In 2015, the bicentennial year of Napoléon’s exile, we looked at the enduring legacy he left on the Atlantic coast, and the events which led to his enforced departure from French soil.
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With its Atlantic coastline, pretty seaside villages and unspoilt islands, the Charente-Maritime has been a long time favourite with those seeking sun, sea and sand. But travel inland and the Romanesque architecture, cognac producing vineyards and gallo-roman remains will capture your imagination. Find out more about the attractions in the Charente-Maritime here.
We have gathered a number of our favourite features on the Charente-Maritime below...
For centuries southwest France was occupied by the forces of Rome, who left a surprising legacy. We show you where to look...
Nestled discretely between illustrious neighbours like Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac and the rolling vineyards of the Medoc just across the Gironde, the Haute Saintonge area is certainly well located. Here’s a small selection of what’s on offer to visitors.
Rochefort’s newly completed replica of an 18th century frigate is preparing for sea trials before re-enacting an historic voyage which forged a link between France and the United States of America.