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".
Aubeterre sur Dronne ; the subterranean church
Perigueux ; wander through the narrow streets with numerous cafes and restaurants.
Bergerac ; Cyrano, castles, gardens, caves.
Jonzac ; thermal baths and subtropical paradise Les Antilles.
Pons ; Donjon (dungeon) and Château des Enigmes (treasure hunt in a castle)
Cognac ; brandy and brandy
Archiac the well known cooperage Allary (tel. 05 46 49 14 59) and at the entrance of the village the Maison de la vigne
The delta of the Gironde river
Bourg-sur-Gironde ; wine, cave, mill.
Blaye ; wine, citadel (Unesco)
Talmont-sur-Gironde ; is in the top 10 most beautiful villages in France (90 inhabitants, 500,000 visitors per year).
Meschers-sur-Gironde ; Matata and Regulus caves, trogloscope (mini cinema in a cave).
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.