Poitou-Charentes Off The Beaten Path

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Poitou-Charentes Off The Beaten Path

  • Fort boyard

    this is a fortress use by the mlitiary for a long time and lately its one of the most popular French televison show.In 1801, while a break in the French-English quarrels Bonaparte counsel 1st approves a new project to built a fort 80 meters by 40 meters.The work began in 1803, with a camp at the base of the île d'Oléron ,the future village of...

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  • Church Saint Savinien, Melle

    http://www.visit-poitou-charentes.com/Visites/Eglise-de-Saint-Savinien?SearchText=melle&#description-contentAnother wonderful church in town, above is the region site on the church at Melle. and the departément tourist site in French on ithttp://www.tourisme-deux-sevres.com/votre-sejour/a-voir-a-faire/298524-eglise-saint-savinienless known than the...

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  • Church Saint Pierre, Melle

    This is the church of St Pierre or Peter in Melle, dept 79. Another nice building that caught my attention.http://www.ville-melle.fr/article.php3?id_article=121&id_rubrique=41The churcho of Saint-Pierre was built in chalk stone early in the 12C on a site of a oratory dating from 950AD that was annex to the abbey of Saint-Maixent. Around this first...

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  • Church Saint Hilaire, Melle

    on the path of St JAMES of Compostela, Named after the first bishop of Poitiers, dead in 367AD, this is the biggest church in Melle,and the only one still use as a church.Another nice passing church on my roads of France! The western façade has at the corners two bundles of columns surmounted with elegant pinnacles and arrows. The central portal in...

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  • Abbey or abbaye Saint-Étienne de Bassac

    an impressive roman building abbey passing thru this town on the way to Saintes, really old but very nice architecture and history. A bit I can gather from it Founded in 1002 by Wardrade Loriches, count of la Marche and first known Lord of Jarnac. He lies still, and his wife Rixendis in the Church of Bassac. It was consecrated to 1015 by Grimoard,...

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  • Church of St Léger, Pons

    passing quick stop on this Church on my runs, wonderful architecture and history always all over here. The road is free to inquired, 14 kms South of Saintes near Pons on the D137/249The Church was done between the 12C and 15C in a classic saintogeaise style in roman tradition. The changes over the years have been many such as the belltower that...

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  • Church of Sainte Radegonde , Talmont sur...

    This is a nice Church overlooking the river Gironde of Roman style built by the monks Bénédictines of Saint Jean d'Angély between 1140 and 1170. It has a wonderful cementary of seamen all along it with famous stone tombs of monolithic stones standing fashionable in the 19C. The Church is open year around.The most for the walk is around it by the...

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  • Church St Médard, Thouars

    It is a romanesque Church from the 12C right in city center. Place Médard. The first Church was indeed from early 12C and still some parts are left such as interior of the facade and lateral walls. Two porches in the north and west and large part of the South wall are end 13C. The north porch has a polyglobe arch of mozarabic architecture. The...

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  • église Saint Pierre, Pont l'Abbé...

    This is an old Church in the town of Pont l'Abbé d'Arnoult part of dept Charente Maritime no 17 and region of Poitou-CharentesThe church of Saint Pierre has a latin cross form and it is from the 12C. It was badly damaged after the war with the English in the religious wars, and has been restored many times afterwardIt has an impressive tympan or...

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  • église Saint Caprais , Bessines

    A simple Church on our way and another architecture gem in Deux-Sèvres dept 79 of the region of Poitou-Charente. This is just before getting Inside Niort on the road D611The town has some in French herehttp://www.mairie-bessines.fr/html/eglise.phpand the religious site of the diocese is here in French as...

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  • arc de triomphe germanicus Saintes

    a wonderful reminder of those Romans. Nicely preserved ,to see it.The Roman arch that rises on the right bank of the river Charente was built around 18-19 BC. It was situated at the entrance to the Roman bridge that crossed the Charente. The gradual enlargement of the bed of the river led during the middle ages, the extension of the bridge to the...

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  • Place de Minage Angoulême

    its a historical square and a must when visiting Angoulême even if briefly, my sons have been here for the BD festival but I passing by got touch by this square.The square of the mining (place de minage) was an important place of exchanges in the past and also takes its name from an activity that continued until the 19C: the grain trade. Indeed, at...

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  • Monument aux morts Angoulême

    always omnipresent in France and always need to passed by. the monument to the Fallen at Place Beaulieu in Angoulême is nice and well kept when I passed by a while ago.The thank you to those who allow us to write like this are eternal. ANother monument to stop by and you too can pay respect for allow to come here and see such beauty all around...

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Poitou-Charentes Hotels

  • Best Western Masqhotel

    This hotel was perfect for our 4-day stay. It is 2 minutes' walk from the station (we arrived by...

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  • Ibis Poitiers Futuroscope

    Fairly basic hotel even by Ibis standards but if all you want is a stopover to visit Futuroscope...

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  • Hotel Francois 1er

    3 Place Francois 1er, Cognac, Poitou-Charentes, 16100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Mercure Angouleme Hl France 3m

    1 Place Des Halles, 16000 Angouleme

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Residence de Rohan

    Parc des Fees, Route de St Palais, Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes, 17640, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel De Toiras

    1 Quai Job Foran 17410 Saint-Martin-De-Re, 17410 S

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Relais Du Bois Saint Georges

    Parc Atlantique, Cours Genet, Saintes, Poitou-Char

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • France Hotel

    8 Rue Des Cordeliers, Niort, 79000, France

    Good for: Couples

  • Atrium Hotel

    20 rue Jean-Louis Barrault, Valence, Rhone-Alpes, 26000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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