City of Art and History, surname « the city of hundred spiers » or « City of 100 church » have a lot of historical monuments such as baptistery Saint-Jean (ive siècle), l'hypogeum des Dunes (viie siècle), Church Notre-Dame-la-Grande (xiie siècle), Church Saint-Porchaire (xiie siècle),....
Its historic center concentrates many buildings, half-timbered houses as well as the courthouse (12th century), the former palace of the Counts of Poitou, Dukes of Aquitaine, where the Queen of France and England Eleanor of Aquitaine held her court. .
It is a city with the ruins of the old castle destroyed by Richelieu, and whose historic center is surrounded by old ramparts. This city has a great cultural heritage with, among others, its Square Tower, its narrow streets that have kept the spirit of the Middle Ages, all the mushroom and wine cellars, not to mention the Renaudot museum