Oleron _The Luminous_ is the second largest French island after Corsica. Oleron is 175 Km² and has an exceptional climate.
In Oleron you can find beautiful sandy beaches, labelled Pavillon Bleu (A Blue Flag award for very good environmental standards) and it is a little haven for nautical sports (windsurfing, kite surfing, sand yachting, canoeing, etc).
Go for a walk, ride a bike or a horse to the heart of the pine forest and the marshes. Don't hesitate to stop for a nature escape in _Les mara...is aux oiseaux_ (The bird marshes) in Dolus and _Le Port des Salines_ in Grand Village.
Moreover, Oléron has an exceptional historic heritage including the well known Fort Boyard, citadels of Oléron and Brouage castles, churches and some small typical villages with lovely coloured fishermen houses