Confolens is an attractive rural medieval town in the Charente region of South West France and is situated on the river Vienne at the confluence with the river Goire (the name comes originally from the word ‘confluence’). The area around Confolens is packed full of opportunities for days out, visits and the pursuit of a variety of other interests. The region boasts fascinating historical areas and stunning landscapes with a choice of rivers, lakes, forests supporting an abundance of bird and wildlife not seen in the UK.

Out and about in Confolens

The town centre of Confolens is just 2 km from Studio Alouette. There is plenty to do in the town and close surroundings without venturing too far! The town centre itself is a delightful medieval market town and you can easily spend an afternoon exploring the winding streets, cobbled walkways and breath-taking climbs. Here at Studio Alouette we have maps of town with suggested walking routes with information and places where you can stop, rest and refresh with a drink or something to eat. To find out more about the history of the town and details of what’s on see our sister website here.

Confolens is home to the International Folklore Festival, a week long event in August each year, attracting hundreds of performers and thousands of visitors to the town. Groups of musicians and dancers from all over the world converge of the small town for the weeklong annual celebration. In addition, the whole of France celebrates National Day of Music on the 21st of June. Every town and small villages takes part with a huge variety of live music events.

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Same price all year round for groups of 3 or more