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Mornac-sur-Seudre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Mornac-sur-Seudre, over the centuries ...

Coastal living place since Neolithic Mornac, the Celtic "dull" and "acque" (flatwater) has been fortified since the Middle Ages to protect maritime traffic between La Rochelle and Bordeaux.

On the remains of a building Merovingian church, in part Romanesque apse has a remarkable 12th century closed. The inner base of the tower is oblong, consisting of four horns (one in Saintonge) in 1952 the excavations have 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 17th century, Mornac resists English (home of 1433) and was in turn Catholic and Huguenot in 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! A labyrinth of narrow streets but bright. As you stroll, you will discover the Halles to the 14th century, the church where, from the belfry, we contemplate the banks of the Seudre living place of choice for egrets, herons and other marsh birds. A rich and varied environment for taking time to observe it. Over the flower-decked streets, artisan workshops are open to you, and the discovery of Saintonge specialties. Can not lead you on your port; 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 around a village classified among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.7166692 (N 45° 43’ 0”)
Longitude-1.0333351 (W 1° 2’ 0”)
Surface area9.50 km²
Population862 inhabitants
Density90 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (68 km, 1h04)
Insee code17247
IntercommunalityCA Royan Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Breuillet3.2 km (8 min)
Chaillevette5.8 km (14 min)
L'Éguille6.9 km (14 min)
Étaules8.8 km (14 min)
Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan11.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Augustin11.5 km (20 min)
Arvert12.2 km (19 min)
Le Gua12.3 km (19 min)
Royan12.9 km (20 min)
Saint-Palais-sur-Mer13 km (23 min)
Vaux-sur-Mer13.6 km (19 min)
Les Mathes13.7 km (20 min)
Nieulle-sur-Seudre14.5 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Visit the village and its Romanesque church. Guided tours.

Marked path of pedestrian cut (or guided tour).

Guided tour of the salt marsh.

Visit a traditional confectionery.

Kayak outings.

Train seagulls.

Railway Museum.

Horseback riding.

Pony club.

Fishing pond.

Workshops of craftsmen.

Art gallery.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Flea market in April.

Romance holidays in April.

Storytelling Festival in May.

Music Thursdays in summer.

Flea market in August.

Mornac sails in August.

Potters Market in September.


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Romanesque church
Romanesque church
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Aerial view Marsh Seudre
Aerial view Marsh Seudre
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Aerial view of the village
Aerial view of the village
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Entrance Channel
Entrance Channel
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Shack saunier
Shack saunier
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Train seagulls
Train seagulls
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby



La Palmyre zoo.

City of Oyster.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (3.6 km)
Overview of the Médoc region in microlight
Sports sensations50 € to 120 € Soulac-sur-Mer (23 km)
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (30 km)
Adventure Park
Entertainment17 € Vendays-Montalivet (39 km)
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (6.7 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (12.9 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (18.3 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals