Holiday passport

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Charente Maritime’s major tourist players have joined forces with Gîtes de France to make sure you enjoy your stay with us. You will receive your “passeport vacances” when you book accommodation via the central booking service or you will be given it by the owner when you arrive at your gîte or guesthouse. It is the perfect way to explore this lovely department. Just take it with you when you go out and about and present it when you arrive at any of the tourist venues taking part in the scheme. You will get discounted rates and other benefits listed on the passport.

 

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Quai Louis Prunier
17000 LA ROCHELLE
Tél : 05.46.34.00.00
www.aquarium-larochelle.com

AQUARIUM - LA ROCHELLE ***

Dive in the depths of the oceans. Situated in the heart of town, next to the old harbour, it is one of the main private European aquariums. Take a two hour’s journey and discover over 12,000 marine animals of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Tropics… where colors and amazing life forms are displayed in 3 million liters of seawater. A must see and grandiose place. Open 365 days a year.

REDUCED PRICES: Adult 13,50€ instead of 15,00€. Child (3 to 17 years old): 10,50€ instead of 11,50€.
*** Tickets ONLY sold by some owners (ask before your arrival) or at the Gites de France office :
Tel. +33 (0)5 46 50 60 49. NO reduced prices available at the reception desk of the Aquarium.


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D114    17380 ARCHINGEAY
tél  : 05.46.97.81.46
www.lestresorsdelisette.monsite.orange.fr

MUSEE LES TRESORS DE LISETTE

Her story begins in the charming St. Savinien sur Charente (Pays Vals de Saintonge). In her museum, you will discover thousands of 1900s international kitchen & household collectibles as well as curiosities, toys, miniatures, fashion... At the end a splendid exhibition of  Victorian and Edwardian biscuit tins (1880- 1930) will recall the golden age of packaging.
Enjoy the circuit for young and old, discover the 12 scenes with riddles bringing back to life the good old days of the  “Belle Epoque”
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Adult : € 5 (€ 6)
Child : 6/17 ans : € 4
Child : -6 ans : gratuit

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3 promenoir des coureauleurs
Le Gabut
17025 LA ROCHELLE Cedex
tél : 0 825 135 500
www.inter-iles.com

CROISIERES INTER ILES

Board for a commented cruise around Fort Boyard for the islands of Aix, Ré and Oléron.
From the harbors of La Rochelle, St-Martin de Ré, Boyardville, St-Denis d’Oléron or Bourcefranc.
Reservation recommended.

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17560 BOURCEFRANC–LE CHAPUS
tél. : 05 46 85 07 00
(Office de tourisme)

www.fort-louvois.com

FORT LOUVOIS

Come and visit Fort Louvois, a 17th century coastal fort built on a submerged rock between Oléron Island and the Marennes Basin.

It was built from 1691 to 1694 according to plans drawn up by Vauban, the famous military engineer who served under Louis XIV. Taking the form of a horseshoe-shaped outer wall with a central tower protected by a drawbridge and moat, the fort is reminiscent of a medieval castle.

Fort Louvois was designed to protect the southern approach to the Charente estuary by catching enemy ships in a crossfire with the citadel at Oléron. This prevented an enemy from sailing up the river to attack the naval dockyards at Rochefort.

At low tide, the fort is connected to the mainland by a 400-metre long causeway. At high tide, a free shuttle boat is available (in summer only).

Admissions Fees
Adult :  € 5 instead of 6 €
Child (13 - 18 years) : € 5
Child (4 - 12 years) :  € 2.50
Child (under 4) free

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Route de Fléac
17800 PONS
tél  : 05.46.91.09.19
www.chateau-enigmes.com

LE CHATEAU des ENIGMES

Treasure Hunt 2013 : « One for all and all for one ! » / Willy and the three musketeers :
Enjoy a 3 hours-thrilling treasure hunt for families and friends, in a magnificient Renaissance castle !
This year, the treasure hunt will lead you back to 1625 where you will meet the Three Musketeers Join them and try stopping the dark conspiracy plotted by the Cardinal Richelieu and the dangerous Milady against the French Queen !

