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Itinerary 11 - Fouras-les-Bains, seaside resort 4.3 mi - 1h45

in Fouras
8.3 km
  • From its privileged position, Fouras-les-Bains has retained a remarkable military heritage. Its is the golden age that will launch Fouras-les-Bains to become a seaside resort, renowned oyster and foot fishing place.

  • Advancing towards the ocean, the peninsula Fouras-les-Baisn has always been a point of defense of
    the estuary of the Charente river. From this privileged maritime location, it has developed other strengths
    that make it a seaside resort, renowned oyster and foot fishing site. This small fishing village has becomes in less than a century, a seaside resort with beautiful villas and mansions.
  • Difference in height
    61.01 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Regional Museum of Fouras
3 Redoute de l'Aiguille
Built in 1672. A particular type of fortification used to block a compulsory passage, in this case the Pointe de la Fumée.
6 Villa la Jetée
The seaside villas of Fouras appeared between 1890 and 1930. The architectural styles are very eclectic: chalets, castles and cottages. Source: Le patrimoine des communes de la Charente-Maritime. Ed. Flohic
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8 Place Carnot (square)
Various shops, snacks, ice cream, souvenirs and beach games....
61 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 9 m
  • End altitude : 9 m
  • Maximum altitude : 19 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1 m
  • Total positive elevation : 61 m
  • Total negative elevation : -61 m
  • Max positive elevation : 11 m
  • Min positive elevation : -11 m