The seafaring town of La Rochelle is the jewel of Charente Maritime, a wonderful region in France perched on the Atlantic Ocean. Its maritime heritage is instantly identifiable from the two stone towers that stand guard over the entrance to the Vieux Port. Soaking up the harbour buzz, you can then carelessly meander the arcaded streets of the old town for a spot of souvenir shopping. Pleasingly, it is also just a short hop into the centre from one of our many campsites near La Rochelle. Campsites nearby include Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade.  

Our Parks Near La Rochelle

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Welcome to Siblu's flagship park on the West Coast of France. With a huge pool complex, legendary waterslides and a massive entertainment area, it really is a whole world of its own. Don’t be surprised if you can barely tear yourself away from the park!

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On site restaurant
pet friendly accommodation
Pet friendly accommodation
Slides
Waterslides & paddling pools

Bonne Anse Plage is a true favourite among our British and Irish holidaymakers, with its fantastic location near the seaside town of La Palmyre and its top of the range facilities.

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Cycle paths accessible from village
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Evening entertainment & shows
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Beach 1km away

Located within a pine forest on the edge of the Marennes Estuary, La Pignade is the perfect place for switching off from everyday life and basking in the beauty of nature. The park boasts a heated pool with retractable roof, slides, free kids’ clubs and evening entertainment for the whole family. It even has an on-site horse riding school, which is always popular with kids. 

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Covered pool with retractable roof
horse riding on-site
Horse riding on-site
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Beach 1.5km away

La Rochelle at a glance

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Delicious oysters

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Bustling Vieux Port 

All ages

Amazing aquarium 

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Historical sites

Things to see and do in and around La Rochelle

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Beaches
If there’s to be no rest for bucket, spade and bathing suit, Plage de la Concurrence is the nearest beach to town. A short stroll from there, you can make your way to the wonderful Parc Charruyer, a haven of cool on a hot day. Packed with canals, bridges, and scented gardens, it also boasts a skating park, a small farm with pony rides and a nearby mini golf. To discover wider La Rochelle, why not take to the roads and hire one of the town’s municipal yellow bikes – the Yélo – and explore!
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Museums and attractions
La Rochelle’s family-friendly, state-of-the-art Aquarium, one of Europe’s largest with 12,000 marine animals on display in 65 tanks, is definitely not to be missed! Also worth a visit are two ‘toy’ museums that sit the side-by-side: Musée des Automates (automated toys) and Musée des Modèles Réduits (vehicles in miniature) – one ticket lets you enter both attractions. La Rochelle in July is also a great place to celebrate music (catch the annual Les Francofolies event) or spot a celebrity (during its annual film festival).
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In town
Warning: some physical exertion may be required! Try climbing Tour de la Lanterne (the last medieval lighthouse on the Atlantic): at 70 metres high, you will certainly enjoy views far and wide. If scaling the tower leaves you more hungry than giddy, a detour to La Rochelle’s covered market might fit the bill. It’s open mornings every day of the week, but is especially worth a visit on Saturdays or Wednesdays when it’s even bigger and better. And in the town there is also a myriad of great bistros and cafes to choose from specialising in seafood in particular (the exquisite local oysters even graced the tables of Roman Emperors!). In this region, it’s also worth sampling a Cognac, or trying refreshing local aperitif, Pineau de Charente.
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Outside of town
Island-hopping: a favourite with chic Parisians and offshore from La Rochelle, Ile de Ré is one of France’s most desirable island destinations. It has glorious beaches, terrific seafood and quaint harbours as well as being a wonderful spot for cycling and hiking. You can also take boat trips from La Rochelle to Ile d’Aix and the mysterious fortress-island, Fort Boyard.

Explore other cities in France

Discover our holiday parks near Royan

Royan is in an idyllic spot. Situated in Charente Maritime on the stunning Atlantic Coast, it lies south of La Rochelle and close to the northern tip of the Gironde estuary.

Discover our holiday parks near Bordeaux

Discover our holiday parks near Bordeaux. Capital of the Aquitaine region in France’s southwest corner, Bordeaux gracefully lines the Garonne River.

Discover our holiday parks near Roscoff

You’ll find the historic port of Roscoff in Pays du Léon, a corner of France in Brittany’s Finistère that enjoys a gentle microclimate and prodigiously produces artichokes, cauliflowers and, most famously, the Roscoff pink onion! It is also well known to visitors from the UK and Ireland for cross-channel ferry links.

Discover our holiday parks near Béziers

Perched above the River Orb in the Languedoc region of France, Béziers lies between Narbonneand and Sète. It is an attractive Roman town, renowned for its summer Feria and wines.

Getting to La Rochelle from our Siblu parks

Town

La Rochelle

Distance/driving time from La Pignade 

70km/55 minutes

Distance/driving time from Les Charmettes 

80 km/1 hr 7 mins 

Distance/driving time from Bonne Anse Plage

85 km/1 hr 13 mins