Family friendly holidays in west France
There are many things to see and do in the beautiful Charente Maritime region – use the interactive map below for some ideas of places to visit.
the quaint port at Mortagne sur Gironde, with cafes and a picturesque marina - 10 mins
the Chateau des Enigmes, Pons, a fun treasure hunt through the chateau and its grounds, ideal for school-age children - 15 mins
Les Antilles de Jonzac, one of Europe's biggest indoor waterparks - 25 mins
Talmont sur Gironde, amongst France's most beautiful villages - 30 mins
the beautiful beaches of Meschers, St Georges de Didonne, Royan and St Palais sur mer – 30-40 mins
La Palymre zoo, feed popcorn to the animals! – 40 mins
tours of beautiful vineyards and wine, pineau and cognac tasting - from only 10 mins!
La Rochelle - explore the beautiful historic town, discover the towers of the old port, enjoy the many shops, cafes and restaurants. Of course, no visit is complete without a trip to one of the largest private aquariums in the world and journey to the oceans' depths - 1hr
Bordeaux - famous for its wine, Bordeaux is also a historic city, with beautiful architecture, great shopping and a revived pedestrianised dock area with cafes, gardens and museums - 1 hr
Ile d'Oleron - the second largest French island, with memorable beaches, miles of cycle paths and tourist train journey - 1 hr
In the area