Where We Are

Your ideal base to experience and enjoy the Charente

The Charente is the second sunniest region in the whole of France. Here, spring starts early with vines bursting into life in March. Come summer, sunflowers turn the countryside yellow and Autumn stretches into late October.

Le Raby is situated in the commune of Bouteville within the Charente département of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of South West France.

We are in the centre of the Grande Champagne area of cognac production and the countryside is typically vineyards, with fields of sunflowers in the summer.

Le Raby is between the villages of Chateauneuf-sur-Charente and Saint-Même-les-Carrières. We’re a 20-minute drive from Jarnac and Cognac and 30 minutes from Angoulême.


Although we are deep in the countryside and surrounded by vineyards we’re less than a 15 minute drive from shops, boulangeries, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, markets and petrol stations.

How to get here

Flying and booking a hire car is the quickest way to get here.

There is plenty of choice, with flights from many UK regional airports to Bergerac, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Limoges and Poitiers – all within 1.5 to 2 hours of Le Raby.

Le Raby, 16120 Bouteville, France

Google Maps reference: JV8M+FQ Bouteville

Le Raby, 16120 Bouteville, France


Ferry or Eurostar with self-drive

Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen or St Malo and we are under 5 hours; from Le Havre it takes about 6 hours

From Calais about 7.5 hours and with Eurostar to Lille it takes about 7 hours

Please check with ferry operators for up-to-date routes and timetables.

GPS coordinates

45.616494, -0.114978


The nearest TGV station is Angoulême – with direct trains to and from Paris.