Moulded with earth, water and light, a large plain fringed with the ocean, the Charentes abounds in patrimonial treasures from all centuries and in natural sites of an exceptional beauty. The Atlantic ocean and its gulf stream, as well as our islands protection, provide a sweet and sunny climate, both wet and dry according to the season. That's why we have palm trees, green oaks, pine trees, crops and vinyards and so much biodiversity.
La Rochelle famous towers
A sandy beach South La Rochelle
The river Sèvre Niortaise in Marais Poitevin
A canal in the Green Venice
A rocky beach with clifs South La Rochelle
Brouage old citadelle lost in the marshes
Corderie Royale in Rochefort
Rochefort: reconstruction of the Hermione (Lafayette's ship)
Hermione first exit from Charente river to Atlantic ocean
Walking along the river Charente in Rochefort
La Rochelle old harbour
Château de la Roche Courbon
Fortified Romanesque church in Esnandes
Carrelet: typical local fishing device
Rent a punt in the Green Venice and discover the charming canals
Chassiron lighthouse at the very end of Oleron island / Ile d'Oleron
Fort Chapus, an island when the tied is up
Cayenne canal in Marennes famous for oyster farms
Facing the Atlantic on an island
Saint Martin de Ré harbour on Ré island / Ile de Ré
Eating mussels on the coast
Walking in the country around Puyravault
Cycling around the village
Surgères castle: new drawbridge, rebuilt in 2014.
Surgères gorgeous romanesque church
16th century painting in Surgères romanesque church
More than a stop-and-go, Charente Maritime and Le Clos de la Garenne are worth a long stay: there's so much to discover from our Bed and Breakfast, so many lovely visits of all kinds and for all ages. On the coast and the islands, in the country and the marshlands. Walking, cycling, swimming, sailing, roaring, visiting cities, villages, churches, castles, gardens, abbeys and museums. Shopping in our local markets or gorgeous La Rochelle, Rochefort, Surgères...
Will you have enough time? Will you also take some off-moments to rest and relax on the terrace with a drink, to walk in the parkland of our guest house, to swing slowly in a hammock under our many trees,to read, play a game or chat in the sitting room, to play pool, snooker or billiard?
Never mind, take it easy and enjoy your holiday or your get-away, we are happy to help you!