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Something to do it allows a cultural activity and easy with a family since it does not require that... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
Paulyne17
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Quebec City, Canada
Worth a visit

We cycled here from La Cotiniere. We would be lying if we said we visited to take in the history... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2015
mah299
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30 May 2018
“Nice Walk with the Sun shining”
27 Aug 2017
“Interesting”
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| La Citadelle, 17480, Ile d'Oleron, France
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

While we were on the Ile d'Oleron we felt obliged to give it a visit. The sun was shining in early May and it was a pleasant walk round the what would have been an imposing château, now virtually a ruin. The port alongside has...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Something to do it allows a cultural activity and easy with a family since it does not require that much time.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Paulyne17
Reviewed June 24, 2017

if history and ruins are your thing, this could be a place for you. It seems to be neglected, the grass has not been cut. Now it used to house artists work. it is free to visit. It sued to be old fort, but was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This could have been really exciting and interesting but is is run down with poor almost non existent facilities and no useful signage or historical notes For a major tourist attraction on the island they need to spend money updating the whole experience and make...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John F
Reviewed September 1, 2015

A nice trip it was. If you are into history and stories, you can read all the signs. But you can also go there for the magnificent views (Fort Boyard far away) or the art galleries. There is a lot of open space to just...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Shoebieke
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We cycled here from La Cotiniere. We would be lying if we said we visited to take in the history, as that's not generally our thing. What we appreciated is the beauty of the area, the resilience of the structure through the many decades, and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank mah299
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped on the Isle in our Camper and walked the beach front all the way into Chateau d'Oleron. Glorious weather helps I know, but what a lovely place with its port and the citadel. The isle is very much an Oyster farming community with...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank berniep312
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Travelled to Aries du Camping Le Chateau d'Oleron for a 3 night stopover. The campsite is basic but fit for purpose. The Island is fabulous with lots to see and visit. Great beaches and villages with Saint Pierre and Grand Village being the most popular....More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Mark D
Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped here to have a look. The path around the tops of the walls is ok but care is needed. the views towards the viaduct to the main land give an idea of its strategic position. we visited at low tide and watched people...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank BigShrub
Reviewed August 19, 2014

The citadel is open to get in through the day and in the early evening it's partially lit and great for an after dinner stroll - lots of locals seemed to walk their dogs there in the evening. It's interesting to look around the citadel...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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