This fort, made famous by the television program, was built in 1857. Initially, it was to protect the harbor, later, it became a prison, to be abandoned a few years later. From now on, it is possible to get as close as possible to this fortress, by sea, during maritime excursions.
The Chassiron Lighthouse
Located on the northern tip of the island, the Chassiron lighthouse overlooks Oléron and offers a unique panorama of the island, La Rochelle, Fort Boyard and the Ile de Ré. Access this postcard decor by climbing the 224 steps of the lighthouse. Take the opportunity to visit the museum of Oléron and the gardens of Chassiron.
The Port of Salines
Located on an old abandoned marsh, Le Port des Salines was established on the island with the aim of restoring a threatened environment and reviving the traditional activity: the cultivation of salt. You can explore the ecomuseum and the salt marsh, with or without a guide, discover the profession of a salt maker and taste local products.
We invite you to meet on this maritime fortification dating from the 17th century. Fort Louvois is located very close to the island of Oléron, you can go there to visit the keep, the barracks, the food hall, the powder magazine, the guardhouse and many other facilities of the time .