Local Area around la Grue

Welcome to our beautiful gites in the sunny Charente area in South-West of France. The Charente is famous for its semi-Mediterranean climate, the second sunniest region in the whole of France! For more about La Grue Gites properties themselves and what our wonderful area has to offer.

Market town of Aigre

La Grue is a small hamlet surrounded by rolling fields of stunning sunflowers and vines in the gorgeous French countryside – perfect for cycling and walking. We’re only 4kms from the picturesque market town of Aigre with its supermarket,Tabac, restaurants, cafes, shops, stylish gift shop, world-famous and prestigious Cognac Gautier, tourist office and open-air markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays selling a range of local produce. Aigre also hosts an English market on the first Saturday of each month from April to October.

Fountain in Aigre


La Grue is only a five-minute drive from the village of Verdille with its most amazing boulangerie for your fresh French bread, croissants and patisserie. Deliveries can be arranged so if you’d like to wake to beakfast on your patio, just ask!

There is also a fabulous butcher and an Epicerie too.

Just Relax

Whether you wish to relax and unwind in your own private courtyard garden or on the spacious patio beside our large 12 m by 6 m swimming pool with your favourite novel, then you’ve chosen the right place!

If you have children, they will love nothing more than splashing around in the pool with inflatables and sinkers or playing on the games field.

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Bois Gite

Cognac lovers

For lovers of Cognac and the Charente speciality of Pineau, we have Gautier Cognac right on our doorstep in Aigre. It is one of the oldest Cognac houses in France and it is situated on the Osme river.

In 2020, Sotheby’s sold Gautier’s 1762 Vintage for a record-breaking £118,580! Click on the following link to find out more:


Baby and child friendly

We have a selection of baby and child equipment available for you to use. Just let us know and we’ll have it ready for you so that you can pack less and travel lighter. We also have a games field and lots of games, craft, puzzles, toys, and books too.

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