Small city camped on a promontory overlooking the estuary of the Gironde, Talmont-sur-Gironde was once a formidable stronghold. Today, there are still some sections of ramparts, the remains of a medieval tower and a splendid church on the edge of the cliff.
This village with touristic and artisanal vocation knew how to preserve its plan medieval town close. Ranked among "The Most Beautiful Villages of France", Talmont-sur-Gironde is a must-see site for walks around Royan.
The visitor obviously becomes a pedestrian when he enters the peninsula. from the large parking lot. The isthmus is narrow, we see the water on both sides of the path, already the change of scenery is assured. A large square, some trees and one enters by the street of the Door of the city in what was formerly a citadel, a "Close City" of the Middle Ages. There is no risk of getting lost because the site was formerly an island, we can go around the route by following the map distributed at the Point Information.
Talmont-sur-Gironde is located in 35 km (45 minutes by car) from Les Mathes - La Palmyre.