10 days in Charente-Maritime Itinerary

10 days in Charente-Maritime Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Charente-Maritime visit planner

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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Flotte, Ile de Re
— 3 nights
Drive
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Royan
— 3 nights
Drive to La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport, Fly to Findon

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La Rochelle

— 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Fontaine Royale De Lupin (in Saint Nazaire sur Charente) and Rochefort (Association Hermione-La Fayette & Port de plaisance de Rochefort). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, enjoy the sea views from Phare Rouge, admire the striking features of Hotel de la Bourse, and go for a stroll along the water at Port du Plomb.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Rochelle trip planner.

Findon, UK to La Rochelle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Findon to La Rochelle is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Flotte.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Flotte, Ile de Re

— 3 nights
La Flotte is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Explore La Flotte's surroundings by going to Saint Clement des Baleines (La Ferme des Baleines & Phare des Baleines). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Yootoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clocher Observatoire, steep yourself in history at Citadelle Vauban, and make a trip to Clocher d'Ars.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Flotte trip planner.

La Flotte is just a short distance from La Rochelle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Royan.

Things to do in La Flotte

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Royan

— 3 nights
Royan is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, along the Atlantic Ocean, in southwestern France.A seaside resort, Royan is in the heart of an urban area estimated at 38,638 inhabitants, which makes it the fourth-largest conurbation in the department, after La Rochelle, Saintes and Rochefort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Royan: Domaine De Birius (in Biron), Saintes (Amphitheatre de Saintes & Cathedrale Saint-Pierre) and Vignoble Chauraud (in Saint Leger). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Palmyre, don't miss a visit to Caserne de Brouage, get great views at Cabanes a Carrelets - Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, and explore the striking landscape at Le Pont du Diable.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Royan day trip planning site.

You can drive from La Flotte to Royan in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Royan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Royan

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Charente-Maritime travel guide

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Landmarks · Aquariums · Zoos
Named after the Charente River, the Charente-Maritime department is where French inhabitants go to vacation on its 482 km (300 mi) of pristine coastline along the Atlantic Ocean with exceptional Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage. Located in the Poitou-Charentes region, this department offers beautiful scenery, a mild temperate climate, and a luminous quality of the light that makes this a painter's haven. Outdoor activities are bountiful with areas for fishing, sailing, and golfing as well as discovering wildlife and sightseeing in nature. At the southern tip is the "Haute Saintonge," a special area that is a bit like the land that time forgot with red-tiled Romanesque roofs where many of the locals still wear blue overalls and slippers for all occasions.