Paris, French's capital, is roughly 250 miles (402 kilometers) to the northeast of Rochefort.
Explore Rochefort's sights. See the Maison Pierre Loti and the Centre International de la Mer.
While it can be a temptation to just chill out when vacationing in Rochefort, keep in mind that Poitou-Charentes' many scenic delights lie just beyond your doorstep. Roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) away you'll find Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron. Head here to enjoy the Museum of the Island of Oleron and Golf Club d'Oleron.
La Rochelle, is another good spot to head to. It is around 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Rochefort and offers a great selection of visitor attractions, such as Musee des Modeles Reduits, Port de la Pallice and Musee du Nouveau Monde. Musee des Automates, Minimes Beach and Parc des Expositions de La Rochelle are some of the other attractions in La Rochelle that should be included on everyone's to-do list.
Whether you're believer or an atheist, visitors are guaranteed to find a little serenity in Poitou-Charentes' monasteries and other places of worship. Ask a local their sightseeing recommendations, you'll often be advised to check out the region's open-air markets.
Take some time out from traveling and cool off with a spot of boating or canoeing.
Everything must end sometime, but be rest assured, when you're ready to leave Poitou-Charentes, you'll still have many wonderful memories to keep forever.