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Near the Gîtes there are several beaches  to visit. 

The closest  being  Chatelaillon Plage, about 25 minutes drive.

It has  a long sandy beach with all the  facilities. It is very safe for children.


There are also the stunning the Ile de Ré and Oléron,  peninsulars that can only be accessed by a suspension bridge. They have fantastic vast sandy beaches and are ideal for bodyboarding and surfing on the west side and  provide a peaceful beach and childfriendly setting  on the east side.

The villages on the islands are whitewashed and have a dreamlike quality; a photographers paradise !


Île d'Aix

This is a quote from  a recent visitor : “L’île d’Aix is, truly, one of the most amazing places I know. Going there is like stopping time : everything is out of this world. Like any other island that isn’t connected to the continent by a bridge, going there by boat is an experience in itself. The village is beautiful (virtually no cars).


The nature is incredible : the eastern side of the île, exposed to the continent, is mediterrannean : mellow, green and sunny. The western coast is a real atlantic coast”.

​Île de Ré

Connected to La Rochelle by its emblematic Ré bridge, the Ile de Ré is one of the most beautiful islands in Charente-Maritime.

You will spend enjoyable days there for both young and old : bike rides, beach clubs, water sports, visits to the salt marshes, cultural visits or even the discovery of the Fortifications of Vauban in the village of Saint Martin de Ré (listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO)... You can also approach the famous donkeys in breeches in the Parc de la Barbette, stroll through the village lanes and soak up the atmosphere that reigns on the island.

You will be able to soak up the unique character of our beautiful Ile de Ré !


Châtelaillon Plage

Châtelaillon Plage is situated within a short drive of La Rochelle. The sandy beach is kept well-groomed. There  are many bars and restaurants along the beach to grab a refreshment  or have a leisurely meal, and plenty of selections available from smaller grocery stores near  to the beach.

For nightlife, the casino has a large outdoor area.  Musical performances and  a weekly night  market  make the waterfront the place to be, in season.


There is also the waterpark with its slides and sunbathing  and spa area.

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