A brief stay in Saintes will allow you to discover a pleasant city and to immerse yourself in its ancient past by visiting its prestigious archaeological and fine arts museums. The many corner-side bars and restaurants dotted along the pedestrian streets allow you to sample local products: it’s a real pleasure to settle down to a gourmet table in the Saintonge region where you can taste the unforgettable Pineau des Charentes and oysters from Marennes, a regional delicacy. A detour to Cognac, the city of art and history, is essential to taste its fabulous liquor, famous worldwide. A visit to the wine theme park is a also must. And for a festive night, the four discotheques of Saintes Vegas are a must!
Spending seven days at the Hôtel Restaurant Campanile Saintes and Charente-Maritime is an opportunity to soak up the special atmosphere of Royan and its port. Or you may choose to visit the fabulous aquarium of La Rochelle, about 60 km from Saintes, then the city of La Rochelle itself, its ramparts and wonderful garden. Other unmissable attractions are Fouras and the Pointe de la Fumée, the Fort Boyard and the Ile d'Aix, sites typical of the region that will leave you with unforgettable memories. The Chemin en Saintonge is another unavoidable pilgrimage. Moreover, various special events take place in the region, including the Cognac Festival, the Soulac-sur-Mer gourmet fair. Horse enthusiasts will appreciate a guided tour of the Saintes national stud farm, which includes a visit to the paddock, showroom, horse-drawn carriages, shows and equestrian events.
Saintes has been awarded the "Child-Friendly City" label. It offers many leisure activities: visits to castles, an amusement park, museums and theater are all popular in Saintes and the surrounding region. The beaches are also ideal for children who are keen to enjoy sand castle competitions: Saint-Georges de Didonne and Suzac offer a huge sandy beach. And don’t hesitate to visit the private zoological park of La Palmyre located 40 km from Saintes, this magical place hosts more than 1,600 animals. A family stay is also an opportunity to dine in Royan and then stroll along the port. Why not visit the fabulous aquarium of La Rochelle, about 60 km from Saintes, where you will also find the Hôtel Campanile La Rochelle Nord-Puilboreau.