45 days in Rouffiac & Charente-Maritime Itinerary

45 days in Rouffiac & Charente-Maritime Itinerary

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Fly to Limoges Airport, Drive to Rouffiac
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Rouffiac
— 4 nights
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Royan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Saint-Denis d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron
— 5 nights
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La Rochelle
— 12 nights
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Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re
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Rouffiac

— 4 nights
Rouffiac is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.GeographyThe Maronne river forms part of the commune's northwestern border. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouffiac: Marcoles (La Saboterie de Marcoles & Eglise Saint Martin), Cascades de Murel (in Albussac) and La Sente aux Cochons (in Neuville). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Les Tours de Merle, head outdoors with Aeroclub du Cantal, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbatiale Saint-Geraud, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Taussac.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rouffiac trip tool.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rouffiac is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in September, expect Rouffiac to be colder, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Royan.

Things to do in Rouffiac

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Royan

— 8 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Port d'Envaux (Plage de Port d'Envaux & Les Lapidiales), CNPA Bassin de Marennes (in Bourcefranc le Chapus) and Saintes (Amphitheatre de Saintes, Camino de Santiago, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, get to know the resident critters at Zoo de La Palmyre, visit a coastal fixture at Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan, and take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont du Diable.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Royan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rouffiac to Royan in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rouffiac in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Royan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Denis d'Oleron.

Things to do in Royan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Denis d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron

— 5 nights
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.GeographyThe town of Saint-Denis d'Oléron is located at the northern end of the Île d'Oléron, in the northwest of the Charente-Maritime department.ActivitiesSaint-Denis d'Oleron is the northernmost town of the island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Denis d'Oleron: Fort Louvois (in Bourcefranc le Chapus), Retour de Plage (in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains) and Le Chateau d'Oleron (Cabanes des Createurs & Citadelle du Chateau d'Oleron). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Le phare de chassiron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Saumonards, make a trip to Site Ostreicole Fort Royer, and learn about winemaking at Vignoble Mage Et Fils.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint-Denis d'Oleron trip planning site.

You can drive from Royan to Saint-Denis d'Oleron in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Denis d'Oleron

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses), Jard-sur-Mer (La Cave des Chouans & Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre) and Verrerie d'Art de Bourgenay (in Bourgenay). Spend the 18th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at La Vallee des Singes. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, take an in-depth tour of New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de la Bourse, and pause for some serene contemplation at L’Eglise de Surgeres.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle route planner.

You can drive from Saint-Denis d'Oleron to La Rochelle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Martin de Re.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re

— 7 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. Go for a jaunt from Saint Martin de Re to Saint Clement des Baleines to see Phare des Baleines about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re, putt your heart out at Mini Golf de Saint-Martin-De-Re, and see the interesting displays at Musee Ernest Cognacq.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Martin de Re online route planner.

Saint Martin de Re is just a short distance from La Rochelle. In October, daytime highs in Saint Martin de Re are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ile d'Aix.

Things to do in Saint Martin de Re

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ile d'Aix

— 6 nights
Île-d'Aix is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department off the west coast of France. Ile d'Aix is known for museums and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musee de la Nacre - Gallet Nacres, don't miss a visit to Fort Liedot, take an in-depth tour of Musee Napoleonien, and get a new perspective on nature at Musee Africain.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ile d'Aix tour itinerary maker tool.

You can travel from Saint Martin de Re to Ile d'Aix in 2 hours. November in Ile d'Aix sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Ile d'Aix

Museums · Childrens Museums

Charente-Maritime travel guide

4.2
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.

Ile d'Oleron travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Marinas · Lighthouses

Ile de Re travel guide

3.9
Lighthouses · Landmarks · Lookouts