The residence of Les Sables Vignier is located near the town of St-Georges d'Oléron, a very quiet town with many shops, a church and a castle as well as beautiful market halls.
To the west of the commune are the villages of Sables Vignier, Chaucre and Domino, three welcoming villages with traditional dwellings, offering a certain charm in a landscape dotted with dunes and pine forests.
To the east is the territory of La Brée les Bains, separated from Saint-Georges by the Douhet channel, formerly used as a feeder for the island's salt marshes. The tourist path runs alongside the beach at Plaisance, and continues to Foulerot to the south. Sauzelle and Boyardville are two towns not to be missed, they are major centres of oyster and shellfish farming and are not far from the famous Fort Boyard.
Heritage of Saint Georges
The church and the Halles de la commune are the starting point for walks in the town of Saint Georges d'Oléron, followed by the Fournier castle dating from 1877. Offshore, you can see one of the most popular tourist spots on the island: Fort Boyard.
Nature and surroundings
The surrounding nature is composed of foreshore, forest and marsh. Saint-Georges was originally a salt production town, so there are still many abandoned marshes, some of which have been converted to oyster farming. A large number of birds nest in the vicinity of Saint-Georges, which can be seen on walks along the coast.