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“Tranquil haven with a real taste of France” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Camping Le Domaine d'Oleron

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4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   La Jousseliniere, 17190 Saint-Georges-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France   |  
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Tranquil haven with a real taste of France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

This was the third time we stayed on Oleron, but some 16 years had passed since the last stay. We were concerned that things may have changed but things were just as we remembered them.

We stayed in a mobile home courtesy Eurocamp (Emplacement 150). It featured a large deck, 3 bedrooms, seperate toilet and a great shower. The vinyl floors, wood effect, are far better than the old carpets of days gone by and the mozzy nets on the bedroom windows were great. The emplacement was a good size and we got the best of the day's sun... from around mid day till sunset.

Ron, the Eurocamp rep was great - nothing too much, and the site as a whole was lovely. The pool was cool, but usable and almost always quiet. We didn't use the restaurant / bar, but we did order bread from there in the evening for delivery fresh in the morning - yummy! The site is fairly small and was nicely tranquil while we were there. A good mix of French, Dutch and English with a few Germans and Irish, staying there.

The Island is fantastic... if you want to just get away and escape! It is very french, so try to use a little french even if it's rusty - the locals will meet you more than half way, but English is not as widely spoken as in Brittany and the Vendee. After saying that, you know you are in France!!

Shopping - there is a large E,Leclerc supermarket five minutes away in Saint Pierre. Meat tends to expensive, but when taken on balance, the cost of living is still probably cheaper in France than the UK. There are a few shops in Saint-Georges but Saint Pierre is a better bet if you need choice. Be prepared for most shops to be closed between 12noon and 3pm, but they do tend to stay open into early evening.

Pleasance Plage at Foulerot, 5-10 minutes drive from the accommodation offers sweeping sands and swimmable waters. This side of the island faces Fort Boyard and the mainland, offering far great shelter. If you want surfing waves then go to the other side of the Island where the Atlantic beats the shore in an awesome show of strength. Surfing, sailboarding, kite surfing and sand yachting are popular but the beaches so vast you don't notice. The beaches are typically quiet and clean. The sea is fantastic.

While on Oleron don't miss a trip to the top of the light house at Chassiron and make sure you see Le Citadel at La Chateau. If you want to travel off the Island then La Rochelle, Cognac and Bordeaux are all within fairly easy reach.

The industry is mainly related to the sea... in harvesting of salt and sea foods. Don't miss trying the oysters - they are world class. The other industry seems to be alcohol with a beautiful local aperitif called Pineau... a mix of cognac and wine, drank well chilled.

In summary, the island is not the place to go if you want action and noise, but if you prefer peaceful surroundings that are distinctly french, it's hard to beat!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Really liked the feel of this site. I was visiting with my parents (in their 60s) and my children (5 & 7) and the site suited us all. Very, very helpful staff on site. Pool area, play area and pitches all well looked after. The resurant was pretty good too.

The shower blocks were always clean but the showers were cold or luke warm at best. This quite site did have the peace shattered at night by the very noisy dico from the nearby site which did not finish until well after 1am.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

We loved this site, a pleasant mix of French Dutch English and a few other nationalities. Only around 17 0 pitches, most camping with some static chalets.
Lovely swimming pool with a small slide pool.
Always plenty of sunbeds.
A tiny park (could do better here) and a boule pitch.
fantastic location, within a few minutes cycle of a local village and the best beaches. A truly lovely relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: If you want a nice relaxing seaside holiday, then chose this site, it is fab.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Camping Le Domaine d'Oleron

Address: La Jousseliniere, 17190 Saint-Georges-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > Ile d'Oleron > Saint-Georges-d'Oleron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Saint-Georges-d'Oleron
Hotel Class:4 star — Camping Le Domaine d'Oleron 4*
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Camping Le Domaine D'Oleron France/Charente-Maritime

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