Saturday, 4 December 2021

Départements de France: Charente-Maritime

 


 

This is the next instalment of a bi-monthly feature going through the 95 Departments of France in numerical order to check out things of interest. I hope you enjoy it

 


Location – on the south western coast. Immediately north of Bordeaux

 


Origin of name – named after the river Charente

 

 


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Prefecture – La Rochelle- famous Old Harbour

 

 


Signature foods – Cognac, Oysters, Shrimp, Charentais crickets (a sort of pate), Charentaise Galette

 


Famous places to visit – Royan (beach resort), Abbaye aux Dames (Saintes), Rochefort, Jonzac

 


Famous people from Charente-Maritime – Guy Laroche (fashion designer)

 

Go to this Pinboard to see the Departments of France so far.

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