A stay in the peaceful french countryside.
Sleeps 2-14 , 7 bedrooms, private pool.

Château de la Partoucie is located in the Charente, the departement north of the Dordogne, and is not overcrowded by tourists.

The château is tastefully renovated and decorated, but has kept it’s authenticity. The property is set on 4 acres, and is surrounded by a vineyard, some lakes, woods and sunflowerfields, offering total privacy and extensive views. At only 5 minutes from pretty Confolens, a historic town diveded by the impressive river Vienne, with shops, restaurants, Intermarché, bakery, market and brocantes.

A stay at La Partoucie is a relief for busy citypeople as it is for nature-lovers, and very suitable for family holidays.

At the groundfloor there is a spacious living/diningroom with kitchen and magnificent fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a washingmachine. At the first floor there is a large and comfortable apartment: living with fireplace, dining with kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom with shower and bathtob.
A library and yoga room.

There’s free WiFi available.

The château is situated in the triangle of historic towns Limoges, Angouleme and Poitiers. And only 1 hour drive from the vineyards of Cognac and Bordeaux. Within 30 minutes drive you can play golf, and swim in one of the lakes of the Charente. Within 10 minutes there is the possibility for canoë, tennis, horseback riding, fishing and the velorail. The most beautiful walks start at our gate!
If you would like to organize your own yoga retreat at La Partoucie, please contact us.

Things to do

Our Topics in the area :
– A walk through the old town of Confolens devided by the river Vienne to St Germain de Confolens.
– Dine at one of the « Marché de Producteurs » and visit one of the « Vide-greniers ».
– The impressing bird show « Les géants du ciel » in Chauvigny
– The antique market in Limoges.
– Dinner in restaurant : « La grange aux Oies » in Nieuil
– A beautiful walk along the river L’Issoire
Oradour-sur-Glane, interesting French History
– The Aventure Parc
– The Futuroscope in Poitiers
– The « Velo Rail », from Confolens to Manot
– Château de la Rochefoucauld and Château de Rochechouart
Vallée de Singes, monkies near Civray
– Visit the Bordeaux and Cognac region
– Visit the beautiful old villages Nanteuil en Vallée and Verteuil sur Charente
– Join one of our yoga retreats at La Partoucie

Some great restaurants in the neighbourhood:
La Grange aux Oies in Nieuil
Domaine des Etang (1 star Michelin) in Massignac

La Cave du château in Saint Germain de Confolens
L’Estaminet in Esse
Le R’naissant in Lessac
L’Emeraude in Confolens
Château de la Redotière in Lesignac Durand
La Marina at the Village flottant in Pressac
L’Argentor and St Jean both in Nanteuil en Vallée

Yoga Retreat 2023
11 – 17 June Yoga & nature walks

Yoga, meditation, morning silence, walks through the peaceful French countryside, mild detox program, delicious vegetarian food.
Price: € 700 shared room, € 825 single room all in.

The History

La Partoucie is a 19th century château (1854), built in a straight Moorish style.
The first owner, Babaud Laribière, an officer in the military forces of Napoleon, who fought in the Oriënt, died before he had even finished the building. After it had been unoccupied for years it became a Dutch reception centre for Jewish refugees during the second world war. Under the direction of the painter Conrad Kickert (1892- 1965) well known as the Dutch painter of Montparnasse. The refugees all survived the war! Many years later, the new owners started to repair the roof of the building. And in 1998, after we had bought the « château plat », the ground floor, and in the following years, the first floor became finally habitable, we have renovated the building with respect for old details and are proud we have managed to finish the work of Babaud Laribière. We opened the doors for our guests and invite them for a stay at this unique château. A truly hidden gem in  Charente.

Prices per week

Half season starting at € 595 per week: château-apartment, sleeps 2-4

Half season € 1595 – € 1895 per week: entire château, sleeps 10-14
10 pers. starting at € 300 per night, 3 nights minimum.

High season € 1995 – € 2695 per week entire château, sleeps 14
Per week only.

Bed linen is included, beds are made at arrival.
Self catering.


You can rent the château from half april till half october.

Please check availability here on the www.gites.eu website.


Jeanine Jungslager and Wim Dieffenbach
Email : partoucie@orange.fr
Phone : +33 (0)6 31 65 47 11

Château de la Partoucie – 16500 Lessac – France