Maison du Tourisme du Civraisien en Poitou – Accueil Touristique de Charroux
Nestled in a small valley, not far from the Charente river, the octagonal tower in Charroux is all that is left of one of the most powerful Medieval Benedictine abbeys, which was founded at the end of the 8th C by Count Roger of Limoges under the protection of Charlemagne. The large abbey church, (11th C) has a typical Carolingian architectural style. All that remains of the monastery is the XVth C chapter house, where sculptures taken from the Gothic doorway have been collected. Open all year round.
Local accommodation : hotels, bed and breakfast. Thursday Local market and fair on the first Saturday of the month.