Île d’Oléron
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Charente-Maritime France
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Château d'Oléron and camping's surroundings

Camping Au Pigeonnier presents you Château d’Oléron and its surroundings

The island of Oléron:

The camping Au Pigeonnier is located in the southern part of the Island of Oléron in Charente Maritime. You can access the island from the bridge of 3021 m (free). This island is the largest of 4 islands of the Charente Maritime (after the island of Ré, Ile d’Aix and Ile Madame)


Le Chateau d’Oleron

It is a charming little town of some 4,000 souls. The XI was the main port connecting the island to the mainland. Le Château d’Oléron, is a conjugation between nature, earth, sea a city where art, heritage, history, architecture combine to make a place Exceptional live and sightseeing. In the morning, you can stroll on the market discover the local products, stopped for lunch and indulge in the various recipes without equal as éclade or mouclade not forget the oysters and eel stew You can then walk around the citadel.


The citadel of the castle

That surrounded the citadel, already dated time of Eleanor of Aquitaine, but was demolished and rebuilt under Louis XIII led by Vauban and act as a prison during the French Revolution. In the middle of the eighteenth century that the gateway and the facades were restored thereby protecting Rochefort, famous arsenal.

Colored huts

Couleur cabanes, are creative workshops grouped in former oyster huts at the Chateau d’Oleron. This is because the oyster farming was modernized as many oyster farmers have abandoned these huts. The Town of Castle took the opportunity to upgrade these cabins by entrusting them to associations for artists to unleash their talents by exercising their artistic activities.


Tour of the Cotinière

It is a fishing port, typical of the Charente-Maritime, which is worth visiting, especially specialized in shrimp. Sardines also has his titles of nobility to Cotinière. After the auction, you can visit while you stroll the pier Some nights, night tours are organized and you will discover the many facets of the port and its history.

Port des salines

The Island of Oleron, like all islands of the Charente-Maritime, was for a long time the scene of activities saline. The salt marshes were the mainstay of the Island of Oleron. However, competition forced the salt workers (producers themselves) to convert the culture of the oyster Eager to reconnect with the past, the municipality has recreated a salt marsh and made a place for sightseeing. Thus you can now visit the nature center including a boat and enjoy this museum.


Saint Trojan

Excursions to the island of Oléron are possible through the little train from Saint-Trojan who walk along 12 km round trip on the edge of Perth Maumusson wild, beautiful landscape of pine forests and sand on which n ’no access by road Walks in nature guarantees. (Runs from early May to late September). The Museum of the cap at Grand Village: St between Trojans and the Château d’Oléron, 5 km from the campsite to the loft, recounts the saga of the hairstyles of the past and the historical costumes of the Charente-Maritime.

Saint-Pierre d’Oléron

Formerly Eleanor of Aquitaine Museum, the Museum of St Pierre d’Oléron is essential when visiting the island. There is access on 2 main themes: the history of Oleron in geographically and ethnically. Your steps will then guide you to the marsh birds: a reservation natural wilderness.


The site of Fort Royer: it might be considered as the cradle of oyster farming on the island.

Marais des bris: it is a site between the forest and the sea is full of natural wealth especially in birds and orchids.

Guests at the option of sightseeing while staying on the island, 26 km to go camping at Dovecote, north-west, one of the most beautiful lighthouse: the Chassiron. A few kilometers, two islands are accessible from the mainland: Île d’Aix and Fort Boyard known through the television.


Opposite the citadel of Château d’Oléron: Fort Louvois. It lies between the mainland and the Island of Oleron. It is accessible by foot at low tide, otherwise aboard a ferryboat at high tide. Originally intended to protect the invasion Chapus enemy fortification that now serves as a museum.

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