Oléron island

The Oléron island is the largest French island on the Atlantic coast. They are also known as the "Luminous" island, known for its wonderful beaches of fine sand and its natural environment rich in fauna and flora.


Small seaside resort with its large fine sandy beach and salt marsh with its typical salt marsh port.
The nature centre of the salt works port is dedicated to salt-growing.


Located in the southern part of the island, it is in the heart of a vast pine forest. This city is one of the main seaside resorts on the island. Nature and well-being characterizing this resort.
The Pointe de Gatseau site, a true natural setting, remains one of the island's most important sites, rich in fauna and flora.
You can discover this state forest by bike or by miniature train. Also every year not to be missed the mimosa festival.


Main cities of the island with a large business area including the main hypermarkets. Benefiting from a double coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the west and on the Basque bypass to the east.
Dolus is divided between woods, tides and culture, it has several beaches, some of which are dedicated to surfing sports.

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Located opposite Fort Boyard, this place is known for its marina from which many cruise ships leave for La Rochelle among others. A privileged place for families bordered by beautiful beaches and the beautiful salmon forest.


The main urban area of the island of Oleron, often considered as the capital, it is endowed with important economic and commercial activities such as many hypermarkets.
Its partly pedestrian historic centre is structured around some emblematic monuments such as the church of Saint-Pierre, the lantern of the dead and the house of the ancestors where the writer Pierre Loti rests.

You will not fail to contemplate the multicoloured flotilla before the auction, at the fishing port the cotinière.


Located away from the main axis of the island, the village of Saint Georges deserves a stop to let yourself go along the alleys of the halls, its Romanesque church.

The commune has a multitude of typical villages such as Boyard, a city that cannot be ignored on the island, Chaucre and Domino, the Vignier sands, bordering very beautiful beaches on the ocean side. le Douhet where its port is located.


A recent town (1953) with authentic charms, a seaside resort, bathed in the pertuis d'Antioche and facing the Ile de Ré and La Rochelle. A real haven of peace between tide and colourful alleys. At the entrance to the village you will not miss the 15th century Moulin de La Fontaine, one of the best preserved on the island of Oléron.


The most northern municipality of the island. Exceptional environment where nature, authenticity and leisure are in perfect harmony, come and enjoy family swimming on the beach sheltering La Boirie and sports swimming on the beach of the huts of the cycle paths along the coasts, walks on the marina, sea fishing parties or daily cruises.
You will also come to discover our other favorite of the island the lighthouse at the end of the world the majestic Chassiron lighthouse overlooking the pertuis d'Antioche and offering an unforgettable view from the top of its 46 meters.