Pointe St-Clément

Pointe Saint Clément
Aunis Marais Poitevin
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Coastal landscape

The dancing birds

In Esnandes, the Pointe St-Clément, which is classified as a nature reserve, is home to hundreds of water birds. This cliff, which towers over the mud flats, is a great observation site. 

Whatever the season, you will be able to discover loads of new species. In winter, you can find 100,000 birds there at the same time! In spring and summer, the red knots, the black tailed godwits and other wading birds get their orangey breeding plumage.

There is no need to be a specialist to appreciate this unique sight! And for people who are more curious, days out in nature are also offered all year by the Ligue Pour la Protections des Oiseaux (Bird Protection League).

Panoramic viewpoint

But the Pointe St-Clément is also an incredible window to see all of Baie de l’Aiguillon. And what’s more, in front of you, you will see the Pointe de l’Aiguillon in Vendée. These two points mark the two furthest points of Baie de l’Aiguillon and the outlet for all the rainwater coming from Marais Poitevin.

A viewpoint indicator and signs explain all about the headland of the Pointe Saint-Clément from which you will be able to see: Ré Island, the Vendean coast with the Aiguillon-sur-Mer islands or St-Michel-en-l’Herm.


 

Falaise de la Baie de l'Aiguillon
Office de Tourisme Aunis Marais Poitevin

Unlock the secrets of Baie de l'Aiguillon

La Maison de la Baie in Marais Poitevin

La Maison de la Baie in Marais Poitevin, in Esnandes makes you delve into the heart of Baie de l’Aiguillon! Have a relaxing day while learning new things at the Musée de la Mytiliculture (Mussel Farming Museum) to find out all about mussel farming in Baie de l’Aiguillon. The tourist information centre also suggests you visit the fortified Saint-Martin church.

 

carrelets dans la mer
Fred Le Lan

"Carrelet" fishing

100% charentais !

“Carrelet” fishing is a 100% Charentais tradition and it’s not uncommon to see it as you walk along the coastline. The “carrelets” are fishing cabins where the pontoons jut out into the foreshore so the fishermen can put their big square nets in the water and catch all kinds of species: eels, sea bass, sole and prawns... depending on their luck and the season! There are informative “carrelets” to discover in Esnandes and Angoulins.

Unlock the secrets of Baie de l’Aiguillon

La Maison de la Baie in Marais Poitevin

La Maison de la Baie in Marais Poitevin, in Esnandes makes you delve into the heart of Baie de l’Aiguillon! Have a relaxing day while learning new things at the Musée de la Mytiliculture (Mussel Farming Museum) to find out all about mussel farming in Baie de l’Aiguillon. The tourist information centre also suggests you visit the fortified Saint-Martin church.
 

Carrelets fishing

A fish party with a friends ? It's easy. The both carrelets welcome school groups and people. 

“Carrelet” fishing is a 100% Charentais tradition and it’s not uncommon to see it as you walk along the coastline. The “carrelets” are fishing cabins where the pontoons jut out into the foreshore so the fishermen can put their big square nets in the water and catch all kinds of species: eels, sea bass, sole and prawns... depending on their luck and the season! There are informative “carrelets” to discover in Esnandes and Angoulins.

  • For the carrelet of Angoulins, to reserve ici 
  • Carrelet of Esnandes, it's here : ici 

The price for the location of Carrelet : 50 €  (45 € for the person who living in La Rochelle)

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