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Le Grand-Village-Plage

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Le Grand-Village-Plage - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Charming little seaside resort between ocean, marshes and large pine forest, Le Grand-Village-Plage full of unsuspected treasures. Of course the beaches, among the most beautiful of the island of Oléron, but also the best visitor sites.

Small in size, 6 km², the discovery of the town can be done by bike or even on foot. Cycle paths, footpaths and sports courses crisscross Le Grand-Village-Plage from east to west and from south to north. Swimming, surfing (famous spot), sailing, hiking, biking, tennis...

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Grand-Village-Plage
Tourism labels
Latitude45.8500022 (N 45° 51’ 0”)
Longitude-1.2333318 (W 1° 13’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 22m
Surface area6.05 km²
Population1061 inhabitants
Density175 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (69 km, 1h06)
Insee code17485
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ile d'Oléron

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Trojan-les-Bains4.7 km (12 min)
Dolus-d'Oléron11.4 km (19 min)
Le Château-d'Oléron11.8 km (22 min)
La Cotinière15.7 km (26 min)
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus16.1 km (23 min)
Marennes18.7 km (27 min)
Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron19.8 km (31 min)
Hiers-Brouage23 km (31 min)
Saint-Georges-d'Oléron24 km (38 min)
Ronce-les-Bains25 km (32 min)
Saint-Just-Luzac25 km (32 min)
La Tremblade27 km (35 min)
La Brée-les-Bains29 km (42 min)
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron31 km (43 min)
Moëze31 km (41 min)

Things to see and do

A small village, Port Salines has a saltmarsh Oleron such as those covered southern island of Oleron for centuries. In business, one can see the salt maker pluck the flower of salt and coarse salt harvest in the late afternoon during the summer period (a spectacle in itself). The salt cellar, where it stores its production, also serves as a store for the market. Guided tours of the salt marsh are offered to learn all about this ancient skill. On the site, a museum traces the history of salt production. Temporary exhibitions and events are regularly organized. Once a week the Port Salines becomes part of a farmer's market not to be missed for the pleasure of the eyes and taste buds! An interpretive trail and boats rentals allow visitors to discover the place freely and at their own pace. Founded in 1990, The Port Salines is part of the Network of Centres of Nature Charente-Maritime.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Wearing Salines
Wearing Salines
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See photo
Saunier harvesting salt at the port of Salines
Saunier harvesting salt at the port of Salines
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Port Salines Restaurant
Port Salines Restaurant
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Artists Cabanes Le Grand-Village-Plage
Artists Cabanes Le Grand-Village-Plage
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Friday 20 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (9 km)
Discover oyster farming on Oléron island
Local flavours38 € to 450 € Dolus-d'Oléron (9.3 km)
Sailboat ride around Fort Boyard
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Saint-Georges-d'Oléron (13.2 km)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (25 km)
Animal park and exotic zoo
Entertainment0 € to 11 € Royan (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (3.2 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (9.8 km)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (26 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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