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





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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