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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.

The islands

From La Rochelle, you can take an inter-island cruise to reach the famous islands: Île de Ré, Île d’Aix and Île d’Oléron. Take the boat or the car to go to the Île de Ré, visit the island's must-see attractions: the Whale Lighthouse, the Atelier Quillet, the Fort la Prée and the salt marshes. Continue your visit to the islands of Charente-Maritime, going to the island of Aix. On this, cars are prohibited, walking and cycling are on the program. The farthest island is the island of Oléron, but it is on this island that you can take the famous Oyster Route, visit the Château-d'Oléron or practice surfing.

Oyster farms

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.

Fort Boyard

Famous around the world for its game show, Fort Boyard was built to protect the mouth of the Charente in the 19th century. It was subsequently a prison, before becoming the filming location for the television show of the same name. You cannot access Fort Boyard, but you can get closer thanks to cruises AND you can see it from our Guinguette facing the sea: La Baie des Îles. 

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 diverse fauna and flora.