Discover Charente-Maritime

Charente Maritime

During your stay at Le Cormoran campsite, you will have plenty of time to explore Charente-Maritime and all it has to offer, which make this département one of the most beautiful destinations on the Atlantic Coast!

In addition to our magical island, Charente-Maritime has a multitude of remarkable places to visit. To help you plan your camping holiday, here are some of the most important attractions.

Fort Boyard

Take a tour of this majestic stone edifice that needs no introduction! In the heart of the Charente archipelago, this colossus of the seas is impressively large: 68 metres long, 21 metres wide and 20 metres high! (Departure possible from Saint-Martin-de-Ré, 16 km from the campsite)

The island of Aix

Nicknamed the pearl of the Charente estuary, the island of Aix is a true fortress and a little paradise for nature lovers. Discover the twin lighthouses, the Napoleonic museum, the fortifications… Impossible to resist the beauty of its landscapes which can only be explored on foot or by bike.

The island of Oléron

Discover the most southern of the Atlantic coastal islands and be charmed by its long stretches of golden sand, its cycle tracks, wild nature, oyster beds, and of course the famous citadel of Château d’Oléron!

La Rochelle and its exceptional heritage

The historic capital of the Aunis region, famous for its towers, La Rochelle is home to a rich architectural heritage, reflecting more than 1000 years of history. For more information, see our article on La Rochelle!

The Rochefort Arsenal

Discover Rochefort-sur-Mer, the Arsenal, the Hermione shipyard and the replica of the frigate, but also the Corderie Royale… You will soon see why Rochefort was the largest naval arsenal in the 17th century and has been a City of Art and History since 1987!

The citadel of Brouage

Labelled “Most Beautiful Village In France”, Brouage is home to many treasures including the citadel, a stone star set in the middle of the marsh since the 15th century. It is also the city where Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec, was born!

The City of the Oyster of Marennes

The Cité de l’Huître (Oyster City) introduces you to the profession of oyster farmer and reveals all the secrets of the highly prized oyster of Marennes-Oléron. An invigorating walk through the marshes, amidst the maturing barns and wooden huts…

La Palmyre Zoo

Located between Royan and the island of Oléron, in the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest, La Palmyre Zoo is now one of the most popular tourist sites in Charente-Maritime. A lovely outing with the kids!

The troglodyte caves of Meschers-sur-Gironde

Stroll along the limestone cliffs of Meschers and discover the famous troglodyte caves of Régulus and Matata, iconic sites of the natural heritage of Charente-Maritime. Formed 65 million years ago, they were inhabited by man until the end of the 19th century.

The Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre of Saintes

About 1 hour south of La Rochelle, Saintes was the capital of Gallo-Roman Aquitaine. The Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre and the Roman Arch of Germanicus are evidence of this. Take advantage of your stay in Saintes to visit the Abbaye aux Dames and the magnificent Saint-Eutrope Basilica!

The Paleosite of Saint-Césaire

Take advantage of your camping holidays in Charente-Maritime to go back to prehistoric times. Nestled in the heart of the Cognac vineyards, the Saint-Césaire Paleosite is a modern interactive museum and interpretation centre dedicated to Neanderthal man. A change of scenery guaranteed!

The Gallo-Roman site of Fâ

Near Royan, the commune of Barzan is home to a major Gallo-Roman archaeological site in Charente-Maritime. There are thermal baths as well as the Temple of Fa, an ancient sanctuary dedicated to Mars, the god of war.

The Poitevin marshes

Nicknamed Green Venice, the Marais Poitevin stretches from the Vendée to the Deux-Sèvres via Charente Maritime! Explore Green Venice on a boat or canoe trip from the village of Taugon or La Grève-sur-le-Mignon, between La Rochelle and Niort. Calm and nature will be the order of the day!