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Coordinates: 46°08′05″N 1°06′48″W / 46.1347222222°N 1.11333333333°W / 46.1347222222; -1.11333333333

Commune of Aytré

The beach at Aytré
Aytré is located in France
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton Aytré
Intercommunality La Rochelle
Mayor Suzanne Tallard
Elevation 1–21 m (3.3–69 ft)
Land area1 12.22 km2 (4.72 sq mi)
Population2 8,687  (2006)
 - Density 711 /km2 (1,840 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17028/ 17440
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aytré is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in south-western France.

Aytré is especially known for its long beach, which is easily accessible from neighbouring La Rochelle, or Les Minimes. The beach is flat and shallow, making it a good bathing spot for children, and an excellent spot for windsurfing.

Industries are few, and economic activity mainly gravitates around La Rochelle. Oysters are cultivated in the bay and important camping grounds have been developed for tourists during the summer period.

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Panoramic view of the Pertuis d'Antioche from the Pointe du Chay promontory with, from left to right, Fouras, Fort Enet, Ile d'Aix, Fort Boyard, Ile d'Oléron, Ile de Ré, La Rochelle, Aytré.


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