What to do in La Rochelle?
La Rochelle is a city rich in cultural events and historical heritage. You won't have time to get bored during your stopover. We advise you to take a tour of the Old Port, discover the Saint-Nicolas, Chain and Lantern Towers, then stop at a café or restaurant to enjoy all the good products of the region. Continue your expedition in the city with a visit to the aquarium of La Rochelle, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Take advantage of your stopover in La Rochelle to visit the city's museums: the La Rochelle Bunker, the Maritime Museum, the New World Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum.
Our campsite near La Rochelle is on the edge of oyster beds. Stop off at one of these emblematic places in Charente-Maritime and take part in an oyster tasting. The oyster farmers will share with you their passion for seafood and for their profession.
Rochefort and the Corderie Royale
The town of Rochefort is less than 30 minutes' drive away. Rochefort is a famous spa resort, but it is home to another treasure, the Corderie Royale, a visit during which you will enjoy discovering the secrets of rope manufacture. The port of Rochefort is also known to be the home port of the famous frigate, the Hermione.
Famous throughout the world for its game show, Fort Boyard was built to protect the mouth of the Charente in the 19th century. It was later a prison, before becoming the filming location for the television show of the same name. You cannot access Fort Boyard, but you can approach it thanks to the cruises.
The surrounding villages
For a dip in the local culture, we give you an appointment in the towns and villages around our Camping À la Corniche. Start your visit with the village of Angoulins-sur-Mer and its 10th century fortified church, and continue with the visit of Fouras, go to the tip of Fouras, to get a superb view.
The Marais Poitevin
The Marais Poitevin is a regional natural park where there is no shortage of activities to do with family, friends and in the great outdoors. Take a nice stroll along the water on foot and by bike or on the water by boat and canoe-kayak. You will enjoy discovering a rich and diversified fauna and flora.