We hadn’t ever heard of Taillebourg and came across it by chance. We were looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of nights and found an Aire stating it was located next to a castle. So we decided to go and have a look.
The Aire was an old municipal campsite and in a lovely location with plenty of dogs walks that led right up into the gardens of the castle ruins.
Taillebourg was the place of three battles on account of its strategically important position on the Charente river as a river crossing.
The Chateau dominates the town and was the garrison of Louis IX before the battle in 1242.
It was a lovely peaceful couple of nights and the town had a bakery and small shop too.