The Logis du Portal is more than a Guest House by a privileged environment, first by this quiet river characterizing the Charente and also by its gardens with different atmospheres.

Tourism and leisure

Heritage and culture

Castle of Balzac

Residence of the writer Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, the Château de Balzac was built by his parents around 1600. Today, it can be visited during the summer.

La Rochefoucauld

The castle overlooks the valley. During the visit, you will visit various rooms and salons, the Renaissance gallery, the chapel, the spiral staircase, the paneled boudoir of Marguerite de Valois and the library of François, Duke of La Rochefoucauld and author of the famous Maxims.

Abbey of St-Amant de Boixe

To the north of Angoulême, a vast abbey has watched over the Boixe region for more than a thousand years. From the surroundings, only the bell tower emerges from the small valley of the Javart, a tributary of the Charente.

River cruises

At the port of l’Houmeau, embark on the Angoumois for a themed trip: Bacchus cruise, paper cruise.

Paper mills

In the 17th century, the paper mills of Charente exported Angoulême vellum throughout Europe.

Comic strip museum

The comic strip museum deploys all of its permanent collections over an area of ​​approximately 1,300 m², benefiting from a sober and elegant scenography which enhances the original works: original boards, drawings and derivative objects form a unique exceptional collection. in Europe, preserved and exhibited in Angoulême

Quai de la Charente

16 000 Angoulême

Théâtre Gallo - romain des bouchauds

Gallo-Roman Theater of Bouchauds

Before exploring the Gallo-Roman ruins of Les Bouchauds, come and visit the Gallo-Roman Interpretation Center. Housed in an old Charente farmhouse built in 1846, this space presents drawings, models, and videos that will give you the keys to understanding the archaeological site.

16 170 Saint-Cybardeaux



Tree climbing

Accrobranche, Climbing and Caving


25,1 km from the logis

Ecurie les sablons

Just 500m from the house, come and discover the Ecurie des Sablons, the essential equestrian center for equine enthusiasts in Charente.

1 Les Sablons, 16330 Vars

Ecurie les sablons
Randonnée fluviale et locations de vélo

River hike and bike rentals

Rental of motor boats without a licence, by the hour, day or half-day, as well as canoes, kayaks, stand up paddles, pedal boats. From 1 hour to a day or more, with the possibility of return transport (for a day) Safety equipment provided.

Rue du Tranchard 

Pont de Basseau 

16730 Fléac

Portal swimming

Swimming in the Charente with a fine sandy beach. Fast food, entertainment in summer and supervised swimming in summer. Supervised swimming from July 1 and August 27, every afternoon, except Mondays. Free access all year round.

Fast food, on-site food truck “Le Temps d’un Tub’” and themed evenings.

Le Portal, 16330 Vars

Baignade du portal

Terra aventura

Tèrra Aventura is the opportunity to discover New Aquitaine and geocaching, by diving into a captivating universe.

16170 Saint-Cybardeaux


La Ch'ti Taillefer 12 P.I du Dr feuillet 16 330 Montignac-Charente

La Ch'ti Taillefer

12 P.I du Dr feuillet
16 330 Montignac-Charente
L'auberge de l'Abbaye P.I de l'église 16 330 Saint-Amant-de-Boixe

L'auberge de l'Abbaye

P.I de l’église
16 330 Saint-Amant-de-Boixe
Vignoble Pelletant Domaine de la Chevalerie L64 route de la Vigerie, La Chevalerie 16 170 Saint-Amant-de-Nouère

Vignoble Pelletant

164 route de la Vigerie, La Chevalerie
16 170 Saint-Amant-de-Nouère
Pizzeria 38 rue Principale 16 330 VARS


38 rue Principale 
16 330 VARS