Saintes & The Saintonge

in Charentes



The amphitheatre, Saint-Eutrop crypt, Saint-Pierre cathedral and the Gabare

Discover the city of Saintes

Saintes has made a pact with time without losing its soul for all that. It makes light of the centuries and gently draws on the marks they have left. Wedged in a loop of the river Charente, with regular floods as a reminder of nature, the city seems to capture quite indifferently the essentials of…

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Meursac church, Cognac, Crazannes Castle and Trizay Abbey

Discover the Saintonge, around Saintes

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…

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