15 kilometres south of Royan, Talmont sits on a rocky peak overlooking the Gironde estuary ; it still has its original layout as a "bastide", built in 1284 by Edward I Duke of Aquitaine. Towering above the village, the magnificent church of Sainte Radegonde, symbol of the Poitou-Charentes region, is still protected by ramparts. In the village, whitewashed houses and blue shutters peep out behind hollyhocks

+ d'infos : www.talmont-sur-gironde.fr

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)6 80 05 72 09

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Sainte Radegonde
  • History and Fishing Museums
  • A guided tour of the village


    • Abbeys and churches : Romanesque Church of Sainte Radegonde (12C)
    • By the waterside :
    • Castles and ramparts : Ramparts
    • Panoramas : View of the estuary and the cliffs at Meschers-sur-Gironde from the cemetery

    Gironde estuary, Atlantic Ocean

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