The story of Le Château d'Oléron starts with salt-farming but these days like many places in this area, the oyster business dominates the local economy. Other small businesses and shipyards are also important for the local economy. The Sunday market attracts people from all over the island as well as... Read More
Fort Boyard is a fort located between the Île d'Oléron and the Île-d'Aix in the Pertuis d'Antioche straits, on the west coast of France and is the filming location for a TV game show. A fort on the coast in the town Boyardville was suggested in the 17th century, it was not until the 1800s under Napoleon Bonaparte that construction.... Read More
Today Talmont is actually registered as the most beautiful village in France and is known for its architectural heritage and its charm. The homes with blue shutters and white facades give the whole old town harmony, as well as enjoyable luminosity. It is well located and is also ideal for enjoying the sights of the region... Read more
La Rochelle was founded in the 10th century, and by the 12th century had become a very important port. It was from here that the Huguenots (protestants) fled to America in the 16th century. There is a lot to see in La Rochelle. Try to park at “le vieux port” for the best access to old streets and famous... Read More
Saintes was originally a prosperous settlement in the area of the Santones, a Gallic tribe, and the town became the chief centre of the district later known as the Saintonge. After the Roman conquest it became known as Mediolanum Santonum. The town’s most noteworthy Roman remains are a ruined 1st-century... Read more
The family home of Julien Viaud, who wrote under the name Pierre Loti, has been a French national monument since 1991 and a museum since 1973. But time and termites had taken such a toll on the exotic lair that no more than 10 visitors at a time were allowed inside an eye-popping... Read more
Prehistoric objects have been found in the caves located beneath the present building proving that in paleolithic times they were inhabited during the Mousterian, Aurignacian and Magdalenian ages. In other parts of the forest traces of the walls of a Gallo-roman village surrounding this château... Read more
Please note: During July and August we only take full week bookings from a Saturday to a Saturday. For the rest of the year there is a 2 night minimum stay.