Culture and Heritage

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Do you like walking in beautiful villages , discovering the architectural, cultural and historical heritage of your vacation spot? You like old stones , pretty churches , places steeped in history to explore ... Cultural outings are your pleasure and on holiday in Charente Maritime, you want to see the 1001 castles , remains, medieval wonders ! For enthusiasts of various learning, the insatiable curious , Charente Maritime is a perfect destination.

According to my cultural desires , offers you articles on the towns, villages of the region. We have explored for you major tourist sites, others more confidential, pearls to discover ... Museums, interpretation centers ... Nothing will escape you!

Brouage, fortified citadel in the heart of the marshes

Brouage, fortified citadel in the heart of the marshes
Brouage, fortified citadel in the heart of the ...

Hiers-Brouage

Charente Maritime is full of fortified villages that have withstood enemy assaults as well as those of the time, to reach us almost intact. Like a stone star that emerges in the middle of the ...

The Gironde estuary, a getaway between land, river and ocean

The Gironde estuary, a getaway between land, river and ocean
The Gironde estuary, a getaway between land, r ...

Talmont-sur-Gironde

With the Gironde as a common thread, let's set off to discover its estuary, more than 70 km long, which lives to the rhythm of the tides. Dotted with wild coves , small beaches , forests , marshes ...

Visit the Charente Maritime museums

Visit the Charente Maritime museums
Visit the Charente Maritime museums

Marennes

In museums of the Charente Maritime, you will discover the Gallo-Roman ruins, a rich architectural heritage of the Middle Ages and the 19th century, and traces of religious persecution. But also ...

Visit the castles of Charente Maritime!

Visit the castles of Charente Maritime!
Visit the castles of Charente Maritime!

Saint-Porchaire

Charente-Maritime is a territory steeped in history. Around Saintes, on the Gallo-Roman remains of this capital, many castles develop on the banks of the Charente . The provinces of Aunis , the ...

Explore the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” in Charente-Maritime

Explore the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” in Charente-Maritime
Explore the “Most Beautiful Villages of France ...

Talmont-sur-Gironde

Grandiose panoramas , walks off the beaten track, heritage and old stones . Between countless nuggets, Charente-Maritime concentrates 5 villages labeled Plus Beaux Villages de France . This ...

Le Phare des Baleines: guardian of the sea and guide for sailors.

Le Phare des Baleines: guardian of the sea and guide for sailors.
Le Phare des Baleines: guardian of the sea and ...

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines

Links between the sky and the ocean, lighthouses fascinate, ignite the imagination, attract the eye and inevitably, the photographic lens. Charente-Maritime is distinguished by its perilous waves ...

Mornac-sur-Seudre, invitation to travel on the banks of the estuary

Mornac-sur-Seudre, invitation to travel on the banks of the estuary
Mornac-sur-Seudre, invitation to travel on the ...

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Ah the cabins! This simple word is enough to get away from it all. The mere mention of these small multicolored wooden huts characteristic of the Charente coast makes our imagination travel and ...

Discover the Isle of Aix, a corner of paradise in the Charente Estuary

Discover the Isle of Aix, a corner of paradise in the Charente Estuary
Discover the Isle of Aix, a corner of paradise ...

Île-d'Aix

Ah Aix Island , what a little paradise! At the mere mention of its name only picturesque images : the ocean, Fort Boyard, the sandy beaches, the sun, nature. The only island of Charente Maritime ...

Discovery of Pons and its historic treasures

Discovery of Pons and its historic treasures
Discovery of Pons and its historic treasures

Pons

Bordering the departments of Charente and Gironde, Haute-Saintonge is one of the best preserved and most authentic places in Charente-Maritime . Halfway between Saintes and Jonzac , the small ...

Visit Talmont-sur-Gironde, fortified city in the Charente

Visit Talmont-sur-Gironde, fortified city in the Charente
Visit Talmont-sur-Gironde, fortified city in t ...

Talmont-sur-Gironde

Want a ride? Discover the picturesque village of Talmont-sur-Gironde perched on a promontory on the Charentais coastline forming a peninsula at the edge of the Gironde estuary . 15km south of ...

Top 5 spots to admire the carrelets of Charente-Maritime

Top 5 spots to admire the carrelets of Charente-Maritime
Top 5 spots to admire the carrelets of Charent ...

Inseparable from the landscapes of Charente-Maritime and the Gironde estuary , wooden huts perched above the ocean stand on the coast, open to the vastness of the Atlantic . True charentais ...

Charente seaweed for a healthy, balanced and organic diet!

Charente seaweed for a healthy, balanced and organic diet!
Charente seaweed for a healthy, balanced and o ...

Ars-en-Ré

Originally the first forms of life to appear on Earth, algae are the first living beings to have created oxygen 3.8 billion years ago. Traditionally consumed in Asia and particularly in Japan, ...

The Maritime Museum of La Rochelle: from the history of the city to the world of oceans.

The Maritime Museum of La Rochelle: from the history of the city to the world of oceans.
The Maritime Museum of La Rochelle: from the h ...

La Rochelle

Want to learn more about the history and heritage of La Rochelle ? Direction the Maritime Museum on the quays of the Old Port! On this occasion, also dive into the heart of the temporary ...

Brouage and its surroundings' must see fortified city…

Brouage and its surroundings' must see fortified city…
Brouage and its surroundings' must see fortifi ...

Hiers-Brouage

Two steps away from Marennes and its oysters , is the attractive fortified city of Brouage . Through time, Brouage has been alternatively a commercial, a war and an oyster harbour ; this town ...