La Garenne Saint Germain
Cottages & Guest rooms between La Rochelle and Rochefort
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La Vélodyssée from Rochefort

La Vélodyssée from Rochefort to Marennes

Add a sporting touch to your stay in Charente-Maritime by cycling the famous La Vélodyssée cycle route from Rochefort!

La Vélodyssée is a 1,300km cycle route that crosses Brittany and runs along the Atlantic coast to the Basque coast. It is the French part of the Atlantic Coast Route - Euro Vélo 1 (11,500km in total!).

The Rochefort section is 38km long and can be done in 2? hours at a good pace, or 3 hours if you take your time.

The advantage: almost the entire route is on a greenway, a guarantee of safety and beautiful scenery.

Here are a few not-to-be-missed stops:
  • In Rochefort: the reproduction of the Hermione ship (18th century), the Corderie Royale, the Accro-mâts acrobatic course, etc.
  • In Marennes, France's leading oyster-farming basin: the panorama from the church tower, tasting fresh oysters at Marennes-Plage, etc.
  • Along the way: marshes and canals for a bucolic atmosphere

Your gîte and unusual accommodation in Charente-Maritime

Charm, comfort and authenticity

Put down your bags at La Garenne Saint-Germain and discover our gîtes and guest rooms in Charente-Maritime, between La Rochelle and Rochefort.

Our charming assets :
  • A traditional light-coloured stone building dating from the 19th century
  • 4 hectares of parkland
  • Old outbuildings that bear witness to the history of the site: stables, wine storehouses, bread oven, small tower, etc.

When it comes to accommodation, you'll be spoilt for choice:
  • Three fully-equipped gîtes for 4 to 10 people, in the outbuildings of the estate
  • Five charming guest rooms with breakfast included
  • Two unusual accommodations: the Roulotte, with its all-wood interior, and the A-Tipi-Que, a wooden tipi offering all the comforts of a hotel in a unique and warm setting
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And don't forget the large outdoor swimming pool, open from 8am to 10pm, ideal for taking a dip, relaxing or doing a few lengths on hot summer days.

There's also free parking and packed lunches available on request if you don't feel like leaving the comfort of our accommodation!

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For the cycling enthusiasts

Would you like to take advantage of your stay to cycle all or part of the Vélodyssée from Rochefort?

Our partner "Les Vélos de Rochefort" can deliver your bikes, mountain bikes, VTCs or even electric bikes directly to La Garenne Saint-Germain!