Superb Locations for Superb Summers
Summer Holiday Accommodation in France, the Algarve Portugal and Croatia
Oleron is the second largest French island after Corsica and the furthest south on the Atlantic coast. The island is situated just off the coast of the Charente-Maritime, between the coastal towns of La Rochelle and Royan. It is accessed by a bridge of over 3,000 metres in length.
Besides long sandy beaches, often flanked by dunes, there is so much more to see and do on the Island.
On the West coast facing the open sea The Grande Plage is over 9km long. It is surrounded on all sides by the forest of Saint Trojan les Bains. The whole of the West coast is sandy, wild and turned towards the ocean. Windsurfers, surfers and other water sports enthusiasts can enjoy the huge waves sweeping against the coastline.
You can visit the lighthouse at Chassiron, the most northerly point of the island. Energetic visitors can climb the 224 steps to enjoy glorious views of the isles of Re, Aix and Oleron as well as La Rochelle and Fort Boyard.
Le Chateau d’Oleron
This is the capital town on the island. It can be found on the south east of the island just across the bridge from the mainland. As well as the beaches, restaurants and shops, the town has a wealth of interesting places to visit. You can tour the ancient ramparts of the citadel built in the 11th century. The citadel is also the venue for additional attractions in the summer such as jazz festivals and firework displays.
On the East coast of the island you can find many charming ports surrounded by local handicraft shops and restaurants serving local specialities of oysters and mussels. Take a boat trip around one of the smaller islands or the Fort Boyard.
The island also has a number of well-marked walks and cycle tracks around the coastline and through the forests. There are cycle hire shops in most towns and villages. There is a nine-hole golf course and sailing schools can be found at most beaches.
Le Village des Amareyeurs
The village, which is 400 metres from the sea, has been built in a traditional style with the buildings resembling fishermen cottages of the region. The village consists of approximately 80 properties. An outdoor swimming pool is located next to the reception.
Each house or apartment is semi detached and has it’s own small garden with garden furniture. Each house comes fully equipped with kitchenette (hob only), dishwasher and microwave. Television can also be provided for a small additional charge. Bed linen is provided, but guests need to bring their own towels. There is a small launderette on site.
Note: These kitchens are equipped ‘French style’. They do not contain ovens, kettles or English style crockery e.g. provided with small expresso style cups.
Accommodation is as follows:
Studio for 2 persons with double bed or sofa bed - 1 shower room with WC
1 bedroomed house for up to 4 persons – double sofa bed in lounge - 1 shower room with WC
2 bedroomed house for or up to 6 persons- 1 double and 1 twin bedroom and double sofa bed in lounge - 2 shower rooms with WC
3 bedroomed houses for up to 8 persons- 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms and double sofa bed in lounge - 2 shower rooms with WC
Arrival day Saturday not before 5pm
Departure day Saturday by 10 am
Guests are requested to thoroughly clean property on departure. A cleaning service can be provide for an additional cost.
Other attractions include various fortifications and forts built along the east coast, the most well known being Fort Boyard, once a prison, now used for filming a television series.