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camping ile d oleron

Camping Île d'Oléron

Escape to the Ile d’Oléron and the Marennes estuary.

A campsite in the Ile d'Oléron makes an ideal base for exploring its unspoilt beaches that stretch out as far as the eye can see. And what would a camping holiday on the Ile d’Oléron be without a visit to the Marennes-Oléron oyster farms? At its southern tip, sample the local culinary delights of the Ile d'Oléron.

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A camping holiday on the Ile d’Oléron

Sun, sea and sky… What more could you want? Whether you’re holidaying with family or friends or enjoying a romantic holiday for two, the lovely countryside and fascinating sights on the island make this great place for a camping holiday

You’ll no doubt want to take advantage of as many of the activities and trips on offer on the “Island of Light” as possible to make the most of your camping holiday on the Ile d’Oléron. Here are a few suggestions: 

  • The Route des Huîtres with its oyster farmer’s cabins and oyster beds 
  • A sea cruise around the emblematic island fortress of Fort Boyard 
  • The Petit Train de Saint-Trojan tourist train than runs for 12km through gorgeous woodland, around Gatseau Bay and along the wild coastline 
  • The port of La Cotinière, a lovely fishing village complete with fish market and brightly coloured trawlers

Explore the Ile d’Oléron in peace and quiet

Here you’ll find the charming Belle Époque village of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, just a short bike ride from the beach and oyster port. Further north, Chassiron Lighthouse provides stunning views of that other jewel of Charente-Maritime, the Ile de Ré. From there, head out towards the Citadelle du Château d’Oléron, stroll through the Saumonards Forest and look out on the famous Fort Boyard.

As you’ll find out, there’s more than one way to explore the “Island of Light”: its woods, marshes and seaside villages are ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding throughout the year.

Our campsites in the Ile d’Oléron give you access to 160km of cycle paths that crisscross the island and hug the coast. Why not get closer to nature and enjoy the feel of the wind in your hair as you explore the island and its sandy beaches, pine woods, picturesque villages and oyster farms by bike?

A wealth of local culinary specialities

Where better to spend a camping holiday than the Ile d’Oléron? Alongside the beauty and variety of its landscapes, you will discover a region rich in culinary tradition. Fish, seafood and, of course, its inimitable Marennes-Oléron oysters, are the highlights of the island’s gastronomic heritage. 

And don’t forget to buy a little something to take back with you. How about some hand-harvested sea salt or a bottle of the local “Shipwreckers” craft beer? The island’s wine producers, market gardeners and oyster farmers will all be able to point you in the right direction.