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Holiday essentials in the Charente-Maritime

While at our campsite in the Charente-Maritime, you can explore a region rich in a variety of nature and culture. When you visit the Ile d’Oléron, here are the tourist attractions not to be missed!   Deals: You get discounts when you stay at the campsite at some of these beloved places!

La Palmyre Zoo

With 1600 species and 14 hectares, La Palmyre Zoo is the largest private zoo in France. It is also a flagship attraction of the Charente-Maritime: 750,000 people from all four corners of the globe come to visit the monkeys, elephants, sea lions, and other animals each year. (tickets available at reception)

La Palmyre Zoo

La Rochelle Aquarium

One of the largest private aquariums in Europe is located downtown. For 2 hours, head to the depths of the oceans and meet 12,000 marine animals. In 3 million liters of sea water, from delicate jellyfish to fascinating sharks. (tickets available at reception)

La Rochelle Aquarium

Visit the oyster farms

On the coast, south of Boyardville, is the Fort Royer Oyster Site. You’ll enjoy a beautiful and fun guided tour through a green oasis, ran by seven oyster farmers. There, you will learn all that there is to know about the oyster: you will tour the huts and the functioning establishment and watch a film on oyster farming from 1907.

visit Fort Royer

Getting close to Fort Boyard by boat

Fort Boyard is not open to the public, but there are many boat tours that will give you a beautiful view, such as the Croisières Inter-îles. You will navigate between the Ile d’Aix and the Ile Oléron and get up close to the famous “stone ship”. Boat tours leave from Boyardville and Saint-Denis-d’Oléron (Ile d’Oléron)

Fort Boyard
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