A Taste of France | Discovering the Charente Maritime
As frequent followers of our site will know… we’ve fallen in love with France’s Charente Maritime… a never ending series of coastal marshes, fields of sunflowers and symmetrical vineyards that have truly captivated us…
So that’s where we’ve been hiding for the past few weeks… a chance to enjoy some family time without needing to write about it! But the area close to Talmont sur Gironde is just too good not to share so we thought we’d show you a brief ‘drone’ video that Libby has been working on over the past 2 weeks…
So how would you describe the Charente Maritime
So where should you start? Leaving mountain regions to real sport-cyclists, we reckon it’s worth targeting a favourite corner of France – maybe ‘profonde, touristique or historique‘ — For a meandering tour, sampling and savouring the treats of country life at a slow pace: farm visits, vineyard tastings or sea food ‘par excellence’… you could do far worse than head for the area of the Charente Maritime between Royan and Blaye.
For those looking for more specfic routes, then try here, or perhaps even check out our Charente articles above
We loved Talemont-sur-Girand but moved on northwards and spent the night at another Plus Beau Village – Mornac-sur-Seudre – FREE parking, no facilities but an excellent baker nearby. The neighbours were quiet – gentle cows in the field behind us!