The historic treasure trail of Saintonge and Aunis

This historic route takes in the most renowned sites in Charente 

Journey down a path that leads from the prehistoric era to the present day and explore 40,000 years of Saintonge’s history.

There are seven suggested circuits that help you to explore civilian, military and religious sites which each boast remarkable architectural treasures, while keeping your travel to a minimum.

  • Around Royan: the town of Royan, the Caves of Regulus and Sablonceaux Abbey

the Caves of Regulus, Royan

Château de La Roche-Corbon

Fontoudouce Abbey, Saintes

  • Around Marennes: explore Fort Louvois, Château de Saint-Jean-d’Angle and Trizay Abbey

Fort Louvois

  • Around Saint-Jean d’Angely: the Royal Abbey of Saint-Jean d’Angély, Saint-Pierre d’Aulnay Church, Château de Dampierre, Château de Neuvicq

St Jean Royal Abbey

  • Around La Rochelle: the town centre and the La Rochelle Fine Arts Museum, Surgères and Château de Buzay

Château de Buzay, Surgères