11 days in Charente-Maritime Itinerary

11 days in Charente-Maritime Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Charente-Maritime journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport, Drive to Fouras
— 6 nights
Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re
— 2 nights



— 6 nights
You've now added Fort Boyard to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Fouras: Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron (Vignoble Favre, Eglise Saint-Pierre, &more), Les Tresors de Lisette (in Archingeay) and Cognac (Camus Cognac, Hennessy Les Visites, &more).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fouras online route planner.

Ghardaia Province, Algeria to Fouras is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Ghardaia Province in February, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Fouras: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Martin de Re.

Things to do in Fouras

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re

— 2 nights
Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a commune in the western French department of Charente-Maritime.It is one of the ten communes located on the Île de Ré.HistoryFortificationsSaint-Martin-de-Ré has extensive fortifications, reflecting the strategic importance of the Île de Ré. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Catherine de La Flotte, take some stellar pictures from Moulin a Maree, then stop by Ma cabane sur la Plage, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and finally don't miss a visit to Clocher d'Ars. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee Ernest Cognacq, walk around Parc de la Barbette, steep yourself in history at Citadelle Vauban, then make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, then get great views at Clocher Observatoire, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Martin de Re day trip website.

Traveling by car from Fouras to Saint Martin de Re takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Saint Martin de Re sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Martin de Re

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Charente-Maritime travel guide

Aquariums · Landmarks · 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.