Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Saint-Martin-de-Ré had been an important point in France’s marine defence strategy since the 15th century, and was developed by Vauban

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CORDERIE ROYALE

The Royal Ropemakers at the heart of Rochefort Arsenal produced the rope for France’s navy for two centuries. Visitors today

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Île de Ré

Appreciated for its natural scenery and balmy climate, the Ile de Ré offers tourists a truly relaxing getaway. This idyllic

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La Rochelle

Sheltered in a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, La Rochelle is a formidable seafaring port that dates back to the

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Ile d’Oléron

A favorite summertime holiday destination, the Ile d’Oléron is popular because of its beautiful beaches and unspoiled nature sites. The

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Mornac-sur-Seudre

In a peaceful, sheltered marshland environment, Mornac-sur-Seudre is an old fishing village interwoven with canals. Today, the local industry is

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Talmont-sur-Gironde

The village of Talmont-sur-Gironde enjoys a majestic setting on a cliff overlooking the Gironde Estuary. One of France’s Plus Beaux

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Saintes

Saintes has a rich heritage reflected by its ancient monuments. Landmarks from the 1st-century AD include the Arch of Germanicus

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