A village between forest, beaches and marshes
At 7 km from the campsite, Saint-Trojan-les-Bains is a pretty listed seaside resort that combines nature, sport and well-being. With its unique seaside architecture and classified Belle Époque villas, its long sandy beaches and its large pine forest, not to mention a wide range of leisure activities, this Oleron village completely surrounded by water leaves no one indifferent!
Small walk in the heart of the village and on the port
Strolling through the small districts of Saint-Trojan, you can discover the seaside architecture that makes the uniqueness of the resort. The numerous villas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, of Basque, Anglo-Norman or neo-Gothic inspiration, plunge you into the heart of the Belle Époque when the fashion for "sea bathing" swept through Saint-Trojan. Continue your discovery in the direction of the small oyster-farming port, an ideal place for family outings. Take the time to stroll along the traditional huts that have become artists' and craftsmen's workshops or small restaurants. At lunchtime, you will enjoy a tasty raspberry red tuna tartare or cuttlefish a la plancha!
Beaches and water sports in Saint-Trojan
Facing due south and supervised in summer, Gatseau beach is very popular with campers for its authentic and wild setting. Families love to relax there in the shade of the pine trees while children enjoy the seaside activities. Just a stone's throw from the town centre, the Petite Plage offers a lovely view of the Marennes-Oléron area. If you are fond of water sports, go to the Grande Plage at the entrance of St Trojan. It is home to a sand yacht school and a surf school. The resort also offers other opportunities to practise your favourite water sports: sea kayaking, pirogue, kitesurfing, catamaran, windsurfing, dinghy sailing or Stand up Paddle will be on the programme of your stay in the campsite... If you feel like getting away from it all, treat yourself to a mini-cruise between Saint-Trojan-les-Bains and La Tremblade or a day of sea fishing to bring back beautiful sea bass, lean fish and bluefin tuna to be grilled on the barbecue!
Activities and leisure in Saint-Trojan
During your escapade in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, spend a pleasant day with your family at Fun Park, a leisure park with 2 mini-golf courses, inflatables for children and a treetop adventure course. If you're looking for a bit of freshness, the state-owned forest (the largest forest on the Ile d'Oléron) opens out onto numerous footpaths, cycle tracks and horse riding routes. For nature-loving holidaymakers, the Bris marsh is a unique place to discover the ecological riches of the Oleron. This 37-hectare nature reserve between the pine forest and the ocean is home to exceptional flora and fauna. In the middle of meadows, reedbeds and salt lagoons, one can observe wild orchids, but also many birds: grey herons, malaria warblers, terns... In the evening, you can try your luck and relax at the Casino of Saint-Trojan around the slot machines, electronic roulette and Black Jack tables.
The little story of Saint-Trojan...
Before becoming the charming family resort as we know it today, Saint-Trojan is a modest village of fishermen and sauniers, isolated from the rest of the island and threatened by silting! In the 19th century, it was decided to build a dune barrier and a pine forest was planted to contain the advancing sand. Later, the first regular maritime connections and then the inauguration of a railway line, will allow Saint-Trojan-les-Bains to become one of the high resorts of Oleron.
To see, to do also:
- Give yourself a moment alone at the thalassotherapy center on the island of Oleron and crack for a relaxing massage, a seawater scrub or a seaweed wrap laminaria.
- Travel aboard the P'tit Train de St Trojan, the only tourist railway in Oleron, and discover the state-owned forest, Gatseau Bay and Maumusson beach on the wild coast.
- Be astonished by the wreck of the "Presidente Viera" which emerges from the waters at the entrance of the Grande Plage. It is the remains of an American steamer from Montevideo that was wrecked on the coast during the night of November 18 to 19, 1916.