The bridge and the "Pont Transbordeur" house
Inaugurated in 1900, this bridge consists of a metal deck resting on two pillars on each bank. Its gondola, suspended by cables, moves from one bank to the other. Classified as a historic monument, it allows pedestrians and bicycles to cross the Charente easily. The last transporter bridge in France.
The castle of La Bristière
This large neo-classical building was partly built in the 19th century.
The first building erected by Henry de Beaumont dates from the 17th century and Fénelon, a relative of Marie de Salignac-Fénelon, stayed here during a mission in Saintonge.
La Limoise and Pierre Loti
This house is typically Charentaise. It used to belong to Eugènie Duplais, a close friend of Nadine VIAUD, mother of Julien VIAUD alias Pierre LOTI. Mrs Duplais' daughter was eight years older than Julien and was another big sister to him. They loved each other very much and spent whole days playing on the property. Pierre Loti speaks of it as a paradise on earth.
Church of Notre-Dame d'Echillais
Built in the 12th century, it is one of the most famous Romanesque churches in Saintonge. You can admire its richly decorated and sculpted portal which was restored in 2011.