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Châtelaillon, a resort close to La Rochelle (but not only)

Staying in Chatelaillon without visiting La Rochelle is like making an eclade without mussels: impossible! Take advantage of your vacation in the resort to discover the beauties of the rebel city and its unmissable activities. Do you have some time left? Rochefort, the Ile d’Aix or the Marais Poitevin are also great places to visit.

The good plan !

17 km north of Chatelaillon, La Rochelle is the best way to discover the region without going too far. Allow 20 minutes by car or opt for a bike ride! Perfect for strolling at your own pace and discovering the nuggets of the area: the pretty port of Loiron, the delicious Moule Shop in Aytré or the lighthouse at the entrance to La Rochelle. Pleasant – you are along the sea during the whole trip – practical and nice, the train is also a good idea for families in summer.


La Rochelle Ocean Pass

Fill up on activities with the new city pass 100% digital from La Rochelle: 30 sites in 14 towns in Charente-Maritime, southern Vendée and Marais Poitevin. Get up to €150 in savings on your visits and cruises and free access to public transportation in the La Rochelle Agglomeration.

La Rochelle Ocean Pass is the good plan of your summer to discover the surroundings of Chatelaillon!

A beautiful and rebellious getaway

Renowned for its historical charm, La Rochelle also offers many activities. Don’t know where to start? We’ve prepared a list of must-do’s for you. Follow the guide!

  • Visit its famous medieval towers open to the sea
  • Discover its preserved heritage and its museums: maritime, fine arts, natural history or automatons, there is something for everyone!”
  • Take a shopping trip under the arcades in the small typical stores of the city
  • Fill your basket at the Saturday market and test the covered market
  • Book your table at the restaurant of the fisherman chef Christophe Coutanceau. Is it full? Find your happiness Rue Saint-Jean du Pérot, the HQ of the gastronomy of La Rochelle.
  • Meet the gray sharks of the Aquarium de la Rochelle, one of the largest private European aquariums.
  • Vibrate to the rhythm of the Francofolies, tremble before the dives of the Red Bull cliff diving, take to the sea with the international boat show Grand Pavois and many others!”
  • Soak up the gentle way of life in La Rochelle. Here, we take the time to appreciate the simple pleasures of everyday life. A drink with friends on the terrace, a romantic stroll in the Port des Minimes or in the charm of its small streets … If Châtelaillon and La Rochelle are so close, it is not for nothing!

Chatelaillon and La Rochelle are like a couple: complementary but independent!

Jeremy, waiter in La Rochelle

Back to Châtelaillon

In spite of its charm, the beach of La Rochelle remains an urban beach and thus offers little space to swim… Shall we go back? Once back in Chatelaillon, let’s all go in the water to finish the day in the freshness of the ocean.

You are staying in La Rochelle and you are passing through Chatelaillon for a day? Beyond the beach, discover all our ideas to occupy your day.

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