Chateaux Monuments and Historic Treasures

plenty to explore

From the Romanesque buildings scattered throughout the Saintonge to the miltary defences of Vauban; from grand Chataux to small hamlets.  There is plenty to explore in our region.  

Chateau de Dampierre sur Boutonne

This nearby beautiful 15th century moated chateau is well worth a visit - open afternoons from May to September, and from 10:30 in July and August.  Also see the Poitou Donkeys at the l'Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou.

9 miles / 15 minutes

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Transbordeur Bridge, Rochefort

Dating from 1900, the bridge is one of only eight of this type remaining in the World, and is a national treasure.

 

Chateau de la Roche Courbon

The largest chateau in the Charente -Maritime.  Open all year round, there are guided tours in English at 12:00 on Thursdays from mid May to Mid September, but not during August.

31 miles / 47 minutes

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