Comfortably installed at the 3* campsite of Les Sables Vignier, taking advantage of the aquatic space, quality services and an enchanting natural setting, you will have a front-row seat to live great adventures on the island of Oleron. This is the opportunity to explore the delicious village of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, about 20 kilometers away.
Discovery of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains
Small kingdom of fishermen and salt until the 19th century, Saint-Trojan-les-Bains had to fight against the advance of sand. Inspired by the Landes and on imperial order, a forest of maritime pines bordered by palisades was soon planted there. As the village was better protected but the trade in saunier diminished, the inhabitants became successively foresters, woodcutters and oyster farmers. At the end of the 19th century, the forest grew in size and the new fashion of sea bathing arrived. A walk along the seafront and the small beach allows to admire the seaside architecture of the time which contributed to the development of the village. Nowadays, you can practice windsurfing, jet-skiing, canoeing and kayaking. By embarking with a professional lure fisherman, you can fish the place, bluefin tuna or sea bass.
The followers of equestrian sports get closer to the stables of Carbet for pleasant walks on the beaches at sunrise or sunset, others choose walks in the forest.
The parties are animated at the casino and gastronomy side, Saint-Trojan-les-Bains also has restaurants with Brazilian, Italian or Spanish accents and a Cuban cocktail bar.
Top 5 things to see in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains
- Oyster farming. Discovery of the eventful history of an activity installed since the 19th century along the channels and oyster beds.
- Le marais des Bris : Linking the ocean and the forest, this marsh once dedicated to agriculture offers an incredible diversity of landscapes, is paved with orchids and is home to many birds including herons, terns and warblers.
- Walking or biking in the forest. An immersion in the incredible maritime pine forest bordered by solid fences which allowed to gain almost 2 km on the ocean.
- The mimosa festival. In 1892, a young couple returning from the French Riviera planted mimosa in Saint-Trojan. The plant thrives in the city and in 1959 is born the Cavalcade of the mimosa. It is celebrated every year in February.
- The small train of Saint-Trojan is since 60 years the only tourist railway of the island. It runs along the bay up to the wild beach of Maumusson.