town and commercial harbour, Charente-Maritime departement, Poitou-Charentes region, western France, situated on the right bank of the Charente River, 10 miles (16 km) from the sea. It has straight, regular streets and promenades running along the sites of its old fortifications. Rue Pierre Loti, a street named after the 19th-century French novelist who was born there, is located near the central Place Colbert, which is ornamented by an 18th-century fountain.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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