The most beautiful visits of Chatelaillon and its surroundings

There is no shortage of visits in Chatelaillon and its surroundings! Heritage, nature, adventure or gastronomy, there is something for everyone. On the way, children learn while having fun and parents enjoy a refreshing break. It’s up to you to choose yours!

Shellfish : discover the oyster farming

With its subtle iodized taste and its rough shell, the oyster is a symbol of the culture of Châtellerault. If we love to taste it at any time of the day, we don’t always know its history! Discover it with two walks in Châtelaillon and its surroundings.

Want to take a break from the sea? Find out more about oyster tasting.

The visit of the oyster shack: They are three women of character who share their passion with us through their oyster shack. Laurence Gaté, her mother and her sister guide us through the oyster farming area and explain the birth and growth of oysters.

Low tide and landing net : we discover the foreshore

When the tide goes out, a pretty strip of land is revealed to walkers: it is the foreshore. With it, a whole small aquatic world appears in broad daylight.

Get out your boots! Crabs, crabs, shrimps, razor clams or even clams are within reach of the net, for the greatest happiness of the little fishermen. We leave with a guide who shows us the different species present and the rules to respect to protect this fragile environment and its biodiversity.

Binoculars and pretty specimens: we discover the natural reserve

In Chatelaillon and its surroundings, it is sometimes necessary to move away to have nice surprises! It is the case of the natural reserve of the marsh of Yves.

A little away from the resort and accessible only by visit, this protected site contains natural treasures. Magnificent landscapes, exceptional flora and a refuge for migratory birds, one quickly falls under the charm of this haven of peace.

The little adventurers even have the right to their own junior safari! Well supervised, they discover the importance of biodiversity while playing. As for the parents, they can enjoy a twilight visit of the reserve, at the time of the most beautiful lights.

Catamaran and sunset: discovering the islands

Chatelaillon and its surroundings can also be discovered by taking to the sea. Go to the tourist office to set sail! By cruise boat or catamaran, from La Rochelle or Fouras, to visit the islands of Aix and Ré or for a walk near Fort Boyard: you have the choice!

Good to know: For a family outing or an aperitif with friends, favor the catamaran.

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Frigate and sailors : discover the Arsenal des Mers

Enter the legend with the Arsenal des Mers, 15km south of Châtelaillon. Dedicated to the world of navigation, this site offers 3 fun and exciting activities: the Corderie Royale and its immersive workshops and the Accro-mâts.

This adventure park will put you in the shoes of a sailor who twirls from rope to rope.