Day Trips: Charente-Maritime
Chateau de Panloy
Guided tour through the chateau: the hunting gallery with its 80 trophies, the drawing room decorated with tapestries from Beauvais and original furniture, the dining room with Louis XV panelling and table set with Saint-Louis crystal. In Port dAnvaux.
Behind a 19th century typical Charentais manor, visit several rooms dating back to 12th and 13th centuries, as well as the beautiful gothic chapter house, the gothic parlour and the impressive ruins of the abbey-church. At St Bris des Bois (17).
Nature Trail de la Moulinette
An educational park created to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Demonstrations of hedge planting and current methods of preservation of coast. At Aytre.
Facing the sea, childrens circuit (from 4 years old). Adults circuit (130m of zip wires). Group leaders, free access. Picnic area. Direction Thalassotherapie, plage de Gatseau. At St Trojan, Ile dOleron.
Chateau de Crazannes
Historic chateau with large park, chapel and pigeonnier. Open 28 March to 24 September. 14:30-18:30. At Crazannes.
Marais de la Rochelle
Ancient salt marshes, a site of natural interest. Wheelchair access. Situated on the outskirts of the town.