Citadel of Oléron Castle
The Citadel of the Château-d'Oléron is a must visit site, it now host exhibition halls and cultural events. You can also explore the huts of the creators, the arbour, the channel d'ors, shops ...
Promenade at Sea
Explore the marennes -Oléron Basin and historical heritage.
Parking boarding at the citadel of Oléron Castle Phone: 07 87 92 29 78
The P'tit train de Saint Trojan
The P'tit train de Saint Trojan sets off from Saint Trojan station in the south of Ile d'Oléron and takes you on a 12km return train journey through the Pertuis de Maumusson with its stunning sand and pine landscapes that can’t be accessed from the road. The P'tit train de Saint Trojan visits Plage de Gatseau and terminates in Pertuis de Maumusson.
Discounted tickets available at the campsite reception.
Fort Boyard is a fortification located between Ile d'Aix, Ile d'Oléron and Pertuis d'Antioche in the Charente Maritime area. Built to protect the harbour, the Charente delta, port and especially the great Rochefort arsenal from attacks from the British navy, the fort became a prison a few years after completion. The building is now best known for the game show of the same name filmed on-site since 1990.
Fort Boyard isn’t open to visitors but you can still skirt around it by boat or soar above it by helicopter (cruise tickets available to purchase at reception).
La Palmyre Zoo
In the heart of the Charente Maritime’s beautiful coast and beaches a few dunes from the town of Royan lies one of Europe’s most famous zoos: La Palmyre Zoo. This unique site is now home to over 1600 animals from 117 different species and from every continent. The shaded paths snaking through the 18ha pine forest will take you for a walk on the wild side.
La Palmyre Zoo is 30km from the campsite. Discounted tickets available at reception.
Aquarium de La Rochelle
Dive into the heart of the ocean and discover over 12,000 sea creatures and 20 shark specimens at the Aquarium de La Rochelle. Experience two hours journeying to the depths of the ocean and come back up to the surface for a deep breath of exotic scents in the tropical garden.
Get your discounted tickets on arrival at the campsite. Information at reception.
Phare de Chassiron
The Phare de Chassiron lighthouse stands on the northernmost point of Ile d'Oléron 23km from our campsite.
Under renovation since 2007, the Phare de Chassiron and its grounds are a pure delight. Learn about its history in the lighthouse museum on the first floor. The walk up the lighthouse’s 224 steps is worth it with incredible views to take your breath away.
Musée de l'île d'Oléron
Beach shuttle bus
The beach shuttle bus is the summer transport provided by Ile d'Oléron county council in partnership with the local eco-friendly campsites and hotels. The free service is available 7 days a week in July and August (Wednesday, July 8 to Friday, August 28) and is available for everyone (campsite departure point).
Fancy a bike ride on the island? We have 3 bike hire shops.
Vélos 17 is a bike hire shop visiting the campsite in July and August whilst Bik'Elec ou Beach Bikes is 500m from the campsite.
Vélos 17 Loisirs
111 avenue de Bel air - 17310 Saint-Pierre d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 47 14 05
16 avenue d'Antioche - 17480 Le Château d'Oléron
06 59 88 88 50
www.bikelect.fr (preferential rate and information at reception)
24 bis avenue d'Antioche- 17480 Le Château d'Oléron
05 46 68 13 67
www.beachbikes.fr (preferential rate and information at reception)
Set off on an Inter-island cruise to explore La Rochelle, Ile d'Aix or explore Fort Boyard during your stay. Transport bookings can be made at the campsite reception.
Have a bird’s eye view of our island. Soar above Ile d’Oléron and Fort Boyard with Littoral Hélicoptère.
Aérodrome de Bois Fleury - 17310 ST PIERRE D'OLÉRON
(00 33) (0)5 46 47 03 33 / (00 33) (0)6 80 60 18 37
Petit train du Château d'Oléron
Departs from Parking de la Citadelle car park/Guided tour Info & bookings: (00 33) (0)6 09 25 08 96
Water sports and activities:
IléO Water Park
Dive into the IléO water park in the heart of Ile d’Oléron in Dolus d'Oléron.
IléO’s green and peaceful setting has a wide variety of activities for all the family plus relaxation and sport!
See both sides of IléO:
- An outdoor water park open throughout summer (racer slide, river rafting ride, pool with waves, lagoon etc.).
- A next generation sports and leisure pool open throughout the year with a Forme et BalnéO spa area (for over 18s only)
Route du Stade, 17550 Dolus-d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 18 19
(preferential rate and information at reception)
Relax in a thalassotherapy centre with sea views on Plage de Gatseau. Bask in the sea water pool or treat yourself to a treatment.
Hôtel Novotel Thalassa Sea & Spa
Plage de Gatseau - 17370 Saint Trojan les bains
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 02 46
Catamaran, windsurfing and sea kayakingand stand up paddle, several partners offer you to discover the pleasures of sailing with or against the current.
Centre Nautique du Château
Catamaran, windsurfing, sea kayaking from 4 years old (mini courses, group and private lessons) in July and August
Contact : Esplanade du Port, Baie Sud
17480 Le Château d'Oléron
07 71 06 07 83 ou 06 65 58 92 28
"Oleron Stand Up Paddle"
Canoë-Kayak et Paddle à partir de 3ans (balades accompagnées ou en autonomie, avec des sorties à thèmes (découverte de la faune et flore locale, l'ostréiculture...) avec un large choix d'embarcations)
Contact: Route du Port des Salines- 17480 Le Château d'Oléron
06 19 69 43 49.
Try your hand at one of the top water sports on Ile d'Oléron: surfing an essential, several partners will accompany you in this beautiful discovery.
"Island Surf School" offers a tailor-made formula with a unique concept. Clément comes to pick you up directly at the campsite and will take you to the most suitable spot to help you discover the pleasures of skiing or improve your skills.
Island Surf School- chemin des mottes 17370 Le Grand Village
(00 33) (0)7 89 75 10 62
"MOANA Surf School" offers courses, internships and equipment rental.
Ecole de surf MOANA
28 Avenue des bouillats - 17370 Saint Trojan les bains
(00 33) (0)6 80 14 36 57
Zone la Jarrie 2 - 17550 Dolus d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 74 01
Kid’s tree top adventure
Route des Huîtres - 17480 Le Château d'Oléron
06 72 98 13 17
2bis boulevard Pierre Wiehn - 17370 Saint Trojan les bains
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 16 16
5 rue de la république - 17310 Saint Pierre d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 47 22 04
he discotheque "Les écluses" is located in the port of Le Douhet, commune of Saint-Georges d' Oléron. Telephone: 06 65 98 98 33 09