Welcome to Adeline & Laurent Barat
Explore the fascinating historical monuments of the Charente Maritime coastline
Close to the Moëze Oléron Nature Reserve, this wooded campsite promises a family-friendly setting and plenty of things to keep you amused. Close to the coast, it is ideally located for visiting the historic Citadel Brouage, Island Madame, L'Hermione, Arsenal Maritime, the Fouras-les-Bains peninsula and Rochefort Océan spa. On site, you can swim in the pool, sunbathe in the solarium and for the children, do not miss the bouncy castel.
Heated, covered pool open throughout the season
Shady pitches separated by hedges
Close to a nature reserve with numerous walks and cycle rides
Beach (3 km)
Heated covered pool
Heated covered pool
Activities for teenagers
Wifi (€) across the campsite
Rental accommodation accessible to people with reduced mobility
Pets allowed on camping pitches(€)(conditions apply)
Pets allowed in rental accommodation(€)(conditions apply)
Fresh bread delivered daily
Motorhome service point
The fortified citadel of Brouage, used for the production of salt in Richelieu’s time, now a favourite nesting place for storks. Take a stroll around the citadel on the walkway that tops the old walls.
Every Thursday in July and August, a horse-drawn carriage collects campers from the campsite and takes them on a guided tour of Fort Lupin, the smallest of France’s coastal defence fortifications.
A 1¼ hour guided tour of the Hermione, an exact replica of Lafayette’s original 1779 Concord-class frigate, painstakingly constructed over 20 years, tells the story of Rochefort arsenal at the latter end of the 18C when great three-masted sailing ships still ruled the seas.
Take a trip out to the Ile Madame, Charente Maritime’s smallest island, accessible when the waters recede at low tide via the Passe aux Boeufs causeway. The full 14km circuit takes you past the fort, the “shingle cross”, the Rebels’ Well” and a fish and seafood farm. Don’t come away without some salt from the local marshes and some of the island’s famed samphire.
Make a tour of the famed Ring of Fire forts starting with the Ile Madame and Fort Lupin and its royal fountain, just a stone’s throw from the campsite. Then head towards Fouras and Fort Vauban, where you can climb up to the terrace and enjoy the 360° panoramic view, before continuing to the Pointe de la Fumée headland with its view of the Fort Boyard. At low tide you can even cross over to Fort Enet. Make one last stop at Fort Liédot to finish the tour before returning to the campsite.
Zoo de la Palmyre & La Rochelle Aquarium | A camping holiday at L’Abri-Côtier provides the ideal occasion for a safari day out with all the family at the Zoo de La Palmyre, home to more than 110 different species of birds and animals. Another must-see attraction in the area is La Rochelle Aquarium, one of the largest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the ocean depths as you explore the sea and all its mysteries – including 600 different species of marine wildlife.
Here on the Atlantic coast, close to the famous Fort Boyard, Adeline and Laurent organise a weekly guided bike ride to explore the beautiful Fort Lupin. And if you want to take the family a little further afield, you can cycle to the Ile de Madame, see the Passe aux Bœufs causeway and explore the local area thanks to its many cycle paths. Continue as far as the Moëze Oléron Nature Reserve, well worth a visit, before heading back to the heated pool at the campsite. Bikes are available for hire at the campsite, holder of France’s “Accueil vélo” status for its cycle-friendly facilities since 2015
The spa waters of Rochefort flow from an exceptional thermal spring, rich in salt and iron, with recognised therapeutic properties. Analgesic, skin-repairing and anti-inflammatory, the waters offer a range of health benefits. Located just 13km from the spa resort, L’Abri-Côtier is a small, safe, people-friendly site in an unspoilt, landscaped setting and offers spa packages at great prices.