Leisure and Well-being

Marennes-Oléron is the ideal place to unwind and uplift your spirits. There are many ways to enjoy these peaceful and diverse surroundings.

You may choose to walk, cycle or ride a horse across Oléron island from the north to the south and from the east to the west. Discover forests, beaches, swamps.. or local heritage in the Marennes Basin.

Facing Fort Boyard there is a 9-hole golf course for those wanting to improve their swing and technique.

Numerous tennis courts can be found in Marennes-Oléron as well. Finally, for those who want to be spoilt, the spa therapy centres at Saint-Trojan-les-Bains and Saint-Georges d'Oléron are ideal resorts to relax in.

Cycle paths

cycle paths marennes oleron
Oléron Island and the Marennes Basin possess numerous cycling itineraries. A network of 100 miles spreading amidst marshes, forests and running along the sea. This waymarked cycle network makes it easy to find your way around and admire the multifaceted landscape at your own pace.
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Walking and hiking

walking and hiking marennes oleron
Whatever the season Marennes-Oléron is the place to go for long walks. Walk through a forest,a swamp, a charming village or a beach. Slow down to observe the diverse flora and fauna. Take a close look at the rich heritage.. delightful, isn't it ?
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Horse riding

horse riding marennes oleron
Marennes-Oléron is a true paradise for horse riding. The preserved environement and rich heritage speak for themselves. There are more than ten equestrian centres in the area. Whether you are a first timer or a competent rider, you will have a very rewarding experience riding horses, poneys or double-poneys in these surroundings. You will love the scenery and take home unforgettable memories. "Sunset", "Moonlight" and more themed rides are on offer. A great way to come close to the splendid fauna and flora.
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golf oléron
Situated in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron and facing Fort Boyard and Aix Island, Oléron's golf course boasts stunning scenery. Dunes, ocean views, this green site is a peaceful haven. Officially recognized, this golf course is one of few courses that includes a beach front area you get to play on. The Golf d'Oléron faces the ocean over 2km and is located between Boyardville and the Arceau channel.
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Thalasso and spa

thalasso spa oleron marennes
The île d’Oléron is the perfect spot to find a little time for YOU and to relax. Seekers after the “zen attitude” can choose between the Accor Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel at Saint-Trojan-les-Bains and the spa bath therapy centre at Spa les Gros Joncs, Saint-Georges d’Oléron. 
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