'Le Château des Enigmes' is an alternative to the fact that children often get bored while visiting historical monuments. Here, visitors can discover the Usson Castle while enjoying a treasure hunt and having fun ! In order to succeed in this challenge, players must use their skills, their logic but also remember to work as a team ! The game is designed for both kids and parents.
The « château des énigmes » is 20 minutes away from Saintes, Cognac and Jonzac.

Adults : 11€ (13€)
Children 4-12  : 8€ (10€)
Kids under 4 : free

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Le Gabut
17000 LA ROCHELLE
tél. : 05.46.41.14.68

Office de tourisme La Rochelle

WALKING TOUR OF LA ROCHELLE:
Full price now only    -    4.50 €    - Reduced price – FREE
This tour is made in French/English on Tuesdays at 5pm in July & August

TOWN HALL OF LA ROCHELLE:
Full price now only   -  2 €   - Reduced price - FREE
This tour is made in French/English on Wednesdays at 4pm in July & August

N.B.   Please note all bookings must be made in advance at the TOURIST OFFICE of La Rochelle.

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17770 SAINT BRIS DES BOIS
tél : 05.46.74.77.08
www.fontdouce.com

ABBAYE DE FONTDOUCE

Founded in 1111, the abbey is situated in a green and peaceful valley. Exceptional in the area, it associated the austere Romanesque in the chapels and the luminous Gothic in the chapter house and the parlour. Restored from more of 40 years, Fontdouce organizes exhibitions, concerts, training courses (songs, calligraphy…) and a lot of various animations.

Adult : €4 au lieu € 5 ,50
7/18 years : € 2.50
Child : -7 years : free

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17350 CRAZANNES
tél : 05.46.91.48.92
pierredecrazannes@cg17.fr

LA PIERRE DE CRAZANNES

The stone quarries of Crazannes welcome you and your family to a guided tour : gorges and steep stones covered with a luxuriant vegetation, landscapes that look like a lost arche.
New in 2013 : selfguided tour,
3€ instead of 4€.

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17570 LES MATHES
tél  : 05.46.22.46.06
www.zoo-palmyre.fr

ZOO DE LA PALMYRE ***

One of the most renowned zoological park in Europe! More than 1600 animals of 115 species are to be discovered in a shady, 18 hectares pine forest. Each year, the zoo records 250 to 300 births. Sea lion and parrot shows from Easter to All Saints' Day.

Open all year round
Special prices:

Adult: 14€ (instead of 15€). Child from 3 to 12: 10€ (instead of 11€).

***Tickets only on sale at some owners' gîte (ask before your arrival) or at Gîtes de France office. Tel: 0033 (0)546.50.60.49. No reduced-price ticket at park entrance.

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Vieux Port
17000 LA ROCHELLE
tél : 05.46.34.11.81

LES TOURS DE LA ROCHELLE

Come and visit the symbol of La Rochelle, the three towers.
Saint Nicolas Tower gives you a panoramic view of the city, the harbour and the islands.
The Lantern Tower, the oldest lighthouse on the Atlantic coast and then a navy prison, contains over 600 examples of graffiti carved into the walls by prisoners in over 3 centuries.
Permanent exhibit at the Chain Tower : « La Rochelle-Québec, setting sail for New France », which introduces visitors to the centuries-long history of those who left the shores of La Rochelle for an adventurous life in the New World.

Free under 26 years old.
1 tower ticket :
Adult : 5€ (6€)
Joint ticket 3 towers :
Adult : 6,50€ (8,50€)

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17132 MESCHERS
tél : 05.46.02.70.02
www.grottesdematata.com

GROTTES DE MATATA

The "Grottes de Matata" are situated along the limestone cliffs of Meschers sur Gironde. Our establishment consists of several different, independent activities : A museum tracing the history of the inhabitants of the caves, A hotel with views of the estuary, Banquet rooms, Seminars, A restaurant and a creperie located in the caves, A gift shop.
Along 1 mile, these caves, hollowed out by the movement of the estuary 65 million years ago, have always been inhabited by man.
Come and discover them yourself...

Adulte : € 4.30  (€4.90)
Child: 6/15 years : €2.80 (€3.40 )
Child -6ans : free

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