Heritage and tourism

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Walks around La Rochelle – The monuments

The castles

Buzay at la Jarne (10 km)

Cramahé at Salles-sur-mer (13km)

Both are large classic residences of the wealthy commercial bourgeoisie.

Saint Jean d’Angles (50 km)

Medieval castle, the visits of which are animated with period games, and disguises in medieval outfits.

Crazannes (60 km)

15th century castle with Gothic facade.

La Roche Courbon (60 km)

The most beautiful castle in the region, dating from the 15th century. Visit of the interior with Saintonge furniture from the period, but also of the exterior with beautiful French gardens.

The churches

Esnandes (18 km)

16th century fortified church which played a military role during the wars of religion.

Surgères (30 km)

Romanesque church built in the 11th century.