In 1293, Talmont escaped English rule and was reclaimed by the French crown. It came back under English rule in 1362, before being taken back 11 years later by the French.
At the start of the 15th century, a naval guerrilla war pitted the people of Talmont against those of Bordeaux, who briefly occupied the city in 1412. About thirty years later, it became a pirate stronghold, where any ships that dared to pass by were pillaged and ransacked.
In the second half of the 16th century, during the French Wars of Religion, Talmont was fought over by Catholics and Protestants.
In 1651, during the Fronde, the Prince de Condé, fighting against the King of France, entrusted his fiefdom of Talmont to his Spanish allies. The following spring, Louis XIV’s armies seized the town. The Spanish troops fled the town after destroying its surrounding wall.
At the opening onto the small cove in front of you, there used to be a postern of the…
10. Le kiosque
Look closely at this stunning pavilion and its belvedere. What material are the balustrade, entrance and columns of the pavilion made out…