Charente-Maritime
Saintes
Recommended
Saintes The Essential
Recommended
There is an atmosphere of the South in Saintes maybe due to the tiles covering the white houses or the plane trees? Unless it is due to the roman arenas (although it is now a bullfighting arena!) ? Its inhabitants like to perpetuate this illusion since they were called the Santons! It is nevertheless a lovable city with a pleasant city centre, a superb roman abbey, and roman it remains... It is hard to resist the appeal of the capital of the Saintonge region.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Saintes
Abbey of the Ladies of Saintes
Abbey of the Ladies of Saintes
Having previously sheltered young
60 minutes
Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre
Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre
The amphiteheatre owes a large part of
60 minutes
Saintes Archaeological Museum
Saintes Archaeological Museum
The museum has an interesting collection
90 minutes
Germanicus Arch
Germanicus Arch
Until 1843, this double archway stood on
60 minutes
Church of St Eutrope
Church of St Eutrope
Originally composed of a single nave and
15 minutes
Museum of Fine Art: the Magistrates' building
Museum of Fine Art: the Magistrates' building
The second section of the Fine Arts
60 minutes