Located on the banks of the Charente, Saint-Savinien also locally called Saint-Savinien-on-Charente is a charming village very picturesque. Labeled Village of stones and water, the municipality abounds of a remarkable historical inheritance. It is an inescapable stage of the Romanesque Saintonge and forms part of the road of cannons and barrels. The commune would derive its name from a bishop of Sens martyrisé. In his honor, the church of Saint-Savinien was built and the village developed around it. The economic activity was based mainly on the quarry exploitation of stone and the river activity of the port. But it was in the seventeenth century that the latter took on its full scope and became an inevitable rendezvous of merchant ships. In 1914, stone quarries gave way to the cultivation of mushrooms until 1930. It was at this time that Saint-Savinien established its economic boom on river fishing and became the capital of fishing in the Charente. The municipality is today more widely oriented on the tourism by putting forward its natural assets like the river and the old stones.