For the military enthusiast there are many interesting places to visit in the area. Between 1940 and late 1942 the Charente / Dordogne border formed part of the Occupied/Vichy French demarcation. The area has a strong Resistance heritage and it is also an area where ELITE German Divisions were sent from the Eastern Front in order to rebuild. The maRTyred village of Oradour Sur Glane is about an hour away and the U-Boat pens survive at Bordeaux. the area was also the scene of the cockleshell heroes rm attack on shipping.