Nearby activities

Must-visit sites:

Phare de Chassiron

Phare de ChassironThe 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.

Fort Boyard

Fort BoyardFort 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).

The P'tit train de Saint Trojan

The P'tit train de Saint TrojanThe 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.

Musée de l'île d'Oléron

Musée de l'île d'OléronThe museum was founded in 1963 and moved to an 18th century building in Saint Pierre d'Oléron in 2006. The permanent collection tells the story of man’s evolution on the island territory since the Neolithic period to the present day. You can also learn about traditional activities such as oyster farming, wine growing, salt making, tree tapping and fishing.

La Palmyre Zoo

La Palmyre ZooIn 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

Aquarium de la RochelleDive 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.

Promenade at Sea

Promenade en MerExplore the marennes -Oléron Basin and historical heritage.

Parking boarding at the citadel of Oléron Castle Phone: 07 87 92 29 78

Citadel of Oléron Castle

Citadelle du Château d'OléronThe 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 ...

Transport:

Beach shuttle bus

Beach shuttle busThe 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 and is available for everyone (campsite departure point).
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Bikes:

BikesFancy a bike ride on the island? We have two bike hire shops.

Vélos 17 is a bike hire shop visiting the campsite 3 times a week in July and August whilst Cycles Demion is 800m from the campsite.

<Contact:

Vélos 17 Loisirs
111 avenue de Bel air - 17310 Saint-Pierre d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 47 14 05

Cycles Demion
avenue du port - 17480 Le Château d'Oléron
06 10 61 77 19

Inter-island cruise

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.

Littoral hélicoptère

Have a bird’s eye view of our island. Soar above Ile d’Oléron and Fort Boyard with Littoral Hélicoptère.

Contact:

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)5 46 47 66 07

Water sports and activities:

IléO Water Park

IléO Water ParkDive 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)

Thalassotherapy

Relax in a thalassotherapy centre with sea views on Plage de Gatseau. Bask in the sea water pool or treat yourself to a treatment.

Contact :
Hôtel Novotel Thalassa Sea & Spa
Plage de Gatseau - 17370 Saint Trojan les bains
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 02 46

Catamaran, Windsurfing

Catamaran, windsurfing and sea kayaking. Group classes or individuals, adults and children from 6 years rent. Mini courses and sea garden (4/6 years) in July and August. Maguy welcomes you and Didier takes you on the water.

Contact :

Centre Nautique du Château

Adress : Esplanade du Port, Baie Sud
17480 Le Château d'Oléron
Contact : 07 71 06 07 83 ou 06 65 58 92 28

Scuba diving Oleron

Diving School located underwater at Château d'Oléron, welcomes divers of all levels and offers baptisms, training and investigations (from the port of Cotinière). New: ecological basin seawater ideal for beginners! ANMP instructor, PADI Dive Master. Framed with a CMAS instructor, state certificate, federal monitor.

First dive from 7 years. Training from 8 years.

Open all year

Contact :
Plongée Bouteille Oléron
1 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie - 17480 Le Chateau d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 75 08 34/(00 33) (0)6 83 62 11 82

Site : www.plongeebouteilleoleron.com

Surfing

Try your hand at one of the top water sports on Ile d'Oléron: surfing. MOANA surf school provides lessons, courses and equipment hire.

Contact:
Ecole de surf MOANA
28 Avenue des bouillats - 17370 Saint Trojan les bains
(00 33) (0)6 80 14 36 57

Other activities:

Bowling l'abordage

Zone la Jarrie 2 - 17550 Dolus d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 74 01

Kid’s tree top adventure

Club aventure
Route des Huîtres - 17480 Le Château d'Oléron
06 72 98 13 17

Mini golf

Fun Park
2bis boulevard Pierre Wiehn - 17370 Saint Trojan les bains
(00 33) (0)5 46 76 16 16

Cinema

Cinéma l'eldorado
5 rue de la république - 17310 Saint Pierre d'Oléron
(00 33) (0)5 46 47 22 04

Club

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