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Nature and Estuary

Treat yourself to a great breath of fresh air and nature from your charming hotel in Rochefort. Estuary, nature reserves and nature outings… Charente Maritime is the ideal place to go green.

Squares on pontoon

Inseparable from the landscapes of Charente-Maritime and the Gironde estuary, these wooden fishermen's huts perched above the ocean stand on the coast that we call carrelets are part of the Charentais heritage. Île Madame and Fouras-les-Bains, 15 minutes from your Caravelle hotel in Rochefort sur Mer, are places full of squares to admire.

Bike rides in Charente Maritime

Lovers of Petite Reine, you will be able to enjoy superb bike rides all around Rochefort. The Vélodyssée, a cycle route of more than 1,200 km along the Atlantic, passes through Rochefort Océan (via stages 34 and 35, more than 60 km between Châtelaillon-Plage and Marennes-Oléron). The Flow bike offers its 290 km route: from Thiviers in the Dordogne to the island of Aix, and runs along the Charente river.

The discovery of birds in the nature reserves of Charente

Go get lost in the Charente Maritime marshes to calmly observe the flora and fauna of the Moëze and Yves Nature Reserves. These refuges for birds will allow you to discover them in full freedom.

Fancy a nature outing? Go to the Lagunage Station, a veritable “hotel” for birds, and to the Cabane de Minus, duck domain.

Eat oysters around Rochefort

If you like seafood, especially oysters, you will be served in Charente Maritime. Less than an hour by car from your hotel in Rochefort, go to the Ile d'Oléron to follow the oyster route between the Château d'Oléron and Boyardville and discover all the small producers. You will also find many restaurants where you can eat delicious oysters in Rochefort and oyster bars in Port des Barques.