La Charente Maritime
5 minutes pour découvrir la Charente Maritime

Coasts

Charente-Maritime is the Poitou-Charentes region’s window onto the Atlantic coast!

This privileged geographical position, with a mild and sunny climate to boot, is a veritable paradise to discover and enjoy the many charms of the Charente coast to the full.

A holiday tradition in Charente-Maritime

The coast of Charente-Maritime is a time-honoured holiday destination. The many ‘Belle Epoque' residences of FourasChâtelaillonSaint-Palais-sur-MerCharronSaint-Georges de DidonneLa TrembladeLa Palmyre … bear witness to this holiday tradition.
 

A rich military and maritime heritage

The rich historical past of La Rochelle, a major trade port and one-time Huguenot capital, and Rochefort-sur-Mer that was for many years the main military arsenal of France, also make the Charente coastline a unique destination.
 

Activities, events and produce

The many soft sandy beaches that line the coast are ideal for watersports and board sports. Walksbike rideshorseriding, tennis and so on are also very much present in the region of Royan and elsewhere. During the summer season, the communes on the coast are also the setting for a very large number of events for all ages. The Charente coast is also reputed for its very high quality produce, such as Marennes-Oléron oysters and Charron mussels.
Royan

Royan

The sea front!
Charron

Charron

The edge of the Baie de l’Aiguillon!
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

The archetypal town of the Atlantic coast!
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

A seaside resort of long standing!
Rochefort

Rochefort

Between the land and the sea!
Fouras

Fouras

A very popular seaside resort!
Marennes

Marennes

Birthplace of French oyster farming!
Saint-georges-de-didonne

Saint-georges-de-didonne

Lighthouses built in 1900 overlooking the small village harbour!
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

A destination for nature lovers par excellence!
La Palmyre-Les Mathes

La Palmyre-Les Mathes

Many hours of sunshine as the Mediterranean coast!