The Saintonge

La Saintonge, the territory of the Santons in Antiquity, an ancient province bordering on the Angoumois, the Poitou and the Guyenne, cares little about more recent administrative boundaries. The centuries have shaped the Saintonge identity, a secret and living soul, an alliance of land and sea. It is nourished by Roman art, precious vineyards and elegant chateaux. It is a bright gateway to the ocean, the coast, the islands and estuaries. Beyond local vocations, these two influences are undeniable. It gently grows on the visitor, over the course of walks and meetings, giving charm and meaning to the discovery of Saintonge.

 

Glass of Cognac

Towards Cognac

Castle of Crazannes

Towards La Rochelle

Trizay Abbey

Towards the Atlantic coast

Roman church in Rioux

Towards Bordeaux