Fouras is a peninsula located 5 minutes from our campsite. It is known for its gorgeous view of Fort Boyard and Fort Enet, which overlooks the beach of Fouras. Fort Boyard is located in the middle of the Charente-Maritime islands and was built to protect the mouth of the Charente River. Fouras is also known for its oyster and mussel farming.
The Charente-Maritime Region
In the Charente-Maritime, there are over twenty tourist destinations to visit including historical monuments, religious buildings, castles and museums. Some of the best known: the Rochefort Corderie Royale (the longest rope collection in France), Fort Boyard, the towers of La Rochelle, the treasures of Saintonge, the Paléosite in Saint-Césaire, the Hermione (Reconstruction of the LaFayette frigate) in Rochefort, the La Palmyre zoo, the Aquarium in La Rochelle, and much more.
Rochefort, founded by Colbert in the 17th century, is bordered by the Charente River and known for its arsenal. Come follow in the footsteps of the Navy and discover this historical town and its museums. Rochefort also has the only transporter bridge in France. The Summer Sound festival attracts more artists every year and takes place in a beautiful setting in front of La Corderie Royale.
Located about 20 km from Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée, the city of La Rochelle, capital of the Charente-Maritime, is also the most populous city ahead of Saintes, Rochefort and Royan. It was founded in the 10th century and is one of the must-see tourist attractions of the region where you can visit many historical monuments such as the La Rochelle Aquarium, one of the largest private aquariums in Europe. The Francofolies music festival takes places in the old port every year.
Châtelaillon-Plage is a family-friendly resort town right on the coast with a spa, racetrack, and casino.
You can visit this island from the Domaine Les Charmilles 4-star campsite, located 5 km from Bac. The Ile d’Aix is a timeless place full of history. If you want to visit the island, you have to do it without a car. Head around the island on foot or by bike to discover the beautiful scenery.
The second-largest island in France is located only 30 minutes from our 4-star campsite. Head across the third-longest bridge in the country to get to this island with gorgeous beaches and little villages. Whether you prefer sports or relaxation, you will love the Ile d’Oléron where you can kitesurf or lay out on the sand beaches.
Ile de Ré
North of La Rochelle, the Ile de Ré is connected to the city by a bridge almost 3˚km long. It is known for its sand beaches, charming villages and salt marshes from which Ile de Ré salt is extracted.