Historic Buildings

Le Chateau de Beaulon
15th century castle, formerly the residence of the bishops of Bordeaux. At St-Dizant du Gua (17). Open every day from May to September and on Mondays and Fridays from October to April.
Le Chateau de la Roche Courbon
Castle, dungeon, park and museum at St-Porchaire (17). Open throughout the year.
LAbbaye de Trizay
Abbey founded in the 11th century by the Benedictines. At Trizay (17). Open all year. For times contact the Saintes Tourist Office
LAbbaye de Fontdouce
Roman and Gothic style Abbey built in 1111 with herb garden. Open from April to October. At St-Bris-des-Bois (17).
Chateau de Crazannes
Castle with guided visits in period costume at Crazannes (17). Open on weekends and public holidays and every afternoon in July and August.
Chateau de Nieul-les-Saintes
Castle at Nieul-les-Saintes (17). Open from 16 July to 24 August.
Chateau des Enigmes
Castle and parkland located at Pons (17). Open every day from Easter to Toussaint.
LAbbaye de Sablonceaux
Recently restored 12th Century cistercian abbey at Sablonceaux (17). Visits by arrangement on the 1st Sunday of the month and during the afternoon in July and August.
Le Chateau de Panloy
Castle at Port dEnvaux (17). Open from May to October.
Chateau de Dampierre
Castle and surrounding park at Dampierre-sur-Boutonne (17). Open all year. Out of season by arrangement, and every day in the summer.
Chateau Chesnel
Chateau with outbuildings and distillery located at Cherves-Richemont (17) near to Cognac (16). Open all year by appointment and with guided visits between mid June and mid September.