Why not spend your next holidays in Charente Maritime ? It is one of the French people’s favourite destinations (after Paris). On the Ile d’Oléron or Ile de Ré, in La Rochelle or Royan, with your friends or family.
Why go to a campsite in Charente Maritime you ask ? For the sea and the sun of course! The weather in Charente Maritime is exceptionally sunny – one of the sunniest in the Southwest and in France. There’s necessarily a campsite in Charente Maritime for you.
Tourism in Charente Maritime is a second nature for a department which is now part of the newly named Nouvelle Aquitaine region – previously Poitou-Charentes.
What to see in Charente Maritime ? The islands of course : Ile de Ré, Ile d’Oléron, Ile d’Aix and Ile Madame. Plus Fort Boyard and Marennes-Oléron for its oysters – both have become true symbols of the area.
Explore the coastline and its varied landscapes and discover some of the greatest spots on the Atlantic coast.
Book at a campsite in Charente Maritime, even, why not, a seaside campsite to go visit La Rochelle and its famous aquarium. Stroll along the Charente river’s estuary up to Rochefort’s dockyard where you’ll see the Hermione « The Frigate of Liberty », a war ship built in 1779 that served in the American Revolution. A little more South, make a stop at Saintes with its Roman heritage and visit many national monuments.
Then head for the so-called « beauty coast » and the famous sea resort of Royan with its many 1950s style buildings. Go to La Palmyre Zoo also, La Coubre or Cordouan lighthouses – the latter stands at the gate of the Gironde estuary.
You won’t select your campsite in Charente Maritime solely for the beauty of its beaches and coastline though.
Spending a holiday in Charente Maritime also calls for « nature » or « heritage » excursions in the back country – see Marais-Poitevin for instance. This large area of marshland was nicknamed the « Green Venice ». See also Saint Pierre church in Aulnay de Saintonge.
When the time comes to find a rental in Charente Maritime you can also opt for the charm of many little family sea resorts such as Chatelaillon Plage, Fouras, Saint Trojan Les Bains, Saint-Pierre d’Oléron, Saint Palais sur Mer, Saint Georges de Didonne or Meschers.
Tourism in Charente Maritime is also made of culture. Go to Les Francofolies de La Rochelle : it takes place every year on the second week of July and it is one of the most famous and important French summer festivals. Immerse yourself into the electronic sounds of Summer Sound Festival in Rochefort, the « first 100% electronic festival in the Southwest ». Live a truly unique musical experience at the classical music festival named « Un Violon sur le Sable » (« a violon on the sand »), sitting under a summer sky full of stars on the Grande Conche beach in Royan.
You get it now, camping in Charente Maritime is also a second nature: by the sea, in a forest, on an island or in a picturesque little village, at a 1 or 5-star site, in a rented accommodation, on a pitch, in a caravan or a motor home, with all cosiness, a zen atmosphere or at a camping club, with your friends or family…
Everything is possible and can adapt to your wishes and requirements for successful holidays with Campings.online.
What to see in La Rochelle ? The city is also named « the Ocean's gateway » with its 3 harbours – fishing, trading and sailing. La Rochelle won’t disappoint you with its fantastic historical and cultural heritage.
Your visit of La Rochelle should start with the old town, its cobblestone streets and typical arcades.more information