Discover the rebel city of La Rochelle, with its ancient harbour and mediaeval towers, stroll down the alleyways of the historic city centre and see its superb arcaded houses. As well as forming the departure point for all sorts of boats to the Ile d'Aix and the Ile de Ré, it also has various fantastic Charente Maritime sites including its aquarium, which is one of Europe's largest.
Latitude: N 45° 41' 57''
Longitude: W 1° 13' 42''
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Whether you're exploring its hiking routes on foot, by bike or even on horseback, you'll soon be captivated by the charm of the 4,300 hectares of wooded region comprising the forest of la Coubre. A great place for deep breaths of fresh air!
The fortified village and wild shores of Aix island, Ré island with its wonderful natural features (dunes, marshland, amazing beaches etc.) together with other astonishing sites of interest (Vauban fortifications), as well as Oléron island with its wonderful food and hiking trails, await you for some amazing visits. Use the shuttle service to make the crossing.
On a visit to the Gironde estuary (the largest in Western Europe), you will discover an extraordinary environment, where the river meets the ocean and where the tides dictate the way of life and where the riverside is made up of the prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux.