To see & do

Upcoming Events

Concerts, exhibitions and days or evenings out - the ingredients for a happy stay in the Ile d'Oléron and the Marennes basin.

Oléron Island is home to La Cotinière which is Charente-Maritime's leading fish and seafood harbour. At La Cotinière Harbour 250 to 300 fishermen work year-round on some 100 fishing boats. Over 90 fish species can be found on the market stalls : such as bass, langoustine, céteau (La Cotinière is France's leading céteaux fishing harbour).
For health and safety reasons and in order to guarantee the quality of the seafood landed, access to the unloading quay is only possible during guided visits. These visits are on the first Friday of every month.

Price: €5
Duration 1h30, every Friday at 10am
Ask us to book for you !
The Kite and Wind Festival - APRIL 2019
The resort of Châtelaillon-Plage kicks off the summer season with its Kite and Wind Festival: 3 days of shows in the wind for the whole family, on the main beach. The unmissable events that have made this festival famous include free flying, Rokkaku fighting, night flying and kite-making contests.

Demonstrations are given by kiting enthusiasts: kites of all kinds, buggy kites, kite surfing, land sailing and mountain boarding. For some, this is also a chance to learn the basics of kite-flying at the kiting school. There are introductory sessions to get used to handling a kite, water sports and even introductory flights in a hot air balloon. There are also many activities for children.

Next edition : From 20 to 22 april 2019
The Francofolies - JULY 2019
Founded in 1985, the Francofolies festival in La Rochelle is a big event for contemporary French song and music. Every year in July, the line-up ranges from the biggest names in popular song, to more alternative song, through the Young Audience shows and new talent showcases. The Francofolies festival has never stopped innovating, creating, moving, exporting itself and maintaining its spirit of openness, friendliness and inventiveness.

The Francofolies also aim to play an active role in the development and distribution of young artists who express themselves in the language of Molière. Thus, over time, other actions have sprung up alongside the festival: Le Chantier des Francos - a real laboratory supervised by acting, vocal and personal coaches, who provide constant support and follow-up as the young artists develop; and Les Enfants de la Zique: a scheme to promote singing in the classroom with teachers’ help.
Next edition From 10 to 14 july 2019.
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Château Oléron

Located south of Oléron, our boutique hotel is the ideal starting point for many walks.
On foot, in a few minutes, you can explore the Vauban fortifications, visit the artists' cabins, have a drink on the port, or stroll around the market of the Château d'Oléron ... The beach, ideal for fishing at low tide is also nearby.
By bike, you can take the bike paths to go to the forest of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, on the beach of Grand-Village, or in the marshes of Port des Salines ...
By car, it will take you a few minutes to leave the island of Oleron and visit the treasures of Charente-Maritime, and half an hour to go to the North of the island.

Saint-Trojan & Grand-Village

Located south of the island of Oléron, 10 minutes from our 4-star hotel, Saint-Trojan-les-Bains and Grand-Village-Plage are seaside resorts between ocean, marsh and pine forest. Bordering the Atlantic coast, they have the longest beaches of fine sand, ideal for surfing or sand yachting ... In the forest, you will enjoy multiple trails that you can walk or cycle. Ideal for sports holidays...

Dolus & Saint-Pierre Oléron

Dolus Oléron and Saint-Pierre Oléron are located in the middle of Oléron island. From our hotel you can get there easily by car or by bike.
Dolus d'Oléron is bordered by two coasts: one facing the ocean with its beaches, surf spots such as La Rémigeasse, Vertbois or La Perroche ... and the other more traditional where are oysters from Marennes-Oléron.
"Capital" of the island, Saint-Pierre Oléron has a commercial vocation, rich in history and heritage. It is a great shopping destination with fabulous boutiques, galleries and gift shops. You could taste oysters, Oleron salt, salted butter caramels, salicorne...

North of Oléron Island

Among the towns that we have not yet mentioned: Saint-Georges d'Oléron and its small villages like Boyardville, La Brée les Bains and its small authentic streets, and finally, at the northern end of the island, Saint-Denis d'Oleron where stands the lighthouse Chassiron, 46 meters high.

In the area...

The 4-stars hotel Jardins Alienor is located two minutes from the bridge of Oléron. Also, it is the ideal starting point to leave the island and visit the region.
In about ten minutes, you will see Fort Louvois at Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, and visit the city of the oyster in Marennes.
In forty minutes, you will be in Rochefort or Royan, the seaside resort of Charente-Maritime par excellence.
In just one hour, here you are in La Rochelle, or to Ile de Ré.