Take a breath of fresh air in Charentes-Maritime

Lights... Camera... Action! It’s almost like a film, but it’s even better in real life. Let yourself be gently rocked by the waves, sail from island to island... and once back on dry land, explore the wild coast on foot, horseback or by bicycle. Whether you prefer relaxation, culture or sports activities, Charentes-Maritimes has no end of holiday ideas to entertain you!

All roads lead to La Palmyre

Let yourself be tempted by a getaway to the forest on foot or by bike! Dozens of cycle trails have been created for you to recharge your batteries in the shade of ancient pines. And why not get off the beaten track to admire the view of the ocean and the Coubre lighthouse? From the top of its 64 metres, it offers an exceptional panorama of Bonne Anse bay and the Côte Sauvage (the Wild Coast). Follow the guide to the Cité de l’huître (Oyster City) at the Domaine des Claires vineyard!

Leave your troubles behind on Oléron Island

Dream of an island, unspoilt nature and colourful houses… and take a break from the hassle of everyday life! Oléron Island is the ideal place to enjoy a real holiday. Stroll through the port of Cotinière to see the fish market, climb the 224 steps of the Chassiron lighthouse to admire the view and travel along the Oyster Route by the east coast! Or why not book a canoe from Benoît (+33 (0)6 01 78 85 44)? He will take you paddling on the Oléron canals from Boyarville and will certainly suggest an improvised picnic over a dozen oysters! Continue the visit to the Brée salt marsh and on to the stronghold of Brouage! After a glorious military past, this former European trading post for “white gold” is now home to craft shops and artisans’ workshops…

Dive into the Big Blue

The beaches of La Palmyre have preserved their unspoilt natural setting against the winds and tides! Swimmers of all ages will appreciate La Palmyre beach near the town centre, the Plage des Pins beach in Cordouan, which is bordered by a dune ridge and maritime pines, or Bonne Anse beach, which is ideal for water sports. Why not tame the waves of the Wild Coast? Twenty kilometres of fine sandy beach await you at the foot of Coubre lighthouse for your rendez-vous with the ocean! Lovers of board sports will be thrilled and nature lovers will stand in awe.

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