Some local places:

Saint Savinien is beautiful village nestling on the banks of the meandering Charente River in the Saintonge region of France. Known for it's mild climate and the wonderful beaches of the nearby Atlantic Coast, this area is an ideal spot to experience a lifestyle that is the envy of most. St Savinien is a beautiful historic small town with a Castle and Châteaux. There is a market here every Saturday morning selling fresh local produce. There are 4 excellent Boulangeries and patisseries, an Intermarche supermarket . Do try the locally made sweet aperitif Pineau Charentes.! There are 4 restaurants and bars in the town and a pizza takeaway.

Saintes A beautiful Roman town with wonderful architecture, narrow streets with interesting shops and street cafes. It still has traces of it’s Gallo-Roman past such as the Roman Amphitheatre. The river runs through the town and there are some lovely parks, bars and cafés along the river. You can take boat trips down the lovely Charente River.

St Jean d’Angely Excellent water park. 5 swimming pools, water slides etc. There is also canoeing, kayaking, pedaloes and fishing. Lovely old buildings and cobbled streets, lots of quaint shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. There is a market every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Farmhouse with pool sleeping 8/9 Saint Savinien Charente Maritime France