The Travel Agency

Our missions : to organise your customized tours
Our expertise : genealogical tours and Charente-Maritime

A stay that suits you !

Whether you are curious to hear the story of your ancestors, in love with the ocean, greedy for oysters and seafood or just looking for idleness , ...
Whether you are a couple, a family or a group...
We are keen and here to help you achieve your wishes

Examples of stays

Acadian Tour de France

Oct 3-16 2022 ...
save the dates !

Tour in English

Acadians and Cajuns travelling together on a tour connecting places of importance for Acadians: Poitou, the region of La Rochelle, Nantes, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Saint-Malo, Juno beach without forgetting some unmissable sites such as one of the Loire Castles, Mont-Saint-Michel, Honfleur or Paris

For more information :
contact us ...
Acadian flag in France

Genealogical tours

Other genealogical tours

An amazing experience !

For individuals

We can customize your tour linked to your ancestors in Poitou, the region of La Rochelle, Nantes, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Normandy, Pays Basque

For more information :
contact us ...

Your visit in Charente‑Maritime

A private tour for a very special experience!

For groups or individuals

You choose the duration of your stay, the standard of your accommodation and we set the tour between Ile d'Oléron, Brouage, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Ile de Ré, Royan, Saintes, Cognac ...

For more information :
contact us ...
Le Château d'Oléron Brouage La Rochelle Talmont-sur-Gironde

Tour Guide

Groups and individuals

More than a classic guided tour :
a storytelling walk that will transport you back in time ...
a memorable experience !

Your nature & heritage guide, native of the Ile d'Oléron, takes you off the beaten track to tell you the great History but above all all the little stories of its region rich in heritage but also in ancestral activities, a fauna and a flora that you must know how to observe and why not taste the edible wild plants that you find here and there ?
Anne-Christine will awaken your senses and satisfy your curiosity by answering the questions you are surely asking yourself !

Charente-Maritime is full of places rich in history

Only a passionate guide will be able to show you the little hidden gems,
tell you the little stories, legends or not,
wake you up to the colors of these treasures,
make you listen to the voices of the past
and make you feel the emotions that emerge from it! !


1 site=2 hours
2 sites=half a day
(bring the right clothes and good shoes for an outing)

Prices and bookings :
call +33 (0) 610 651 417


100% privatized visit, limited to 5 participants from the same family, at your own pace, in the open air ...
Your guide is committed to respecting COVID-19 safety guidelines, including following social distancing rules, practicing good hygiene and making sure all participants wear a mask.

Anne-Christine Martinot

About us

The company Language, Culture & Discovery was created in 2008 by Anne-Christine MARTINOT, owner and manager, after spending 18 years as a teacher in France and the United States, an English teacher for adults, lived expatriation on different continents. She passed an MBA in Tourism and Services at Sup de Co' in La Rochelle.
A great traveler, she has always been used to meeting and receiving international audiences.
Passionate about her region, Charente-Maritime and her country, France, she has also been "in love" with Canada since she was 17 and has been associated to trips for Acadians dreaming of discovering their roots in France and elsewhere since 2012.
Thanks to these encounters and experiences, she has forged privileged links which allow her to make you live a tourism of contacts and proximity for strong and authentic moments.
Anne-Christine MARTINOT is your contact person for the organization of your trips but also your guide during stays ... for a personalized, responsive and complete service!

The company Language, Culture & Discovery is:
* registered with the Commercial Court of La Rochelle - N° siret : 447 537 440 00029
* registered with Atout France - N° de licence : IM 017120004
* covered by a financial guarantee - Groupama Assurance Crédits et Cautions
* covered by a Professional Civil Liability insurance - Groupama Assurances

Agent certifié Atout-France

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11 rue du Moulin
17480 Le Château d'Oléron


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Anne-Christine MARTINOT
+33 (0)610 651 417
Monday to Friday / 9am - 6pm


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IBAN · FR76 1170 6310 2853 1616 8800 269
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