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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Nestled in the department of Charente-Maritime, Arvert Unveils town bordering the coastal river Seudre, not far from its estuary. A picturesque town where Coubre forest rub shoulders, clear (formerly salt marshes) and freshwater marshes, all spread through formerly cultivated plains. A unique landscape and character to this city that has survived the centuries since the Roman era while keeping its authenticity. Land and sea have long been exploited together, refusing the implementation of any industrialization.

Now dedicated to tourism and oyster farming, particularly renowned for its oysters "Marenne-Oléron" Avert has diversified while retaining the typical natural heritage of the peninsula. This ideal holiday resort where the green is intertwined with the sea is an exceptional natural site, source of well-being and relaxation.

Geographical information

Latitude45.7333308 (N 45° 43’ 60”)
Longitude-1.1333334 (W 1° 8’ 0”)
Surface area26.22 km²
Population3339 inhabitants
Density127 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (71 km, 1h08)
Insee code17021
IntercommunalityCA Royan Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Les Mathes2.4 km (4 min)
Étaules3.7 km (7 min)
La Tremblade4.9 km (10 min)
La Palmyre6.7 km (10 min)
Breuillet9.4 km (12 min)
Ronce-les-Bains9.8 km (12 min)
Saint-Augustin10.1 km (13 min)
Chaillevette11 km (20 min)
Mornac-sur-Seudre12.2 km (19 min)
Marennes14.6 km (16 min)
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus15.7 km (17 min)
L'Éguille16 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

On foot or bicycle, discovered Avert side sometimes kind, sometimes side culture. Many tours are offered from the paths of natural heritage. Sumptuous landscapes perfectly preserved in the disconcerting beauty delight the eye, but also lovers of the photo and the maestros of the brush.

salt marshes and freshwater marshes are undoubtedly typical places not to miss. The bright side, the walk starts at small oyster ports of Strike Duret and Coux pigmented colored huts. The narrow paths bordering salt marshes and channels are free or organized tour (circuit Strike at Duret). A remarkable fauna consisting of egrets, samphire, lavender sea and herons crosses the path of those who venture. It is also possible to browse the salt marsh of Arvert and discover the oyster during guided tours that will leave you a taste and visual unforgettable. Visits are from April to September.

Inland, freshwater marsh does not lack charm either. The track "to meet the soft swamp" takes visitors on a grove where beautiful ash trees, majestic willow and alder splendid accord with the reed marshes. These places are inhabited by diverse and varied animals and can be seen there otters, herons, as well as sparrows and buzzards. Note that the marshes host the European pond turtle, a protected turtle species, marsh and copper, a butterfly only living in damp places.

Cultural heritage is not far behind. Far from there ! And it's even through circuit that the curious can admire the Saint-Etienne church Arvert including its capitals façade dating from 1060 and its magnificent stained glass windows. The tour continues with the well dome in pure style Louis XV, a relic of the rectory park given by the parish to decorate the town square. Finally, the course ends with the temple and its set of Protestant buildings in the nineteenth century.

Many walks around Avert are also available for nature lovers.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Every year in June, the Rencontres d'Watercolors has been very successful. The program, give you watercolor visit typical places and realize watercolors under the very eyes of the public. Conviviality, exchanges and exhibitions punctuate this popular cultural event of the painters.

For the gourmets, the Flavours lounge and Terroirs welcomes you during the second weekend of October to delight your taste buds and make you taste the local specialties sometimes surprising. Chocolates, gastropods and other local products will let themselves enjoy throughout the weekend interspersed entertainment for young and old gourmets.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (6.2 km)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (11.1 km)
Flight over the Médoc region in a pendular microlight
Sports sensations50 € to 120 € Soulac-sur-Mer (27 km)
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (28 km)
Adventure Park
Entertainment17 € Vendays-Montalivet (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (9.4 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (12.3 km)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (14.2 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals