Visiting Saintes with the children? Take them to experience an epic adventure from the days of the gladiators! Capital of Aquitaine during the Gallo-Roman period, Saintes has plenty of amazing surprises for you to discover with all the family.
Begin in the town centre, as you admire the imposing Arch of Germanicus, one of the original gateways to the city. Then, just 200m further on, Saintes’ archaeological museum is waiting to recount what life was like for the townspeople in the days of Julius Caesar: their habits and customs, their games and how they dressed...the ideal opportunity to travel back in time with them! Finally, your journey comes to an impressive end on the terraces of the town’s immense amphitheatre, on the left bank of the Charente. There’s no doubt about it, the children will take away a headful of fabulous memories of their camping stay in Saintes!