Some family friendly things to see and do in our
Top 30 Favourite family activities (not in any
- La Palmyre Zoo ,
- Electric Boats at St. Sauvignon
- Atlantis indoor aqua park in
Frites , canons and castle near the beach at Fouras
- Chizes European animal
- Punt and picnic
at the "Venice Verte",
Park playground and boat rides
- Beach and
Boats at Thors park
sanctuary near Dampierre sur Boutonne ( or one of the other 15 or so wildlife
sanctuaries in Charente-Maritime )
- Playground and
mini-golf at Les Touches de Perigney
factory and ramparts at Angouleme
water park near
- Funfair at
Cognac distillery tours: Courvoisier, Rémy Martin, Martell, Chateau Otard, Hennessey - all operate guided
tours during the summer.
- Local Vine walks , tastings and chai visits
- Aulney, Saintes, Matha and St.
- Roman amphitheatres
at Roulliac and Saintes,
Roman Arc de Triumph at
Summer theatre (often FOC and in spectacular locations)
- Visiting the Isle de Re, Isle D'Aix (Napoleon museum) and Isle D'Oleron (great beaches and narrow gauge
- Visit the
worksite of the "Hermione" -
an exact recreation of an 18th century frigate under construction in
- Visit "Serpent Island"
or the "Valley
of the monkeys"
- Visit Fort Boyard (boat trip
theme park near
- "Paleosite" near Saintes - learn
about the Neanderthals and get "morphed" into a caveman!
at St. Jean D'Angely
des Enigmas" - puzzles and trails for under 13s in the grounds of a
chateau Roche-Corbonne near St. Saivignan or one of the other 10 or so public
chateaux in the department
- Haute-Saintonge safari park
- Puy du Fou - medieval and Viking
shows and theme park
Note. Maps, visitor comments
and further information on these may be found in the activities folder inside
Note. A local map showing
the location of local boulangeries, nearest supermarket etc. is also provided
Note. A list of all the
local market days is also provided.
Note. A folder of previous
guest restaurant reviews is also provided.