The King François 1re said Saint Savinien sur Charente was “surrounded by the most beautiful river of the kingdom of France, the Charente River”. Saint Savinien and its surrounding villages are nestled in the heart of the triangle of the sunflower fields and vineyards between Saintes, Rochefort and Saint-Jean d’Angély. Saint Savinien is one of the most picturesque villages of the “Saintonge”, and a true invitation to relaxation and pleasure only 45 minutes from the beautiful white Atlantic beaches.
Saint Savinien sur Charente : Has been labeled by the ministry of tourism a village of « Stone and water » as well as « Small villages with character ». It has a cinema, leasure park with minature boats for hire and a lake, miniature golf, tennis, bike hire, boat and canoe rental, outdoor swimming pool, fishing hiking, VTT, minature golf, tennis court,cafés and restaurants. Anuual wine fair, 1st weekend of August. Supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacy, doctors, nurses, fresh food market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The following lists many local pleasures nearby for your enjoyment & entertainment in our region.
Taillebourg, a great spot for lounging in a café or water skiing along the Charente river just 3 minutes drive away.
Visiting Castles & Roman churches.
18 hole golf courses, water skiing, pedal and electric boat rental. Trout & carp fishing in the several surrounding rivers
Hiking, bicycle riding, tennis.
The beautiful the coastal beaches & fabulous costal reserve, “ La Côte Sauvage” only 40 minutes drive also: Fouras, La Rochelle, Châtelaillon-Plage, Royan, St Georges de Didonne, Ile d’Aix, Ile d’Oleron and Ile de Ré are all coastal resorts within less than an hour’s drive. “La Palmyre”, has one of the finest zoos of Europe at the coastal reserve.
Lounging in the cafés or beaches along the Charente River in Port d’Envaux, Taillebourg or St Savinien.
Enjoying one of the evening concerts in the local pubs or churches.
Hiking on the “Pilgrims’ way” to Saint Jacques of Compostelle.
The famous & historic towns of Cognac, Rochefort and Saintes (with its Roman ruins and labelled “a city of Art and History” by the French culture minister) are all worth visiting and nearby!
“Fa”, the famous archeological roman ruin port town is found 3 kms outside of Talmont sur Gironde.
There are many “caves” (cellars) where you can sample and buy cognac, pineau (a local aperitif specialty) and the regional wines.
The region is famous for its cognac, oysters, melons, pineau and goat cheeses.