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Discover around Rochefort Océan

Tourism places to see and discover around the Rochefort Ocean area : the Fort Boyard country

Situated in the heart of the Charente Maritime the area of Rochefort Ocean will allow you to visit easily and discover many sites for tourists in the surrounding area.

 

BROUAGE, National Site

At 20 minutes by car from Rochefort, ancient european port known for the salt trade, and after military base, birthplace of Samuel Champlain, founder of the town of Quebec. Not to miss “La Maison Champlain”, “La Halle aux Vivres”, stroll around the remparts, crafts shops in the town. 

 

ROYAN – LA PALMYRE

At 30 minutes from Rochefort, troglodytes caves, The Moulin de Fa, the museum at Royan and the architecture of the nineteen fifties, the Parc de L’Estuaire,Corduan lighthouse,la Coubre lighthouse, zoo at La Palmyre...

find all this information on the website of Royan Atlantique.

LA ROCHELLE

At 25 minutes from Rochefort have a day out to discover La Rochelle: town centre with pedestrian streets and arcades, town hall, nobles houses, the old port, the “Muse d’Histoire Naturelle “, not forgetting the Aquarium. Find all this information and more on the website of the La Rochelle tourist Office.

 

Ré ISLAND

At 40 minutes from Rochefort discover the “white island” by passing over the bridge. See the Fort de la Prée – bastion of the 17th century, La Flotte fishing port, St Martin de Ré fortified village, saltmarshes at Loix.

Find more information on the website of the “Ile de Ré”

 

OLERON Island

At 30 minutes from Rochefort see the “Chateau”: the citadel started by Pierre d’Argencourt, continued following the plans of Vauban, oyster farming, (Fort Royer, Chenal d’Ors,) Fort Saumonards opposite Fort Boyard, Boyardville to the lighthouse at Chassiron in the north of the island, the fisheries, and fish locks, picturesque villages, fishing port of La Cotiniere, crown forest of St Trojan.

Information on the website of La Maison du Tourisme de Marennes Oleron .

 

LE MARAIS POITEVIN

At 1 hour from Rochefort the Marais Poitevin offers an exceptional visit where nature and silence are to be found. A waterman will take you for a tour in a punt on the “Venise Verte”. Discover the villages of Arçais, Coulon, La Garette, Magné, St Hillaire de Palud… find more information on the website of Niort Marais Poitevin.

 

COGNAC TOWN OF HISTORY AND KNOW-HOW

At ¾ hour from Rochefort visit the brandy trading houses and discover the patrimony of the old town..

enquiries and information on the website of the Cognac Tourist Office.

 

SAINTES AND THE “SAINTONGE ROMANE”

At 25 minutes from Rochefort “L’Abbaye aux Dames”, the gallo roman amphitheatre, le Haras National (stud farm), Pole Nature at Crazannes, Chateau de La Roche Courbon, the Paleosite, l’Abbaye de Fontdouce, the St Eutrope church….enquiries at the tourist office at Saintes.

 

THE VALS OF THE SAINTONGE

At 30 minutes from Rochefort this vineyard area where brandy and “pineau des Charentes ” (a fortified wine”) comes from is also known for the trails of St Jacques de Compostella.

An extraordinary example of roman art awaits your visit at the church of Aulnay de Saintonge.

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Of course our tourism partners

 Country Poitou- Charentes and Charente-Maritime