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Rochefort-Océan

The country of Fort Boyard

Located at the mouth of the Charente estuary, Rochefort Océan is one of the 'Grand Sites' of France

Discover authentic and exceptional landscapes, between the ocean and the banks of the Charente river. The Rochefort Océan destination extends from Fouras in the north to Port-des-Barques in the south, and the gates of the Brouage.

Fouras and the Ile d’Aix

In the north of the territory, the seaside resort of Fouras-les-Bains is undoubtedly the favourite beach for folks from Rochefort. Its seafront faces Fort Boyard and the Ile d’Aix, to which you can go by boat in twenty minutes.  

Enjoy a ride on the little tourist small train to discover the history of this seaside resort, with its Belle-Époque architecture. Climb to the top of Fort Vauban to admire the breathtaking views of the islands of Oléron, Aix and Madame.

At the Pointe de la Fumée, you'll embark for the Ile d'Aix aboard a ferry or enjoy a boat tour around Fort Boyard.

Rochefort, the arsenal city

A renowned spa town, and an arsenal city built under Louis XIV by Colbert, Rochefort is a city on a human scale where the good life is the main attraction!

Here, you'll enjoy the calm of the banks of the Charente to relax and take a walk.

Don't miss a visit to the Corderie Royale and the Hermione, the two major attractions. A tour of the Musée des Commerces d’Autrefois will immerse you in the universe of the 1900s. Enjoy a visit to the Saint-Hèbre museum and take a tour of the home of writer Pierre Loti, where you can see some of his collections.

Port-des-Barques and the Ile Madame

Discover all the charm of the oyster village of Port-des-Barques, located on the Charente estuary. This fishing village with its single storey houses is surrounded by many wooden pontoons on stilts topped with fishing huts, called Carrelets. This postcard scenery reaches its most picturesque on the Ile Madame nearby, accessible at low tide.