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Saintes Office de tourisme
Villa Musso, 62, cours National Saintes
17100

Tel:+33 (0)5 46 74 23 82
Fax:+33 (0)5 46 92 17 05

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Saintes is situated on the river Charente and was an important economic and cultural hub in Roman times.  The town's Roman remains are worth investigating including a vast amphitheatre built for gladiator combats and two stunning pilgrim churches. 

Saintes is a popular destination for visitors who come to enjoy its rich cultural heritage including an attractive centre with narrow streets and medieval houses.  The colourful market which sets up twice a week alongside the cathedral is also a must.

What to See - Saintes Attractions

Arch of Germanicus
on riverbank at end of rue Arc de Triomphe, Saintes 17100
impressive Roman arch dedicated to emperor Tiberius

Musee archeologique
Esplanade A.Malraux, Saintes 17100
archaeological musuem with a remarkable collection of sculpted stone
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 46 74 20 97

Golf de Saintes
43 route du Golf, Fontcouverte, Saintes 17100
a round of golf on this stunning 18-hole course
| Admission charge | Opening Times: 9h00 - 17h00 | Tel: +33 (0)5 46 74 27 61

Cognac Otard
Château de Cognac, Cognac, Charente 17100
enjoy a superb Cognac tour in this 15th - 16th century château where Francois 1 was born
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct:daily, Nov-Dec:Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)5 45 36 88 86

Eglise St-Eutrope
rue St-Eutrope, Saintes 17100
a mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture

Abbaye-aux-Dames
behind St-Pallais church (rue St-Pallais), Saintes 17100
eleventh century elegant abbey with elaborate doorway