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Nature getaways

Canoë sur le Canal de Rompsay

From bucolic breaks under the shade of the trees to moments relaxing on the beaches, get your fill of nature in La Rochelle and make the most of your holidays to take a deep breath of fresh air. The paths by the sea and through the heart of the surrounding countryside invite you for long walks or bike rides. Finally, visit the various nature reserves available in the region to discover unspoiled nature and fauna.

The must-see beaches of La Rochelle

To cool off, to relax or for a walk with your feet in the water, discover our top 6 most beautiful beaches in and around La Rochelle.

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Petite fille jouant dans la mer
Les Conteurs

The Marais Poitevin

Visit the Marais Poitevin and enter the heart of an exceptional site that will be labelled "Grand Site de France" in 2021.

Port des Minimes, La Rochelle's gateway to the sea

Easily accessible from the Old Port of La Rochelle, Port des Minimes is truly a must-see. Take a stroll among the pleasure boats or take part in one of the many aquatic activities on offer: Port des Minimes is a delightful seaside escape to savour during your stay.

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Port de Plaisance des Minimes à La Rochelle
Francis Giraudon