• Nearest Beach: Plage de Foulerot / Plaisance 3km

  • Nearest Town: St Georges d'Oléron 2km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Marennes: 9km
    • La Palmyre: 27km
    • Royan: 40km
    • Ile d'Oleron: 50km
    • Saintes: 50km
    • La Rochelle: 64km

Sightseeing

The town of St Pierre d'Oléron is close to the parc and is home to the island's main museum exploring Ile d'Oléron's history and culture. Just beyond are Jardins Botaniques de la Boirie botanical gardens. Famous Fort Boyard can be seen from Ile d'Oléron, but you can get a bit of a closer look on one of the regular boat trips. Take in some more of the island's sights on 'Le Petit Train' which departs from St Trojan les Bains a short drive away.

Days Out

La Rochelle Aquarium

La Rochelle Aquarium

If you are happy to drive into La Rochelle then you will find a super aquarium. La Rochelle Aquarium is home to over 12,000 marine animals, including sharks and sea turtles, - you will feel close enough to touch them when you walk through the glass viewing tunnel.

Fort Boyard

Fort Louvois

At high tide Fort Louvois, the 17th century fortress, appears to be floating because its rocky foundations become completely submerged. This fort’s big brother, ‘Fort Boyard’ can be seen on a boat tour which takes you around the base of this well-known garrison.

Ile de Oleron fishing

Ile de Oléron

Ile de Oléron is a quiet, quaint French village dedicated to the fishing and oyster industry, which of course means excellent seafood restaurants. Oysters for two?

Le Marais aux Oiseaux, bird sanctuary

Le Marais aux Oiseaux

Ever seen a kingfisher? You might me lucky to catch a glimpse of one at Le Marais aux Oiseaux, a hospital for injured birds which has been transformed into a sanctuary for over 300 birds.

Tourist train

Le Petit Train

Le Petit Train which departs from St Trojan les Bains a short drive away is a brilliant adventure and a great way to see the island's sights. La Flotte and St Marie are both particularly worth visiting.

Plaisance beach

Plaisance Beach

Lie with your toes in the sand or stroll with mud on your boots - feel free to explore nature at its best. Plaisance beach, a broad sweep of golden sand, and the Saumonards forest are on the doorstep of the campsite. And if that isn't treat enough for your senses then ‘Les Jardins Botaniques de la Boirie’ with lots of rare plants and curious species, including over 150 species of sage which are well worth seeing and smelling, are close by.

Events in the Region

Events, Fête du Chenal d’Ors, Ile d'Oleron

Fête du Chenal d’Ors, Ile d'Oleron

The crowds gather in Oleron for some of the best seafood you will ever taste. It doesn't get fresher than picking an oyster from a pontoon yourself. Whizz round the harbor on a boat ride and wave to the crowds devouring the seafood. The night ends with a bang as the night sky is lit with fireworks.

Off Parc Activities

Excellent cycling routes run around the island which gives you a great way to see the surrounding area. Boat trips are also a great way to see the island and can be taken just 8 km from the parc. Even closer you can hire a canoe, jet ski or go dinghy sailing and take to the beautiful blue waters of the Ile de Oléron.

The following activities are available off parc:

Sports
Tennis 3 km from site
Activities
Golf 3 km from site
Driving Range 3 km from site
Crazy Golf 3 km from site
Horse Riding 3 km from site
Boat trips 8 km from site
Sports
Scuba Diving 7 km from site
Windsurfing 3 km from site
Canoeing 3 km from site
Dinghy sailing 3 km from site
Kayaking 3 km from site