Charente Maritime is the ultimate family holiday destination in France. There is so much to do for families and children of all ages! The Atlantic coast offers exciting water sports with conditions at many beaches perfect for windsurfing or surf lessons. Explore unspoilt islands and countryside biking or hiking and visit some of the impressive historical sites that pepper the region. The aquarium at La Rochelle is a must-see and one of the largest in Europe with hundreds of sea creatures on display. When you've finished marvelling at all the sea life you can eat some! There are plenty of excellent restaurants specialising in local seafood and the area is particularly renowned for the local oysters.