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The Myocastors Animal Park near Camping Les Grissotières

Mycastors Animal Park

Located 5 minutes walk from the Camping Les Grissotières, it is a visit full of sensations, in the park it is to approach the Myocastors, to feed them, to photograph them, to observe them... It is also a friendly moment (about an hour) during which you will discover an endearing animal, a local economic activity. Visiting the park means getting to know this cousin of the beaver better. New: The arrival of kangaroos at Myocastors Park. Come and discover them.

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Le marais aux oiseaux

Ornithological Park

Located 5 minutes walk from the Camping des Grissotières the visit lasts from 1 h to 1 h ½, is through woods and marshes, along a trail of 1.5 km. The trail is lined with informative terminals on the life and habits of the main species encountered. In addition, three cabins house temporary and permanent exhibits (on the nesting boxes, for example).

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Marais aux Oiseaux Park near Campsite Les Grissotières

Amusement parks

Water park Iléo in Dolus d'Oléron

Situated 2.5 km from our campsite in the commune of Dolus d'Oléron, in the heart of a preserved environment and conducive to relaxation, ILÉO is a unique aquatic complex...Discover the two faces of ILÉO ! In July and August, ILÉO metamorphoses into a real AQUATIC PARK ! Your aquatic and sports centre opens its outdoor spaces to you, offering a wide variety of pools and attractions for families and vacationers.

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Water park ileo near Camping Les Grissotières
The huts of Arceau

The channel of Arceau

Located 3.4 km from our campsite, the small port of La Baudissière, where many oyster farms are grouped around the channel of the same name, is a particularly picturesque place. The commune has undertaken to rehabilitate a dozen of them on the roadside to turn them into artists' studios open to the public. Very colourful, they remain the symbol of traditional oyster farming. You can buy oysters and mussels on the spot and taste the famous "églade" of mussels with pine needles...

Oleron Island Museum

Located 4.8 km from the campsite, the Museum of the Ile d'Oléron, in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron, is an excellent introduction to the discovery of the island. Its permanent collection presents the evolution of mankind on the island from the Neolithic period (manufacture of ornaments from shells) to the present day. The chronological tour of the exhibition rooms allows you to follow the themes of saliculture, viticulture, gemmage, fishing, traditional costumes, habitat...

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Museum of the Ile d'Oléron near Camping Les Grissotières

Golf club Oléron

Situated 5 km from our campsite in the commune of Saint-Pierre d'Oléron, within sight of Fort-Boyard, the golf course of Oléron faces the islands of the Atlantic Ocean. In an exceptional setting, along the ocean and the dunes of the east coast, the Golf d'Oléron, approved for nine holes, is a real green and quiet setting, one of the very few golf courses in France where the seafront is part of the playing field. The Oléron golf course faces the ocean for about 2 km, between Boyardville and the Arceau channel.

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Golf Oléron near Camping les Grissotières
Oyster Shacks of Fort Royer near Camping Les Grissotières

Fort Royer

Located on the seashore only 6.5 km from our campground, south of Boyardville, the oyster village of Fort Royer is an exceptional site used and maintained by seven oyster farmers. The history of the oyster farming site of Fort Royer on Oleron Island dates back to the end of the 19th century and in the 1930's, there were about fifty active huts. Seventy years later, there are still six thanks to the association of the Oyster Farming and Natural Site of Fort-Royer. You can also buy and taste oysters on site.

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Discover Fort Boyard

Visit from Boyarville

Located only 8 km from our campsite, Fort Boyard, this fortress is situated in the department of Charente Maritime on the Atlantic coast. And precisely between the mouth of the river Charente, the Ile d'Aix, the Ile d'Oléron and the Ile Madame in a navigation basin that the Charente region calls the pertuis d'Antioche. The only way to visit Fort Boyard and its watchtower (the one where Père Fouras stands) is by sea from Boyarville. 

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Le fort boyard île Oléron Camping les Grissotières
Port of la Cotiniére

Port of la Cotinière

Situated 7.3 km from our campsite on the west coast, in the commune of Saint-Pierre d'Oléron, La Cotinière is a little corner of paradise. Don't miss the visit of the fish auction organised by the tourist office. A flotilla of bright colours, the incessant ballet of boats in the port, intense activity on the quays in all seasons, this typical small fishing port is known and recognised for the quality of the products that are landed there: sea bass, sole, langoustines, céteaux....

The citadel of Château-d'Oléron

Located 8.7 km from our campsite, the citadel of Château-d'Oléron is a military structure built from 1630 to 1704 to protect the southern part of the island of Oléron. It is one of the main historical monuments of the city of Château-d'Oléron. Discover the port of Château-d'Oléron and its oyster huts, restaurant and especially its big Sunday morning market...

Citadel Château d'Oléron
Port of Château d'Oléron

The port of Château d'Oléron

Situated 9 km from our campsite, come and discover a village of creators like no other where oyster farmers and creators live side by side. About thirty artists and craftsmen of art welcome you in the heart of the old town, on the oyster farming site in the citadel of the Château d'Oléron. These workshops are open all year round, thus constituting a permanent centre of artistic and tourist activity.

Salt marshes

Situated 9 km from our campsite in the commune of Grand-Village-Plage, on the Ile d'Oléron, the Port des Salines, a natural setting with the Echappés Nature label, proposes to show you the history of salt farming in the Oléron region and the know-how of the saunier in its many facets: ecomuseum, guided tours, boat trips...

Salt marshes Oleron Island
The Port of the Saltworks

Port of Les Salines

Situated 9 km from our campsite in the commune of Grand-Village-Plage, on the Ile d'Oléron, the Port des Salines, a natural setting with the Pôle-Nature label, offers you the opportunity to discover the history of salt farming in the Oléron region and the know-how of the saunier in its many facets. Eat at the restaurant Le Relais des Salines.

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The lighthouse of Chassiron

Located 19 km from our campsite, the Chassiron lighthouse stands 46 meters above the ground, it was inaugurated on 1 December 1836. A beautiful staircase of 224 steps leads to the lantern, lit by incandescent acetylene light. Its light is 1 flash every 10 seconds, with a power of 250 W with metal halogens and an average range of 28 miles (45 km). From the top of this lighthouse, you can enjoy a superb view of the Oleron on the continental coast and finally on the ocean.

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Lighthouse of Chassiron near Camping Les Grissotières
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Camping Les Grissotières

13, impasse des Merles les Grissotières 17550 Dolus d'Oléron

Téléphone

+33 5 46 75 67 13

GPS coordinate

1°19’02" OUEST – 45°58’15" NORD

The campsite is open from

From Saturday April 4 to Saturday October 3, 2020