Les Charmettes (http://www.siblu.com/camping-les-charmettes) campsite in Charente Maritime, along the west coast is a firm favourite with the British, as they love the lively, bustling atmosphere here.
All the fun reigns at the pool complex. There are lifeguarded indoor and outdoor pools, paddling pool, waterslides and a big splashzone, which the kids love to paddle and muck around on.
Kids will also be happily occupied at the children’s clubs for all ages or trying out new sports on the multisports ground. But in the evenings, adults can get in on the fun during our family shows.
If you’re peckish, Les Charmettes has a bar and restaurant for those not wanting to go far afield for your grub, you can eat in your own modern mobile home or outside on your wooden terrace. To discover the region, you can hire a bike and discover some fab Atlantic coast beaches nearby at the intimate beach of La Palmyre (1 mile away) or the Côte Sauvage (3 miles) where the big waves attract surfers and watersports lovers.
Siblu has some great discounts on at Les Charmettes throughout the year for an affordable campsite holiday. On top of the current market offers, you can save up to 10% on longer holidays and 5% off your Brittany ferries crossing.
Booking Your Holiday
There are sailings by ferry with Brittany Ferries and other operators to some of the following ports. Here are the distances from Les Charmettes:
- • Caen/Cherbourg - 335 miles
- • Calais/Boulogne – 500 miles
- • Dieppe – 415 miles
- • Le Havre – 360 miles
- • Roscoff – 330 miles
- • St Malo – 250 miles
- • La Rochelle airport – 50 miles
- • From Paris, take the TGV, to Royan station, 10 miles away.
Things to Do in the Area
La Palmyre Zoo
If you’re looking for a family day trip just a stone’s throw away from Les Charmettes, La Palmyre Zoo more than fits the bill. Head here and be fascinated by the sheer variety of animal life here – 1600 feathery, furry and scaly creatures reside, and some of the animals like the parrots and sealions take part in shows and offer feedings. A fun day out to introduce some rare and little seen animals to your curious little tikes.
Futuroscope, one of France’s most popular theme parks definitely deserves a visit, whether you’re driving to Les Charmettes or on your way back home from the campsite. It can quite possibly be described as a multimedia adventure park, with the kind of rides that let you experience outer space, take you ‘skydiving’ or lift you aloft while you sip a leisurely drink at an open air bar.
La Rochelle (75 kms)
This stylish city is charming as it has many aspects to it that are attractive to visitors. It offers a busy town life, with lots of shops and restaurants, a pretty port dotted with boats which decorates the centre of town, there’s even a small beach just a few minutes away if you’re looking for a breath of fresh air. The city is even better at night – lights illuminate the historic harbour towers and casts beautiful reflections in the water.
Royan & Violon sur le Sable Concert
Head to the lively seaside town of Royan in late July to watch the Violon sur le Sable concert, an enormous open air classical music festival which delights visitors with its uplifting songs and stunning fireworks displays. Come early to grab a picnic spot.
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