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LA ROCHE COURBON is located in Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime. Built in the XV° century, the château was substantially altered in the XVII°. The arcade which supports the balcony was added to the façade, as was the double flight of steps which leads down to the French gardens.

A series of well-integrated terraces with balustrades leads to the magnificent east-west views and to the steps flanking a water-course. The extension of the gardens gained on the marsh has led to their partial reconstruction on pilotis.

Inside :
• A room with pictures painted on wood in 1662
Louis XIII room with painted beams
The saintongeaise kitchen,
salle des gardes voûtée en berceau.
In the keep there is a museum containing prehistoric objects, and, in the south park, there are pre-historic caves the homes of Neanderthal man.

The coat of arms of Courbon d’Agès

The coat of arms of Courbon d'Agès

La Charente Maritime
"ma préférence"
La Demeure Historique
Vieilles Maisons
Route Historique des
Trésors de Saintonge
Possible places of lodging in the area:

Gîtes de France
Rooms available for hire to organize weddings, receptions and gala dinners in Charente-Maritime (upon reservation).