Events, local festivals
DURING THE SUMMER SEASON: La Tremblade Market (4 km away) every Saturday.
JULY: Francofolies de la Rochelle music festival.
AUGUST: Festival of the sea.
OCTOBER: Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle.
Our Heritage sites & tourist activities
La Tremblade: the national oyster farming capital, oyster farming port.
La Coubre lighthouse with a superb beach.
Marennes: oyster farming centre, oyster city, visit to the oyster farmer fish shacks on the Chenal de la Grève waterway.
Rochefort: Royal Ropery, musée des Commerces d'autrefois (small shops from the beginning of the 20th century), the Hermione shipyard...
The île d'Aix and Fort Boyard.
The islands of Oléron and Ré. La Rochelle (with its aquarium, automated dolls and miniature car museum).
Saintes (Gallo-Roman town).
The Marais Poitevin marshland