On the borders of Charente and Périgord, Aubeterre clings its entangled roofs and castle to a grassy cliff on the banks of the Dronne. The monolithic or rock-hewn underground Church of Saint Jean, the Collegiate Church of Saint Jacques and chapels and convents are evidence of the village’s significant religious past and pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela used to stop here.

+ d'infos :

Information : Sud Charente Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 45 98 57 18

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Underground Church of Saint Jean
  • Church of Saint Jacques


    • Abbeys and churches : Underground Church of Saint Jean, Collegiate Church of Saint Jacques, Poor Clare, Franciscan and Minim convents
    • By the waterside :
    • Castles and ramparts : The castle

    River Dronne