Church of Surgères

Romanesque church built in the 11th century.

Church of Esnande

16th century fortified church which played a military role during the wars of religion.

Castle of La Roche Courbon

The most beautiful castle of the region, dating from the 15th century. Visit the interior with the Saintongean furniture of the time, but also the exterior with beautiful French gardens.

Castle of Crazannes

15th century castle with Gothic facade.

Castle of Saint Jean d’Angles

Medieval castle, the visits of which are animated with period games, and disguises in medieval outfits.

Castle of Cramahé

Large classic residence of the rich bourgeoisie of commerce.

Castle of Buzay

Large classic residence of the rich bourgeoisie of commerce.

Madame Island

– How to get there?

By car, on foot or by bike :

Accessible only during low tide by the submersible path from Port-des-Barques.

Aix Island

– How to get there?

By boat :

Accessible only by sea, sea connections are provided all year round from Fouras (30 min by car from La Rochelle), and from the Old Port of La Rochelle during the summer period.

Island of Oléron

– How to get there?

On a boat:

With connections between La Rochelle and various villages on the island of Oléron, the journey time is 50 minutes.

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By car :

The bridge is free for everyone, open 24/7, the journey time is around 1 hour from La Rochelle