10 Things to Do in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron That You Shouldn't Miss

January 18, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best top things to do in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, France including Site Ostreicole Fort Royer, Salicorne Stand-Up Paddle, Le Port de la Cotiniere, Le Musee de l'Ile d'Oleron, Island Kayak Oleron, Office de Tourisme de Saint-Pierre d'Oleron, Eglise Saint-Pierre, Le Bus Stop, Les Vignerons d'Oleron, La lanterne des Morts.
Restaurants in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron

1. Site Ostreicole Fort Royer

La Perrotine, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France +33 5 46 47 06 48
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Site Ostreicole Fort Royer

Reviewed By Christina H - Virum, Denmark

We were told and shown the story about oyster-farming in the sea -then and now. The tide was not with us, so we did not take the 3 hours walk all the way out to the oysters (7 km) but the bassins, the cabins and the tools at the beach were very interesting and charming. We bouht the oyster-tasting (6 oysters, 5 euro) Very delicious. Afterwards we went to Fifi and Nanous detail-sale, just beside, and bought a lot of oysters for our evening dinner. Even those of us who didn´t like to eat to eat the oysters, enjoyed the visit at the charming place with the small cabins in many colors.

2. Salicorne Stand-Up Paddle

Port de la Gabare, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Salicorne Stand-Up Paddle

Trip on Stand Up Paddle in the wetlands.You will discover with our professional guide the history of the island and the wildlife of the wetlands

Reviewed By Erinbell F

Julien was an excellent guide full of interesting information about the island and its history. He was patient with the kids. Spoken English well and made our afternoon brilliant. Plus he took and shared photos of us on the SUPs and offered an well appreciated treat at the end. I highly recommend Salicorne!

3. Le Port de la Cotiniere

Rue du Port, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France +33 5 46 85 65 23
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Le Port de la Cotiniere

Reviewed By Poolo J - Melbourne, Australia

We spent 5 days on Ile D'Oleron (after Bordeaux), visiting our former French teacher, now living in La Port de la Cotiniere at her beach private resort. Ile D'Oleron is a beautiful island on the Atlantic coast with lots of little towns, villages, vinyards, local fresh produce markets etc. The island has strict conservation rules to protect its heritage, so no new developments. Our hosts run a newly established French immersion experience. We had 5 lovely days of good french food, cheeses, wines and exploring. Great seafood, especially locally grown oysters!

4. Le Musee de l'Ile d'Oleron

9 Place Gambetta, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France +33 5 46 75 05 16
Excellent
27%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Le Musee de l'Ile d'Oleron

Labelled <<Musee de France>>, this museum is situated in an entirely restored massive 18th century farmhouse. The museum is an interactive and educational experience about the histoty of the island, its ethnography and traditional crafts : headdresses and costumes, lifestyles in the 19th century, viticulture, tapping, production, fisheries and tourism.

Reviewed By FHN21 - Dolus-d'Oleron, France

The museum has a fixed exhibition on the traditional economic activities on the island (wine, salt, oyster farming), local customs and culture and the politico-religious history of the island. Well made panoramic film of the island. A small, but very complete museum shop.
The first floor is currently showing a special exhibit on the history of maritime transport to and from the island until the inauguration of the bridge to the continent in 1966 (at the time the longest bridge in France). There is a lift for those who cannot climb stairs.

5. Island Kayak Oleron

9 L Aiguille, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Island Kayak Oleron

A nust do in oleron! Come to get some fresh air the time of a stroll in sea kayak. On a tour of marine environment and oleronais coast, accompanied by a guide patented instructor of state. We propose you various strolls: channels, swamp, sea, oysters parks. In single or two-seater, stable and comfortable kayak come to share an unforgettable moment.

Reviewed By Julie-Mercier - Gradignan, France

En couple, avec un couple d amis et nos filles 13 et 8 ans. Ludo a été pédagogue et a répondu à toutes nos questions ....très sympa et compétent
une super balade dans un coin magique de l île que l on connaissait pas...pleins d explications sur l endroit les courants les marées
Matériel parfait nous prête même casquettes chaussures souris cordon lunettes...
On a adoré il a su rendre la sortie ludiques pour les filles
On recommencera avec plaisir et plus longtemps
On recommande vivement
Un grand merci

6. Office de Tourisme de Saint-Pierre d'Oleron

Place Gambetta, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France +33 5 46 47 11 39
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Office de Tourisme de Saint-Pierre d'Oleron

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

The tourist centre is conveniently located next to the main town car park. However, it had just closed as we arrived at 1230hrs (see my photo of opening times). Bit of a surprise as most others we've visited have been open all day - also one of the staff opened the door to let someone in and might have expected them to ask if we wanted any help. Fortunately there's a map outside of the town and places of interest so we were able to see some of them. At the far side of the square are numerous cafes so good for a Lunch stop. Of course the majority of shops are closed over lunch which is a shame as we would have like to pop into some to the artisan shops selling local produce etc.

7. Eglise Saint-Pierre

Rue de la Republique, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
Excellent
27%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Eglise Saint-Pierre

Reviewed By Poolo J - Melbourne, Australia

Lovely little church for quiet moments of reflection in Ville Saint Pierre D'Oleron. The town itself is a pretty country town with a local market full of fresh local produce, especially seafood. Not sure whether whether I mentioned this church in my earlier review of Port La Cotiniere Ile D'Oleron.

8. Le Bus Stop

1 B rue Alienor D Aquitaine, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France +33 5 46 38 32 11
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Le Bus Stop

Reviewed By SueAlouche - Nantes, France

A cool place to have a drink. Funky and relaxed. A nice outdoor covered Terrace. Very Anglo Saxon in style. Good music

9. Les Vignerons d'Oleron

37 avenue de Bonnemie | Face au Centre Leclerc, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France +33 5 46 47 00 32
Excellent
48%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Les Vignerons d'Oleron

Reviewed By pascalp357 - Paris, France

C'est l'endroit idéal pour se procurer le vin de l’île, blanc, rosé ou rouge, le pineau et le cognac. Côté solide de belles découvertes également.

10. La lanterne des Morts

Place Camille Memain, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
Excellent
41%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

La lanterne des Morts

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

The "lantern" is on in a square on the far side of town from main car park. It's an interesting tower surrounded by raised flower beds. Later I looked up the history and was surprised to find there is some confusion of both origin and meaning of towers which are mainly in and around western France (although there is one in Gloucestershire known as a Poor Souls' Light) - initially I thought they were a type of war memorial but that's not the case. I understand they have a hole in the top for a lantern which shone towards a cemetery and a door near the base allowed a pully arrangement to raise the lantern.

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