There is much to see and enjoy in this area, as much or as little as you like. Asnois itself has a lovely Aire (park) beside the river with an area for children, BBQs and picnic tables, all free and very clean (including the toilet facilities).
The nearest market town of Charroux, steeped in history and home to the amazing abbey ruins is just 10 minutes away. Charroux has 3 bars, a restaurant, 2 boulangeries, a chemist and a market every Thursday morning. Throughout the year there are many events on – i.e. August, painting in the streets, September – the Foire au Vin.
Other larger market towns are within 30 minutes away, along with a choice of supermarkets. Confolens has its music festival in August. L'Isle Jourdain has watersports and bungee jumping. But if you want something more exciting then visit Poitiers for thee Futuroscope – open all year round, or watch car racing around the streets of Angouleme in September.
Here's a selection of things to do: