The Port of La Cotinière
The Hôtel de la Plage on the port of La Cotinière offers you accommodation in an idyllic setting in the heart of the Ile d'Oléron. You will stay just a few meters from the beach of "La Galiote" and very close to the shops, restaurants and bars of the port of La Cotinière. Located in the town of Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, the port of La Cotinière is a small artisanal fishing port. You will be charmed by its motley and colorful fishing boats which are specialized in fishing techniques respectful of quality and noble species. Very close to the port of La Cotinière, stroll between the stalls of the merchants in the markets and meet the local producers: market gardeners, oyster farmers, butchers, cheese makers and pork butchers.
A family business The Maxime Pinard vineyard
For four generations, the Pinard family has shared their passion for viticulture, the island of Oléron and the Oleron region with locals and travelers. On site, you can discover the 5 hectares of the vineyard, organize your private and professional events in a superb reception room, participate in a tasting of the production (wine, cognac, beer, etc.) or stay on site on the pitches for motorhomes or in the gîte for 7 to 9 people.
And its incredible citadel The village of Château-d'Oléron
Let yourself be seduced by an authentic and typical village of the island of Oléron. Stroll through the city center, to observe the monuments and discover the lively streets all around the covered market, where you will have many products from the region. We advise you that too few to visit the citadel of Château-d'Oléron, built in 1630, it has a rich history and offers superb views.
And his famous fort Boyardville
This small village on the island of Oléron takes its name from its proximity to the famous Fort Boyard and from the fact that the materials necessary for its construction were stored in the town. The city is known for its fine sandy beaches where you can practice many water activities. You can get as close as possible to Fort Boyard during a sea cruise, some of which depart from Boyardville.
An oyster farm The Fort-Royer
Discover this century-old oyster village, located on the coast of the island of Oléron. This natural site is open to the public. Beautiful walks and educational workshops for the whole family will be on the program during your visit to Fort-Royer. You will be able to: learn more about oyster farming, discover sea birds and marshes, go on beautiful hikes between the sea and the forest or participate in a treasure hunt.
In the heart of the Ile d'Oléron The Bird Marsh
The Marais aux Oiseaux is located in the municipalities of Dolus-d'Oléron and Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron. It is a 10 hectare park which houses two structures: the educational discovery park and a wildlife center. Outings, activities, games and workshops will punctuate your passages in this protected area.
The salt marshes of Oléron The Port of Salines
In the town of Grand-Village-Plage, visit the Port des Salines, a natural setting labeled “Nature Escapes”. Visit this exceptional site to discover the history of salt production in Oléron and the know-how of the salt worker. You can practice many activities on site: visit of the ecomuseum, guided tour of the port, boat trip, etc.
Between sea and forest The Marshes of Bris
The Marais des Bris is a protected natural area on the island of Oléron. Between wetlands, meadows, reed beds, salt lagoons, pine forests and the ocean, you will observe fragile and wild flora and fauna. This site is freely accessible and promises you beautiful walks.
For the whole family Activities for all
Our family hotel in La Cotinière is ideally located on the Ile d'Oléron near many activities to do with family, friends or as a couple. We advise you to discover the Parc des Myocastors, an atypical visit to a park where you can feed, photograph and observe the Myocastors. Meet at the Iléo d'Olus Aquatic Park with its swimming area and well-being area. Nature lovers will meet at the Prés Vallet park where you will find mini-boats, ping-pong tables, a skate park, multisport equipment, a fitness trail, etc.
A 400 hectare wetland The Marais du Douhet
In the north of the island of Oléron, go to the Douhet marshes, a wetland of more than 400 hectares, with remarkable biodiversity. Once a hotspot for salt production, the Marais du Douhet is now an exceptional natural site where you can observe gulls, seagulls, cows, little egrets, common harriers and gray herons.
Paradise for athletes Water sports
The island of Oléron is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts such as paddleboarding, jet-skiing or kitesurfing. Ask at the reception, at our hotel near the beach in La Cotinière, the best spots to practice your favorite sport. We are located 50 meters from La Galiote beach. For the comfort of your stopovers, we provide you with a room to store your surfboards.
Accessible to the whole family Cycle tourism
Our hotel near the beach at La Cotinière is located in the heart of the Ile d'Oléron, which offers more than 160 kilometers of cycle paths. You can easily reach all the treasures of the island by bike. We provide you with free bicycle storage. In addition, you can rent bicycles within a 100-meter walk of the Hôtel de la Plage.