Tour de la Chaîne
To protect the harbour at night in times of war, an enormous chain was raised between the two 14th-century stone towers at the harbour...
Inter-Îles has sailings from Easter to early November to Fort Boyard (adult/child €20/12.50), Île d’Aix (€29.90/18.50) and Île d’Oléron...
The only tower to be decked out like a house, this 37m-high pentagonal stone tower has leaned slightly to one side ever since building...
World-music concerts, non-dubbed art films, theatre and dance performances.
La Petite Auberge
Smart without being stuffy, this is a top-notch place for superb French gourmet cuisine, much of which originates from the ocean depths....
5 rue St-Jean du Pérot · interesting places nearby
Opened in the 1950s as a waterfront seafood cafe, André grew so popular it began buying adjacent shops. It is now an eye-catching maze of eight different interconnecting rooms, each with its own individual ambience (dinner in a port-holed cabin, anyone?) but all serving the same succulent seafood caught the night before.
Expect luxuriant seafood platters (€19.70 to €59), local sole and moules simmered in sweet Pineau des Charentes. Service is equally exceptional.