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Dolus-d'Oléron - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Dolus is located in the southern part of the Ile d'Oleron. The main activity of this county is the oyster, and of course his specialty, as with any sector Marennes-Oléron is the Fine de Claire oysters Green.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.8999985 (N 45° 53’ 60”)
Longitude-1.2499991 (W 1° 14’ 60”)
Surface area29.02 km²
Population3272 inhabitants
Density112 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (73 km, 1h11)
Insee code17140
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ile d'Oléron

Nearest cities & towns

Le Château-d'Oléron6.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron8.5 km (15 min)
La Cotinière10 km (16 min)
Saint-Trojan-les-Bains10.3 km (13 min)
Le Grand-Village-Plage11.4 km (19 min)
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus13 km (15 min)
Saint-Georges-d'Oléron13 km (22 min)
Marennes15.5 km (21 min)
La Brée-les-Bains17.3 km (27 min)
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron19.4 km (26 min)
Hiers-Brouage20 km (25 min)
Ronce-les-Bains21 km (25 min)
Saint-Just-Luzac22 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

Dolus has beautiful sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast, or as Vertbois The Rémigeasse. Beach Perroche has a sailing school and yachting with activities for everyone from 4 years. Indeed, the "sea garden" or "sailors" means to introduce children to the knowledge of the foreshore but also sailing and windsurfing.

On the east coast, the route of Oysters is a remarkable site with oyster huts colorful rehabilitated for some workshops of artists and artisans, channels where oyster farmers are busy. Especially beautiful at high tide.

The marsh birds is also an opportunity to rediscover nature. Walking through the swamp, you will see many species of birds.

Activities: aquatic center, tennis, bowling, bocce, horse riding, games room (billiards, table football), scrapbooking, surfing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, biking, walking ...

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

In season, the market is held every morning in the pedestrian street.

Two evenings with fireworks, sardine and hoedown, traditionally held in July and August by the municipality and traders Dolus and several flea markets.


Sunset on the Beach Rémigeasse
Sunset on the Beach Rémigeasse
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The oyster huts
The oyster huts
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Beach Vertbois
Beach Vertbois
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The Channel of Baudissière
The Channel of Baudissière
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Sunset on The Cotinière
Sunset on The Cotinière
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Sunday 19 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Monday 20 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 21 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Activities nearby: 9 hole golf course, cinema, discos, Thalasso, scuba diving ...

A visit is essential: the auction of the pretty port of La Cotinière.

Unavoidable, the boat trip to the Ile d'Aix La Rochelle or past the famous Fort Boyard.

Chassiron lighthouse has a very nice new generation museum and beautiful gardens.

The citadel at Château d'Oléron, where a ride is needed and allows you to go around the town on foot in 40 minutes while exploring diverse landscapes, such as oyster harbor, the view of the viaduct and Oléron Fort Louvois who also visit.

And for those who want to venture into the "continent", the Royal Rope Rochefort, the city of La Rochelle, Brouage ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (15.2 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Gironde
Sports sensations229 € to 269 € Soulac-sur-Mer (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (8.4 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (13.9 km)
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (59 km)


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