Mornac-sur-Seudre, Charente- Maritime

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Mornac-sur-Seudre was nominated as one of France’s favourite villages by viewers to France3 TV Channel in 2019.


South of Rochefort, the village of Mornac-sur-Seudre is situated in the Charente- Maritime département of Nouvelle Aquitaine region.It is also classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. “A pearl in the marches”. The village is a small port  –  a centre of oyster farming and salt production, brimming with medieval charm.  Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Local accommodation options include B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering gites

During Gallo-Roman times the attractions of the River Seudreturned the village into a small fishing town on a hill near the present castle. As commerce developed, attractive low-rise houses began to replace modest huts. Tiday Mornac-sur-Seudre is a centre for oyster and salt production. The Old Town is crisscrossed by alleys leading to the the port.