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

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".

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.7166692 (N 45° 43’ 0”)
Longitude-1.0333351 (W 1° 2’ 0”)
Surface area9.50 km²
Population848 inhabitants
Density89 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)
Médis15.2 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Flea market Seudre and sea
Mornac Salt Marshes


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Romanesque church
Romanesque church
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Main Street
Main Street
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Aerial view of the village
Aerial view of the village
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Street of the Port
Street of the Port
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Channel Entry
Channel Entry
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Aerial view of the marsh of Seudre
Aerial view of the marsh of Seudre
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Cabin of the saunier
Cabin of the saunier
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Old rigging
Old rigging
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Seagull Train
Seagull Train
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Sunday 13 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 31°C
Monday 14 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 30°C
Tuesday 15 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 31°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (3.6 km)
Scavenger hunt & escape game outdoors
Entertainment16 € to 18 € Royan (10.4 km)
Parachute jump above the Marennes-Oléron Basin
Sports sensations275 € Marennes-Hiers-Brouage (12.4 km)
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations30 € to 40 € Ronce-les-Bains (12.8 km)
Tour and tasting at the Bière Michelaise brewery
Local flavours0 € to 2 € Semussac (15.9 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (6.7 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes-Hiers-Brouage (12.9 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (18.3 km)
La Verdonnaise
HikeEasy1h35Le Verdon-sur-Mer (19.3 km)
Soulac on a bike
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy55 minSoulac-sur-Mer (24 km)


Bed & breakfasts

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