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Discover the varied landscapes of Charente-Maritime, between islands and cities with a great history. The recommendations were chosen by Marie-Pascale de Cuyper who will welcome you with great pleasure during your stay. You can also find the whole list of activities and restaurants by clicking on the button below.

Saintes, City of Art and History, capital of the Romanesque Saintonge

5.2 Km from our house


Magnificent remains of one of the oldest Gallo-Roman amphitheaters, built in 40/50 AD.

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21.5 Km from our house

The river Charente crosses this beautiful little town with its castle and its unmissable tastings. Let yourself be tempted!

Dupuy-Mestreau Museum

5.3 Km from our house


Very beautiful 18th century mansion where you will discover the art of living in Saintonge through furniture, costumes, crockery, period jewelry ... An authentic journey through time!

Abbey of Fontdouce



7.4 Km from our house


Body setting, body awareness and voice: link to breath, range, resonance, quality, phrasing and the impulses of the voice, text and song. Fabienne Cellier-Triguel, lyric artist and voice pedagogue Christine Wahl, dance and Taichi teacher Massanori Kobiki, pianist, vocal coachAnd if you were singing this summer? Lyric singing workshop from July 6 to 10 Repertoire: Opera arias, arias, melodies, lieder, oratorios, ensemble music March and Gregorian chant workshop from August 12 to 15 Source and Marian pilgrimage to Fontdouce Repertoire: Gregorian chant and songs by Hildegard Von Bingen on the theme of Mary. Monodies and polyphonies. Medieval chant and body awareness workshop from August 24 to 28 Theme: medieval femininity Repertoire: Trobairitz (Dames Troubadours), Hildegard Von Bingen, Gregorian chants


Stroll through the gardens of the Abbey of Fontdouce and let yourself be transported by the magic of its chapter house. Water, omnipresent, brings calm and serenity to this historic place.

Musée de l'Échevinage

4.9 Km from our house


Museum of Fine Arts in the heart of the city of Saintes, in a magnificent 18th century mansion. On the spot, possibility of restoration.

Fort Boyard

46 Km from our house


Go on a cruise and go around this ship made of white stones ...

Rochefort Arsenal

33.5 Km from our house


Rochefort, its Corderie Royale, its arsenal where were built so many mythic ships of the royal fleet and lately the reproduction of the Hermione, legendary frigate.

Abbaye aux Dames-Jeune Orchestre Atlantique



5.1 Km from our house


The association l'Abbaye aux Dames is a place of artistic production of international reference. It designs and organizes the Saintes Festival and offers various musical training courses for young musicians, professionals or those in training, a course in the interpretation of the classical and romantic repertoire on period instruments. This training in instrumental technique allows to explore and deepen a vast repertoire within an atypical orchestra: the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique. Musicians have the choice between two formulas: to follow various courses "à la carte" or to follow the "Formation supérieure", a complete and diploma course. The courses are structured around work sessions of 5 to 15 days, which deal with the work by lectern (winds, percussions, romantic piano, string quartet...), chamber music and the orchestral repertoire (chamber, symphonic...).
Happy marriage of Romanesque art, classical music and spirituality.





Saint-Sauvant

7.4 Km from our house

Fairs and festivities: Theatrical performances in summer
Magnificent small fortified church in the heart of the village, Romanesque art is expressed with beauty and simplicity.

The île Madame island

at 45.8 Km from us




The île Madame island, very small, and its squares... Take the path that runs along the coast, a feeling of being alone in the world... On the spot a farm inn will delight your taste buds with its homemade products.

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 36.7 Km from our home


Fairs and festivities: flea market in July; traditional frairie on the 2nd Sunday in August.
Talmont, classified as the most beautiful village in France, is full of charm. Cross its narrow streets with small shops, visit its Romanesque church built on the rocky outcrop, caress the Gironde estuary with your eyes...