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Saintonge, a former province of which Saintes is the capital

Saintonge, a perfect place to relax in Charente-Maritime.

South of the department, the former province of Saintonge is spread across a hilly environment with Saintes as its capital.

Saintonge, between the Atlantic Ocean and Cognac, close to tourist sites.

In the dim and distant past, Saintes was the historic capital of the former province of Saintonge. This former is still the main town in a natural and very varied region, consisting of micro-regions.

Crossed by many rivers, Saintonge is a fertile and prosperous land which calls for the discovery of its various water courses and their history - the Charente, of course, and also the Boutonne the Trézence the Nie (Varaize), the Né, the Courance, the Antenne, the Seugne, the Gères, the Médoc, etc.

Discover a very rich historical and cultural heritage: the Church of Saint-Pierre-de-la-Tour in Aulnay-de-Saintonge, the church of Varaize, the Priory of St. John the Evangelist at Trizay. There are many vestiges of the Middle Ages and even Roman times in these small towns.

One of the four ways of Saint Jacques de Compostela crosses Saintonge from North to South, passing through Aulnay-de-Saintonge, Saint Jean d'Angely, Saintes, Pons and Mirambeau.

Saintonge, a sunny country between land and sea.

With the French Riviera and parts of the Pyrenees, Charente-Maritime has one of the highest annual rates of sunshine (1600 hours per year of sunshine in La Rochelle).

Staying in Saintonge is choosing a place that calls for relaxation, a place to relax and to forget all the hassles of everyday life.

Saintonge is a coastal region that includes the largest island in Charente, namely the island of Oléron, a "must see” for holiday makers.

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