This multimedia tour will take you through the history and heritage of Talmont-sur-Gironde through videos, quizzes and audio commentary on the landscape of the estuary, the church of Talmont, the town wall, the port, fishing and the ancient town of Fâ, a former Gallo-Roman port situated just a few kilometres from the town of Talmont.
Did you know that Talmont used to be a limestone islet, separated from the estuary bank? This first video will tell you about how the landscape of estuary’s right bank was formed, from the slow formation of the marshes to their draining by man.
The current shape of the town of Talmont is the legacy of King Edward I. In the year 1284, the English king built the walled town on the site of the old seigniorial village. This presentation will help you discover more about the ramparts and their history.
This video will help you to understand, with the help of digital imagery, the history of the Church of Sainte Radegonde, which has seen many changes over the years, especially during the restorations of the previous century.
The estuary used to be populated by sturgeon which, thanks to their precious eggs, made the fortunes of fishermen and caviar producers. But there is another strange fish that populates these waters. It’s the meagre, a species that is fished... by ear! Find out more with this video presentation.
This is a place where land meets the sea. Because of this, the activity of the local inhabitants has evolved over the centuries, turning increasingly towards agriculture, following the development of the landscape, as can be seen in the vineyards close by.
Beyond the Pointe du Caillaud, in the town of Barzan, less than a kilometre from here, you will reach a bay that used to house a busy Gallo-Roman port. This video tells you more about this ancient town, whose remnants are still visible at the site and at the Fâ museum.