Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a French commune in the Charente department in the Poitou-Charentes region of south-western France. It is a medieval village with ancient galleried and turreted houses built on a steep hillside above the river.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aubeterriens or Aubeterriennes.
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is particularly famous for its Twelfth Century church carved out of the rock of the cliff face with tombs going back to the Sixth Century.
The name Aubeterre is derived from Albaterra which dates to 1004. Alba Terra means "White earth" which comes from the white chalk rock face overlooking the village.
Aubeterre sur Dronne
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