Things to see and do on Oleron island

What could be better than a holiday on the island of Oleron to recharge your batteries? In a mobile home by the sea or on a campsite pitch, all the conditions are there for you to spend an unforgettable holiday on Oleron island. At the bend of a beautiful bike ride on the numerous cycle tracks, admire the superb and varied landscapes between the seaside, the forest, the salt marshes and the fine sandy beaches.

Did you know ?

Oleron island is the largest island in mainland France after Corsica, with a surface area of 174km², 30km long and 8km wide.

Oleron Island is nicknamed "the luminous island" because of its high level of sunshine all year round.

It is a unique place, ideal for a seaside holiday on a campsite.

The beaches of Oleron island

Fine sand, crystalline water, forest ... Oleron Island has enough to make you spend nice holidays by the sea. The beach of Les Sables Vignier in Saint-Georges d'Oléron is only 400 metres from the campsite with direct access through the dunes. It's a Blue Flag beach, ideal for swimming and safe as it is supervised in July/August. For lovers of water sports, the beach of Les Huttes in the north of the Ile d'Oléron in the commune of Saint-Denis-d'Oléron will delight you for the practice of surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing or bodyboarding.

During your camping holidays in Oleron, you will surely find among the 60 km of beaches the one of your dreams!

Nature and culture in Oleron, assets not to be missed

The island of Oleron has many tourist sites to visit. Among them, you will find the citadel of Château d'Oléron, the oyster farming site of Fort Royer, the oyster city in Marennes, the Chassiron lighthouse in Saint-Denis d'Oléron, cruises to Fort Boyard from Saint-Denis d'Oléron or Boyardville, Fort Louvois at the entrance to the island, the bird marsh, the donkey farm, the Ile d'Oléron museum in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron.

Admire the hollyhocks during a walk through the small streets of the picturesque villages of Chaucre and Domino with their traditional Oleron houses with green or blue shutters.

Between Boyardville and Dolus, you will find on the edge of the channel of La Baudissière the colourful huts that house several craftsmen with unique know-how. Paintings on pebbles, sculptures on metal objects, hats, wooden games or jewellery are to be discovered during a stroll in these magnificent colourful huts on the Ile d'Oléron.

Camping on the Ile d'Oléron means reconnecting with nature and spending exceptional moments with family or friends.

The essentials :

  • The oyster farming site of Fort Royer
  • The little train of Saint Trojan
  • The Chassiron lighthouse
  • The port of Les Salines
  • The fishing port of La Cotinière
  • Inter-Island Cruises
  • La Palmyre Zoo
  • The aquarium of La Rochelle
  • The little train of the Château d'Oléron