Gite in the Charente Maritime

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The Charente Maritime is part of the Poitou-Charentes, situated on the Atlantic coast, the capital is La Rochelle.

La Rochelle a beautiful old fortified city

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La Rochelle was founded in the 10th century on a rock surrounded by marshlands. La Rochelle grew from a fishing village to become a major port in the 12th century. Today La Rochelle is most famous for its three outstanding medieval towers, its old port and its massive marina, Les Minimes. The marina is well known throughout yachting circles in Europe and has moorings for up to 3,000 boats. Enjoy strolling through the long arcaded galleries and cobbled streets, and with its shops, cafes, bars and restaurants there is plenty to see and do. Take the children to explore the wonders of the sea at the " Aquarium " at La Rochelle, open from 9am until 11pm during July and August, it is truly magical at night.