The Palmyre Zoo
Located less than 7 kilometers from our family hotel, go to the Palmyre Zoo. Nestled in an 18-hectare forest, the Palmyre Zoo is a must-see in Charente-Maritime. You will be able to see more than 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles representing 110 species. The Palmyre Zoo is part of several conservation programs.
7 kilometers from the Hotel Villa Cordouan, discover the town of Royan. You can visit the Notre-Dame de Royan church, the Pontaillac district, the convention center and the central market where you will taste the good and beautiful products of the region . For an experience out of the ordinary, visit the Planet Exotica zoo. You will discover an exotic world and wild animals.
The seaside town of La Tremblade is 18 kilometers from the hotel. Many water activities can be on the program for your days at La Tremblade. For more cultural visits, we invite you to discover the Phare de la Coubre or to take the Train des Mouettes. All year round, visit the daily market of La Tremblade.
22 kilometers from our boutique hotel, go to an authentic seaside resort, Ronce-les-Bains. Stroll along the tourist routes of Ronce-les-Bains, take a cycle path or a hiking path shaded by pine trees. Superb surf spots can be found in Ronce-les-Bains.
The Marennes-Oléron basin is the leading European oyster farming center. Nearly 2,000 operators perpetuate know-how and the production of exceptional products. From Marennes-Oléron, you can discover the La Cayenne port and the Cité de l’Huître. Go to the port of Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, from where you can reach the famous Fort Louvois.
In the past the Atlantic Ocean bordered the village of Brouage. This superb fortified city is classified among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. Nestled against a marsh, discover this village and its wonders: the Bicycle Museum, the Royal Forge, the Halle aux Vivres, the Saint-Luc Powder Magazine, the city ramparts and the Saint-Pierre de Brouage church.
Less than 50 kilometers from our cozy hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, visit the town of Rochefort. The sea air will accompany your visit to the city. We advise you to discover the very last Transbordeur Bridge in France, the home port of the Hermione and the Corderie Royale. From Rochefort, you can embark on a short cruise and discover the Fort Boyard and the Fort Liédot.
The island of Oléron
Our hotel establishment is located 51 kilometers from the center of the island of Oléron. By bike, on foot or by car, discover the island's must-see attractions: Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, Dolus-d'Oléron, the Marais aux Oiseaux, the Port des Salines, Saint-Georges-d'Oléron, the Château citadel, the port of Cotinière, the pointe de Chassiron and the beaches.
Located 82 kilometers from Villa Cordouan, visit La Rochelle. We advise you to discover the Old Port, the towers of La Rochelle, the old town, the Saint-Louis Cathedral, the Halles de La Rochelle, the Aquarium, Charruyer Park, the Maritime Museum, the Natural History Museum and the New World Museum.
Make a wine tourism stopover in the Médoc. Wine enthusiasts can take one of the region's many wine routes, take part in tastings and interact with passionate winegrowers. The Médoc has more than 60 Grands Crus Classés.