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What to do in La Rochelle?

Our holiday village is ideally located facing the Atlantic and close to downtown La Rochelle. You can reach the center on foot, by public transport or by bicycle. In the historic center of La Rochelle, you can discover the Tour de la Lanterne, the Tour Saint-Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne, as well as numerous mansions, the arcaded streets, the Grosse Horloge and the Porte Maubec. La Rochelle is a maritime city, so there are no less than four ports to discover: the Old Port, the commercial port of La Pallice, the Minimes marina and the fishing port of Chef-de -Bay. Enjoy the invigorating air and ocean spray on the beaches of La Rochelle (de la Concurrence, des Minimes), and the surroundings of Houmeau, Aytré or Châtelaillon.

La Rochelle museums

In La Rochelle, there is no shortage of cultural spaces. There are no less than 3 exceptional museums that you can visit all year round. We recommend the “Maritime Museum” where you can browse the exhibits which retrace the relationship between men and the ocean. Continue your exploration with the "Natural History Museum" which presents the coast with its fauna, flora, fossils and collection of minerals, but also vestiges from many eras. And finally, discover the "Museum of the New World", an establishment which presents the relations between France and the Americas.

La Rochelle Aquarium

The Aquarium of La Rochelle is one of the must-sees during your stopover in our charming city. It is no less than 12,000 marine animals and 20 shark specimens distributed in more than 70 seawater aquariums, which are to be discovered. Young and old will be amazed by this spectacle!

The towers of La Rochelle

La Rochelle is known for its three must-see towers: La Lanterne, Saint-Nicolas and la Chaîne. The Lantern Tower was erected at the end of the 12th century, it is the last medieval lighthouse on the Atlantic coast. The Saint-Nicolas tower is one of the gateways to the port of La Rochelle. The Chaîne tower is the second gateway to the Old Port, where the captain of the tower could observe the movements of the boat.

Re island

Awaken your senses as you explore the unspoiled and wild Île de Ré. Travel through the 10 villages of the island, discover the bell tower of Ars-en-Ré, climb to the top of the Phare des Baleines and its museum, walk the salt marshes, observe the flora and fauna of the Lilleau National Nature Reserve des Niges.

Aix island

This pearl of Charente-Maritime is to be discovered. This little corner of paradise is accessible by boat and no car circulates there. You will need 2 hours of walking to go around the island. As you explore this unspoiled island, you can stop at one of the 4 museums, on one of the 5 sandy beaches or very close to the island's hidden fort.

The island of Oléron

The island of Oléron is nicknamed "La Lumineuse". During an excursion on this jewel of the Atlantic, you will discover the Château d'Oléron, its oyster port, its shrimp port and visit the Citadel. Above all, you should not miss the Chassiron Lighthouse, from where you will get a superb view of Oléron, the Ile de Ré, the Atlantic coast and the ocean.

Fort Boyard

From the port of La Rochelle, you can leave by boat and get as close as possible to Fort Boyard. This mythical fort, dating from the 19th century, was to serve to protect the entrance to the Charente. Now, for more than 30 years, the famous shows of the same name have been filmed in this exceptional location.

Rochefort

The port of Rochefort is known to be the home port of the famous frigate "Hermione". During your exploration of the city, you will discover the Corderie Royale, the Hèbre Museum, or the Fort Liédot. From this charming town, you can reach the Île d'Aix and set off by boat to explore Fort Boyard.

The Poitevin marsh

By bike, by boat or on foot, you will awaken all your senses when visiting the Marais Poitevin. In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the same name, you will appreciate a diversified and resplendent flora and fauna. Let yourself be enchanted by the calm and the green decor of the Poitevin marsh.

Brouage

Among the most beautiful villages in France, discover that of Brouage. This charming fortified city is a stopover not to be missed during your stay in our family holiday village in La Rochelle. Brouage will offer you many hiking trails and a pleasant climate. You may have the chance to observe herons, ducks, but also white storks.

Activities in the surroundings

By choosing our Residence-Club La Fayette, you won't have time to get bored. Indeed, a large number of activities for the whole family will be present in the surroundings: beaches, bowling, water sports, tree climbing, skate-park, tennis, karting, horse riding, thalassotherapy and fishing.