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Saintes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Saintes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime
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Founded in the 1st century, Saintes is a City of Art and History with an important architectural and religious heritage. The Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, the Germanicus Romanesque arch, the Abbaye-aux-Dames abbey and its magnificent church of Romanesque style, and the Saint-Pierre cathedral are examples of its rich past. For the art lover, the Présidial museum and the Échevinage museum have collections of paintings on display.

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Saintes

With a rich history of over 2 000 years Saintes boasts an exceptional heritage and a vibrant cultural life.

Labeled City of Art and History since 1990, the city boasts a remarkable cultural vitality, as the number of structures (municipal and voluntary) within its territory and the quality of activities and projects developed by each. The offer is rich and varied and organized into clusters of skills and expertise in the areas most varied cultural (Music: Abbaye aux Dames / Center for Cultural Exchanges, Conservatory of Music and Dance, Space Resources Saint Eutropius current music, workshops Saints Current Music, Performing arts: Theater Gallia; Public Lecture: media libraries, Heritage Museums, Heritage Workshop Saintonge, etc..).

Things to see and do

Saintes, 2000 years of history: the heritage of the city of Saintes contributes to the quality of the living environment. If sites and monuments such as the amphitheater, the arch of Germanicus, the Saint-Eutrope church, Hostellerie, the National Stud or even the Abbaye aux Dames are rightly Fame the city is also the broader urban atmosphere due to a particularly rich architectural environment that is one of the main attractions of the city.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photographic and Painting Exhibitions

Photos

Abbaye aux Dames
Abbaye aux Dames
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Gallo-Roman Amphitheater
Gallo-Roman Amphitheater
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Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
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Saint-Pierre Cathedral
Saint-Pierre Cathedral
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View of the Charente and the Saint-Eutrope Church
View of the Charente and the Saint-Eutrope Church
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Cruise on the Charente
Cruise on the Charente
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Abbey Dames
Abbey Dames
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Gallo-Roman Amphitheater
Gallo-Roman Amphitheater
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Germanicus Arc
Germanicus Arc
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Saint-Eutrope Church
Saint-Eutrope Church
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Saint-Eutrope Church Crypt
Saint-Eutrope Church Crypt
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Concert
Concert
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Festival of Saintes
Festival of Saintes
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Municipal Media Library - Hostellerie
Municipal Media Library - Hostellerie
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Fan Festival Earrings
Fan Festival Earrings
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Fan Festival Earrings and Market
Fan Festival Earrings and Market
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Fan Ears Festival
Fan Ears Festival
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
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