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Saint Bonnet sur Gironde - on the north bank of the Gironde estuary

The village of Saint Bonnet sur Gironde enjoys a delightful situation on the north bank of the Gironde Estuary in the Charente-Maritime. The region benefits from not only one of the sunniest climates in France, but also from a stunning natural heritage, proximity to the Atlantic coast and a superb cultural and gastronomic heritage. Saint Bonnet itself is charming and traditional, with a typically Charantaise feel.

Amenities available in the village of Saint Bonnet sur Gironde

The village is small, but not without its amenities and attractions. Equipped with a small but handy supermarket, a boulangerie selling tempting breads and pastries, a pharmacy, playground for the little ones and a bar for the adults, Saint Bonnet sur Gironde is pretty self-sufficient. However, it's also conveniently close to the larger town of Mirambeau, where larger shops, supermarkets and a choice of bars and restaurants await.

Heritage to discover

The history of Saint Bonnet sur Gironde can be traced back to the Second Iron Age, so as you'd expect there's some history and heritage to discover. The village church has some notable features and is definitely worth a visit. Then there's the Port of Vitrezay, a delightful old fishing and pleasure port on the Estuary, just minutes from the centre of Saint Bonnet. Here you'll also find the Pole Nature de Vitrezay, a 21-hectare nature reserve.

Enjoy the wildlife at Vitrezay, the seaside and Jonzac's Aqua Centre

This area, so rich in natural beauty and heritage, offers no end of possibilities when it comes to days out. The plentiful wildlife of the Gironde Estuary is beautifully accessible thanks to the nature reserve of Vitrezay. The seaside, with its beaches and seafood restaurants, is within a half hour's drive of the village of Saint Bonnet, and with the region boasting one of the best sunshine records in France, this makes a very popular destination. Jonzac has a new state of the art Aqua Centre, which bathes its visitors in a tropical warmth all year round, in or out of the water.

A plethora of sports on offer and towns to explore

Golf is gaining in popularity all the time in France, and golfers will have a choice of three excellent eighteen-hole courses all within an easy drive from Saint Bonnet. Walkers, horse riders, fishermen and cyclists can also all find opportunities to enjoy their chosen activities here. If you're looking to discover the great towns and cities of the region, take time to visit the grand wine town of Bordeaux, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, or spend time enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of La Rochelle.

How to get there

The airports of Bordeaux and La Rochelle both have direct flights to and from the UK. Trains also run to both cities. It takes around five and a half hours to drive to Saint Bonnet from the ferry port of St Malo, where you'll find Saint Bonnet sur Gironde on the D149 after leaving the A10 at Junction 37.

Property prices and availability in and around Saint Bonnet sur Gironde

When it comes to property in and near to Saint Bonnet sur Gironde, there's good news and more good news! Property prices are low in comparison with many regions of France, and there's a great choice currently on the market. Building plots can be found for as little as 28,800 Euros, while a village house in the centre of Saint Bonnet can be priced at less than 50,000 Euros. Higher up the price range there are even more superb bargains to be had.

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Saint Bonnet sur Gironde AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Saint Bonnet sur Gironde?

Saint Bonnet sur Gironde lies to the south-west of central France. It's located in the south-west of the Charente-Maritime.

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IN THE REGION OF POITOU-CHARENTES

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHARENTE-MARITIME

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Population: 895


Access: By air: Fly to Bordeaux or La Rochelle. By ferry: The nearest ferry port is that of St Malo. By rail: Travel by TGV to Bordeaux from Paris. By road: The village lies on the D149, accessed from Junction 37 of the A10 motorway.


Economy: The economy includes agriculture, commerce and tourism.


Interesting fact: The existence of the village can be traced right back to the Second Iron Age.

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