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

The municipality of Saint-Georges-d'Oléron is the largest of the island, located between Saint-Denis-d'Oléron, La Bree-les-Bains to the north and Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron south.

Saint-Georges-d'Oléron runs east to west over 4700 acres and has more than 16 kilometers of beaches. Moreover, Saint-Georges-d'Oléron has many villages with their own character and history. Pine forests, long beaches of fine sand, typical architecture, marinas, heritage, local produce markets are all assets that make Saint-Georges-d'Oléron an ideal place for a successful holiday.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.9833352 (N 45° 59’ 0”)
Longitude-1.3333358 (W 1° 20’ 0”)
Surface area46.55 km²
Population3698 inhabitants
Density79 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (52 mi, 1h24)
Insee code17337
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ile d'Oléron

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron2.9 mi (8 min)
La Brée-les-Bains4.2 mi (13 min)
La Cotinière6.2 mi (18 min)
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron6.5 mi (16 min)
Dolus-d'Oléron8.1 mi (22 min)
Le Château-d'Oléron12 mi (27 min)
Saint-Trojan-les-Bains14.4 mi (34 min)
Le Grand-Village-Plage15.1 mi (38 min)
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus16.1 mi (36 min)
Marennes17.6 mi (41 min)
Ronce-les-Bains21 mi (46 min)
Moëze25 mi (54 min)
Saint-Froult26 mi (57 min)
Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente30 mi (1h06)

Things to see and do

Historical Monument since 1931, the Romanesque church of Saint-Georges-d'Oléron is one of the most remarkable monuments of the island. The early church (the current nave), strengthened against invasions, dates from the eleventh century. The nave ended in the thirteenth century, Eleanor of Aquitaine brought church Donate to Abbaye aux Dames of Saintes which completed the work. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the monument, a victim of religious wars, found himself robbed and mutilated several times. Requisitioned during the revolution, the church, which served the same barn, was made for worship in 1800. A major restoration in 1968 then started.

In the village center, enthroned superb market halls dating from 1864. On the square, beautiful mansions of the late nineteenth century attest the trade at that time prosperity.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites


Church Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
Church Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
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The old halls
The old halls
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Architectural detail of the Romanesque church of Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
Architectural detail of the Romanesque church of Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
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The halls Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
The halls Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
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Thursday 23 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C
Friday 24 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
Saturday 25 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Jet Ski in La Rochelle
Sports sensations70 € to 180 € La Rochelle (13.5 mi)
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (16 mi)
Parachute jump above the Marennes-Oléron Basin
Sports sensations270 € Marennes (16.6 mi)
Initiation and improvement to riding from 1 year
Sports sensations27 € to 35 € Dompierre-sur-Mer (19.3 mi)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (26 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (12.2 mi)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (15.5 mi)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (25 mi)
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (33 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

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