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Camping holiday information for the Charente-Maritime

Campsites we feature in Charente:

Camping Bonne Anse Plage, a 5* campsite near la Palmyre & close to the Gironde Estuary. This site has everything you need for a superb family holiday.

Set close to the beach, the 5* le Sequoia Park in Marennes is a small and friendly campsite with a superb pool complex and set near to sandy beaches.

A 4* campsite, Camping Domaine d'Oleron is a peaceful family run campsite on the Ile d'Oleron.

The 4*Camping les Charmettes at les Mathes is close to la Palmyre in Charente-Maritime and is billed as one of the finest campsites in France.

The 4* Camping Domaine des Charmilles near Fouras is set in an old oak wood just 3 Kms from lovely beaches. The campsite has all the usual facilities & is near to Royal, Rochefort & la Rochelle.

The 4* Camping Palmyre Loisirs is close to massive forests and just 3 Kms from the beaches at la Palmyre. It is a lively campsite but peace & quiet reigns in the forests and on the beaches.

The 3* Camping Ormeaux at St Palais sur Mer near Royan has gorgeous beaches, lots of onsite facilities & is close to the huge Foret de la Coubre as well as the Zoo at Palmyre.

Set on the Ile de Ré, Camping les Ilates is a small & peaceful campsite next to a tiny village.

The 3* Camping les Catalpas, a very family friendly campsite near Royan and Palmyre has superb beaches, great restaurants and lots of both on and offsite facilities for all ages.

The Atlantique Parc Campsite at la Palmyre has 2 pool complexes, a beach lagoon style pool with a 4 lane water slide. Lots of activities here for all ages.

The 3* Camping Airotel Oleron is an excellent choice for a peaceful holiday with lots of nature, ancient buildings, scuba & surfing + cycle tracks everywhere. Lots of onsite facilities including horse riding.

The 2* Camping la Cote Sauvage is set in the Coubre la Tremblade Forest next to the beach with cycle & walking tracks in profusion. This is a very scenic area with lots of interesting places to visit.

About the towns we feature in Charente:

The Ile de Ré has 10 villages, fine sandy beaches and charming countryside.

Other than Corsica, the Ile d'Oleron is the largest French Island, and it has plenty of sunshine and lovely beaches.

Try Marennes, the gateway to the Ile d'Oleron and you will find it a popular tourist attraction with fine beaches.

The town of la Palmyre has lots of fine beaches, water sports activities and the most visited Zoo in France.

Camping holidays in the Charente department of western France are an absolute delight as for one thing the Charente region has its own little micro climate which gives it more sunshine hours per year than anywhere in France other than Provence, and at a fraction of the cost of Provencal living too!

The coastal region of Charente lies immediately below the Vendee on the west coast just above la Rochelle and stretches down to the mighty river Gironde where Royan is situated, and in between those two cities are little camping resorts by the score.

Rochefort in Charente-MaritimeCamping resorts start in the north on the Ile de Re, though it is best to check with your tour operator about toll charges to the island as we know they can be on the high side.

Camping around la Rochelle is delightful but we suggest you take a Park & Ride if you are thinking of going into this wonderful walled city as parking spaces are literally unavailable but Park and Ride is very cheap and runs every 20 mins or so.

Have a walk around the walls of la Rochelle and you will see most of the city, the harbour and some of the most excellent beaches to be found on the west coast.

La Rochelle PortThere are forest nature reserves along the Charente coast, proper forest land on and just below the Ile d'Ol'ron which is reached via Marennes, one of the main Charente camping holiday resorts.

Further down the coast is Royan, another major city of this region which happens to be well placed for the busy ferry route to Landes in Aquitaine which you can take to access the Landes coast without having to drive down to Bordeaux and back up again.

Royan itself has great beaches and is another superb resort for camping and mobile home holidays in the Charente-Maritime.

Last update: 29.12.2017