Brossac is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is great for walking
or cycling. Brossac lake is a short walk away being about 2 km outside
the village. However, if you wish to travel further afield, then you
will need some form of transport.
A daily bus service runs from Brossac about 50 metres from the Marie
and Tourist Office (opposite the Chateau, Place de Mariners). It will
cost 1€ to travel anywhere within the Poitou-Charentes region.
The number 11 bus runs through Brossac (Chalais to Angoulême) and
operates from Monday through Friday.
These times are fairly consistent throughout the year, but check
timetables for variations prior to travel.
Timetable for No.11 Bus
Buses to take within the
The nearest SNCF train service runs from Chalais, just 8 km from
Brossac. This is on the Paris - Angoulême - Bordeaux line and
connections to other destinations can be made at these main stations.
This north-south route is the quickest and easiest route for travelling
in this area.
The journey between Chalais and Bordeaux takes about 80 minutes. The
journey between Chalais and Angoulême takes about 30 minutes.
Please note: there's no evening train from Angoulême to Chalais on
SNCF Schedules for more
Angoulême is central on the west-east line whose main stations are
From Bordeaux you can travel
west to Arcahon or east on the St. Emillion - Bergerac - Sarlat route
or east on the Mussidan - Perigueux - Limoges route. Between Chalais
and Bordeaux are two important stations for connections and frequency
of trains - Coutras and especially Libourne, from where you can get to
the Dordogne, the Pyrenees and the West coast of France.
Tickets can be purchased from larger stations at most times and from
smaller stations during ticket office opening hours. When this is not
possible you can pay for your journey on the train - be sure to
approach the official for this before they ask you for your ticket
otherwise you may be liable for a fine.
You can also book any journey
on the French Rail network online using RailEurope and Voyages SNCF.
information on individual station services, time tables and booking
tickets, see Stations in Motion (Gares en Mouvement)
More information on train lines, bookings, website links, phone numbers
can be found here.
Car Hire is available from all airports and train stations. Some common
rental car companies are
Budget Rent A Car, Avis, Europcar, Hertz.
The nearest taxi service is 8km away in Chalais. It costs
approximately 25€ for a ride from Chalais to Brossac, and may take up
to 10 minutes for the ride.
17 rue de Barbezieux
PHONE.: 05 45 98 18 53
MOBILE : 06 89 85 75 07
The timings of your initial journey to and from the Brossac area, and
the timings of subsequent journeys, by train or bus whilst exploring
the area, are likely to mean that you will need a hotel for a night and
you will need to account for this in your budget. Stations at
Angouleme, Bordeaux, Limoges, La Rochelle and Poitier all have
reasonably priced hotels within walking distance of the station.
Ibis, Best Western and Apart 'city hotels will be familiar names so
that you know what to expect.
Also see La Giraudière's Guide to Hotels
in Southwest France.