Our tour began with a 45 min drive to La Roche Courbon Castle which is a privately owned castle owned by the Courbon family. It was located in Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort. It was built in the 15th century. It was decorated with furniture from the 18th century and older. There were beautiful gardens with water landscaping. It was built before Versailles. A very beautiful castle to visit.