Le Château des Énigmes

If you'd like to measure a giant, to decipher secret messages, or to solve riddles, you should go and visit this castle of the Renaissance, (only 5 min. by car).

Le Paléosite

Experience the life of a Néandertal family! Learn how to hunt a mammoth, to light a fire, or to cut a flint. The educational animations and the park are nicely designed. (35 min. by car).

Le Zoo de la Palmyre

This big zoo (18 ha) houses more than 1600 animals and proposes sea lions and parrots shows several times a day. (50 min. by car). (Photo © Zoo de la Palmyre).


The frigate aboard which La Fayette went to America is back from the States, and you can visit it and even discover the everyday life on board thanks to a fascinating guided tour. Get aboard young buccaneer ! (50 min. by car).

And you can also go to the treetop adventure park and the aquatic center of Jonzac, the horse-riding facility of Favières, the Saintes' Roman arena, the citadel of Brouage, the Oléron, Ré, Madam, and Aix islands, the archeological site of Fâ, the oyster farms villages, canoeing on the Seugne, the village of Talmont on the estuary of the Gironde, the wine storehouses of pineau and cognac, cycle riding, etc …