Talmont sur Gironde

15 kilometres south of Royan, Talmont sits on a rocky peak overlooking the Gironde estuary.

The village still has its original layout as a “bastide”, built in 1284 by Edward I Duke of Aquitaine and King of England. Towering above the village, the magnificent church of Sainte Radegonde, symbol of the Poitou-Charentes region, is still protected by ramparts. ┬áIn the village picture postcard whitewashed houses with obligatory blue shutters peep out from behind abundant pink valarian and hollyhocks.

Inevitably the village is somewhat of a tourist trap but photogenic none the less.

 

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