For several decades, the Rochefort Ocean territory has been committed to protecting its natural spaces and safeguarding its built heritage.
The natural heritage and exceptional landscapes of Rochefort Ocean
Enjoy a Grand Site de France experience on foot, by bike, by kayak… explore its natural, historical and cultural heritage.
Approach the Charente river, this “quiet river” which ends its course between Fouras-les-Bains and Port-des-Barques, cross the marshes which change with the seasons and try a “Nature getaway without a car”.
Discover the LANDSCAPES of the Grand Site de France, available free of charge at the Tourist Office of Rochefort Ocean and make this environment your own in a sustainable way to protect this heritage.
What does it take to become a "Grand Site de France" in 2020 ?
Becoming a "Grand Site de France" means respecting many values and expectations, such as:
• authentic and exceptional landscapes
• preserving the spirit of the place
• welcoming and sharing with visitors the heritage
• site enhancement
• being a meeting place, and encouraging economic and sustainable local development
By meeting all theses great expectations, the Ministry of Ecological Transition has awarded Rochefort Ocean the title 21st Grand Site de France "Estuary of the Charente river - Naval Dockyard of Rochefort" for 6 years !