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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Charming little village in the Charente-Maritime region in New Aquitaine, Saint-Sauvant takes place in the former province of Saintonge between Cognac and Saintes. It is located on the banks of the Charente, near Rouffiac, Dompierre-sur-Charente or Fontcouverte.

That which is named after the martyr Saint Sylvain had its first boom in the Gallo-Roman period, thanks to the presence of the Roman road from Saintes Lyon, route of Agrippa, which made a major thoroughfare. Saint-Sauvant The town was later forged the look it has today through a rich history and a strong economy.

Today, the village attracts many visitors looking to experience the charm of the traditional architecture of this very touristy part of France and enjoy a unique and pleasant site.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.7333308 (N 45° 43’ 60”)
Longitude-0.4999973 (W 0° 29’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 8m to 79m
Surface area7.05 km²
Population502 inhabitants
Density71 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (88 km, 1h05)
Insee code17395
IntercommunalityCA de Saintes

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Césaire2.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Bris-des-Bois5.4 km (11 min)
Dompierre-sur-Charente5.5 km (9 min)
Chaniers6.7 km (11 min)
La Chapelle-des-Pots6.7 km (15 min)
Chérac9.2 km (16 min)
Louzac-Saint-André9.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge9.6 km (17 min)
Rouffiac10.7 km (20 min)
Fontcouverte10.7 km (17 min)
Brizambourg10.9 km (18 min)
Brives-sur-Charente11.1 km (15 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-Cognac11.1 km (14 min)
Écoyeux11.5 km (20 min)
Burie11.5 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Set on a promontory overlooking the village of Saint-Sylvain church dates from the twelfth century for most of its elements. A fine example of Roman Saintonge style, she reveals such a series of arches of Lombard inspiration, but few fortifications despite its strategic location. Consisting of a three-nave, she reveals in its interior beautiful carved capitals and a Baroque altarpiece canopy seventeenth century. The entire building is now classified as an historic monument.

Overlooking the valley of the Koran, the medieval tower of Saint-Sauvant accordance local historians of the fourteenth century. Formerly part of a large castle, it has, among others, a former archer. It is also classified as an historic monument.

Walking through the village and its narrow medieval streets, you can also enjoy the washhouse of Font-Bigot, a stone structure and limestone seventeenth century, or admire the medieval houses of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

The walkers can borrow the happy trail hiking GR 4 which goes from Royan in Grasse through the village.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The Saint-Sauvant festival is held in mid-July with her gourmet market and concerts.

In October, up to the feast of the Fall and its musical and festive activities.


Tuesday 9 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 35°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 21°C - Max. 37°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 37°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Treetop rope course and giant ziplines
Sports sensations10 € to 20 € Saint-Bris-des-Bois (5.1 km)
Tour and tasting at the Bière Michelaise brewery
Local flavours0 € to 2 € Semussac (35 km)
Visit a spirulina farm and fish farm
Culture and educationFreeConsac (36 km)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (40 km)
Parachute jump above the Marennes-Oléron Basin
Sports sensations275 € Marennes-Hiers-Brouage (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
River side & nature side
HikeEasy1h05Saintes (10.1 km)
Saintes - Saintonge, the Gallo-Roman heritage
HikeEasy4h05Saintes (11.3 km)
Motorcycle walk with open helmet n ° 5
Motorbike itineraryEasy1h15Saint-Jean-d'Angély (23 km)
Motorcycle walk with open helmet n ° 4
Motorbike itineraryEasy1h35Saint-Jean-d'Angély (23 km)
Motorcycle ride "Open helmet" n ° 2
Motorbike itineraryEasy1h10Saint-Jean-d'Angély (24 km)


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