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While we were on the Ile d'Oleron we felt obliged to give it a visit. The sun was shining in early May and it was a pleasant walk round the what would have been an imposing château, now virtually a ruin. The port alongside has...More
if history and ruins are your thing, this could be a place for you. It seems to be neglected, the grass has not been cut. Now it used to house artists work. it is free to visit. It sued to be old fort, but was...More
This could have been really exciting and interesting but is is run down with poor almost non existent facilities and no useful signage or historical notes
For a major tourist attraction on the island they need to spend money updating the whole experience and make...More
A nice trip it was. If you are into history and stories, you can read all the signs. But you can also go there for the magnificent views (Fort Boyard far away) or the art galleries. There is a lot of open space to just...More
We cycled here from La Cotiniere. We would be lying if we said we visited to take in the history, as that's not generally our thing. What we appreciated is the beauty of the area, the resilience of the structure through the many decades, and...More
We stopped on the Isle in our Camper and walked the beach front all the way into Chateau d'Oleron. Glorious weather helps I know, but what a lovely place with its port and the citadel. The isle is very much an Oyster farming community with...More
Travelled to Aries du Camping Le Chateau d'Oleron for a 3 night stopover. The campsite is basic but fit for purpose. The Island is fabulous with lots to see and visit. Great beaches and villages with Saint Pierre and Grand Village being the most popular....More
We stopped here to have a look. The path around the tops of the walls is ok but care is needed. the views towards the viaduct to the main land give an idea of its strategic position. we visited at low tide and watched people...More
The citadel is open to get in through the day and in the early evening it's partially lit and great for an after dinner stroll - lots of locals seemed to walk their dogs there in the evening.
It's interesting to look around the citadel...More