Fort Boyard, the unmissable stopoff on your holiday!
Come and enjoy a deep breath of fresh sea air as you explore the loveliest scenery in the Charente-Maritime, its protected islands and its most famous emblem: Fort Boyard! By turns used as a defensive fort, a prison, a historic monument, star of the cinema and then of the TV, Fort Boyard stands proudly between the Île d’Aix and the Île d’Oléron off the coast of Rochefort. Aboard a boat, a canoe or a standup paddleboard, come and see this vessel of stone right up close!
And when you're not playing the part of an old sea dog, take advantage of all the benefits you'll find in your campsite in the Charente-Maritime: open access to the swimming pools and waterslides of the water park, free sports and leisure activities for the whole family, wellness area and relaxation beside the beaches of the Côte de Beauté. PREMIUM cottages, mobile homes with all the mod cons or traditional camping pitches; just choose your favourite mode of camping and head for the coast of Charente!
Discover Fort Boyard with the family
Whether they're fans of the famous French TV programme of the same name or not, children will love setting off to besiege Fort Boyard from Fouras or La Tremblade! Although you can't land on it, it is still a fabulous thing to see: 68 metres in length and at a height of 20 metres, kids will be speechless when they see its outline!
And for an experience that's both authentic and quirky, set sail pirate-style aboard a tall ship! With the family, the sailing ship called La Marcelle will take you on a trip around the famous fort, while the captain tells you all about it.
Discover Fort Boyard as a couple
Find your inner child and set off for a lovely adventure at sea! Aboard a sailing ship, and after a nice stroll through the streets of Rochefort, you'll be able to see the splendour of Fort Boyard from all angles. But why stop there when things are going so nicely?
Enjoy a stopoff on the wonderful Île d’Aix for a picnic or a romantic walk. The Île d’Aix is fully pedestrianised and a real paradise at sea for those who enjoy nature in its purest form! On foot, by bike or by horse and carriage, you'll be able to visit all sorts of little nooks and crannies before returning to the mainland and your Sandaya campsite. So, just a bit more patience! The holidays are nearly here!
Camping Fort Boyard: our handy tips for a successful stay
With anecdotes, history and the secrets of its construction, the ship's captain will tell you all he knows about Fort Boyard!
The Île d’Aix, the Île d’Oléron and the Île Madame all have their own charm and identity! Which one will you be exploring first?
Make the most of your holiday on the Côte de Beauté and try the famous Fines de Claire oysters from the Marennes-Oléron basin!
Don't forget to book your cruise beforehand to combine it with a tour of Rochefort and its famous arsenal.