Port du Château-d'Oléron

The port of Château-d'oléron, a must-see place for strolling, with its mix of oyster farming, designer huts, artistic strolls and traditional wooden boats.
Port ostréicole - Le Château d'Oléron
Port Le Château d'Oléron
Port ostréicole Le Château d'Oléron
Le Château d'Oléron - Pont des rêves
Port ostréicole Le Château d'Oléron

Dates & opening times

Open all days from 01/01 to 31/12 (all years)


Originally located to the west of the Porte des Pêcheurs, the port was a simple, unprotected beaching.

From 1790, a new port was built to the south of the citadel, in the ditch of the counter-guard, and from the 19th century onwards, it became a very active oyster, commercial and passenger port.

Today, it remains an important transit center for oysters, the commune being a major component of the Marennes-Oléron basin. Numerous refining and greening oyster beds have been built on the site of former salt marshes. More than 100 companies now make their living from this activity.

On state concessions, oyster huts have sprung up along the marsh channels and the citadel's southern moat.

Oysters are now shipped from the marshes, which are owned by the oyster farmers, and today, with the support of the town, most of these old shacks have been restored to serve as workshops for artists and craftspeople, who exhibit their work there.

The huts are open all year round, providing a permanent hub of artistic and tourist activity.


Port du Château-d'Oléron Avenue du Port17480, Le Château-d'OléronFrance



Play area
Car park
Public WC
Local activities
Entertainment evenings
Product tasting
Temporary exhibition
Close to a public transportation
Near shuttle stop
Village centre
Sea view
Visit possible
Services for individual visits
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Historic patrimony
Old port


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