If you are happy to drive into La Rochelle then you will find a super aquarium. La Rochelle Aquarium is home to over 12,000 marine animals, including sharks and sea turtles, - you will feel close enough to touch them when you walk through the glass viewing tunnel.
Ile De Oléron, VendeeSite code: AT012
- Saintes : 50km
- La Palmyre : 27km
- Marennes : 29km
- Royan : 59km
- Ile d'Oleron : 50metres
- La Rochelle : 64km
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At high tide Fort Louvois, the 17th century fortress, appears to be floating because its rocky foundations become completely submerged. This fort’s big brother, ‘Fort Boyard’ can be seen on a boat tour which takes you around the base of this well-known garrison.
Ile de Oléron is a quiet, quaint French village dedicated to the fishing and oyster industry, which of course means excellent seafood restaurants. Oysters for two?
Ever seen a kingfisher? You might me lucky to catch a glimpse of one at Le Marais aux Oiseaux, a hospital for injured birds which has been transformed into a sanctuary for over 300 birds.
Le Petit Train which departs from St Trojan les Bains a short drive away is a brilliant adventure and a great way to see the island's sights. La Flotte and St Marie are both particularly worth visiting.
Lie with your toes in the sand or stroll with mud on your boots - feel free to explore nature at its best. Plaisance beach, a broad sweep of golden sand, and the Saumonards forest are on the doorstep of the campsite. And if that isn't treat enough for your senses then ‘Les Jardins Botaniques de la Boirie’ with lots of rare plants and curious species, including over 150 species of sage which are well worth seeing and smelling, are close by.