Saintes is a town that is full of history dating back to first century. Its architecture and historical monuments reflect the fascinating passage of times. The river Charente crosses the city, adding to its natural beauty. The city rose to its prominence in the XVIII century, primarily due to cognac related activities along the Charente river. Much of the nobility houses from this period still remain fully restored and inhabited.
In addition, there are a number of museums reflecting the history of Saintes.
And, of course, there are places to visit, taste and purchase Pineau des Charentes and Cognac:
Distillerie Bossuet Logis de Folle Blanche, Chaniers (7 km direction Cognac)
J.M.Deau Domaine du Chaillaud, St. Andre de Lidon
Distillerie Pillet Les Moines, Nancras
Cognac Dupuis Domaine des Forges, Chermignac
Tourist office in Saintes is at Villa Musso, 62 cours National
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 74 23 82 Fax: +33 (0)5 46 92 17 01
03 January 2001
|Copyright © 2001 Lusina ISG, Inc.|