La Charente Maritime...
La Rochelle, Rochefort, Saintes, Brouage, Royan, Saint Jean d’Angely and Jonzac
Ré Island, Oléron Island and Aix Island …
To discover the Charente Maritime, its history and its heritage in a lively, interesting and interactive way:
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The fortifications of the coast
From Île de Ré to Brouage, passing by the very famous Fort Boyard,
over the centuries, a defensive belt was built along the coast of Charente to protect the coasts of Aunis and Saintonge.
Charm of Charente Islands
Ile de Ré, island of Oleron, island of Aix, island Madame.
Four islands in the Charente-Maritime with different charm and personality. To pass there, it is almost to land in strange land if not foreign.
Romanesque or Gothic style, contemporary audacity ...
The religious buildings of Charente Maritime offer a wonderful catalog of different architectural styles since the Middle Ages.
The pleasures of Bacchus
Charentais wine, Cognac and Pineau des Charentes.
Until the 15th century, the reputation of Charentais wine supplanted that of Bordeaux and its great wines were exported to England, Holland and the Scandinavian countries.
The farmers of the sea
Oysters from Marennes Oléron, Charron mussels, imperial shrimps, fish, shellfish and crustaceans from La Rochelle and La Cotinière ...
Behind this list of products of the sea with very attractive names are hiding original crafts, mid-sea and land-based and ancestral know-how.
Protestantism in Charente Maritime
La Rochelle, the peninsula of Arvert, Calvin, Henry of Navarre, Agrippa d'Aubigné, Bernard Palissy
What places and characters associated with the Protestant religion throughout the territory of the Charente Maritime!
Along the Charente River
Henri IV called it "the most beautiful brook of my kingdom"
and Louis XIV decided to establish any loan from its mouth "the most beautiful arsenal of the kingdom". The Charente is definitely not a commonplace river.
Water in Charente-Maritime
Biological, écological, hydraulic, symbolic...
Because of its many properties, water is a great excuse to take an interest in human activities throughout history.
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