August 3, 2021

Stay in La Palmyre: what to do, what to see? | Travel Me Happy

Between sea and forests, Les Mathes La Palmyre appeals to all nature lovers, whether young or old. Pine forests, zoo, bike rides: discover all the activities to do during your stay in this charming town located in Charente-Maritime.

Camping in the middle of nature

To make the most of the lush nature, there is nothing like staying on a campsite in the middle of pine forests and by the sea. The Camping Club The Wild Coast four stars thus offers pitches for tents, or fully equipped cottages. A stone’s throw from the ocean with direct access to the beach, the Camping Club also has an aquatic park that offers endless waterfalls and pools for your children. Go to the MS Vacances website to find out more about your stay at a campsite in La Palmyre.

An outdoor sports stay

During your vacation in La Palmyre, you will be spoiled for choice in terms of activities. On the program: bask on the fine sandy beaches of the Côte Sauvage or the bay of Bonne Anse, which stretch as far as the eye can see. All along, many walks or bike rides are available to you, with circuits and more than 40 kilometers of cycle paths. You can also take advantage of the ocean to indulge in all kinds of water activities: kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding …

After tasting the sea air, now sink into the Coubre forest, which measures over 4000 hectares. This unspoiled territory invites you to walk or cycle, with its marked trails that stretch for several kilometers. You can discover the flora and fauna of the region, and savor this breath of fresh air in the middle of the forest. The little extra: the horse ride, to discover the forest differently!

The Palmyre Zoo: the main attraction

The highlight of the show during your stay? The Palmyre Zoo, which appears to be the region’s essential activity. Nothing like it to impress your children, more than 110 species of animals on 18 hectares. Flamingos, felines, monkeys, giraffes and kangaroos: you will not fail to be dazzled by all these animals. Other theme parks are multiplying in the region: tree climbing, Luna Park … You will have something to occupy the children during all the holidays.

Happiness on the plate

As for local gastronomy, you will also be seduced. Among the local specialties of Charente-Maritime, we find many seafood: scallops, clams, mussels, oysters… The Charente truffle is also recognized throughout France, alongside caviar and saffron. Without forgetting the famous Charentaise galette, a traditional Saintonge cake to taste, made with flour, butter, sugar, eggs and candied angelica. Something to make your mouth water!

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