Saintes, worth a stop-over.
Posted Sep 10, 2015
We visited Saintes on the way south many years ago and thought it worth a further look. We enjoyed our return look at it but the Campanile is a fair evening stroll into Saintes and unfortunately it was Monday and we couldn't find a restaurant open in the centre. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our visit looking at the architecture, amphi-theatre and the Roman arch as well as the river.
The Campanile is very handy for the big hypermarket across the road and we were able to get cheap petrol, water and picnic necessities there for our journey south.
Our welcome wasn't the best as they didn't have any record of our pre-paid Expedia booking😧 but with persistence it was sorted out and the rest of the visit was good.