A place in France, Saintes is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Saintes, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bordeaux. Bordeaux is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Rue Ste. Catherine, Place De La Bourse, Grande Theatre De Bordeaux. Also, to reach Saintes, you'll have to take a flight to Bordeaux; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
Saintes is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.