Our La Cailletière campsite is perfectly located in Dolus-d’Oléron, at the center of the island. It is the best place for exploring the wonders of the light island. You will have quick access to all activities and tours on the Ile d’Oléron from your rental or camping pitch. Our team is available to advise you on where to go so that you fully enjoy your holiday on the Ile d’Oléron! In the meantime, here are a few places to visit from the Oléron Nature et Culture network, which connects the 9 most remarkable sites on the island, including the Ile d’Oléron Museum, a Musée de France, the Oléron citadel, a listed historic monument, and the two nature centers: the Port des Salines and the Marais aux Oiseaux.
While at our campsite in the Charente-Maritime, you can explore a region rich in a variety of nature and culture. When you visit the Ile d’Oléron, here are the tourist attractions not to be missed! Deals: You get discounts when you stay at the campsite at some of these places that everyone loves!
Near Saint-Denis-d’Oléron and the campsite, the Chassiron Lighthouse rises 46 m above the sea at the northernmost tip of the Ile d’Oléron. One of the most visited sites on the island, this lighthouse perched on a rocky cliff is a great place to learn about all the riches of the ocean.
The seaside oyster farming village of Fort-Royer, south of Boyardville, is a gorgeous place where seven oyster farmers work and live. This is where you can discover oyster farming on the Ile d’Oléron: oyster breeding and maturing, the farm, the huts and the oyster beds… Campers can learn more about the intertidal zone and the difficult job of oyster aquaculturist during a guided tour of this gorgeous nature reserve!
When you stay on the Ile d’Oléron, you can go explore the Oléron Castle port’s shipyard, which is near the campsite. Dive right in to this world of rowboats, sardine boats, you-yous, lasses and oyster pinasses. You can admire the many traditional boats that have been restored by the Chantier naval Robert Léglise – Patrimoine maritime oléronais organisation and learn more about the ancestral techniques of the marine carpenters.
Take a leap back in time and see how our ancestors lived in 1900! La Maison Paysanne is a traditional Oléron house: an old farm house with cellar, forge, barn, vegetable garden, and more. Dive into life-size history with horse-drawn carriages, machines, utensils and tools, just like in the past! You’ll discover the thieuzine (living room), which was used as a dining room, kitchen and bedroom.
The Marais aux Oiseaux is more than 10 hectares of preserved nature in the heart of Oléron. This is a nature center where you can discover wild and domestic animals while walking between ponds, oaks and marigolds. It is also a conservation center that helps wild birds in distress (not open to the public).
Visit the Ile d’Oléron Tourist Office