Located between Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, Château-d'Oléron, Dolus-d'Oléron, Saint-Trojan-les-bains, Saint-Denis-d'Oléron and Marenne-Oléron, on the Atlantic Coast in Poitou-Charentes, discover our beautiful village with its fine sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean!
Stretching from one shore to the other on the widest part of the island, Saint-Georges-d'Oléron includes a bourg renowned for its charm and beauty, and several attached hamlets among which Boyardville and its unique view of the eponymous fort, the oyster farmers' village Sauzelles, les Sables Vignier on the wild coast, or Domino and its bathing cabins.
The village of Saint-Georges-d'Oléron, with its narrow streets lined with low houses decorated with hollyhocks, invites you to stroll. As in all the villages of the island in New-Aquitaine, as in Saint-Pierre, a beautiful architectural heritage is to be discovered on the territory of Saint-Georges : a Romanesque church, the oldest on the island, 19th century wooden halls, two 19th century castles (Château Fournier and Villa Briquet), a remarkable 19th century town hall also, fish locks as found on the Ile de Ré, or the Fort Boyard off Boyardville in the direction of the island of Aix.
Activities and Leisure
Between walks, relaxing activities, rides on the bicycle paths, sports and water sports or discovering local producers, there are many and varied things to do in Saint-Georges-d'Oléron. Walks can be done on foot between the old salt marshes and the preserved hamlets, on horseback in the wooded paths, between the marshes and on the beaches, or by bike thanks to the different sites where you can rent two-wheelers.
Among the nautical activities popular with vacationers are cruises by speedboat or pirate boat around the island and to Fort Boyard, jet ski rentals, fishing trips, or catamaran cruises. On the pond of Prés Valet, the miniature port of Saint-Georges allows children to pilot their boat. Numerous local producers offer you to discover their trades and their products on Saint-Georges-d'Oléron: shipwreckers' brewery, salt workers, winegrowers, oyster farm, or salmon smoker, there is something for all tastes!
Saint-Georges-d'Oléron is the largest commune on the Ile d'Oléron in Charente-Maritime and includes a number of hamlets.
Boyardville is famous for its Fort Boyard which can be approached by boat (see Inter-island cruise), it also has a very nice marina and a channel where to walk. In season, a fireworks display is fired on Thursday night. Very nice!
The Fédération Française de Voile also put its quarters there in Vauban's fortifications. Catamaran courses, optimist and dinghy, windsurfing, for all ages and all levels.
During your vacations at camping at St-Georges-d'Oléron, you will visit the church and the market hall built at the request of Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 12th century. For the visits of the city center, the tourist office next door will welcome you efficiently.