Notre-Dame de Royan Church

The Notre-Dame de Royan church was founded in 1958 following the destruction of a former church (dating from 1874) during the Second World War. Built by architects Guillaume Gillet and Marc Hébrard, it is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture.

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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes

A massive bell tower and a flamboyant portal characterize the exterior of this church, built for the most part in the 15th century. Inside, Gothic unity and simplicity of a decoration confining to skinning.

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Abbaye aux Dames

First women's abbey in Saintonge, the Ladies' Abbey was founded in 1047. These powerful Benedictine moniales printed currency and had a taste for business.