Leisures & Activities – West Coast France, Atlantic Ocean

Balade à vélo lors d'un séjour dans chalet à Oléron

Welcome in the Poitou-Charentes region, on the Oleron island ! The Oleron Island is offering a great range of activities, as well as a great cultural and historical heritage with magnificient beaches…For nature’s lovers, you will find your happiness on this island, nearby the Atlantic Ocean ! The Hameaux des Marines resort and Terres de France, made on this webpage a great selection of leisures and activities on the Oleron island :

  • Free Kids-Club (July & August): with our trained and certified kids animators, different activities are offered : manual, outdoor, sportive and many more (cultural visists etc…) … From 5 to 12 years old, with 4 mornings a week from 10:00am to 12:00am..
  • Other animations: heated swimming pool ( Mid-April to end of october), petanque, pingpong, kids playground area…

The Hameaux de Marines holiday resort is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and enjoy the fresh ocean air. You can also enjoy during your long stay or weekend getaway our private swimming pool, with a free and unlimited access (opened depending on the season).

Welcome your friends and entire family for some french petanque or table tennis challenges. Children will also enjoy the kids playground and have unique memories of their holidays on the Oleron Island…

Free/ Included in the price :

  • Covered/uncovered swimming pool (heated & accessible from mid-April to end of October depending on the weather forecast)
  • Kids playground areas 
  • Ping-pong tables & Equipment rental
  • French Petanque playground & Equipment rental

Extra Fees / Not included in the price :

  • Bike rental
  • French pastries & bread delivery directly in July and August (option to book in advance at the reception)
  • Sea food plates in July and August (option to book in advance at the reception)
  • Newspaper delivery directly in your cottage in July and August (option to book in advance at the reception)

Visit the Oleron Island all year long ! 

Discover the Poitou-Charente region which have an important cultural and historical heritage. Moreover this island is absolutely to visit for its unique wild landscape and its local gastronomy ! The Hameaux des Marines holiday resort is located at the tip of the Oleron island, at Saint Denis d’Oléron island. Numerous monuments and museums are also to visit and located just nearby the resort.

By crossing the 3 kilometres bridge that allowed the island access by car in 1966, you will discover a unique place for your upcoming holidays. Also called the Mimosa Island, this little piece of heaven in the Atlantic Ocean is a place to enjoy all year long. Indeed, the particular climate and Serene atmosphere of this island allow you to enjoy a unique moment at the end of the winter or the beginning of Autumn…

After the Bridge, you will get three options :

    • The west part, following the direction of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains,
    • The East, to the Oléron Island Castle
    • The central road, at 30 minutes by car from the Lighthouse of Chassiron, located in the North of the Island.

Oleron Island Biking Trail

Come and experience the 160 kilometres of biking trails on this beautiful island nearby the Hameaux des Marines Holiday Resort. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced level in sport, you will find on this island a great diversity of sporting activities to enjoy with your family, a group of friends or for a romantic getaway: hiking in the forest, on the beach or in the heart of the swamps…

Lands & Sea Leisures !

For Ocean activities lovers, we highly recommend you to try wind boat sessions, nearby the Ford Boyard place. Nearby the resort, you will find many different activities spots, for all tastes and ages : a golf playground, the aquatic centre “Ileo”,or the Thalasso therapy …

If you like to discover and playing adventurous games, the region is offering you two orienteering trails in Saint-Georges of Oléron or to the Oleron Castle.

« Not-to-be-missed » Places & Activities :

  • The Lighthouse of Chassiron at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Oyter city Park at 45 minutes from the resort
  • “Saint Pierre d’Oléron” place at 10 minutes from the resort
  • “La Potinière” at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The famous “Fort Boyard” place at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Oleron Castle at 30 minutes from the resort
  • “Saint Trojan les Bains” Village at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Marennes d’Oléron Village at 45 minutes from the resort
  • “Hiers Brouage” City at 50 minutes from the resort
  • “Zoo de La Palmyre” Park at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Rochefort City at 50 minutes from the resort
  • “Meschers sur Gironde”  City at 20 minutes from the resort
  • Saintes Town at 1h30 from the resort
  • La Rochelle City at 1h30 from the resort

Discover the Hameaux des Marines holiday resort, in a unique place in France : the Oleron Island. Numerous picturesque villages and leisures are to be discovered during your stay such as Rochefort, the Zoo of la Palmyre, La Rochelle city

You can also enjoy to swim on diffrent beaches sport of the island (Les Minimes, the Huttes beach…) or if you feel like a cultural break, come and discover the various monuments such as Fort Boyard, the lighthouse of Chassiron, the Cotinière port…). We highly recommend you to visit those places, located at less then 1hour from the Hameaux de Marines residence. If you don’t feel like driving this amount of time, you can also en, at 300 meters from the Atlantic Ocean

