Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a commune in the Charente department in the Poitou-Charentes region in southwestern France. The town is situated on the Dronne river, on the South-East border of the Charente region, close to the Dordogne and the villages ofBonnes, Laprade and Saint-Romain. It is counted among Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.
The name Aubeterre is derived from the name Albaterra, which dates back to 1004. The town was given this name because of the white chalk rock face that overlooks the town.