Welcome to Charente-Maritime

 

Charente-Maritime is a sunny seaside region of West Coast France where you’ll find three of our most popular Siblu holiday parks: Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade. Aside from the brilliant beaches, there are some fantastic day trip opportunities in the region: La Rochelle with its charming old port and huge aquarium, the stunning Ile de Ré and Ile d’Oleron and one of France’s best zoos at La Palmyre...

 

Our Holiday Parks in Charente-Maritime

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Les Charmettes, Siblu's flagship holiday park on the West Coast of France, is a long-time favourite with holidaymakers from Ireland and the UK who love the huge range of 4-star services and facilities on offer here. Kids can enjoy hours of fun at the 2 massive pool complexes, complete with indoor and outdoor pools, spa baths, brilliant slides and splash zones.

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Restaurants and shops on-site
pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in certain accommodation
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Slides & 3 heated pools

Bonne Anse Plage on the South West Coast of France is one of our most popular Siblu holiday parks thanks to its unique location (just 3km from the beach) and amazing facilities (the waterslides are particularly impressive).

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Cycle paths accessible from village
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Evening entertainment & shows
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Beach 1km away
La Tremblade

Nestled in a pine forest bordering the Marennes Estuary, Siblu’s La Pignade holiday park in Charente-Maritime is a tranquil location with a choice of great facilities. Make the most of the outdoor pool, waterslides and sports facilities ranging from archery to beach volleyball.

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Covered pool with retractable roof
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Horse riding on-site
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Beach 1.5km away

Why Choose Charente-Maritime?

Unique Microclimate

Charente-Maritime benefits from unusually mild weather and low rainfall thanks to its microclimate

Beaches

Looking for the excitement of surfing? Or just somewhere to sunbathe? The beaches here offer it all... 

Islands and ports

Enjoy historic La Rochelle or the beautiful Ile de Ré 

Enjoy the fresh air

Great cycling and walking opportunities

Explore Other Regions in France

With 140 km worth of sandy beaches, the largest departmental cycle network in France and amazing water sports opportunities, Vendée is the place to be for anyone who’s after an active outdoor getaway or who’s craving the feel of the sea breeze in their hair. 

A family holiday on France’s North West coastline is like a real breath of fresh air (without even having to travel too far from home!). Fabulous coastline, beautiful countryside, fascinating history and culture… there’s so much to explore and enjoy when you holiday at one of our parks in Normandy or Brittany

With endless sandy beaches, Europe’s largest sand dune, world-renowned wines and 4 brilliant Siblu campsites, it's safe to say that Aquitaine makes an ideal holiday destination. From the chic city of Bordeaux to beautiful Bayonne in the Basque country, there is so much to explore! 

Discover Languedoc! La Carabasse and Les Sables du Midi are perfect for a lively beachside atmosphere; Le Lac des Rêves offers a unique lakeside getaway, and Mar Estang is located between a Mediterranean beach and a nature reserve.

The Côte d’Azur, in the south-eastern corner of France’s Provence region, is a dreamy seaside holiday destination which offers a unique combination of beach resort, stunning natural landscapes and chic urban hotspots.

It’s true that France has some amazing beaches and coastline but its inland regions are well-worth exploring too. Check out Siblu holiday parks Domaine de Dugny in the Loire Valley and Les Rives de Condrieu in the Rhone Alps for beautiful landscapes, riverside locations, fascinating history and delicious local cuisine!

Enjoying the Charente-Maritime Coastline

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Best Beaches
The West Coast of France, and Charente-Maritime in particular, is famed for its spacious sandy beaches and its opportunities for water sports. Our Charente-Maritime parks are within easy reach of a range of great beaches. The nearby La Palmyre bay is always popular with families with young children, thanks to its sheltered calm water which is great for swimming and paddling. For a wilder Atlantic Coast experience, head to the Côte Sauvage, popular with surfers for its great waves. The beach at St Palais with its many restaurants and cafés is a nice place for a stroll too, especially in the evening when the sun begins to set and you get a wonderful view of the ‘King of Lights’ the Cordouan Lighthouse.
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Island Hopping
The Charente-Maritime coastline has some wonderful islands to explore. The stylish Ile de Ré is easily accessible thanks to a 3km bridge connecting it to La Rochelle. The island has over 110km of cycle paths, so hiring bikes is a great idea: cycle up an appetite exploring the beautiful forests and coastline before enjoying a picnic on the beach (or a meal at one of the snazzy restaurants). The nearby Ile d’Oléron is known for being particularly good for water sports and surfing, and also has some great sand dunes. From La Rochelle you can also get a boat to get a closer look at another famous island, the 19th century fortification Fort Boyard.
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Violon sur le sable
Once a year the charming port town of Royan, near Siblu’s Bonne Anse Plage holiday park, plays host to a classical music event like no other. During ‘Un violon sur le sable’ the whole beach becomes a massive stage, with high-quality classic music and dance free for all to enjoy against the incredible backdrop of the ocean. Bring your own picnic and settle down on the sand to enjoy this unique performance under the night sky. The evening finishes with an impressive fireworks display.

Charente-Maritime: Days Out

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La Rochelle
The charming port city of La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente-Maritime region and has loads for kids and adults alike to enjoy exploring. The aquarium (one of the largest and best in France) promises a fun and educational day out for all ages. For a taste of La Rochelle’s fascinating history check out the three medieval towers at the ancient harbour: the view from the top over the town and the ocean is stunning, and haunting graffiti on the walls bears witness to the sailors from all over the world who found themselves imprisoned here during various maritime conflicts over the past centuries. The port area is also host to a number of charming cafés, bars, restaurants and markets.
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La Palmyre Zoo
Make sure you don’t miss out on La Palmyre Zoo during your stay at our Charente-Maritime parks. This is one of the biggest and best-known zoos in France and is home to around 110 different species. It’s also an important location for conservation of endangered species, scientific research and environmental education… over 200 baby animals are born here every year.
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Luna Park and Youpi-land
Luna Park is an amusement park just 1.5 km away from Bonne Anse Plage campsite which has everything needed to keep thrill seekers of all ages happy. Dare to face the drop tower, go for a spin on the carousels or fly on the pendulum rides. Also on offer are food and drink, games, mini golf and fireworks. Just a half hour walk away from Bonne Anse Plage is Youpi-land, a real kids’ paradise: inflatable slides, ball pools, trampolines, bikes… everything here is tailored towards kids (although there is also a space for parents to relax and have a bite to eat).

Travelling to Charente-Maritime from the UK

 

Holidaymakers from the UK can reach our parks in Charente-Maritime via ferry or plane thanks to the proximity of La Rochelle airport andSt Malo ferry port to our 3 Charente-Maritime parks.  

FERRY 

  • Brittany Ferries operates the following routes (please check their website for more details/updates):
  • Portsmouth- Le Havre / Caen/ Cherbourg/ St Malo
  • Poole-Cherbourg
  • Plymouth-Roscoff

PLANE 

  • Direct flights run from La Rochelle Ile de Ré airport to London Stansted, London Gatwick and Manchester airports.
 

Distance/ approximate driving time from St Malo ferry port

La Pignade

235 miles / approx 4 hrs 17 mins drive

Les Charmettes

241 miles/ approx 4 hrs 30 mins

Bonne Anse Plage

246 miles/ approx 4 hrs 37 mins drive

Distance/approximate driving time from La Rochelle airport

La Pignade

43 miles/ approx 57 mins drive

Les Charmettes

50 miles/ approx 1 hr 50 mins drive

Bonne Anse Plage

54 miles/ approx 1 hr 18 mins