Hiking: go on foot or by bike to discover this multi-faceted region and take the many footpaths or the quiet little roads to discover the protected marshes, the vineyards, the forests and the wild coast. The region has 1500 km of marked trails.

Shore fishing: in the rocky foreshores north of the island of Oléron (photo), on the island of Aix, south of the island of Ré, in Fouras or even in Port-des-Barques. Shore fishing spots abound near the Shanti.

Surfing: novice or experienced, you will have the ideal conditions for the practice of gliding while benefiting from an exceptional setting (La Tremblade, La Palmyre, the beach of Pontaillac). Surfers from all over the world recognize the quality of the waves on the coasts of Charente-Maritime.

Canoeing: Pertuis sea, beauty coast, Gironde, Charente and as far as the Poitevin marshes (120 km from Le Shanti) so many choices to indulge in the pleasure of being on the water, in peace and in preserved places.



Île d'Oléron (22 km): this so-called "luminous" island is the southernmost of the islands on the Atlantic coast. It benefits from numerous cycle paths between pine forests, dunes and fine sandy beaches. Do not miss the little train of Saint-Trojan which will guarantee you a total change of scenery.

Île Madame (30 km): This is the smallest island in the region, but by far the wildest and most mysterious. It is only accessible at low tide on foot or by car from Port des Barques.

Ile d'Aix and Fort Boyard (32 km): From Fouras, reach Fort Boyard or Ile d'Aix by boat. The island of Aix, rich in its history, retains many vestiges: Fort Liédot, rue Napoléon. it will take you barely 2 hours to go around the island.

Île de Ré (80 km): located in the Bay of Biscay, this island is the 4th largest in France and offers a breathtaking diversity of landscape: sandy beach, salt marshes, vineyards and forest. It has 100 km of cycle paths that allow you to go around the island.


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The village of Saint-Sornin: Its 11th century church, listed as a historical monument, and its 17th century frescoes, the Tower of Broue which dominates the marshes of Brouage.

Marennes (14 km): Marennes-Oléron if you love oysters, this name is not unknown to you, and for good reason it is associated with the famous Fines de Claire (oysters).

Saujon (15 km): Spa resort, created in 1860, this charming town aspires to calm and tranquility in the heart of the Seudre basin.

Brouage (18 km): Fortified city in the heart of the marsh. This former trading port has now given way to oyster farming.

Mornac-sur-Seudre (19 km): Classified among the most beautiful villages in France, photography enthusiasts can immortalize its old fishing port, its flowery alleys and its magnificent traditional houses & multicolored huts.

Royan (20 km): This town is home to the most beautiful lighthouse in France: Cordouan, an architectural wonder from the 17th century. But if you prefer the waterfront mode, its 5 south-facing fine sand beaches will satisfy you.

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Rochefort (25 km): Spend a timeless moment in this city of Art and history, chosen by Colbert to become the largest military arsenal. It is the home port of the famous frigate "Hermione" and the museum of the Royal Corderie.

Saintes (28 km): Rich in a thousand-year-old heritage, Saintes, the Saintonge and its many exceptional sites are undoubtedly worth a visit and will invite you to dive into more than 2000 years of history;

La Palmyre (30 km): Visit the magnificent and very famous zoological park and stay to observe the 1600 animals that live in this pine forest.

The Régulus caves (35 km): Located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, discover the limestone cliffs and troglodyte habitats in Meschers-sur-Gironde.

Talmont-sur-Gironde (37 km): 15 km south of Royan, Talmont is a picturesque village overlooking the ocean. Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France thanks to its village with white houses and blue shutters.

La Rochelle (55 km): Prefecture of Charente Maritime, discover this city with many facets: the beaches, the old port, the Tour de la Chaîne and the Lanterne, the arcades, the market square (photo), street art And much more.