Going on vacation to Charente Maritime is an opportunity to discover a multifaceted region that has some lovely surprises in store. Between architectural richness, beauty of the coastline, territorial specificities, unmissable villages, gastronomy, emblematic building, or even archipelago, there is no shortage of assets and ideas for activities in Charente-Maritime!
Charente Maritime and its 6,864 km² is the leading French department for the production of oysters and mussels as well as for the number of Romanesque churches.
Its diverse landscape, the ocean and its islands, create a dream setting. To the west, THE ROCHELAIS COUNTRY with La Rochelle, an ancient fortified town founded in the 10th century on a rock platform in the middle of the marshes, became a very important port from the 12th century.
La Rochelle is now a renowned fishing port, the 8th largest French commercial port, and an international marina with more than 3,500 boats, it is also the starting point of the Île de Ré bridge built in 1988. This city of more than 75,000 inhabitants, is home to numerous museums and a university center. Also in 1988, the largest private aquarium in Europe was opened in a dream setting.
Explore the Charente coast
By traveling the coastline, you will have the opportunity to discover the kilometers of fine sand of the beaches of Chatelaillon and its view of Fort Boyard. Enough to make you want to swim or relax in this idyllic setting. As you explore the surrounding area, you can discover the coastal landscapes and the carrelets (huts on stilts) which overlook the sea.
During a day trip, easily reach La Rochelle for a city trip. Starting with the port, you can visit the towers and then the aquarium. You can also stroll through the small cobbled streets or under the city's arcades to end with a shopping trip in the boutiques of the city center.
From Châtelaillon, sail on the ocean to discover the legendary Fort Boyard and its islands of Charente-Maritime during an unforgettable excursion.
Discover the Charente heritage
Also discover the natural and cultural heritage of the campsite's surroundings during your visits. Lovers of bike rides can also explore Châtelaillon and its superb Belle Epoque villas by following the cycle paths.
Go explore classified villages like Brouage, Ars-en-Ré, la Flotte-en-ré and many other must-sees such as Fouras or Royan.
With family or friends, you will easily find activities and places to see to please everyone. While enjoying the comfort provided by the campsite's mobile home and rental rentals, a whole world of discoveries opens up to you.
A gastronomic stay in Charente-Maritime
Fish and seafood, shellfish, mussels and oysters that can be collected at low tide and eaten straight out of the water. The generous nature of the land, the butter and dairy products, the Cognac and Pineau vines make the reputation and celebrity of this large and beautiful region.
Find holiday accommodation in Charente Maritime
Located on the Atlantic coast of the region formerly Poitou-Charente, in the heart of the town of Châtelaillon-Plage, 2 Plages & Océan is a 4-star campsite close to La Rochelle, the Ile de Ré, the the island of Aix, Fort Boyard as well as the island of Oléron. Other discoveries await you at the gates of our campsite: the Marais Poitevin, the French Green Venice, the famous towns of Rochefort, Royan and Saintes.
This shows the multitude of visits to be made if by chance the weather is not good enough to enjoy the beach, its water activities, and shellfish fishing. Don’t hesitate to come and stay there to discover the Charente!