Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion (pronounced: [sɛ̃t‿e.mil.jɔ̃]; Gascon: Sent Milion) is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. Saint-Émilion’s history goes back to prehistoric times and is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The Romans planted vineyards in what was to become Saint-Émilion as […]

Citadelle de Blaye

Citadelle de Blaye is a military complex of 38 acres built between 1685 and 1689 by the military architect François Ferry, director general of fortifications of Guyenne, under the supervision of Sébastien Vauban. Overlooking the estuary of the Gironde, it is located in the town of Blaye, in the northern department of Gironde, France. It forms […]

Château La Roche Courbon

Château de la Roche Courbon is a large château, developed from an earlier castle, in the Charente-Maritime département of France. It is in the commune of Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort. Its name is just as frequently written Château de la Rochecourbon. The château is privately owned, and classified as an historic monument. The garden […]

Les Auges, Cherves Richemont and Église Saint-George

Côte Savage and Royan

The Côte Sauvage [English: Savage Coast], on the Atlantic coast of France, is in the Charente-Maritime department. The coastline starts near La Palmyre, north of Royan, and stretches northwest around the point La Tremblade. L’île d’Oléron, France’s second-largest island (after Corsica) is just off the Côte Sauvage. Royan (French pronunciation: ​[ʁwa.jɑ̃] ; locally [ʁwe.jɑ̃] in […]

Ville de Pons

Angouleme

Fléac-sur-Seugne