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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.