Camping in Châtelaillon-Plage

Châtelaillon-Plage, a bit of history:

During the 18th century, Châtelaillon is flooded by the sea and disappears under the water … her castle, built in the 11th century, also disappears. In 1823 the city even disappears as a municipality if it is now classified as that of Angoulins.

Châtelaillon-Plage is then only a peaceful fishing hamlet.

The city flourished again at the end of the 19th century, partly due to the oyster and mussel culture in the village of Les Boucholeurs and the upcoming railroads.

The seaside resort is being rebuilt to welcome beach lovers and has grown into a real town in 1896. To this day, the influences of the Belle Epoque in the village can still be seen in the 750 typical houses that the village has managed to preserve.

The district Les Boucholeurs

Camping Au Port-Punay is located in a district of Châtelaillon-Plage called Les Boucholeurs. This village still has everything of an authentic fishing harbor. Every day at low tide, the tractors go out on the mudflats to the oyster beds. Do you like to go mudflat walking? At low tide you will find shrimps (pink or the very small gray), cockles and other shellfish … The first nearby beach is at 300m and is a cozy family beach with fine sand.

What to do in Châtelaillon-Plage

You can enjoy the terraces on the boulevard overlooking the large beach of Châtelaillon-Plage. From here you can also see the Island of Aix and Fort Boyard.

If you leave the car at the campsite, you can explore the village by bicycle. It is a small-scale village and if you cycle along the sea you will reach the 3km long sandy beach. Stop for a cup of coffee in the market street and then drive on to La Rochelle!

Every day you will find the fresh market in the covered halls in the village. On Tuesday and Friday morning you can strawl over the big market in the main street. On Sunday morning you can walk to a small market with local products, 150m from the campsite you can find tasty melons and oysters.

Enjoy watching the emerging water with the boats and tractors and just walk through the mud! Very good for the bones !!! And at high tide you can swim in the sea!

If you would like more information about Châtelaillon-Plage and Les Boucholeurs, please visit the  local tourist office’s website.