Discover the guided tours of Saintes
Don't miss a thing of the history of the town of Saintes
Are you visiting Charente-Maritime as a couple, with your family or with friends, and would like to discover all the secrets of the town of Saintes? We'd like to introduce you to the guided tours that will ensure you don't miss out on any of the town's history.
The Arch of Germanicus, the Belvedere, the streets and lanes of the historic centre, the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre, the Villages of Saintonge and a whole host of unusual discoveries and panoramic viewpoints... Follow the guide!
The little electric train to discover Saintes
What could be better than a ride on a little train to understand and discover all the secrets of the town? The guided tour takes you to a number of different sites and monuments:
- The Arch of Germanicus, the symbol of the city gate in the 1st century
- The great ancient amphitheatre
- The Ladies' Abbey
- The church of Saint-Eutrope
- The Gothic cathedral
- The charming narrow streets of the historic centre
- and of course the river
Ticket office and departure from the Tourist Office
📍 Place Bassompierre
When can I take this guided tour?
🗓️ From May to September.
Every day except Monday.
Departures are at 11am, 2.30pm, 4pm and 5.30pm.
Walks in the heart of the Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre
More of a walking tour? There are a number of walks available to help you discover the town through the ages. You'll be taken back in time from antiquity to the present day.
Discover the "2000 years of history, from Antiquity to the present day" tour offered by the Saintes Tourist Office.
This guided tour is ideal for discovering how the town was built and rediscovered, from the first excavations to the restoration work, and from ancient festivals to the festivities of today.
The guided tour of the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre in Saintes lasts 45 minutes.
📍 Departure is from Rue Lacurie in Saintes.