Mornac-sur-Seudre, over the centuries...
Instead of coastal life from the Neolithic, Mornac, the Celtic "bleak" and "acque" (calm water) has been fortified since the Middle Ages to protect the traffic between La Rochelle and Bordeaux.
On the remains of a Merovingian building, church, partly Romanesque, shows remarkable apse of the twelfth century, classified. The inner base of the tower is oblong, consisting of four tubes (one in Saintonge); excavations in 1952 revealed traces of a prehistoric settlement. Six centuries before our era, the figurines were Mornac. Remains on the marsh, their favorite plant, the fragrant "santonin".
stronghold until the seventeenth century, Mornac resists English (office 1433) and was in turn Catholic and Huguenot tower during the wars of religion.
Fishing, fish farming, salt and oyster farming have led to craft a very special coastline.
It is pleasant to walk in Mornac! While a maze of narrow streets but bright. While strolling, you will discover the Halles fourteenth century church where the bell tower, we contemplate the banks of the Seudre, privileged place of life for egrets, herons and other birds of the marsh. A rich and varied environment for taking the time to observe. Over the flowery streets, artisan workshops are open to you, as well as the discovery of Saintonge specialties. Then your steps will take you on the harbor; traditional boats are a reminder of the long maritime history Mornac. Mornac quietly unfolds in the attentive visitor. A village where life is good, stroll, strolling, a village among the "most beautiful villages in France".