Staying at L'Océan campsite in Châtelaillon is the perfect coastal base close to countless attractions.
Here's a list of things to make your holiday a memorable, relaxing and exciting stay.
Croisières Inter-Ile cruises take you to the most unique and beautiful maritime sites in the region for a full day or half day. Go on an adventure on Île d'Aix and explore its lush land and stunning coast. Set sail and get up close and personal with Fort Boyard as your guide shares anecdotes about the famous building. During low season from April to October, Croisières Inter-Ile provides countless return trips to Île d'Oléron, plus Boyarville and Saint Denis d'Oléron in high season. Cruises available in March and October and during February and October half-term subject to weather conditions.
Vertigo Parc is in La Jarne, a dozen minutes from La Rochelle. This is the place for thrills and fun with family or friends. The park has 7 treetop adventure trails, 3 climbing routes for climbers, a Laser Tag area, karting track, an entire area for bouncy castles and a chill-out space with picnic tables, loungers, hammocks and a beach volleyball court. This park is part of the Week N Go company that can also takes you on boat trips.
You can go on a boat trip on the sea with the Week N Go company. This leisure centre provides trips on the Pertuis d'Antioche strait to see fabulous scenery. Join qualified professional coaches on board sea kayaks, Polynesian pirogues or stand-up paddleboards!
South La Rochelle Thalasso Centre
A centre devoted to your comfort and relaxation. Spend a day or half-day pampering body and soul with hydrotherapy and treatments including massages under rain showers, jet showers and hydromassage baths! The centre is open on Sunday from 9am to 1pm too.
La Rochelle Aquarium
This huge aquarium is one of the biggest in Europe. Head to the Old Port for a two hour trip under the sea. Meet amazing sea creatures from different parts of the world including the Tropics, Atlantic and Mediterranean. 12,000 fascinating creatures await at the aquarium. Pick up a souvenir at the gift shop and grab a bite at the café. The aquarium is open 10am-8pm October-March, 9am-8pm June-September, 9am-11pm July-August.
La Ronde de Nuit
This tour is certainly worth the detour if you want to see La Rochelle by night. Sites closed to the general public open their doors for an evening brought to life by characters in costume. These events are held on Thursdays from late June to mid-September.