Charente Maritime

 

No visit to the Atlantic coast is complete without a break in the Charente Maritime department. As well as being home to breathtaking natural sites, it is also teeming with famous names. Ile de Ré, Ile d'Oléron and Ile d'Aix are your island getaways to take you far from the city and deep into the ocean. They are also very easy to reach from La Tremblade and La Clairière campsite. Royan, its stunning port, golden beaches and holiday atmosphere are just half an hour away. Here you’ll find a ferry crossing the Gironde estuary. Fascinating heritage in Rochefort is but a 30 minute drive away. Be sure to visit the Corderie Royale which made ropes for several great ships in its heyday. A stay in the Charente Maritime is an opportunity to explore historical treasures that are back in fashion such as the famous Fort Boyard, a former sea fortress that is now the star of its own TV show.
It goes without saying that the Charente Maritime is teeming with fine sand beaches and has a strong bond with the Atlantic Ocean which means you can go on epic fishing trips and feast on succulent seafood.