The Braconne
March, 2013

Following my last post, a few people have asked me whereabouts the Casque d’Agris (helmet) was found.


It was in the beautiful and mostly tranquil forest of the Braconne, actually around La Grotte de Perrats which is just off the main road between Pont d’Agris and Chasseneuil.
The nearest town is La Rochefoucauld, although it’s not far from the relatively modest city of Angoulême, home to an extremely popular annual comics festival, which attracts 200,000 visitors each year.
I was a little disappointed by the site myself, as the cave is blocked off and I fancied myself as a more mature Indiana Jones. But maybe the restricted access was a blessing — I’m scared to death of caves, actually!