Just a few kilometers from Aunis Marais Poitevin, south of La Rochelle, come and discover the seaside resort of Châtelaillon-Plage with its "Belle Epoque" atmosphere.
Here, a beach of fine sand several kilometers long awaits you with, as a bonus, an unobstructed view of the islands and Fort Boyard. Châtelaillon-Plage also has major events all year round to enjoy with the family, such as Chatel en Fête or the International Kite and Wind Festival.
Seaside resort atmosphere
More than a beach, Châtelaillon asserts itself as the ultimate family resort.
You will enjoy lazing on the sand, spending an evening at the casino, strolling on the seafront at sunset, eat on the terrace of a restaurant or participate inone of the great events which is organized there.
A resort born at the end of the XNUMXth century, a symbol of the taste for sea bathing which was then developing, the charm of Châtelaillon-Plage also lies in its villas with their typical architecture.
South of the station, the small village of Boucholeurs also knew how to keep all its authenticity. From here, you can stroll along the seafront, watch the activity of the oyster farmers and even taste a few oysters.
The beach and water activities
Chatelaillon has the most pleasant beaches around La Rochelle, with its 3 kilometers of fine sand and its view of the islands.
In July-August, thanks to the provision of a tiralo (wheelchair with floating armrests) and specific access, Châtelaillon beach is Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
For a swim safely with your children during the summer, supervision is provided every day, the practice of sport is regulated, totems are installed so that children can find their way around and the quality of the water is monitored.
By sailboat, sea kayak or stand-up paddle, the resort allows you to practice all your favorite water activities.
Take advantage of major events
On Easter weekend, the unmissable International Kite and Wind Festival gets the ball rolling with hundreds of flying objects filling the sky!
With Châtel en Fête, the last weekend of June, the inhabitants prepare a big party for you on a new theme each year (meals, craft market, fireworks, concerts, etc.).
In August, it is the turn of the village of Boucholeurs with its oyster and mussel festival. On the program games in the foreshore, giant eclade, craft market, sea shanties without forgetting oyster tastings.
Finally, at the end of the year, the bravest will try swimming with the banquisards, the traditional meeting place in Châtelaillon on December 24 for an invigorating swim!
The opinion of the local counter
We love to walk along the coast from the southern end of the beach to the Yves marsh nature reserve, passing through the village of Boucholeurs. Above all, we like to take advantage of the beautiful lights on the sea, at sunset.