After cycling on the newly minted Le Flow Velo for the day recently, we ended up in Saintes. So here are 7 things to do in Saintes, a beautiful, quiet town on the banks of the Charente.

Saintes is well worth spending some time in. Here are some suggestions of what to do/see whilst you’re there…

Stay in the peace and quiet of an old nun’s cell at the (very) cycle-friendly Abbaye des Dames.

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Eat your well earned dinner at Les Saveurs de l’Abbaye

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Learn about the history of the Abbey des Dames and its bell tower on an (interesting, I promise) audio tour.

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Take a selfie next to the Roman Arch – Arcus Germanicus.

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Visit the Roman Amphitheatre.

Wander round the narrow pedestrianised streets of the Quartier de St Pierre.

Buy your next day’s lunch at the Marché de St Pierre (Wednesday and Saturday).

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these suggestions of 7 things to do in Saintes!

If you have any questions on cycling in Charente Maritime, please ask me here!

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