Welcome to our little village Vérines. This place is ideal to discover our province.
From beaches to ports, from salt marshes to fortifications, from oyster ponds to vineyards, the Charente-Maritime invites you to discover many wonderful sites and places that often the public is unaware of.
This region rich in history and culture has also opulent gastronomy to offer.
Furthermore the Charente-Maritime is the province with the most sunshine hours on the French West Coast.
|You like nature and old stones, come to discover the following places:
10 to 30 minutes
La Rochelle: the port, the towers, the old town centre, the maritime museum, the aquarium, the yacht harbour (the largest in Europe), the casino and many events (Francofolies, Grand pavois, International Film Festival of the sea…)
Chatelaillon: the beaches, the walks at the seaside, the aquatic centre, the talassotherapie, the mini-golf, the casino
Rochefort-sur-Mer: town of art and history, the Corderie Royal, the Hermiones’s ship yard, Pierre Loti’s house, the thermal baths, Résonandes festival
L’île de Ré (Ré Island): the beaches, the little villages, the fortified town Saint-Martin-de-Ré, bicycle rides, salt marshes
Yves Nature Reserve: guided tours to discover the fauna and flora of our region
30 to 60 minutes
Ile d’Aix (Aix Island): access by boat only, island ideally discovered by foot or by bicycle
Ile Madame (Madame Island): this little island can be reached by foot at low tide
Brouage: National site, citadel of the 17th century, ramparts, the Press Festival, the Otario cognac-cellar
Venise verte: boat carriage, fishing, bicycle rides, horse rides…
Vouvant: small fortified village, Mervent forest
Ile d’Oléron (Oléron Island): oyster farming, citadel, beautiful coloured villages, sea angling, dunes, huge beaches and Fort Boyard
Saintes: Gallo-roman vestiges, Abbaye aux dames, Roman arena, Roman thermal bath, fishing on the Charente River, "Un peu de Lumière" Festival
Royan: the beaches, Palmyre zoo (1st zoo in France), "Violon sur Sable" Festival
Cognac: guided tours to cognac and pineau wine-cellars, river Charente river valley
La Tranche-sur-Mer: large and beautiful beaches
60 to 90 minutes
Futuroscope: European Image park
Le Puy du fou: feudal site full of attractions, medieval village with sound and light show
You had enough roaming around and you prefer gastronomic weekends. Come and taste what our splendid coast has to offer:
Fish and seafood: oysters from Claires, mussels from Bouchot, lobster, basses and much more
Snails, butter, goat’s cheese
Salt marshes: sea-salt and salicorne
Cognac, pineau and regional wine
Various pastries: Galette Charentaise, cheese cake