tour) and was used by the pilgrims.
Further on, the Montmorélien hillsides, now classified Natura 2000, are home to dry grasslands rich in orchids.