La Cayenne - Oyster Capital

The port of La Cayenne in Marennes is located about 5 kms from the Domaine de Rochebonne. This oyster and seafood area known as La Cayenne leads from marennes leisure port all the way along a canal which takes you to... Read More

Progress at le Domaine de Rochebonne

Since the beginning of the year and this new chapter for us and for this property, we have been making improvements and carrying out a lot of maintenance and upgrades.

The bathrooms in the chateau, which my dad fitted about 26 years ago with only a shoestring budget, had done well..... Read More  

Le Chateau D'oleron

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

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

Talmont sur gironde 

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

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

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

Pierre Loti House 

Behind the plain façade of N° 141 Rue Pierre Loti lies the famous writer and traveller's extravagant house. Plans to refurbish the site include the creation of a small museum.

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

Le Chateau de la Roche Courbon

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

Planet Exotica

Come and experience the Planet Exotica adventure!At Planet Exotica, you will be immersed in a real exotic universe with snakes, crocodiles, alligators and many other... Read More

The Zoo de La Palmyre

The Zoo de La Palmyre is home to around 110 different species.

Below we have listed the Don’t Miss’ animals in 6 categories: birds, primates, carnivores, ungulates, marine... 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.

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