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The Area

La Charente-Maritime is situated in the South-West of France.

At the heart of France's Atlantic coast, it has a mild climate in winter and beautifully hot summers. It is one of the most attractive departments of France, and in particular of the Atlantic seaboard.

The particularly mild climate, a leading architectural and environmental heritage, all combined with the attractiveness of the coast make this department a popular holiday resort.

SAINTES: town of art and history, has many charms:

Roman Town

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  • - Germanicus Arch
  • - Amphitheatre (The arenas)
  • - The Archaeological Museum
  • - Saint-Saloine Thermal Baths


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Middle-Ages town


  • - Abbaye aux Dames
  • - Saint-Eutrope Church, listed as a
  • ..Unesco World Heritage Site as
  • ..part of the "Routes of Santiago
  • ..de Compostela"
  • - Saint-Pierre Cathedral

As well as local museums, the National Stud Farms of Saintes, many cruises on the river Charente.

The roman saintonge:

The Roman churches abound in Saintonge. If you love roman art, you will find on Saintes tourism office website some suggestions of circuits to make you discover some of the most beautiful churches in the Saintonge.

Moreover, you will discover:


The area of the green oyster:

From Saujon to Ronce-les-Bains, there are many ways to follow the route of the oyster and to step in the oyster-farming villages in Seudre.

  • - Mornac-sur-Seudre, with its 14th century market, is classified
  • ..amongst one of the most beautiful fortified villages in France;
  • - Chaillevette and Chatressac, the ports of the green oysters area,
  • ..are nice stopovers to stroll along the colourful huts in the scent
  • ..of the sea;
  • - La Tremblade, first oyster-farming of France, a museum devoted
  • ..to farming and to the oyster's history.

Saujon - at 10 km

Thermal baths: http://www.thermes.net/
You will find many cafes, restaurants, shops as well as a shopping center.

Rochefort - at 33 km

The Corderie Royale and the outbuildings (water tower, fountain, guardroom) : http://www.corderie-royale.com/
The Hermione: http://www.hermione.com/

Royan - at 25 km

Seaside town: http://www.ot-royan.fr/
A paradise with its numerous beaches, coves, and its port (third marina on the Atlantic coast).
For the history of architecture and urbanism, Royan is undoubtedly the city "the most fifties in France".

Meschers-sur-Gironde - at 31 km

Coast of Beauty: http://www.ot-meschers.com/
Do not miss the Caves of Matata and Regulus, cave dwellings in the white cliffs as well as the Port.

Talmont-sur-Gironde - at 37 km

The peninsula of all ages: http://www.talmont-sur-gironde.fr/decouvrir-le-village/
Famous for its Roman Church, this village overlooking the Gironde is full of charm and leaves a memorable visual reminder.

La Palmyre - at 39 km

the Zoo: http://www.zoo-palmyre.fr/
The private zoological park the most visited of France.
Beaches: familial beaches sheltered from the bay of Bonne Anse or vast stretches of the Wild Coast.

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