The seafaring town of La Rochelle is the jewel of Charente Maritime, a wonderful region in France perched on the Atlantic Ocean. Its maritime heritage is instantly identifiable from the two stone towers that stand guard over the entrance to the Vieux Port. Soaking up the harbour buzz, you can then carelessly meander the arcaded streets of the old town for a spot of souvenir shopping and discover what else La Rochelle offers its many visitors… Pleasingly, it is also just a short hop into the centre from one of our many campsites near La Rochelle. Campsites nearby include Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade.

 
Ronce les Bains

Located within a pine forest on the edge of the Marennes Estuary, La Pignade is the perfect place for switching off from everyday life and basking in the beauty of nature.

pool with retractable roof
Pool with retractable roof
slides
Great Slides
horse riding
Horse riding on-site
Les Mathes

Welcome to Siblu's flagship park on the West Coast of France. With a huge pool complex, legendary waterslides and a massive entertainment area.

slides
Amazing waterslides
pet friendly accommodation
Pet friendly accommodation available on request
child friendly activities
Tons of activities on site
Baie de Bonne Anse

Bonne Anse Plage is a true favourite among our British and Irish holidaymakers, with its fantastic location near the seaside town of La Palmyre.

child friendly activities
Great park for kids
BMX track
Perfect for discovering by bike (on and off-site)
pool
Supervised pool complex with heated swimming pool

La Rochelle at a glance

Treat yourself

Exquisite oysters at almost every restaurant

For the kids

Tour de la Lanterne medieval lighthouse

Relax

Grab a coffee in the Vieux Port

Day trip

Amazing Aquarium

Things to see and do in and around La Rochelle

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Experiences & special events
La Rochelle’s family-friendly, state-of-the-art Aquarium, one of Europe’s largest with 12,000 marine animals on display in 65 tanks, is definitely not to be missed! Also worth a visit are two ‘toy’ museums that sit the side-by-side: Musée des Automates (automated toys) and Musée des Modèles Réduits (vehicles in miniature) – one ticket lets you enter both attractions. La Rochelle in July is also a great place to celebrate music (catch the annual Les Francofolies event) or spot a celebrity (during its annual film festival).

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Things to discover & hidden gems
Warning: some physical exertion may be required! Try climbing Tour de la Lanterne (the last medieval lighthouse on the Atlantic): at 70 metres high, you will certainly enjoy views far and wide. If scaling the tower leaves you more hungry than giddy, a detour to La Rochelle’s covered market might fit the bill. It’s open mornings every day of the week, but is especially worth a visit on Saturdays or Wednesdays when it’s even bigger and better. And in the town there is also a myriad of great bistros and cafes to choose from specialising in seafood in particular (the exquisite local oysters even graced the tables of Roman Emperors!). In this region, it’s also worth sampling a Cognac, or trying refreshing local aperitif, Pineau de Charente.
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Places to go
Island-hopping: a favourite with chic Parisians and offshore from La Rochelle, Ile de Ré is one of France’s most desirable island destinations. It has glorious beaches, terrific seafood and quaint harbours as well as being a wonderful spot for cycling and hiking. You can also take boat trips from La Rochelle to Ile d’Aix and the mysterious fortress-island, Fort Boyard.

Getting to La Rochelle from our parks

Place

La Rochelle

Distance/driving time from La Pignade

70km/ 55 minutes

Distance/driving time from Les Charmettes

80km/ 1hr 7 minutes 

Distance/driving time from Bonne Anse Plage

85km/ 1hr 13 minutes

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