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Coat of arms of Châtelaillon-Plage
Coat of arms
Châtelaillon-Plage is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Châtelaillon-Plage is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 46°04′27″N 1°05′12″W / 46.0742°N 1.0867°W / 46.0742; -1.0867Coordinates: 46°04′27″N 1°05′12″W / 46.0742°N 1.0867°W / 46.0742; -1.0867
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton Châtelaillon-Plage
Intercommunality CA La Rochelle
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Léonard
Area1 6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 6,049
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17094 /17340
Elevation 0–21 m (0–69 ft)
(avg. 3 m or 9.8 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Châtelaillon-Plage is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

It is located south of the city of La Rochelle and is also a suburb. It is twinned with Knebworth in England.


In the 16th century near the point of Cornard today featured a fortress known as Castrym Allionis, the old capital of Aunis. On August 1130, the Duke of Aquitaine William X of Poitiers, sieged the château. The leader of the place Isembert deprived its troops. The rest of the fortress were totally despaired in the 16th century, a small hamlet with bells of the swamps. During the 19th century, it had agricultural area in Boucholeurs. At the end of the nineteenth century, it was linked with rail, it constructed its first baths bains de mar with numerous villas.

Today, the location of the mediaeval château is uncertain, it may also located by the Turge.


  • Ecole maternelle et élementaire Pierre Jonchery (Pierre Joncher Maternal and Elementary School)
  • Ecole maternelle Les Sables
  • Ecole élémentaire Les Boucholeurs (Les Boucholeurs Elementary School)
  • Ecole élémentaire Paul Michaud (Paul Michaud Elementary School)
  • Collège André Malraux
  • CIPECMA (Centre Interconsulaire de Perfectionnement et d'Enseignement de la Charente-Maritime) géré par la Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de La Rochelle.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Châtelaillon-Plage is twinned with:


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 5,234 —    
1968 5,347 +2.2%
1975 5,354 +0.1%
1982 5,439 +1.6%
1990 4,993 −8.2%
1999 5,625 +12.7%
2008 6,049 +7.5%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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