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  • 1 Île d'Oléron Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - 17310 St-Pierre-d'Oléron

    Linked to the mainland by a viaduct-bridge, Oléron is Metropolitan France's second largest island after Corsica. A place of wild beauty, ocean expanse, ever-changing colours, warm sand and... its famous oysters. Its white houses sit among mimosas, la..

  • 2 Port des Salines Interesting

    Museums and art

    Rue des Anciennes-Salines F - 17370 Le Grand-Village-Plage

    Brightly coloured oyster-farm huts house exhibitions on the island's traditional activities: the history of salt in Saintonge, the écluses à poisson (fish retention locks) and oyster farming. A salt works has been conserved around a cabane à Sau (sal..

  • 3 Oléron Island Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    9 place Gambetta F - 17310 St-Pierre-d'Oléron

    On display in this museum of local crafts and traditions is a reconstruction of a local kitchen complete with figures in costume. There is also a collection of local seashells and displays about the island's economic activities (oyster farming, agric..

  • 4 Château d'Oléron

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 17480 Le Château-d'Oléron

    The castle is what remains of a citadel built by Richelieu. It was enlarged and modified by Louis XIV in 1666 to protect the newly built port of Rochefort. During the Revolution, political deportees were its unwilling occupants.

  • 5 Bird and Animal Sanctuary

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    24 route Grand-Pontreau-Maisonneuve F - 17310 St-Pierre-d'Oléron

    Here one can see black crested loris from New Guinea, crowned yellow crested cranes, macaws and toucans.

  • 6 Church of St Peter of Oléron

    Religious buildings

    place Pierre-Loti F - 17310 St-Pierre-d'Oléron

    The 32m high steeple acts as a landmark for seamen. Climb up to the viewing platform for a panoramic view taking in the whole island, the islands of Aix and Ré, as well as the Gironde estuary.

  • 7 Sables Vignier Beach

    Nature and gardens

    La Cotinière F - 17310 St-Pierre-d'Oléron

    This beach is situated between two rocky outcrops and provides nice views of the Côte Sauvage (coastline) and the often stormy seas.

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