Ile d'Oléron is the largest and southernmost French island on the Atlantic coast.
It presents large natural and wild spaces (coasts, forests, marshes). The many forest paths and cycle paths allow its discovery on foot or by bike.
The quality of the water and the mildness of its micro-climate allow swimming from April to October. The fauna and flora benefit from these exceptional conditions; oleanders, hollyhocks, tamarisks and mimosas color and perfume the island.
After exploring the dunes and forests, one can only dwell on the flora of the marshes and the multiple species of birds and mammals, in particular the oyster route and the moeze nature reserve .
Its immense sandy beaches
and its coast offer relaxation and games, sea bathing, a variety of fishing and the practice of various sports activities.
Everyone will taste the joys of tonic waters and succumb to the beauty of the landscapes
with multiple scents.
Sites to visit:
The Citadel of Chateau d'Oléron , the nature center of Port des Salines , the Lighthouse of Chassiron , the fishing port of Cotinière , the marinas of Saint Denis d'Oléron, Douhet and Boyardville, the Romanesque churches of Saint Georges d'Oléron and Saint Denis d'Oléron, the huts on the oyster route .
Not far from the island, Fort Boyard , Fort Louvois (visit at low tide) and Île d'Aix (boat).
A short distance away, the city of La Rochelle and its aquarium (sea link from Boyardville), the city of Rochefort sur mer (the Pierre Loti museum , the boat "Hermione" , and the Corderie Royale , Île Madame accessible at low tide, and also the Royannais region.