Saintes Destination Guide
Discover Saintes in France!
Saintes in the region of Poitou-Charentes with it's 29,512 habitants is a town located in France - some 256 mi (or 412 km) South-West of Paris, the country's capital.
Local time in Saintes is now 02:25 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Paris" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Thenac, Taillebourg, Saint-Savinien, Saint-Porchaire, Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche or Angers. When in this area, you might want to check out Venerand, Saint-Vaize, Saintes, Les Gonds, Le Douhet and Chaniers as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Hotel des Messageries à Saintes
L'hôtel des Messageries à Saintes, hôtel 3 étoiles, indépendant, membre du groupement Citotel
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Saintes (Charente Maritime)
Tourisme à Saintes (Charente Maritime) - Commune du sud-ouest de la France, située dans le département de la Charente-Maritime et la région Poitou-Charentes .Arrosée par la Charente - Saintes est...
Views of St Pierre Cathedral Saintes C...
Found some photos I took a few years ago of a cathedral in the Roman town of Saintes near where I live in France, and made a short slideshow video to music, just for the fun of it! Background ecclesia...
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Interesting facts about this location
Saintes Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes) is a former Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, in Saintes. It was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Saintes, abolished under the Concordat of 1801, when its territory was reallocated, mostly to the Diocese of La Rochelle. The previous cathedral was built here in the 12th century. Little remains of this building apart from a Romanesque arm and the crossing of the transept. The cloisters date from the 13th century.
Mediolanum Santonum was a Roman town of southwestern Gaul, now Saintes. It was founded in about 20 BC in connection with an expansion of the network of Roman roads serving Burdigala. The name means "the central town of the Santones", the tribe that then inhabited the area; the town became an important center in the Roman province of Aquitania.
Saintonge is a small region and historical province on the Atlantic coast of France within the département Charente-Maritime, west and south of Charente in the administrative region of Poitou-Charentes. It derives its name from the ancient Gallic tribe of the Santones who lived in this area, around the current city of Saintes. The Saintonge was the center of the French Huguenots.
The Abbey of Sainte-Marie-des-Dames (French: Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes) was the first Benedictine abbey for women in Saintes in Charente-Maritime in France. It was founded in 1047 by Geoffrey II, Count of Anjou. One of its abbesses was Agnès de Barbezieux (1134-1174), whose relative, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was a generous donor to the abbey. Madame de Montespan was educated here. It is located next to the town's Arch of Germanicus and was classified a monument historique in 1948.
Located at 45.75, -0.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Château de Taillebourg
The Château de Taillebourg is a ruined castle from the medieval era. It is built on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the village of Taillebourg and the valley of the Charente River, in the Charente-Maritime department of France. It commanded a very strategic position and was therefore the focus of much conflict throughout the medieval era. It featured in several episodes of the Hundred Years' War and the Saintonge War before that.
Located at 45.75, -0.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
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