Open the doors to the extraordinary, just a few steps from the club

In Charente Maritime, the extraordinary is not an optional extra... in fact, it is even quite ordinary! So why not come and see for yourself? We’ll give you a few ideas that will impress young and old.

Discover the animal kingdom

Nestled in the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest, Palmyre zoo is a sanctuary for over 110 different species. Its reptiles, birds and mammals will make you roar with emotion! You will be moved by the newborns, try to spot large or small creatures in the water, trees or air, and take advantage of the visit to learn more about wildlife. Through conservation, research and outreach programmes, this new-generation zoo is sustainably committed to the well-being and conservation of animals in their natural environment.

Unlock the secrets of Fort Boyard

Are you ready to seek adventure? Fort Boyard is a must-see of the region and a star of TV! Even if the interior cannot be visited, you can take a boat excursion to get a close-up of this “ship of stone”. With an added surprise: an absolutely enthralling guided visit to unlock the secrets of the fort and Père Fouras! And why not continue the adventure with a stopover on the island of Aix? Representing all the landscapes of Charente, this remarkable natural site can be visited on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage, because cars are prohibited there!

Immerse yourself in the Big Blue at La Rochelle Aquarium

Make your way to La Rochelle Aquarium and let yourself drift with the tide… You will be surprised and amazed, and will go home with a better understanding of all the wealth of the seas and oceans. Committed to education, preservation and conservation, La Rochelle Aquarium is home to over 12,000 marine animals. Its fish, sharks and turtles are sure to fascinate you for hours and we guarantee you won’t see the time go by.

Take a lesson of vintage style

At the Musée des Commerces d’Autrefois, take a curious journey through the history of the shops and small trade of the past century with a visit to the shops of a barber, chemist, photographer, grocer, cobbler, etc. The founder of the museum and his son Sébastien have succeeded in their bid to make us like history – outside of the classroom! But beware of the school teacher… if you meet him he might ask you to take a dictation…

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