The Charentes in Olympic form

We devoted a report to this destination last summer. Taking advantage of its rather advantageous natural setting, the Charentes are taking advantage of this Olympic year to highlight the sporting activities that can be practiced in the open air.

On the Sèvre Niortaise, water sports enthusiasts can enjoy the great outdoors. ©David Savary

On land or in water, gentle or active, whether you are a novice or experienced, it is in fact very easy to adopt these practices to exercise yourself and quickly treat yourself to great sensations. Here we take up the four suggestions of the destination Infinitely Charentes.

Aunis Marais Poitevin, introduction to paddle

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Marais Poitevin offers an ideal playground to try out this sporting and nature activity. No need to be an expert in skiing, the calm of the canals allows you to practice paddle in complete peace and safetyin a green and preserved setting.

From the Écluses de Bazoin pier, located in the heart of the “wet marsh”, there are numerous routes. On the Sèvre Niortaise, water sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the great outdoors, surrounded by weeping willows that sway in the wind. Budding explorers will prefer the smaller streams which invite you to slip through this cathedral of greenery.

With family or friends, paddle is a fun and environmentally friendly activity that also allows you toobserve the many animal species who live in complete tranquility in the Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park. Bazoin Locks pier in La Ronde. Open from April to September. Accessible from 10 years old.

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Châtelaillon-Plage, focus on land and water sports

Châtelaillon-Plage stands out not only for its sunny beaches and its festive atmosphere, but also for its commitment to sport. Throughout the year, residents and visitors have the opportunity to practice a multitude of sporting activities thanks to a wide range of local associations. Whether it’s tennis, pétanque, football, shooting or even judo, everyone can find their playground.

Châtelaillon-Plage fully supports its sports associations by offering them modern, quality infrastructure. The recent inauguration of the sports complex clearly illustrates this commitment to encouraging physical activity in the heart of the city. But Châtelaillon-Plage is not limited to land sports. With its magnificent coastline, the city offers a range of nautical activities thanks to its nautical club and its aquatic center. All activities, whether swimming, sailing or sailing, are suitable for all ages and all desires.

In this Olympic year, two sporting events enrich the agenda of the seaside resort: an Ekiden which was held on April 14 and a Triathlon, on May 26. These sporting competitions, both festive and family-friendly, bring together athletes of all levels in an exceptional setting between land and sea.

Marennes, new temple of skiing

Whether you are a passionate local or an enthusiastic tourist, surfing on the island of Oléron is an unforgettable experience. With its popular spots, its magnificent beaches and its constant waves, Oléron offers an ideal playground for water sports enthusiasts.

Big news for surfing and boardsports aficionados, in the summer of 2024, the high-end board manufacturer UWL is moving its historic workshops from Angoulins to Marennes. The “future of surfing” will now be played out here, in a vast area of ​​1,800 m² located on the Route des Waves, just before the island of Oléron.

While 90% of surfboards are currently manufactured in Asia, UWL remains faithful to its values ​​by producing its boards in France, tailor-made, adapted to the size of the surfers and their specific surfing zone.

Under the name “Shapers Club” we will be able to manufacture 3,000 boards per year. More than just a board manufacturer, the Shapers Club will also become a meeting and sharing place for surfing enthusiasts, offering a breathtaking view of the workshop, a skatepark, a training room dedicated to surfing, a coworking and a snack bar with concert hall.

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The passage of the Flame on May 24 in the Charente department

Olympiad enthusiasts will have the opportunity toadmire the passing of the flame on May 24, 2024. 88 Charente athletes will take turns crossing the department on routes accessible to the public in four towns in the region (Barbezieux, Cognac, Confolens, Ruffec) and two sites reserved for schools (Le Chambon and the Théâtre des Bouchauds).

Final stage of this Charente passage, the Flame will cross Angoulême, with 30 porters who will take turns over more than 6 kilometers, before a special finale on the Magélis square in Angoulême around 7:00 p.m.

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