Cycle through the wildflower-edged lanes of Ile d’Oléron and you’ll soon slip into the pace of this enchanting island, cast just off the French Atlantic coast.
The island’s easy-going charms are reflected in Domaine d’Oléron, a quiet and peaceful parc. Take time to unwind on the sunny terraces that wrap around the parc’s inviting pool complex, which includes three outdoor pools. While the island itself can have busy traffic, the parc is located in a quiet area of Saint-Georges d’Oléron, with cycle hire available on parc and good access to the many cyclist-only roads that run around the island. And if you fancy hunting down nature, you’re in luck: Saumonards forest is only 1 km away.