Oleron Island and its oysters
Recognized as the largest French island after Corsica with its 175 km ² surface area, Oléron Island is a major tourist site of Charente Maritime. Between dunes, cliffs, forests and vineyards, from oyster bed channels to fish locks, Oléron Island offers a multitude of landscapes to explore by bike, on foot or on horseback. Nothing beats strolling past the colourful huts on its 70 km of beaches, or enjoying the famous Marennes Oléron oysters while sitting by the sea.
The island offers many activities just 1h30 from the Camping de l'Estuaire ****, and your excursion can include water sports or exploring the local heritage.
One activity you must try is a trip up the Chassiron lighthouse, which offers a panoramic view of Ile de Ré and the famous Fort Boyard. For a more unusual break, the Oléron Island thalassotherapy institute offers treatments by the sea ! And for the more energetic, bike paths and hiking trails meander along the island, a great way to discover the local fauna and flora.