Numerous activities: Canoeing, archery, climbing, caving, hiking, accro branche, tennis, golf, Autogire, ULM and karting etc...Canoeing : Base canoë de Mansle Tel : 05 45 22 26 68The Charente branches out into innumerable arms and flows around hundreds of islands. Donjons, castles, houses, mills, fisheries, leisure and relaxation areas and holiday estates are all along the river. The association L'araignée : 06 81 15 65 20 Philippe LARGEA Fishing : Fabrice Deplanche, known as "Bab", has opened a magnificent space in the village dedicated to fishing (trout, carp, carnivorous fish, live fishing, strike fishing, etc.). Large choice of branded equipment, rods, casts, reels, live bait, live fish for trout or pike etc... The waters of the Charente are full of carp, tench and much more. Tel : 05 45 22 46 32On foot, by bike, on horseback :: The Manche-Pyrénées long distance footpath crosses the Ruffécois area from east to west. The Tour de l'Angoumois runs through the south of the Ruffecois. Short hiking trails are available in the form of topo-guides at the Tourist Office. The variety of paths proposed through the forests or valleys, to discover the local traditions, villages and inhabitants of this country answers all the desires of the moment. To stroll: Night market, Fuchsia exhibitions. Guided tours from June to September in the town of Angoulême: tours in the Angoumois region with the following themes: the medieval Charente, in the footsteps of the Compostela pilgrims, the Charente heritage, abbeys, castles.... Information: Service patrimoine, Hôtel de Ville, tel. 05 45 38 70 79To enjoy: Restaurants nearby to discover a regional gastronomy full of traditions. From farm to farm: visit the farms, discover the activities and taste the products. Guided tours of the major cognac houses during which the processes involved in making cognac are explained: viticulture, distillation, ageing, and the marriage of the crus. Information from the Cognac Tourist Office Tel. 05 45 82 10 71The Cognac Ecomuseum in Migron, guided tour of the vineyard, the museum reconstituting the life of a winegrower in the 19th century, the distillery and the cellars. For entertainment: nearby, jazz or classical concerts, numerous festivals including the comic book festival, the Remparts circuit, enough to keep you busy during your stay.For the passionate: dance courses and festival, a racecourse which gathers each season of the amateurs of horse and greyhound races. For the more courageous: walks in the Charente to discover: vestiges, churches, castles etc.. The discovery of our museums rich in history and wonders of the past.For the river lovers: cruises on the Charente river, gabarre rides: on the river Charente from Saint-Simon port gabarrier, then visit the Maison des gabarriers.