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Les arènes et l'église Saint-Eutrope à l'arrière, amphithéâtre romain.
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There is an atmosphere of the South in Saintes maybe due to the tiles covering the white houses or the plane trees? Unless it is due to the roman arenas (although it is now a bullfighting arena!) ? Its inhabitants like to perpetuate this illusion since they were called the Santons! It is nevertheless a lovable city with a pleasant city centre, a superb roman abbey, and roman it remains... It is hard to resist the appeal of the capital of the Saintonge region.

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Tourist attractions Saintes : Things to see and do

  • Fine Arts Museum: the Presidial Interesting

    2 r. Victor-Hugo F - 17100 Saintes

    Art from the Flemish and Dutch schools, the French 17C and 18C schools and Saintonges ceramics from the 14C to the 19C are on display.

  • Dupuy-Mestreau Museum Interesting

    4 r. Monconseil F - 17100 Saintes

    Local signs, an 18th century bedchamber with a «Duchess bed», a 19C kitchen, Louis XIV pannelling from the Château de Tonnay-Charente, maritime objects, local pottery, embroidered 18C clothes, a collection of beaded and sanded items.

  • Germanicus Arch Interesting

    pl. Bassompierre F - 17100 Saintes

    Until 1843, this double archway stood on the main bridge. Then the bridge, also of Roman origin, was demolished and the arch seemed to be facing the same fate. Fortunately Mérimée was keeping an eye on it. It was decided to dismantle this municipal a..

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Hotels Saintes

  • Hôtel de L'Avenue

    114 Avenue Gambetta F - 17100 Saintes

    This hotel is in the centre of Saintes just 500 metres from the train station. It offers individually decorated rooms and free Wi-Fi. Private on-site parking is available, at a surcharge. Rooms at Hôtel De L'avenue are equipped with a private bathro..

  • Les Chambres de l'Abbaye

    L'Abbaye aux Dames - La Cité Musicale - 11 place de l'Abbaye F - 17100 Saintes

    Set in an historic building dating back to the 11th century, Les Chambres de l'Abbaye is a former convent with a garden, meeting facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout. The rooms at Les Chambres de l'Abbaye all feature stone walls and wooden floors. S..

  • Citotel Hôtel Des Messageries Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rue Des Messageries F - 17100 Saintes

    Prix Prices from : 68 €

    This Citotel is located in the historic district of Saintes between Rochefort and Cognac. It offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Guest rooms at the Hôtel Des Messageries are equipped with satellite TV and a private bathroom. A..

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