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Published on 10/31/2019 at 15h24

Le Tour de France in La Rochelle, close to Le Verger campsite !

Le Tour de France in La Rochelle, close to Le Verger campsite !

37 ans later, le Tour de France is back in La Rochelle. In 2020, we will be lucky to see le tour de France nor far from here.

July 06th : rest day in La Rochelle for cyclists

After Pyrénnées, it is rest time on the sea side of La Rochelle

July 07th : from Oléron island to Ré island, passing through La Rochelle

Departing in the south of île d'Oléron, in Le Château d'Oléron, then heading to Royan, stopping by Marennes and Rochefort. Then, straight on to La Rochelle old harbour and climbing île de Ré bridge to arrive in Saint-Martin-de-Ré.

All these routes are familiar to us, we will be happy to advise you the best spots to see Le Tour de France !

July 08th : from Chatelaillon-plage to Poitiers

Less than 5 miles away from the Verger will be the departure in Chatelaillon. The route is planned 3 miles away from here, great moment if you missed them in La Rochelle !

Tour de France à La Rochelle et Charente-Maritime

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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 07/09/2019 at 14h37

5 opportunities to take a boat during your holidays at La Rochelle

5 opportunities to take a boat during your holidays at La Rochelle

1) The sea bus "Le bus de mer" (also called " le passeur")

It is a small white and yellow boat, powered by solar energy. There are 2 lines (as bus lines)

-Vieux-port Médiathèque : a few minutes journey, between the two towers, and there, you are on the other side of the harbour  ! It costs only 1 euro and it is free for kids under 5.During summer, the sea bus is running from 7:30 am to midnight.

-Vieux-port Les Minimes : 15 à 20 minutes journey to join Les minimes beach from the city centre. You will pass between the two towers, following the channel and you will appreciated the nice view on the city. A ticket costs 3 euros (and you can buy a family ticket if you are 4 people). Every 30 minutes, from 8.30 am to 10:30pm.

2) La Rochelle-île de Ré ferry connection


What about going to the Ile de Ré by the sea ? Less traffic jams, and great boat experience !  From La Rochelle to Saint Martin de Ré in almost one hour thanks to Inter-îles  ! You will pass under the bridge of Ré, and in front of Rivedoux and La Flotte villages, and finally arrive in the lovey harbour of Saint Martin ! Be careful, boats are subject to tides ! Time tables are available on their website. Cherry on the cake : you can bring you bike, to ride all day long in the island !

3) La Rochelle-île d'Oléron ferry connection

Why not trying Oléorn island ? Less famous that the Ile de Ré but as beautiful as its sister ! Various companies offer connections from la Rochelle to Boyardville and Saint denis d'Oléron. Journey time : around 50 minutes ! You can bring your bike too. Booking recommanded.

4) Visiting Aix island close to Fort Boyard

Third island : Aix ! the smallest but so charming ! No cars, and a quiet atmosphere, is is a small paradise ! You can go to Aix island from Fouras (pointe de la fumée) or from La Rochelle. Some companies offer you the possibility to go clos to Fort Boyard on the return journey. You cannot visit it, but you will get a nice view on it ! 

5) Rent a boat in the Marais Poitevin


Do you want to be your own captain ? No problem, rent a boat in Le Marais Poitvin (also called "Green Venice") and wander in the canals ! You are afraid to lost yourself ? You can choose boat rent with a boatman guide ! 

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Published on 05/08/2018 at 9h41

Top 5 forgetted camping items

Top 5 forgetted camping items  ...

Clothes line and clothes pins

You will always find two trees to tension the line ! Andpins can also be useful to close rice packet ! 

A Light / headlamp

Useful during the night ! 

Storage boxes / tupperwares

For beach picnics :-) or to put food lfetovers !

A Mallet

To pitch pegs ! You can always do with a stone but is is less convenient ! 

Matches / gas

It is always on the first night that you realize you forgot matches or that the gas bottle is empty ! Hopefully, you cna rely on campers solidarity or the Foodtrucks of Camping Le Verger ! ;-)


What about you ? Is there anything that you always forget ?

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 03/05/2018 at 11h14

The most stunning tents


-Field candy

Do you know this British brand ? The shape is classic but colors and design are unique ! Cheese (and mouse!), watermelon, book, hut, etc.. Great effects ! 

-Inflatable tents

New technology : inflatable tents' poles ! Exit broken poles or used elastic strings ! These poles are like kitesurfing wings, under high pressure. reat idea, isn't it ? Traditionnal brands such as Decathlon or Trigano sell it.

-Bell tents and lotus belle tents

Popular in the UK, but not really common in France. Many sizes from 3 to 6 meters, very spacious, heavy-duty and charming ! Some have even a stove inside !

With a futuristic style, lotus belle tent are also spacious and original ! Glamping spirit !

-Trailer tents

Popular int he Netherlands, this folding tent is based on a trailer. A few minutes to unpack it, and you get a great camp !

-Rooftop tents

Usually seen on 4x4 Land rover defender, we also see them on common cars (breaks)! You unfold it very quickly, and the biggest advantage is that the bed is already made ! Great concept, isn't it ?!

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h42

2018 Tour de France

Tour de France 2018

This summer, the famous "Tour de France" will pass by our area ! Only 28kms from Le Verger

You will be able to see the cyclists in the following villages : Champagné les Marais, Puyravault, Sainte Radégonde des Noyers, Chaillé les Marais, and Vouillé les Marais !


If you have never seen "Le Tour de France" , do not miss it ! And also "la caravane" (the publicity fleet) ! Very funny !  So, be ready, on July 7th !

We will give you pieces of advice for the best spots to see the cyclists !

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Thématiques : Tourisme