All there is to see
There are many tourist sites around the Ile d'Oléron. Your host, Vanessa, will tell you the best addresses in the area, the most beautiful views of the ocean, the most enjoyable activities for the family and the monuments not to be missed. By staying in one of our vacation homes with spa near the ocean on the Ile d'Oléron, you will have at your disposal tourist books and maps to create your own itinerary. Without further ado, discover the surroundings of the Ile d'Oléron!
Facing the citadel of Château-d'Oléron, visit the one nicknamed "the little brother of Fort Boyard". This 17th century maritime fortification was built on the Chapus rock, submerged at high tide. Fort Louvois is a must-see in the Marennes basin, where you can visit the keep, the barracks, the food hall, the powder magazine, the guardhouse, etc.
The City of the Oyster
To learn more about oyster farming, go to the Cité de l'Huître, located along the Cayenne channel. This site, set on the water, offers many activities and visits for families: walks in the middle of nature in the marshes, demonstration of oyster farming, visit of an oyster hut, oyster opening with tasting. , consumer advice and initiation.
The Citadel of Brouage
Brouage is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nestled in the heart of a marsh, this fortified city was once bordered by the ocean and was the European salt capital. Brouage was founded in 1555 by Jacques Pons. Many remains, monuments and natural sites are to be discovered there: the ramparts, the Halle aux Vivres, the Saint-Pierre church and the Brouage marsh.
The town of Rochefort
Rochefort is the home port of Hermione. This boat is known to have taken La Fayette to the United States in 1780. Today you can visit the Hermione or climb the ropes thanks to the Accro-masts, a unique adventure park. The city of Rochefort is full of other places to discover: the royal rope factory, the Hôtel de Cheusses which houses the National Maritime Museum, the Hèbre de St Clément Museum, etc.
La Rochelle and its ports
Discover La Rochelle by strolling through the streets of its Old Town. The city will reveal its most beautiful sites to you: the Grosse Horloge, the Chamber of Commerce, the Maison Nicolas Venette, the many arcaded streets and the Saint-Louis Cathedral. La Rochelle is known for its Old Port, which is lively all year round. Stroll along the Old Port and get the most beautiful views of the ocean and the city.
The Saint-Jean d'Angle castle
For a plunge into history, in the heart of the Middle Ages, go to the Château de Saint Jean d'Angle, a leisure park for the whole family. Costumed, children and adults will set out to storm the castle, passing through the garden, the barefoot path, the castle's farmyard and the old games. It is a fun and unique discovery that is offered to you.
The Palmyre zoo
Located on the Atlantic Coast, the Palmyre zoo was built in 1966 and covers more than 18 hectares. You can discover more than 1,500 animals of 115 different species. A beautiful afternoon with family, friends or as a couple awaits you at the Palmyre zoo.
The city of Royan
This charming seaside resort on the Atlantic Coast is home to many monuments and tourist sites not to be missed. Thus, during your passage in the city of Royan, we advise you to discover the Notre-Dame de Royan church, the Pontaillac district, the Grande Conche beach and the carrelets (quadrangular fishing nets).