Charente Maritime Campsite: Things to Explore

Not to be missed around the Oléron campsite

The Ile d’Oléron has both natural and cultural treasures.

During your stay in Saint-Pierre d’Oléron, at our Les Tamaris campsite***, you can visit the island’s riches.

The Port de la Cotinière, where the campsite is located, is a popular tourist destination on the Ile d’Oléron. Visitors admire the work of the inshore fishermen.

Explore the typical villages of the interior!

Visit the Oléron vineyard that is over 700 hectares in size. There you can drink pineau, cognac, and other local liqueurs and wines.

In Saint Denis d’Oléron, on the north side of the island, be sure to visit the Chassiron lighthouse.

At the Oléron Castle, the Vauban citadel, built in 1630, is not to be missed. They say that many famous people haunt its walls.

Fort Boyard was commissioned by Napoleon, but was never used to protect the mouth of the La Gironde river as intended. It took almost a year to construct, and the famous fort was finally used as a prison and place of entertainment, as we know.

What should you go see during your holiday in Charente-Maritime?

A fort, the Fort Louvois. Born in the spirit of Vauban, it is located at the foot of the Ile d’Oléron bridge in Bourcefranc-Le Chapus. A unique place to visit.

The salt marshes, oyster farms and Le Marais aux Oiseaux are just a few of the riches of the Ile d’Oléron. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscapes and the preserved environment.

In La Rochelle, visit one of the largest aquariums in Europe. The aquarium in La Rochelle is large glass structure that is home to 12,000 marine animals. There you will learn a lot about the marine ecosystem.

The Zoo de la Palmyre houses 112 different species and nearly 1600 animals. Young and old will be thrilled to learn about the animals of the world, during a nice walk.

For more information, check out the Tourist Office of Saint-Pierre d’Oléron’s website.

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La Cité de l’Huître

Chenal de la Cayenne, 17320 Marennes
+33(0)5 46 36 78 98

La Cité de l’Huître is a museum space and an oyster farming center located in Marennes in Charente-Maritime.[…]


17300 Rochefort

The French warship Replica of Lafayette’s Famous Frigate which achieved General La Fayette to the[…]

Chassiron Lighthouse

point-de-vue Camping 3 étoiles à l'île d'Oléron
Phare De Chassiron
17650 Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
+33(0)5 46 75 18 62

Chassiron lighthouse, perched on a rocky cliff, is located at the north end of the[…]

Citadel of the Oléron Castle

village-cite camping ile oleron
Avenue de la Citadelle
17480 Le Château-d'Oléron
+33(0)5 46 75 53 00

The Oléron Castle Citadel is a military construction built between 1630 and 1704 to protect[…]

The Ile d’Oléron Museum

musee musée ile oléron
9 place Gambetta
05 46 75 05 16

The island’s history, ethnography and traditions: the Ile d’Oléron Museum, located in Saint-Pierre d’Oléron, is[…]

Zoo de la Palmyre

zoo zoo palmyre
6 Avenue de Royan, 17570 Les Mathes
05 46 22 46 06

Campsite near to Zoo de la Palmyre The Zoo de La Palmyre is a French[…]

Aquarium La Rochelle

parc-aquatique aquarium la rochelle
Quai Louis Prunier, 17000 La Rochelle
05 46 34 00 00

The Aquarium La Rochelle is a French aquarium located in Charente-Maritime, in La Rochelle, facing[…]

The Saline Harbour

Rue des Anciennes Salines, 17370 Le Grand-Village-Plage
+33(0)5 46 75 82 28

Located in Grand-Village-Plage, on the Ile d’Oléron, Port des Salines, a natural area labelled Pôle-Nature,[…]

Le Marais aux Oiseaux

Les Grissotières, 17550 Dolus-d'Oléron
+33(0)5 46 75 37 54

Le Marais aux Oiseaux is a property located in Charente-Maritime at the heart of the[…]

“Chez Seb” Restaurant

Port du Douhet, 1183 Avenue de la Durandière, 17190 Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
+33(0)5 46 76 65 87

Restaurant located just across from the Douhet port! See the Tripadvisor Reviews

“La Marie Galante” Restaurant

49 Grande Rue À Sauzelle, 17190 Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
05 46 47 05 63

A friendly restaurant and generous dishes! Don’t forget to make a reservation!  Facebook Page  TripAdvisor[…]

Fort Boyard

Fort Boyard, Océan Atlantique.
Entre l'île d'Aix et l'île d'Oléron

Fort Boyard is closed to the public, but you can take one of the many[…]

Hiers-Brouage “Medieval Village”


Located north of Marennes, a few kilometers from the ocean, facing the Ile d’Oléron, Hiers-Brouage[…]

“La Buvette” Restaurant

Plage de la Boirie, 17650 Saint Denis d'Oléron
+33(0)5 46 76 14 88

Amazing location with terrace overlooking the water. Surf and Turf cuisine, made with local products,[…]

“Les Poissons Rouges” Restaurant

Le Port, 17370 Saint-Trojan-les-Bains
+33(0)5 46 76 00 04

A restaurant not to miss on the Ile d’Oléron. You will fall in love with[…]

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