A little further
Oléron Island: the biggest of our 4 main islands
To see: the citadel of the Château d'Oléron, the little touristic train in St-Trojan, the colorful fishing port of La Cotinière, the Chassiron lighthouse, the Pôle Nature du marais aux oiseaux in Dolus d'Oléron, Boyardville (boat cruise to approach the famous Fort Boyard)...
Aix Island: On Napoleon's tracks
Accessible only by boat (by the landing stage of FOURAS), can be discovered on foot or by bicycle after a very pleasant crossing. Small beaches for bathing. Guaranteed flavour of adventure!
Visit la Flotte-en-Ré and Ars-en-Ré, 2 pretty villages members of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”, have a drink and seafood at St-Martin-en-Ré, the capital of the island, after a long walk or ride along its luminous coasts. Make a small tour to the lighthouse of Phare des Baleines in the North of the island.
Madam Island : the wildest
Accessible at low tide on foot or by bike by 'la passe aux Boeufs' (0,6 Mile) from Port des Barques. It is a classified natural site. 'Carrelets', aquacultural farm, coastal paths.
Outside our Département of Charente-Maritime:
Blaye and le Blayais (approx. 1h15). The citadel of Blaye to visit, and great wines of Bordeaux.
Médoc (approx. 1h15 taking the ferry in Royan).
Bordeaux (approx. 1h30).
St-Emilion (approx. 1h30).
The swamp from Poitou, (approx 1h30).
Le Futuroscope (approx. 1h30), European Theme Park for image.
Le Puy du Fou (approx. 2h15).