Tourism: the must-see spots in the Poitou-Charentes region

Coming to Île d’Oléron is synonymous with:
  • journeying back in time with the Citadel at Château d'Oléron, Fort Boyard, Fort Louvois, the Chassiron lighthouse, the Brouage citadel, Fort Fouras and the towns of La Rochelle, Rochefort and Royan.
  • discover the surrounding countryside with the Marais des Oiseaux at Dolus d'Oléron, the Palmyre Zoo, the Aquarium in La Rochelle, the Marennes basin and its oysters...

The Île d'Oléron boasts a varied landscape between its marshes, its forests and the sea. The fabulous beaches of fine sand will enable you to relish a great range of activities, from sporty ones like surfing, windsurfing, sailing and diving, to more leisurely pastimes such as shellfish picking and discovery of the island by bicycle, which will enable you to discover the marvels nature has to offer with a varied flora and fauna thanks to what is a privileged environment.