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One of the ‘most beautiful villages in France’, and located 10 km away from the campsite, Talmont-sur-Gironde is a picturesque place to discover for those who love art and history.


A historic village

Built on a rocky headland, the village of Talmont-sur-Gironde offers breathtaking views of the Gironde Estuary.

It was built as a walled town in 1284 on the orders of Edward I of England, who reigned over Aquitaine at the time. Talmont-sur-Gironde has conserved its original layout as a fortified town, and vestiges of the walls remain.

When walking along the cliff towards the port, enjoy the beautiful views of the bay, the port, the village, the estuary and the ‘carrelets’ (traditional fishing huts built on on stilts).


What to see in Talmont-sur-Gironde

  • Sainte-Radegonde church is one of the highlights of Saintonge roman art. It has watched over the town since the 12th century and provides a superb view of the estuary
  • The port with its traditional fishing boats and ‘carrelets’ (fishing huts on stilts)
  • The narrow streets with white houses and blue shutters surrounded by hollyhocks
  • Workshops where artists, painters, potters and designers bring this historic village to life

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Book your stay near Talmont-sur-Gironde

5-star campsite Bois Soleil welcomes you for a short or long stay. Book your campsite accommodation now at Saint-Georges-de-Didonne.

Contact the campsite by email ( or telephone (+33 (0)5 46 05 05 94) for further information and to find out about availability.


Photo credits: CMT17 - Sainte Radegonde church © S. MORAND / Village © C. TRIBALLIER