Les Plages de Royan et Saint-Geroges-de-Didonne, 49 km from Le Petit Moulin. 5 km south of Royan and 6 km north of Meschers-sur-Gironde. In Saint-Georges-de-Didonne you will find 6 beaches: 6 sandy beaches and and 2 creeks.
Les Plages de la côté sauvage, north of Palmyre, 68 km from Le Petit Moulin
Undoubtedly the most beautiful beaches in the whole region, but not the easiest to access… Ronce-les-Bains and La Palmyre are linked by the D25, which passes through a large pine forest, the forest of La Coubre. Park on the side of the road, near a path leading to the sea. A good walk awaits you through the forest, on sandy paths to reach the first large dunes that serve as a border between beach and forest. You are then well rewarded for your effort: the beach is immense, the ocean magnificent, often with beautiful waves.
Coolongalook Parc Aventure, Allée des chèvrefeuilles, 17200 Royan, 47 km from Le Petit Moulin, opening hours as follows :
April – June: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 13:30 – 19:00
July – August: Monday to Sunday 09:30 – 20:30
September to Halloween: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 13:30 – 19:00
Yaka Jouer, Chemin du bois de la caille 17450 Saint-Laurent de la Prée, 46 km from Le Petit Moulin,
Parc de Jeux pour Enfants
April – June: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 14:00 – 19:00
July – August: Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
September to October: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 14:00 – 18:00
Planet Exotika. 5, Avenue des Fleurs de la Paix, 17200 Royan, 48 km from Le Petit Moulin,
April – May: Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
June – August: Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 20:00
September to November: Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
July – August: Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
Paleosite, Route de la montée verte, 17770 SAINT-CESAIRE, 20 km from Le Petit Moulin, in the footsteps of a Neanderthal
April: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
May – June: Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30 – 19:00
July – August: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
September: Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30 – 19:00
October: Saturday to Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
Les Château des Enigmes – Château d’Usson, Rue des Egreteaux, 17800 Pons, 42 km from Le Petit Moulin. Visit a magnificent Renaissance castle listed as a Historic Monument through a treasure hunt on the theme of pirates. And extend the adventure by sleeping in a tree house or trying to escape from one of the 2 rooms of Escape Game!
April to June: 10:00 – 19:00
July to August: 10:00 – 20:00
September to October: 10:00 – 18:00
Parc de loisirs port miniature Saint Savinien, Ile de la Grenouillette, 17 Route de Saint-Savinien, 17350 Le Mung, 11 km from Le Petit Moulin. A hobby for children: Come and live the original adventure imagined for 28 years by a marine carpenter. Choose from 18 models of fishing and merchant ships, old and contemporary. Take command of a cargo ship, a Mississippi steamer, a tugboat… and cruise the lake, before discovering the small and large channel.
May – June: Sunday 10:30 – 18:30
July – August: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 18:30
September: Sunday 10:30 – 18:30
La Palmyre Zoo, 6 Avenue de Royan, Les Mathes 17570, 64km from Le Petit Moulin.
January – March 09.00 – 18.00
March – October 09 :00 – 19 :00
November – December 09:00 – 18:00
Aquarium La Rochelle, Quai Louis Prunier, 17002 La Rochelle, 67km from Le Petit Moulin
January – March 10 :00 – 20 :00
April – June 09 :00 – 20 :00
July – August 09 :00 – 23 :00
September 09 :00 – 20 :00
October – December 10 :00 – 20 :00
La Corderie Royale de Rochefort, Rue Jean-Baptiste Audebert, 17300 Rochefort, 40km from Le Petit Moulin.
From land to sea, from hemp fields to the king’s ships, come and meet the tailpieces and their work. Enter the workshops, discover the daily gestures of the workers, the transformation of the material, the evolution of the techniques, the activity of a great manufacture.
Musée De Commerces D’Autrefois, 12 rue Lesson. 17300 Rochefort, 40km from Le Petit Moulin
February – March: Monday – Friday 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-18:00, Saturday – Sunday 14:00-19:00
April-June: Monday – Saturday: 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-19:00, Sunday 14:00-19:00
July-August: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-20:00
September-October: Monday – Saturday: 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-19:00, Sunday 14:00-19:00
November-December: Monday – Friday 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-18:00, Saturday – Sunday 14:00-19:00
The richest French collection of promotional objects. Prepare yourself for a trip back in time, to the era of boutiques and small trades, through an exhibition of more than 1000m2. Thousands of promotional objects and life-size reconstituted shops await you in a former 20th century warehouse on four levels.
L’hermione, la fregatte de la liberté, Arsenal maritime – Place Amiral Dupont, 17308 Rochefort, 40km from Le Petit Moulin
En 2020, L’Hermione sera présente toute l’année à Rochefort, son port d’attache.
Musée des automate & modéle réduits, 13 Rue de la Désirée, 17000 La Rochelle, 83km from Le Petit Moulin
January – June: Monday – Sunday 14:00 – 19:00
July – August: Monday – Sunday 09:30 – 19:00
September – December: 14:00 – 19:00
Open in 1984, it took than 30 years of research to create this unique collection in France. The prestigious pieces and great animated displays presented in a magical setting.
River cruises on the river Charente, boarding in Saintes, place Bassompierre (facing the Arc Triomphe), 13km from Le Petit Moulin.
It is said that Francis I used to say “The Charente is the most beautiful brook of the Kingdom”… the captain of the Bernard Palissy invites you to make up your own mind on the matter by discovering, during a cruise, a small part of the river.
Departures from April to October, day cruises, afternoon cruises, night cruises.