Croisières Inter-Iles offers a wide range of cruises off the coast of Charente-Maritime.
Departing from 5 ports:
The fleet of recent and comfortable boats is controlled by the classification society Bureau Veritas.
Destination Fort Boyard: fortress of the sea and stone vessel.
Strategic location for the protection of the Charente estuary, the harbor of Aix island and the arsenal of Rochefort, the time when the guns did not carry far enough to cross the shot. The progress of the artillery between 1804 and 1859, faster than the construction of the Fort made this one useless even before its completion. The building became a prison of communards before their deportation to New Caledonia ... It became famous as a television studio for games of international renown. Guided cruises allow you to admire this colossus of stone, symbol of the heritage of Charente-Maritime.
Destination Île d'Aix via Fort Boyard: Île d'Aix, the imperial .
Length 3 km, width 700 m, maximum altitude 9 m! And 7 km of coastal paths. It is the only island of Charente that is not attached to the continent. Aix is classified in the "remarkable natural sites". All Charentais landscapes are represented: coves and sandy beaches, maritime pines or oaks, marshes, meadows and salt meadows ... It is a place of tranquility. Here, no cars, we move on foot, by bicycle or carriage. Stakes of rivalry between the kingdom of France and England, the island is fortified by order of Colbert to protect the edge of the military activities of the arsenal of Rochefort. It is on this "small island" as he called it, that Napoleon the first day after the Battle of Waterloo spent his last days on French soil before his exile to Saint Helena.