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With its traditional charm, the village of Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac will take you back through time across fields and through vines, to discover a rich heritage of châteaux, vineyards, little ports, a lighthouse and a dozen "carrelet" fishing huts. Escape to this estuary environment for a peaceful break, away from the daily routine and off the beaten path.
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At the heart of the village of Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac
Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac was originally three ancient villages surrounded by water where people would get about by boat. These three islands were merged together over a century ago and the village of Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac was born. A walk around the small streets will reveal the ancient charm of a typical Médoc-style village. At the ancient oyster port, Richard, you will discover a typical "ocean" atmosphere, dependant upon the tides.
Richard LighthouseA peaceful place
The lighthouse of Richard houses a museum of estuarine life since the 19th century, oyster farming, fishing, marking.
From the top of the lighthouse tower, panoramic view of the estuary, the Charente coasts, Dutch folders on the left bank.
Picnic area, car park, toilets, docking berth for boats (accessible at high tide). Visible and usable fishing tackle.
Did you know that these fishing huts on stilts owe their name to the big fishing net, the "carrelet", which is lowered and raised horizontally using a pulley.