Wind : 11 km/h
Book at a campsite near Saintes and spend a vacation soaking Charente’s mellow climate and surrounded. You’ll be perfectly located to discover Charente-Maritime, at a 75-minute drive from Bordeaux, between Rochefort, Oléron, Royan, Jonzac and Cognac.
Visit old Saintes which used to be the capital city of Gallo-Roman Aquitaine.
Saintes is a well-known stage on the road to Saint James. It was awarded the French label « cities of art and History ». Your vacation in Saintonge Romane will enable you to admire many Romanesque works of art and architecture :
- Germanicus’s Arch, on the city’s main square, a symbol of the region’s “Romanisation”
- a Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, among the best preserved in France
- Abbaye-aux-Dames or Saint Eutrope basilica
- A few remains from Saint-Saloine baths dating back to the Roman town, from an aqueduct in the town of Fontcouverte and ancient remparts.
Visit the archaeological museum and learn about the city’s inhabitants’ way of life in Gallo-Roman times. Stroll in the city and its little streets, squares, discover secret paths and gardens
In a totally different style, discover also Saint-Pierre cathedral, in Saintes’s centre town – it is sometimes nicknamed « the unfinished ».
Have a different look at the city of Saintes and its surroundings: discover Saintonge.
Hop on a boat and cruise on the river Charente from Saintes to Chaniers or Port d’Envaux. Ride a donkey or a bike between St André de Lidon and Cozes, or reach new heights during an initiation flight and admire Saintonge from up above.
Around the city of Saintes, you can visit abbeys and castles (Fontdouce abbey, Panloy, Crazannes , La Roche Courbon or Nieul Les Saintes castles), learn how Cognac and Pineaux des Charentes are made, practice some water activities, some golf or have a go at an « escape game » adventure in a castle.
Campings.online features a selection of campsites near the city of Saintes that’ll enable you to discover Saintonge’s riches and Charente-Maritime’s marvels. Activities for the whole family, traditional accommodation – cozy or unusual – at a campsite, in a word, successful vacations!