Activities and restaurants



For your holidays in Charente-Maritime, here are some activities and good addresses around our charming **** cottage .Let yourself be tempted, ask us, the list is not exhaustive!

Very close from La Loge du Grand Cèdre



Le Golf Rouyer Guillet - 18-hole course, all levels, on the route of the Gallo-Roman aqueducts - Fontcouverte - 5 min


Saintes - Ancient Roman capital with a rich heritage ... The Arch of Germanicus, The Gallo-Roman amphitheater, The remains of the terms of St Saloine, The Ladies' Abbey, The Saint Peter's Cathedral, The St Eutrope Basilica and its crypt ,

The Fine Arts Museum, The Dupuy-Mestreau Museum - 10 min

The markets of Saintes -They are numerous, 6 days a week, in the morning: Tuesday cours Reverseaux Saint Louis, Wednesday place Cathédrale St Pierre, Thursday avenue Gambetta and avenue de la Marne, Friday cours Reverseaux Saint Louis, Saturday place Cathédrale St Pierre, Sunday avenue Gambetta and avenue from the Marne - 10 min


Bernard Palissy III river cruises - Discovering the bucolic Charente river and its gentle meanders aboard an electro-solar powered boat - 10 min


The festival of Saintes - International classical music festival, Ladies' Abbey, third week of July - 10 min


The coconut music festival of Saintes - World music festival , Abbaye aux dames, second week of September - 10 min


The Adventure park and visit of the Abbey of Fontdouce - When the beauty of Romanesque art and outdoor games go hand in hand - 15 min


The boaters of Port d'Envaux - Rental of canoes, kayaks, paddles, boats for a trip on the Charente river - catering - 15 min


The paleosite of St Césaire - Discovering the Neanderthals - 15 min

Within a radius of 30 minutes to 1 hour



Cognac - Its History and its great houses where to taste the famous beverage - 20 min


Cognac Blues Passion - Festival of blues, jazz and rock, Cognac park, first week of July - 20 min


The ocean - Between beaches, coastal paths and squares - 30 min


Rochefort - The Corderie Royale and the Maritime Museum - 30 min


L'Hermione - Replica of the legendary frigate at Rochefort - 30 min


La Roche Courbon - Largest castle in Charente-Maritime and its listed gardens - 30 min


The Charentais archipelago - Its magnificent islands ... Ile Madame, Ile d'Aix, Ile de Ré, Ile d'Oléron - 45 min to 1 h


Our most beautiful villages in France - Talmont, Brouage, Mornac-sur-Seudre, La Flotte-en-Ré, Ars-en-Ré - 45 min to 1 h


La Rochelle - The famous beauty and rebel - 1 h


Les Francofolies - Festival of French song, old port of La Rochelle, second week of July- 1 h


Les Marais Poitevins - Quiet world in the middle of the canals - 1h


Bordeaux - The Gironde metropolis - 1 h

Some restaurants and places to have a drink



Le Dallaison- 1 star, Saintes - 10 min
Le Relais du bois- Semi-gastronomic table, terrace and landscaped garden, concert, Saintes - 10 min
Les Saveurs de l'Abbaye- Semi-gastronomic table, Saintes - 10 min
La Terrasse- Fine cuisine, excellent value for money, terrace overlooking the river Charente, Saintes - 10 min
La Musardière- Hispanic market cuisine served in an 18th century courtyard, concert, Saintes - 10 min
Le Bâtia- Brasserie cuisine, barge-restaurant on the river Charente in the city centre, Saintes - 10 min
La Table des Dix Vins- Market cuisine, terrace, Saintes - 10 min
Le Bistrot des Halles- Market cuisine, terrace, lunchtime only, Saintes - 10 min
Le Sukhotaï- Thai food, Saintes - 10 min
Le Quai du Blues- Market food and tapas, large terrace and patio, concert, Saintes - 10 min
Au Vin Gourmand- Wine bar, tapas, terrace, concert, only in the evening, Saintes - 10 min
La Graine d'Orge- Beer bar, tapas, terrace, concert, evening only, Saintes - 10 min
Le Scorlion- Semi-gastronomic table, terrace overlooking the courtyard, Saint Jean d'Angély - 15 min
L'Indigo by Martell- Tapas, roof top, terrace, summer only, Cognac - 20 min
Bar Le Luciole- Cognac tasting, large and nice selection, terrace, Cognac - 20 min
Les Abattoirs- Tapas, terrace, concert, dancefloor, Cognac - 20 min
La Maison Blanche- Market food and pizzas, swimming pool, terrace, dancefloor, beach front, Vaux sur Mer - 30 min
La Ribaudière- 1 star, terrace and garden, Bourg sur Charente - 45 min
Christopher Coutanceau- 2 stars, sublimated fish, La Rochelle - 1 h
L'hysope- 1 star, terrace and patio, La Jarrie - 1 h
L'Insulaire - Fine and creative cuisine, excellent value for money, Ile d'Aix, boarding Fourras - 1 h




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