Visit fouras

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Description

Located at the mouth of Charente, the peninsula of Fouras-les-bains extends on 4 kilometers its five sand beaches end, like its three ports, protected from the strong swells by the islands of Aix, Oléron and Ré.

Planted holm oaks and pines, it offers to the visitors a framework green and resting.

Seaside resort since 1850, the vogue of the sea bathings of the XIXe century contributed to make of Fouras, an important center tourist in Charente Maritime.


Discover the Redoute of Switches

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This fort or fears is located at the edge of the water with the narrowest place of the peninsula. Built between 1673 and 1674, it was intended to protect the city of a possible English invasion by the point of Smoke and took part in the line of defence of the entry of Charente. It is made a principal building and several fortifications established along the coast.

This construction, relatively low, allowedto be not very visible since the ocean and especially to better resist the possible shootings of warships. Asset by the municipality of Fouras, it is currently not accessible to the public. The fears; Needle is registered with the additional inventory of the historic buildings since 2001.


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Airotel Mer et Soleil d'Oléron

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The Fort Énet

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The Fort Énet, built under the reign of Napoleon I between 1801 and 1811, took part in the protection of the roads of Rochefort.

Located at broad of the Point of smoke, not far from the island of Aix, it forms a bent battery, closed by a spur covering the store with powder. The initial structure, delivered to the Navy in December 1811, was supplemented about 1850 by a second stage of fires and sixteen stone casemates.

Property of the ministry for the defense, which made several experiments there; artillery in 1863, it is displaced at the beginning of the XX century. It was used then as prison of transit to the convicts. It is registered with the additional inventory of the historic buildings since 1994.


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Abri Côtier

  • Saint-nazaire-sur-charente
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Camping Ostréa

  • Dolus-d'oleron
  • 05 46 47 62 36
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Airotel Mer et Soleil d'Oléron

  • Saint-georges-d'oleron
  • 05 46 76 52 22
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Camping les Gros Joncs

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The fort Vauban

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This old strong castle was altered considerably during the centuries. Transformed into semaphore under the first empire, it currently shelters the regional museum.

Established in seaside between the western beach and the southern beach, the fort is made up a medieval keep surrounded by a stone enclosure of size supplemented by four circular towers, the together being protected by deep ditches.

The quadrangular keep seems to be set up at the beginning of XIVe century, under the reign of king Philippe the Beautiful one. It rests on an arched crypt of the warheads forming four spans, and established on three levels. It is taken again in 1480 by the architect Of Brush, which contributed to modernize it.


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Abri Côtier

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Camping Ostréa

  • Dolus-d'oleron
  • 05 46 47 62 36
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Airotel Mer et Soleil d'Oléron

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Camping les Gros Joncs

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The beautiful beaches in Fouras

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The town of Fouras has five beaches: the Northern beach, the beach of the Virgin, the Great Beach, the Southern beach and the beach of the Hope.

The Great Beach - also said beach of the Semaphore - has a reserve the water which guarantees the bathe by low tide. It is bordered from a walk and cycle tracks. In season, the bathe is supervised by rescuers of the SNSM, and clubs propose activities for the children. In edge of the northern beach, also called beach of Garenne, remain a series of balneal villas dating from the beginning of the XX century.


Hébergements à proximité

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Abri Côtier

  • Saint-nazaire-sur-charente
  • 05 46 84 81 65
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Camping Ostréa

  • Dolus-d'oleron
  • 05 46 47 62 36
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Airotel Mer et Soleil d'Oléron

  • Saint-georges-d'oleron
  • 05 46 76 52 22
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Camping les Gros Joncs

  • Saint-georges-d'oleron
  • 05 46 76 52 29



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