A camping stay in Châtelaillon-Plage, puts you within easy reach of the famous Fort Boyard! The fortification lies between Ile d'Oléron and Ile d'Aix in the Pertuis d'Antioche strait. You can explore these fabulous islands during your holiday on the Atlantic coast.
Fort Boyard, it started life as a fortress, then became a prison and now it's a TV show!
Fort Boyard was originally built to monitor incoming and outgoing ships in this maritime area.
The impenetrable fortress was used as a prison, as you can tell from the many cells that now appear in the Fort Boyard TV show with famous characters such as Père Fouras and Passe-Partout.
A Fort Boyard cruise near the campsite
You can get up close to Fort Boyard and sail around it to admire the impressive building.
This monument is not to be missed during your camping break south of La Rochelle.