The former capital of Aunis on the Atlantic coast, a few kilometres south of La Rochelle, Châtelaillon-Plage is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Charente-Maritime, offering holidaymakers a wide range of activities and leisure facilities.
On a walk around its streets you can see its many Belle Époque villas, typical of the resort architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The fine sand, which runs for three kilometres, and the promenade along the sea front, make it an ideal place for a stroll or a swim in the sea. Its casino and thalassotherapy centre are also part of its heritage.
To the south of the town, you can visit the village of Les Boucholeurs, an authentic oyster port, and sit on one of the magnificent mosaic benches to admire the view of the coast. Steeped in sailors' culture, the oyster and mussel festival takes place in the month of August. Kite-lovers, meanwhile, can attend the international kite and wind festival during the Easter weekend, and be amazed by the sight of the sky filled with pieces of fabric in every colour of the rainbow!