There's a definite emphasis on water from the marshes of the Marais Poitevin to the island of Marennes to the seaside resort of Royan. Don't forget to try the oysters!
Saint Palais Sur mer
Great for getting around by bike or foot. There is a range of things to do such as guided walks and boat trips, you can easily spend a full day finding different beaches and walks.
The biggest attraction to the town is the sandy gently sloping beaches loved by all making this a typical seaside area with a long promenade. Another high light to the town in the harbour where you can take boat trips.
Festival international d'art pyrotechnique
held in St Palais sur Mer is a firework competition held over 3 nights starting at 10pm giving different countries the chance to show off there spectacular displays
Tomme de chèvre de l’Ile de Ré
Made by one of the few goat’s cheese producers left on the Ile de Re, the rind of this cheese is washed twice a week with a mix of brine and local white wine. This gives it its flavours taste.
“The Charente Maritime gets the important things right, that is why it’s such a popular destination for me: safe, sandy beaches, an enviably reliable sunshine record and first class family run parks which have been welcoming Brits for years.”
miles of sandy beaches, excellent sunshine record, beautiful islands and vibrant restaurants, camping holidays in Charente Maritime makes for a great family vacation. Throw in major attractions, plentiful seafood and the vineyards of Cognac and you have a seaside destination that has something for everyone. Camping in the Charente Maritime region with Al Fresco is the ideal way to discover France's stunning Atlantic coast. You'll find our luxury mobile homes at Le Sequoia Parc - an exciting campsite with a great pool complex and fantastic facilities located near Marennes.
What to eat and drink in Charente Maritime
Oysters are a speciality of Charente Maritime and Marennes produces some of the finest in France. This is Cognac country and our Charente Maritime campsite is just a short drive from some renowned vineyards where you can take tours and tastings. Or for something a little lighter, try the sweet aperitif wine, Pineau.
What to see and do in Charente Maritime
La Rochelle: The cobbled streets of La Rochelle offer leisurely shopping, with everything from antiques to high fashion to choose from. The old port is particularly picturesque and children will be fascinated by the marine life at the aquarium. La Palmyre: One of France's largest and most diverse zoos with flocks of flamingos and polar bears the key attractions. Fort Boyard: take a boat trip to the famous former prison island which is now a regular TV and film location. Il de Re: This sleepy island is home to salt marshes andnature reserves, hemmed by pine woods and stretches of leveltracks which make it a perfect day out for cyclists.