Calm and softness throughout the button
From the height of the promontory by the Boutonne, Tonnay-Boutonne, a former stronghold, controlled the territory round about during the Middle Ages. The Saint-Pierre gate, flanked by two massive towers that mark the limit of the old town are from this period.
Itineraries: air, water and nature!
This little town of Charente-Maritime, traversed by the Boutonne, is the starting point for a number of itineraries by bike or for walkers. A breath of fresh air for amateurs or sportsmen and women, with over 100km of waymarked paths. Families with children can enjoy a fun day geocaching at Tèrra Aventura based on the legend of Ganelon.
Bike itineraries in the heart of nature along the Rives de Boutonne enable the visitor to get to know the flora and fauna of the Boutonne and Trézence valleys. Find the perfect spot for fishing for trout, pikeperch, pike or roach. Pleasure for everyone at the waterside!
A holiday in Tonnay-Boutonne will be truly “wide-angle”! From the height of the Puyrolland promontory, a 360° panorama unfolds as far as the eye can see across countryside: the Trézence valley and the Landes marsh. Close by, the Saint-Marmé windmill dominates the Boutonne valley; named after a hermit who, according to legend, challenged Roland, Charlemagne’s nephew, to bring water of the Boutonne to the foot of the mill.
Countryside bathed in a soft light and silence broken only by the sounds of nature will guarantee you a restorative break from routine.