The region of Poitou Charentes : tourism nearOléron
Oléron, Island of the Light
In the Poitou Charentes Region, soothed by the Atlantic Ocean, the Island of Oléron (access via the bridge of Marennes → Oléron) is rightly called the Island of the Light.
Between the mouth of the river Charente and the ocean, Oléron Island is the largest island of the French coast after Corsica, offering a multitude of landscapes in perfect harmony.
Its coastline stretches over a hundred of kilometres. Thanks to its unique microclimate and its geographical location, the island is a preferred site for many sports combining sea, sun, wind and sand.
A very rich land that has a variety of agricultural activities (farming, gardening and especially the viticulture). A quality wine is produced on the island, the famous wine Pineau des Charentes, and not to forget his “majesty” the Cognac.