Aix island

During your stay at the campsite, discover the island of Aix, a little corner of paradise in the heart of Charentais pertuis. It is the only Charentaise island that is not attached to the continent! It is accessed by boat from the Pointe de la Fumée near Fouras, starting from La Rochelle or the neighboring islands. You will be amazed by the great diversity of landscapes, some of which are reminiscent of the Mediterranean and totally seduced by the island's rich architectural heritage, military forts, ramparts, drawbridge doors and museums that testify to the military and historical past Aix.

A little tour of the island of Aix

All the streets of the village converge towards the entrance of the fort of the harbor to the south of the island. In the center of the village, you can stroll through the cobbled streets and discover the low houses with multicolored shutters and their hollyhocks, the church, the museum of the house of Napoleon (it is on the island of Aix that the ' Emperor spent his last days before his exile to St. Helena), the African museum or the manufacture of objects and jewels in mother-of-pearl ... Continuing your discovery, you will visit the military forts which stand at each extremity of The island, the centerpieces of the defensive system of the Sun King in Saintonge. From Vauban to Napoleon, the island of Aix is ​​undoubtedly a place full of history that you will have all the leisure to explore during your camping holidays!

The pearl of the Charente estuary, a little corner of paradise where nature is queen!

Classified as a remarkable natural site in the heart of the Charentais archipelago, the island of Aix is ​​a small crescent of land, wild and preserved, set in the middle of the waters. Here, cars are rare! You can walk around the island on foot, by bicycle or by horse-drawn carriage in just a few hours. You will contemplate landscapes of great richness between sandy beaches, steep cliffs and small coves with unexplored airs, forest of maritime pines and holm oaks, marshes, meadows and salt meadows ... Amateurs of swimming, fishing, Boat trips, hiking and beautiful nature, you will be conquered!

The campsite's favorites:

The Place d'Austerlitz, which precedes the fortified village, but also the rue Napoléon and rue Gourgaud;
the Musée Napoléon (furniture, weapons, clothing, portraits and various objects belonging to Emperor Bonaparte) ;

the African Museum (zoological and ethnographic collections gathered by Baron Gourgaud);
Maison de la Nacre to discover the know-how of one of the last nacriers of France;
Lighthouse of the island of Aix - two towers high of 25.3 meters - listed as historic monuments;
Fort Liédot, military building forming part of the protection of the roadstead Rochefort; > The Saint-Martin church, a vestige of the very first Saintongeese Romanesque art.

 
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Rue des Sartières 17137 L'Houmeau
Charente Maritime / Poitou-Charentes - France
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