La Charente Maritime
5 minutes pour découvrir la Charente Maritime

Countryside

Region of good living!

The countryside of the département of Charente-Maritime, overlapping the regions of Aunis and Saintonge, blends diversity, beauty and authenticity and is - as yet - largely unspoilt.

Open country and regional produce

Forests, fields of sunflowers, charming waterways and vineyards cover the hinterland. A multitude of places to find peace and rest, but also a wide range of activities - walksbike rideshorse rides, tennis...the interior of the Charente-Maritime is also a region of good living, with excellent regional produce such as pineaucognacgoat’s cheeses and so on.
 

A unique heritage

The heart of the Charente-Maritime is a huge open-air history book, rich in Romanesque churches, abbeys and châteaux. The main towns of the interior count many awe-inspiring historical monuments; for example the Roman town of Saintes, with its arenas, hot springs and triumphal arch, as well as the splendid Abbaye-aux-Dames ; Saint-Jean-d’Angély and Pons on the road to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle are also well worth a visit. There is also Surgères with its medieval fortifications, and Jonzac with its château and old town.
Saint-Jean-d’Angely

Saint-Jean-d’Angely

A historic town full of charm!
Saintes

Saintes

An exceptional historic town!
Pons

Pons

The medieval city, a must to discover!
Surgeres

Surgeres

An exceptional historic and architectural heritage!
Jonzac

Jonzac

A beautiful town, full of history!