In 2015, Charente-Maritime was theÂ “French’s favorite destination”
We are so happy and proud of this award that we would like to share with you â€”Â ideally convey our love for this departmentÂ â€” places to visit and walks near our lodges.
La Rochelle: a thousand-year-old city, with a rich historical andÂ urban heritage, La Rochelle has become the most important city between the estuary of the Loire river and the Gironde estuary (official website of the city).
ÃŽle de RÃ©: 10 typical and welcoming villages with a prestigious heritage due to the adventures of Historyâ€¦ Narrow and winding alleys surrounded with hollyhocks, and family beaches hidden behind the pines have to be discovered ideally by bikes for an absolute dive in the life of the islanders (official website of the island).
ChÃ¢telaillon-Plage: a seaside city with 3.5km beach, a set up for a pleasant day yourÂ feet in waterâ€¦ (official website of the city).
ÃŽle d’OlÃ©ron: between land and sea, Marennes-OlÃ©ron country offers all its richness through its many activities and leisures (official website of the island).
â€¢ A typical monument of the region,Â Fort Boyard, stands halfway between Aix and OlÃ©ron islands (more information about schedules and rates of the cruises clickÂ here).
â€¢ TheÂ AquariumÂ of La RochelleÂ makes you dream and understand the sea and its mysteries forÂ 2 hoursÂ (official website of the Aquarium).
â€¢ TheÂ Corderie Royale, invites you to relieve the History of this rope-making Â factory, that looksÂ like a palace (official website of the Museum).
â€¢ At 1h30 from the Lodges,Â Le FuturoscopeÂ is anÂ amusement park for both young and old: thrills, discoveries, fun and amazing shows (official website of the Park).
â€¢ At 1h30 from the Lodges,Â Le Puy duÂ Fou, elected twice for best amusement park in the world, teaches History thanks to its numerous shows (official website of Le Puy du Fou).
â€¢ In the heart of a 18-hectare forest,Â Le Zoo de La PalmyreÂ is one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Charente-Maritime. Every year, 700,000 visitors rush to contemplate more than 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles, representing 115 different species (official webiste of Le Zoo de La Palmyre).
â€¢ TheÂ Venise Verte promises relaxation, change of scenery, calm, tranquility and authenticity of landscape, richness of its flora and magic fire on the water in a traditional boat Â (website of the marsh).
â€¢ At 5 min from the Lodges,Â theÂ Frace dâ€™Aigrefeuille lakeÂ welcomes you for a walk along the water or for activities such as fishing, â€œpetanqueâ€ or a mountain bike race (website).
â€¢ At 20 meters from the Lodges â€” not to say right next door â€” theÂ Etang de Saint ChristopheÂ allows young children and the older ones to have fun on the multisports field and the bigger ones to fish in the water.
â€¢ With children, theÂ chÃ¢teau fortÂ ofÂ Saint Jean dâ€™AngleÂ proposes disguises to hang out in the castle as in medieval times (official website of the castle).
â€¢ Le chÃ¢teau de la GataudiÃ¨re offers a wide range of sport activities such as tree-climbing, paintball, quad, pedal go-karting, extreme jumping, bubblefoot and a labyrinth for the younger ones (official website of the castle).
â€¢ Le chÃ¢teau deÂ Buzay represents the balance of the universal artistic reference of the 18th centuryÂ that you can visitÂ (official website of the castle).
â€¢ Vertig’O ParkÂ in La Jarne offers activities: tree-climbing, zip lining, lasertag, mini-golf, orienteering race, archery gon in a familyÂ atmosphereÂ (for more information, click here).
â€¢ Come over and take a golf lessonÂ at La Jarne (official website of Golf La Rochelle Sud).
â€¢ The equestrian center of La Jarne welcomes you on a 7-hectare site (website of La Jarne).