Ideas of excursions

The music festival Les Francofolies in La Rochelle

Les Francofolies de La Rochell is an annual music festival founded in 1985 in La Rochelle, France. It is usually held in the month of july of every year and aims at promoting francophone music. La Rochelle is less than an hour's drive from La Coralie.

For all information: http://www.francofolies.fr

 

The town of Royan

The large seaside resort 20 km: beach, harbor, shopping, cinemas, restaurants, spa,

The lighthouse of Cordouan

The lighthouse of Cordouan is a listed building, architectural delight of the 16th century. You can access it by boat from the harbour of Royan.
 

Casinos

There are two casinos nearby: one in Royan and the other very close (6 km) in Ronces-les-Bains.
 

The islands: Oléron, Ré, Aix and Madame

The Islan of Oleron is located only 10 km of the deposit.
One idea is to make a ballad on the island Madame that is accessible by foot, but only at low tide in the pass-to-oxen, from Port des Barques. It is the smallest island in the Charente coast, it is located 35 km just before Rochefort.

Fort Boyard

Located between the islands of Aix and Oleron, Fort Boyard is an artificial and military island built on sand that can be discovered in part to low tide.

The citadel of Brouage

Marshes and the stronghold of Brouage are part of the major sites of France.
Unique because of its natural and architectural environment, the citadel of Brouage is a former commercial port of salt and naval port wanted by Catholic Cardinal Richelieu to compete with the Huguenot stronghold of La Rochelle.
 

The town of Rochefort (37 km)

You can visit: the Royal Rope, the House of Pierre Loti, the National Museum of the Navy. In the old Dockyard, one can discover the reconstruction of the frigate Hermione, who in 1780 allowed Lafayette to cross the Atlantic to America.

The village of Talmont (42 km)

Ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Talmont, is famous because of its twelfth-century church facing the estuary. It is a picturesque town with low houses and narrow streets crowded with flowers overlooking a small fishing port.

The castle of La Roche Courbon (45 km)

It is located in St. Porchaire between Rochefort and Saintes. Built in the fifteenth century, the castle was modified in the seventeenth century to become a sumptuous house: cabinet paint on wood (1662), Louis XIII room and kitchen Saintonge with their painted beams and beautiful furniture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Front of the castle, French gardens of the seventeenth century and pond completed by an avenue of water and a staircase with a magnificent view.
 

The Roman town of Saintes (52 km)

Become a center of the Romanization of Gaul, the city was also a place of pilgrimage for pilgrims going to Saint Jacques de Compostella. You will not miss to visit the Gallo-Roman amphitheater that could accommodate up to 17,000 people (called "arenas"), the church of St. Eutropius and magnificent crypt, the Abbaye aux Dames, Saint Peter's Cathedral, Roman Arch of Germanicus ...

The city of La Rochelle (66 km)

Less than an hour's drive, discover the prefecture of the Charente-Maritime: his port, his aquarium is one of the most beautiful in Europe with 10,000 + animals of the Atlantic, the Francofolies festival in July; the show afloat Grand Pavois in September.

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