Places not-to-be-missed during your stay:

  • La Rochelle city at 1h30 from the resort
  • The Huttes Beach at 5 minutes from the resort
  • Saint Denis D’Oléron Town at 5 minutes from the resort
  • The Cotinière Port at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Mythic Fort Boyard monument at 1h30 from the resort
  • “La Brée les Bains” Town at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Oleron Castle at 35 minutes from the resort
  • “Saint Trojan les Bains” Town at 40 minutes from the resort
  • Rohan Town at 1h20 from the resort
  • Saint Marennes d’Oléron City at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Rochefort Village at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Palmyre Zoo at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Lighthouse of Chassiron at 10 minutes from the resort

Festivals to absolutely experience :

  • The “Jazz en Feux” Festival  in August on the Oleron island
  • The “Riroleron” Festival in Septembre on the Oleron island
  • The Francopholies Festival at 1h40 from the resort

In the surroundings of les Hameaux de Marine resort, nearby La Rochelle, you will discover a preserved and peaceful nature, with its lakes, caves, gulfs, and hiking trails !

Walking & Hiking in the Charente Maritime region :

  • The Marais des Bris Walking Way in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains
  • The Dune forst guided visit
  • The Stone Walking Way in Saint-Just-Luzac
  • The Cabanes Walking Way in Bourcefranc-Le Chapus

Oleron Surrounding Gardens:

  • The Oléron Castle Botanical  Garden
  • The Phare de Chassiron  Garden
  • The Boirie Botanical Garden
  • The Rosière Garden

The Oleron Island: a gastronomy at the crossroad of the sea & the lands

Un séjour gourmands avec dégustation d'huitres de l'Ile d'Oléron

The beauty of the landscape and the pure atlantic atmosphere are the only reason to come to the Oleron island ! Indeed, the local gastronomy is also another treasure Oleron, to absolutely discover…  On the Oleron island, you will taste a great range of fishes, and other delighful sea food products: Langoustines, shrimps, céteaux, soles, lobsters, bars and others beautiful products are daily and feshly brought to you, with all the fishing boat of “la Cotinière” port !

Discover and experience the local Marennes-Oléron oysters, one of the treasures of the island gastronomy ! This is also the moment to try the local wines of the Oléron region, the Oleron Salt,the local beer « Naufrageurs », various fruits and vegetables from local producers and so much more…

A dessert ? We highly recommend you to try the “galette charentaise”, a surprising sweet speciality !

Finally one of the best way to discover the local products is to have a relaxing and enjoyable walk in the many local food markets of the Island and its surroundings… You will directly meet all the different local producers, from the wine maker to the oyster farm agricultor…

Local food product from the Oleron region :

  • The « éclade »
  • The Marennes-Oléron Oysters
  • The Mari Oleron Salt
  • The « Jonchée d’anis »
  • The « Charentaise Galette »
  • The Bouchot Mussel
  • The Saint Trojan Sweet Onion
  • The « chaudrée »
  • The Saintongeais Cake

Local Food Markets :

  • The Saint-Denis d’Oléron Market, on tuesday, thursday and friday mornings
  • The La Brée les Bains Market on wednesday, friday, saturday, sunday at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint-Pierre d’Oléron Market everyday except on mondays, at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The La Cotonnière Market  every day except sundays, from 4 pm to 8 pm at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Le Grand-Village-Plage Market  every wednesday morning from 10 am to 6:30 pm

Oleron region alcool products :

  • The cognac alcool
  • The pineaux de Charente alcool
  • The Oléron Wine
  • The Naufrageurs Beer
  • The Local Fort Boyard Beer

The Fort Louvois, the Saint-Jean-d’Angle Castle, the Loges windmill… On the Oleron island, Castles and Religious Places are an important part of the historical and cultural heritage. You will also find many Museums to entertain everybody and learn more about the surroundings of the Hameaux de Marine! Hereby a great selection of places we recommend:

Museums & others recommended visits :

  • The Oleron Island Museum at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Oyster city at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Lighthouse museum of Chassiron at 10 minutes from the resort

Castles & Other Visits in the Oléron Island surroundings:

  • “Prieure de la Perroche” place at 25 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint-Joseph Chapel at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint Louis Church at 45 minutes from the resort
  • The Brouage Church at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Saint Sornin Church at 40 minutes from the resort

Renowned Religious Places :

  • Prieure de la Perroche at 25 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint-Joseph Chapel at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Saint Louis Church at 45 minutes from the resort
  • The Brouage Church at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Saint Sornin Church at 40 minutes from the resort

The Hameaux des Marines surroundings also offers you multiple parks, for every tastes and ages ! For sensational leisures lovers, come and experience the numerous Amusement Parks nearby our resort. If you feel like enjoying more peaceful activities, spend the day or the afternoon discovering the Animal world and the Botanical Treasures of the region, with your family, your group of friend or during your romantic getaway !

