LA ROCHELLE , it is the ocean personally that is anxious to welcome you. With its four ports, La Rochelle is the archetypal Atlantic city.The light, soft and radiant, on the white stone reveals his magnificense which does not stop surprising the walker. Magnificent houses of the center in the arches which play hide-and-seek with the beams of the sun. La Rochelle, city of History but especially city in action, at anytime or season.
Not less than 450 kilometers of coast mark out the Charente coast. Between high and low waters, the long sandy beaches lined with pines alternate with cliffs limestones and the wild spaces. The Atlantic facade of the region Poitou-Charentes is protected by four islands, among which both bigger, Oléron (175 km ²) and Ré (85 km ²), are connected with the continent by a bridge.
In Rochefort, you will visit the Arsenal des Mers to discover the impressive Corderie Royale and his building 374m long , l’Hermione, three mast boat of XVIIIè century entirely rebuilt…
Further east inland, visit the famous 14th century château de Crazannes which inspired Charles Perrault for his tale "Le Chat Botté". You will then continue to the Pierre de Crazannes, an old quarry invested by artists who carved stone on site and who are nicknamed Les Lapidiales.
Sea resort was opened on the estuary of the Gironde and the ocean, ROYAN is a renowned holiday resort, for the XIXth century, for its fine sand beaches and its generous period of sunshine.
The city possesses many other assets in particular the quality and the variety of its architecture with its villas Belle Epoque and its town planning of the 50s, unique in Europe.
NIORT is an old medieval city built in the XIIè century by Henry II Plantagenet, King of England …
Second largest wetland in France, the Marais Poitevin is often referred to as France’s ‘Green Venice’, a unique landscape that has been created, shaped and maintained by water across the centuries
The boat trips will have some pretty surprises in store for you.
Second largest leisure park in France, Futuroscope on the outskirts of Poitiers is packed with innovative activities for all the family. Synonymous with moving image technology since 1987, Futuroscope’s diverse attractions are all based on the senses and, in particular on our sense of vision.
At North Poitiers, don't miss to visit the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud
The name COGNAC is synonymous the world over with the finest French spirit but the town of Cognac was an important trading port for salt and local wine long before the discovery of the double distillation process that produced the famous drink.