Luxe is situated 230 miles (370 kilometers) southwest of Paris, the country's capital.
From much-loved, tourist hotspots to lesser known nooks and crannies, Poitou-Charentes is crisscrossed with sights and attractions. Pranzac, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest, while La Couronne is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
Approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the south of Luxe is Angouleme, a regional center home to Museum of Comics, Hirondelle Golf and Angouleme Cathedral. Musee du Papier and Angouleme Hotel de Ville are other good places to visit.
Holy places are the best doorways into a community's spiritual heart. The monasteries around Luxe are no exception. One of the best ways to truly appreciate a spot is by knowing about its earlier days. Don't miss the fortresses while you are in the area.
If you are after a break from seeing the sights, why not check out a local watersport? Swimming and boating are both popular within the region.
If you really want to get a taste for the customs of the area, take the time to stop in at the region's restaurants and cafés. These are excellent places to get to know friendly locals as well as sample common dishes. Mouclade (mussels in wine sauce) and oyster Marenne d'Oléron are popular with both travelers and local foodies. Linger over the meal with a Vins Saumur de la Vienne or Vins du Thouarsais. Both are popular wines.
When the time comes to check out and say "Au revoir / À bientôt", you'll have loads of happy memories to keep forever.