Vue aérienne de l’île d’Aix

Our favourite places for discovering Île d’Aix

All the places you need to know to discover Île d’Aix.

Getting there

Maritime service
Aix-Fouras: tel +33 (0)5 46 84 66 01. www.service-maritime-iledaix.com

Must-sees, must-visits

Village de l'ïle d'Aix

Île d’Aix Tourist Office

Guided Tours. Tour brochure with puzzles for all the family. Island map, free.
Open every day from 9am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5pm and, in summer, and from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm.
Tel: +33 (0)5 46 83 01 82.
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Fort Liédot

Visits from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 1pm and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and, in summer, from 11am to 5pm, price €4.

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African Museum and Emperor Napoleon’s House

The two buildings are open from 1st April to 30th September, every day from 9:30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm. In October, every day except Tuesdays, from 9:30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm. From November to the end of March, every day except Tuesdays, from 9:30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
Price: €4.50 and €3 for students.
Tel: +33 (0)5 46 84 66 40

Maison de la Nacre (Mother-of-Pearl House)

Open every day from 1st April to 30th September from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm and, in summer, from 10am to 6pm non-stop. Price: €4, free for children.
Tel: +33 (0)5 46 84 66 17.

Getting around

Vélos Cyclaix - Cyclaix bikes
Rue Marengo. Tél 06 19 12 64 75.

Where to sleep, where to eat

Hotel Le Napoléon, Tel. +33 (0)5 46 84 66 02. Open all year round. A hotel, restaurant and boutique selling objects, a delightful place.
From €80 to €160 a room.
Hotel Le Napoléon*** - Ile d'Aix

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« Chez Joséphine » Restaurant, menu from €24, main course around €16. Local cuisine, seafood.
Booking on +33 (0)6 08 50 86 61.
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Fort Boyard

The Fort Boyard is a key element of the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort which extends all along the estuary of the Charente.
If the construction of this fortification on the "Longe of Boyard" was considered as early as the seventeenth century, the project only really started in the course of the 19th century. Built with the aim of protecting the harbor, the mouth of the Charente and especially the large dockayrd of Rochefort from the assaults of the English navy, the Fort was transformed into a prison a few years after its completion.

The Fort has been classified as an historic monument since 1950.

The Fort is 68 metres long on 31 metres large, for a total surface area of 2689 square metres. The surrounding walls peak at 20 metres. The fort is also built on a sandbak called "Longe of Boyard" which gave its name to the Fort itself.

Since 1990, Fort Boyard has been the location of a television game of the same name.

Located between the islands of Aix and Oléron, the Fort Boyard is part of the territory of Rochefort-Océan. Many departures of cruises are possible to bypass the Fort (from Port-des-Barques, Fouras-les-Bains or the Island of Aix).

There is a charge for the boat tour of the fort.

Longe de Boyard 17123 Île-d'Aix
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West Beach - Grande Plage

Wild beach near the town centre.
Bordered by part of the fortifications of the island, the West Beach offers a magnificent view of the island of Oleron and Fort Boyard. At low tide, fishing is practicable.

Côte Ouest 17123 Île-d'Aix
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Beach of Anse de la Croix

Ideal beach for sunbathing or swimming in the sea.
Overlooking the lighthouse of the island of Aix, this charming beach is located near the pier. Its intimate looks and its panorama of Fort Boyard make it a pleasant place to swim. Sandy beach, accessible to any tide, with a unique view of Fort Boyard.

Anse de la Croix 17123 Île-d'Aix
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Batterie de Jamblet

The Jamblet battery helped to protect the Rochefort arsenal and the harbour. The fortification presents a museum space to discover the military role of the island of Aix in the defence of Rochefort and its arsenal.
The Jamblet battery helped to protect the Rochefort arsenal and the harbour where the warships anchored. A simple 2-gun battery in 1756, the battery was destroyed by the English in 1757. Under the Consulate and the Empire (1799-1815), the whole defence of the Aix harbour was rethought and the Jamblet battery was rebuilt. In use until 1926, it was abandoned after the Second World War.


The fortification presents a museum space to discover the military role of the island of Aix in the defence of Rochefort and its arsenal.

Jamblet 17123 Île-d'Aix
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Library of the Isle of Aix

Culture and library for all.
Culture and library for all (departmental association).

5,000 books available, more than a third of which are intended for young children and teenagers.

chemin du Bois Joly 17123 Île-d'Aix
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Cercle Nautique de l'Ile d'Aix : sailing school

French Sailing School.
The "Cercle Nautique de l'Ile d'Aix" is a sailing club welcoming you to a wide range of sailing activities!
-> First trip: an introduction to sailing of all kinds with an instructor
-> Sailing courses for ages 5 and over
-> Trimaran trip for 5 to 6 people (including instructor)
-> Introduction to the sea world: an educational visit to the foreshore
-> Groups welcome
-> Standup paddleboard, single or double kayak, Catamaran F1 rentals
Have fun with your family or friends.
The CNIA now has a MEGA SUP AIR (paddleboard for several people), available for rent from Monday to Saturday.

Fort de la rade 17123 Île-d'Aix
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