What to see in: St. Jean d'Angély

Pineau des Charentes & Cognac region

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A pretty town of about 6000 people on the way between La Rochelle and Angouleme (road D939) and at the exit 34 of A10 Autoroute Paris - Bordeaux. It is situated at the right bank of the river Boutonne. It was an important town along the way of St. Jacques de Compostella.

There are many buildings from XV century in the Old Town. The main attractions are

  • Abbaye Royale build in 817, destroyed during the subsequent wars, it was rebuild in the XVII century. The unfinished but full of history abbey towers dominate the town.

  • Clock Tower from XV century

  • The Center of European Culture is located at the Abbaye Royale monastery

Visit to taste and to buy: Cognac Louis Bouron Cognac Chabasse

Boutiques de Saint-Jean
8, rue de la Grosse Horloge
17400 Saint-Jean d'Angély
05 46 32 50 64
e-mail : boutiques.de.saint-jean@wanadoo.fr

It is also a home of the Nautic Club Angérien ( N.C.A.) waterpolo team that finished respectful 2nd in the 1996-97 regular season in France and qualified for the Coupe d'Europe. Great fun, great competition and worth stopping by.


St Jean d'Angely logo Tourist office in St. Jean d'Angély is at 6, rue de la Grosse Horloge,   place du pilori, 17400 Saint-Jean d'Angély phone: (+33) 05 46 32 04 72

03 January 2001                   

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