The Museum of the Treasures of Talmont and Fishing

Talmont-sur-Gironde, in addition to its magnificent Sainte-Radegonde church, a magnificent Romanesque church built in the 12th century by the Benedictine monks of Saint-Jean d'Angely Abbey, houses the Musée des Trésors de Talmont et de la Pêche, which traces Talmont's history and particularly its fishing activities.

Set up in the old school, near the church, this communal museum offers photographs, plans, models... and presents the hidden history of the site.

The "Closed City", built by the English in 1284, destroyed by the Spanish in 1652, almost became an American port in 1917 and then a marina in 1972.
A classroom is reconstructed, with class photos displayed, so the history of the village can last.

On the ground lies a wooden "yawl", a traditional boat, one of the last built on the estuary.

To visit to better understand local history.

 

Talmont-sur-Gironde Tourist Office

Rue de l'Eglise,

17120 Talmont-sur-Gironde

Tel: 05 46 90 16 25 25

talmont@royanatlantique.fr

 

www.talmont-sur-gironde.fr

 


To go further....

Talmont le chant précaire

Deux amis découvrent en dialoguant le village et l'église de Talmont sur Gironde. Ils vont revenir sur le site plusieurs fois, à différentes saisons, pour s'imprégner au mieux de sa magie et en dévoiler toutes les facettes. A travers ce double regard et une écriture en symbiose avec les nombreuses photos, le livre propose une approche contemporaine et détaillée de ce patrimoine singulier qu'est Talmont. Et au-delà, en ce temps de tourisme de masse, il interroge notre comportement et tresse des échos avec d'autres patrimoines du monde.

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