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Saintes

The treasures of the Saintonge area and the coast in Charente Maritime

Just 7 km from the Domaine des Chais in the heart of the Saintonge and on the tranquil banks of the Charente, Saintes, Gallo-Roman, town of art and history opens its doors .... Witnesses its prestigious past, the many remarkable sites open to you: the a Gallo-Roman mphitheatermphitheater, the arch of Germanicus, the Abbaye aux Dames and St. Eutrope church, true masterpieces of Romanesque architecture registered by Unesco ... are some examples. Narrow streets, docks and squares often reserve the surprise of a garden, a secret passage, a carved decoration ... and its daily market (except Monday) reveals the treasures of the Charentais terroir. River cruises on the Charente are a nice way to enjoy this rich heritage and the relaxed lifestyle of the Saintongeaise capital. From the vine to the sea ...

Nearby, in the heart of the Cognac area, Pineau des Charentes (to be discovered with moderation during a cellar tour), the valleys of the Charente, the Seugne, the Coran and the Arnoult offer varied natural spaces where all entertainment is allowed. Between the Gironde and Vendée, vineyards and rolling hills, the white stone of Charente houses illuminate the landscape.

A little further on, the sea ... beaches, islands ... The squares (sentinels of the coastline), La Rochelle, Marennes and its oysters, Oleron Island, the islands of Ré, Royan, Rochefort Fort Boyard ... worth a visit ...

Pombonne recreation park

Fontdouce valley adventure park

GALLO-ROMAIN AMPHITHEATRE

The Lapidiales

CHATEAU DE LA ROCHE COURBON

CHARENTAISES CRUISES

Ther Nuns Beach

Karting