The climate in this beautiful region of southwest France ensures reasonably mild winters and warm summer days. There are several delightful historic market towns that provide an extensive range of facilities and amenities all within a short drive.
Ruffec is a town in the Charente department in southwestern France.
Profiting from the proximity of the Charente, Ruffec is a beautiful stopover town , between Poitiers and Angoulême. It makes an excellent base to enjoy all the charming sights of the region.
Ruffec is known for being a stage town on the road to Paris and Spain. Founded in 963 by King Lothair, the city was once home to a castle fortress which regularly attracted the Kings of France.
During the Second World War, Ruffec was at the centre of Resistance for the evacuation of the Allied airmen towards Spain.