The pretty village of Marthon is located in the Charente region of western France, and though it may be petite, with only a handful of shops, bars and restaurants, it is a tranquil setting perfectly located to make the most of the region and its charming bigger towns. The ideal place to take a family as there’s plenty of countryside to cycle, horse-ride and stroll through, rivers to canoe and kayak in, and an amazing outdoor karting track. You can also take the children on an adventure course through the treetops or visit the 10-pin bowling lane. Take a look at the glamorous Chateau de la Couronne - a stunning building worth stopping by, and finally, for a round of golf, La Preze International Golf Club is right nearby. When you’ve quite exhausted all there is to do in and around Marthon, the nearby cathedral city of Angouleme, the beautiful chateaux at Le Rochefoucauld and the pretty town of Brantome are well worth visiting.