Towns and villages

There are many towns and villages in the wider area worth visiting. To avoid you not to see the wood for the trees we only give you the links to the various websites and some key words below.

The major tourist cities can be found under "day trips".

direction Dordogne

Vignette_http://www.aubeterresurdronne.com/a_voir/eglise-souterraine/?lang=en

Aubeterre sur Dronne ; the subterranean church

Vignette_http://www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/en/visiting

Perigueux ; wander through the narrow streets with numerous cafes and restaurants.

Vignette_http://www.bergerac-tourisme.com/spip.php?page=sommaire&lang=en

Bergerac ; Cyrano, castles, gardens, caves.

direction Cognac

Vignette_http://www.villedejonzac.fr/

Jonzac ; thermal baths and subtropical paradise Les Antilles.

Vignette_http://www.visit-pons-france.com/

Pons ; Donjon (dungeon) and Château des Enigmes (treasure hunt in a castle)

Vignette_http://www.tonnellerie-allary.com/cooperage-french-barrel-making-vats-en/artisan-cooperage-allary-france.html

Archiac the well known cooperage Allary and at the entrance of the village the Maison de la vigne

The Allary cooperage

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The delta of the Gironde river

Vignette_http://www.talmont-sur-gironde.fr/

Talmont-sur-Gironde ; is in the top 10 most beautiful villages in France (90 inhabitants, 500,000 visitors per year).

Vignette_http://www.ot-meschers.com/en/sites-a-visiter/

Meschers-sur-Gironde ; Matata and Regulus caves, trogloscope (mini cinema in a cave).

Vignette_http://www.traindesmouettes.fr/

Le train des Mouettes in Saujon just north-east of Royan is the oldest steam train in France. From early May to early October it takes you along a 13 mile long traject to La Tremblade where you can for example visit the oyster port.