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This fortified town, located 40 km away from the campsite, was home to the famous explorer, Samuel de Champlain.

Brouage, a former port

Located 35 km away from Royan and 6 km north of Marennes, Brouage was a prosperous port trading salt in the 17th century. It was one of the most important ports in Europe.

However, over time, the channel silted up, the ocean withdrew and the mooring place for up to 200 boats disappeared… Brouage fell dormant.

Today the fortress of Brouage stands in the midst of vast marshland. Visitors can walk for 2 kilometres along its walls, which form the shape of a star.

What to see and do in Brouage

  • Visit the magnificent food market building with impressive dimensions (54 metres long)
  • Discover the Saint-Luc gunpowder storeroom with its flying buttresses
  • Visit artisans and their shops in Brouage
  • Visit the house of the famous explorer, Samuel de Champlain

Consulter + d’infos sur Brouage.


Book your stay near Brouage

5-star campsite Bois Soleil welcomes you for a short or long stay. Book your mobile home or camping pitch now at Saint-Georges-de-Didonne.
Contact the campsite by email ( or telephone (+33 (0)5 46 05 05 94) for further information and to find out about availability.

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