B and B , Gites 3* and 4*with pool
in Charente Maritime

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Sightseeing in Charente Maritime

Enjoy the best of our rich and varied countryside, which offers lovely walks, cycle rides, fishing ans river boat trips.

Our hamlets and villages around MATHA are considered treasures of historical rural heritage of Charente Maritime(our famous saintongeais arches !). You can also visit the very popular towns and cities such as COGNAC , SAINTES, ST JEAN D'ANGELY, AULNAY (the most important Romanesque church of South west).

Of course the atlantic coast is very near and a ride to ROCHEFORT, LA ROCHELLE, l’ILE de RE, ROYAN, is strongly recommended.

 

 

 

 

Cognac, its famous brandy  : Hennessy, Martell, Rémy Martin et the local producers.

Cognac

 

 

Rochefort, Corderie Royale, l'Hermione and Pierre Loti's house.

Rochefort




Marennes, its oysters, Oléron and Ré islands, Fort Boyard

Marennes-Oléron

Saintes, gallo-roman city, its roman amphitheater  and St Eutrope
Saintes


Aulnay, joewel of romanesque art

Aulnay


Medieval town, Royal Abbey, Echevinage district
St Jean d'Angély

 
 
EVENTS
       
MUSIC
GOLFS
: COGNAC, SAINTES, ROYAN, LA ROCHELLE
Aulnay april Les Voix d'Aulnay      
St Jean d'Angély may Piano en Saintonge      
Tonnay Boutonne june Festival reggae et ska THEATER / CINEMA
Chaniers june Festival musique militaire Taillebourg
may Taillebourg fait son cinéma
Saintes july Académies musicales Taillebourg
july Son et lumière historique
Cognac july Blues Passion Saintes
jul/aug
Noctambulations
Matha july Les Eurochestries St Jean d'Angély
jul/aug Déamfabulations
St Jean d'Angély jul/aug Concerts aux terrasses des cafés St Jean d'Angély jul/aug Festival de théatre
Aulnay jul/aug Les Voix d'Aulnay Matha jul/aug Cinésites
      Crazannes jul/aug Rêve de pierre
TERROIR AND TRADITIONS
Cognac september Coup de chauffe, street theater
Blanzac les Matha
may Foire aux Pirons      
Beauvais s/Matha june Foire aux vins
     
Aulnay
june Fête médiévale LITTERATURE
Siecq
july Fête médiévale Cognac   Salon de la Littérature Europeenne
Cognac
july Fête du Cognac      
Matha
july Marché fermier      
St Savinien jul/aug Foire aux vins et Gastronomie      
Lozay june La pierre et le ciseau      
FLOWER EXHIBITIONS ARTS AND CRAFTS - NIGHT MARKETS
St Jean d'Angély may Floralia area of Cognac
august Portes Ouvertes du Pineau
      Area of Cognac december les Bonnes Chauffes
HORSE RACES      
Gemozac june
Courses de chevaux BROCANTES
  july
  everywhere april-sept  
St Simon de Pellouaille june Jumping      

MARKETS NEARBY : Tuesday : Beauvais, Matha

Wednesday : St Jean d'Angely

Thursday : Aulnay, Beauvais

Friday : Matha

Saturday: Matha, St Jean d'Angely

Sunday : Aulnay, Matha


MONTHLY FAIRS : Aulnay : 4th Monday

Beauvais :1st tuesday,

Matha : 1st Friday,

Saintes :1st Monday,

St Jean d'angely : 3rd Saturday


Cognac distilleries :

the most famous are within 10 mns and everywhere around local producers of Cognac and Pineau des Charentes

Golfs :

COGNAC, SAINTES, ROYAN, La ROCHELLE.

Ideal for cycling and walking