La Rochelle is a city that combines cultural and recreational activities, visits that are fun and full of history, as well as farniente and relaxation. We advise you to walk through the streets of the city and discover all the treasures of La Rochelle: the old town, the Markets, the beaches and the Old Port. We advise you to observe the La Rochelle towers: de la Lanterne, de la Chaîne and Saint-Nicolas, to visit the La Rochelle aquarium and the Saint Louis Cathedral. The city is known for its many museums: the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Bunker of La Rochelle and the Natural History Museum. La Rochelle is also famous for its festivals such as the Francofolies, its International Film Festival and the Grand Pavois.
A few kilometers from our campsite close to the beach near La Rochelle, discover the seaside resort of Châtelaillon-Plage. This little corner of paradise will charm you with its 3 kilometers of beach, its many water activities and its Casino . Don't miss the international kite festival over the Easter weekend.
This town of Art and History is 1 kilometer from Camping Au Petit Port de l'Houmeau. You will discover its maritime past with in particular its Corderie Royale, a former factory supplying the Royal Navy with ropes. Rochefort is also the home port of the Hermione frigate.
The island of Aix
The island of Aix is a haven of peace, preserved from all pollution. You can only get around on foot or by bike. The island is also known for having welcomed Napoleon from July 12 to 15, 1815. Many vestiges and treasures of his passage are preserved and visible in the museum.
The island of Oléron
Discover the island of Oléron, the largest island on the Atlantic Coast. The island of Oléron is known for its mimosas and its oyster farms. You can also stroll around the island and discover many other treasures such as its fine sandy beaches, its pine forests, the Maison de l'Huître in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, the fishing port of La Cotinière and the Chassiron lighthouse. Off the island, you will observe Fort Boyard, which you can approach more closely by boat.
The Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park
This wetland is a vast protected area with wild fauna and flora. Here you will find sandy beaches, dunes, forests, cliffs, mudflats and marshes. We particularly invite you to discover the Green Venice, classified as a Grand Site of France and the Abbey of Maillezais, classified as a historic monument.
Over 5,000 hectares, extends the forest of Mervent-Vouvant and its countless oaks. You will observe the vast expanse of water formed by the reservoir of the Mervent dam. This forest will delight young and old, you can practice many outdoor activities such as horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and water sports.
This charming city of Art and History is an invitation to travel back in time. Stroll through the streets of the city center while observing, visiting and photographing historical monuments such as Place Belliard, arcaded houses, mansions, half-timbered houses and the Church of Notre-Dame.