Animals & Botanical Parks :

  • Pôle Nature du Marais aux Oiseaux at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Ferme pédagogique de Patricia Oudin at 1 hour from the resort
  • Zoo La Palmyre at 1h10 from the resort
  • Aquarium de la Rochelle at 1h30 from the resort

Amusement Parks :

  • Fun Park at 1h30 from the resort
  • Parc aquatique Iléo at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Parc Aventure La Gataudière at 50 minutes from the resort
  • TitiParc Club Aventure Park at 40 minutes from the resort
  • La Perlière at 50 minutes from the resort

Let’s Relax at the Beach & Enjoy Islands Fresh Air…

Réservez location vacances Ile d'Oléron

With your family, friends or for a romantic getaway, discover and experience the Oleron island. The one of the tree island in the Charente-Maritime region and the second largest island after Corsica. This is on this island you will find the most beautiful beaches from the region… The Oleron island is the ideal place to come and enjoy the warm fine sand :

  • The north-east cost is open on the Pertuis sea : this area of the island is recommended to families with kids as the sea is more quiet and calm on this part.  Between swim in the ocean, the pleasure of the beachfisheries, and visits of the surrounding villages (Boyardville, La Brée les Bains and St Denis d’Oléron) you will never get bored during your stay at the north-eastern cost of the Oleron island!
  • The west-cost is directly orientated on the Atlantic ocean : its waves and huge fine sand beaches are bordered by large dunes will delight high sensaions sports lover !
  • The most reknowned beaches are located in the south of the island nearby the Grand-Village-Plage, of Vert-Bois or of St-Troyan-les-Bains site.
  • The south-east cost nearby the Oleron Castle isn’t the best sport to enjoy a swim. However you will find some oyster parks, an important part of the island cultural heritage.

All beaches from the Oleron Island:

  • Plage des Huttes at 4 minutes from the resort
  • The Huttes Beach at 4 minutes from the resort
  • The Soubregeon Beach at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Boire Beach at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Brée Beach at 10 minutes from the resort
  • The Chaucre Beach at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Petite Beach at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Sables Vignier Beach at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Domino Beach at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Matha Beach at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Plaisance Beach at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Perroche Beach at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Remigasse Beach at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Perrocheat Beach at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The BourceFranc-Le-Chapusat Beach at 45 minutes from the resort
  • The Giraudière Beach at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Gatseau Beach at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Varennes Beach at 50 minutes from the resort

Surrounding Islands :

  • The Aix Island
  • The Ré Island
  • The Madame Island
  • The Nôle Island

Come and experience a great range of activities during your getaway or holidays in the Charente Maritime region, with sensational and sporting experiences ! On the water or in the air, you will find  your hapiness during your stay and keep unique memories of those holidays in France.

Outdoor Activities :

  • Little touristic train in Saint-Denis-D’Oléron 
  • Biking and hiking trails to the Lighthouse of Chassiron , at the Gatseau beach
  • Tree Climbing at Fun Park at 45 minutes from the resort
  • Paintball in Saint Pierre d’Oléron at 20 minutes from the resort
  • Horseriding at the Dream Pony Farm at 12 minutes from the resort
  • Mini-Golf in Saint Denis d’Oléron
  • The “Pêcheur d’Antiche” (the fisherman of Antiche) at 7 minutes from the resort
  • The Mickey Mouse beach at 12 minutes from the resort
  • The Fun Golf in Saint Tojan les Bains at 40 minutes from the resort
  • Tennis playgrounds in Saint Pierre d’Oléron at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Bowling “Abordage” at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Casino of Saint-Trojan-Les-Bains at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Sun7 Discothèque at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The thalassotherapy, Balneotherapy and SPA centre in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains at 40 minutes from the resort

Nautical Activities :

  • Surf Casting at the Vert Bois beach at 40 minutes from the resort
  • Nautical Center  at 11 minutes from the resort (Canoë-Kayak, Stand Up paddle…)
  • Motor boat and wind boat around Ford Boyard, around the Aix island, and nearby La Rochelle
  • Scuba diving at Oléron at 13 minutes from the resort

Aerial Activities :

  • Flight in helicopter & ULM, Para-motor in LA Tremblaie at 1 hour from the resort

At the Hameaux de Marines, it’s always possible to get advises on your holiday program and to have access to privilege prices and good deals! This service is free of charge and available at the reception of our residence.

Week-end au bort de la mer à Oléron avec activités surf, aire de jeux, animations aquatiques

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