île d'oléron, france
miles long, the Île d'Oléron benefits from a number of
beautiful beaches, picturesque ports and daily outdoor markets.
island sits off the south-west coast of France an hour and a
half south of La Rochelle, an hour and a half north of Bordeaux
and is famous for its Oyster industry.
Île d'Oléron is
popular with the French themselves and enjoys its own micro-climate providing clement temperatures
from April right through to October.
The island is joined to mainland France via a
viaduct and is easily accessible by car or plane.
For a bijou, exclusive island, the Île d'Oléron certainly
has plenty to keep you occupied for the length of your stay.
Chateau is well worth a visit and the guided tour on 'Le Petit
Train' is a must. The adjacent harbour is home to part of the oyster
Fresh air, fine scenery and the local tipple, Pineau (a
blend of wine and Cognac), make for lazy days in this quiet,
island is a paradise for cyclists too. A network of cycle routes
weave through the whole island and it's not too strenuous for
even the most timid of cyclists. The route through the forest in
the north of the island is particularly rewarding and
For more information about the island, visit
the local Tourist
Check out the availability
of the accommodation - come and enjoy everything the island has