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Rivers and landscapes of Charente-Maritime

4 big rivers to stabbing of the Charente - Maritime and contribute to the richness and diversity of its landscapes : the Charente, the Seudre, the Sèvre River and the Gironde.

If the department is named after a river, it is no coincidence! Many rivers crisscross the Charente-Maritime and offer a privileged environment to the rhythm of the water ...

Charente and its tributaries as Boutonne The Seugne peaceful stabbing the Charente-Maritime and provide a real moment of sweetness, away from the bustle of the coast.


On Charente, beautiful villages deserve a look. Saint Savinien, Port d'Envaux or Crazannes recall the rich history of the river when the barge Cognac and Charentais wine country to the ports of the coastal transported. Saint Jean d'Angely, at the foot of the Boutonne is an ideal stopover for those who want to enjoy the good life Charente.

The man has the form of a fantastic landscape along the Seudre. Land of oyster farming, the Seudre is a puzzle of colors, flavors and fragrances. Arvert, the beautiful village of Mornac sur Seudre or Saujon are popular holiday resorts in the heart of the oyster basin.

Other sphere north of the Charente-Maritime and the mouth of the Sevre Niortaise.

The bay of l'Aiguillon offers varied and changing landscapes at any time of the day. This is a paradise for birds. The river flows upstream Sevre in Marans, the former commercial docks and especially pleasing to the heart of the Marais Poitevin, also known as "Green Venice" and its maze of green channels.

The Charente-Maritime is the largest estuary in Europe, the Gironde.

Wild nature across the Médoc, you will come off the protective gaze of Cordovan, also called "lighthouse of kings" or "the Versailles of the sea" ... The Gironde estuary is full of small towns as beautiful than another. The most famous is Talmont sur Gironde and the Sainte Radegonde church cliff. Also Mortagne sur Gironde whose high city offers a very nice view of the estuary.

Common point of the rivers: We find a lot of squares, typical of the Charente culture!

Read more : Network stone villages and water - The mouth of the Gironde

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