To discover

Discover the island of Oléron!

What would the Île d’Oléron be without its breathtaking landscapes? Discover protected areas by taking a piece of the 150 km of cycle paths on the island, unless you prefer to visit the typical villages on foot or by car. Enjoy Oléron, nicknamed “La Lumineuse”, by staying at the Hôtel Les Pins, a 2-star hotel in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains.

The island organizes “The Mimosa Festival” every year in February, the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and traditions of the city of St Trojan!

A stone's throw from the beaches

One of the most beautiful assets of the island of Oléron are the beaches. The island has many places where you can relax facing the sea, to the greatest pleasure of all. You can, for example, tan, read, play, swim on the Plage du Soleil or the Maumusson beach, in the south of the island. The Gatseau beach, a stone's throw from the hotel, also offers you an ideal landscape for a relaxing and exotic stay.

Fort Boyard

When it was built in 1857, the Fort was intended for the protection of the harbor. Then used as a prison, it was finally abandoned. It has only been a few years since Fort Boyard has been back in service, to host the filming of the show that made it famous. You can discover the fort up close thanks to maritime excursions, which take you to observe it by boat.

The Chassiron Lighthouse

Want to gain height? By climbing the 224 steps of the Chassiron lighthouse, in the north of the island, you will have a breathtaking view of the Atlantic, La Rochelle, Fort Boyard and the Île de Ré. You can also discover the history of the island in the Oléron museum, or stroll in the Chassiron gardens.

The Ports of Oléron

Discover the salt cultureby visiting the Port des Salines. Stroll, with or without a guide, in this old abandoned marshland, then rehabilitated into a port. Learn more about the salt worker profession, the salt marsh, and local products!

On the Island of Oléron is also the Port de la Cotinière. Let yourself be lulled by the ballet of the fishing boats, and enjoy the atmosphere of the fish market, which makes this small port famous.

The Fort of Louvois and the Citadel of Château-d’Oléron

Immerse yourself in the history of the region by visiting these two emblematic monuments.

Erected in the 17th century to protect the south of the island, the Citadel of Château-d'Oléron has stood the test of time. Renovated after being bombed during the war, it is now open to tours, free or guided.

Opposite the citadel, stands the Fort Louvois. Visiting this 17th century maritime fortification allows you to discover more about its keep, its barracks, its powder magazine, and its guardhouse.

Water activities

The Island of Oléron is an ideal setting for many nautical activities. Sand yachting, surfing lessons, sailing lessons, paddle: you will easily find something to satisfy your desires, and make the most of the landscapes of the island

We offertourist guides at the reception of our charming hotel in Saint-Trojan, to find out more about all the activities to do on the island!