Saintes, capital of the Santons and Aquitaine during the Roman Empire, in the year 100, the games were held in the arena, now an amphitheatre. Also worth a visit are the Abbey aux Dames de Saintes, a venue for shows and musical creations, the Basilica of Saint-Eutrope (a masterpiece of Romanesque art) and the Germanicus Arch. Stroll around the historic centre, and explore the Charente on board the "Ville de Saintes" Gabare or e-boats.
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