Fouras is a French commune in the department of Charente-Maritime in the Poitou-Charentes region, 34 km at south of La Rochelle.
Fouras is on a peninsula. It is bordered by five Beaches and a forest named "Bois Vert" (Green Wood in English) which covers 20% of its area.
It extends into a roadway to discover tide to the low Fort Énet in the direction of the Île-d'Aix. The pier for the island of Aix is also located in the territory of the commune.
The south coast of the peninsula of Fouras forms the northern side of the mouth of the Charente river. A little further south is the Île d'Oléron. Off the island between Aix and the island of Oleron is the Fort Boyard, which was made famous by the French issuance of the same name: "Père Fouras" is not for nothing in the Fouras' celebrity .