St Pierre d'Oleron is a town on the Ile d'Oleron, just off the Atlantic West coast of France, North of Bordeaux, with a population of about 7,000.
The island, which measures 18 miles long by 5 miles wide, is easily accessed via a bridge from the mainland.
St Pierre is the largest town on the island and is popular with visitors from France and abroad; you'll find a fine selection of shops, a covered food market selling tempting local produce including honey, vegetables, cheeses, local wines and amazing seafood and fresh fish coming straight from La Cotiniere nearby which is the centre of the island's famous fishing industry
A meal of fresh seafood and fish is one not to be missed in St Pierre - washed down by a fine local white wine.
The island has a host of beautiful sandy beaches, popular with both swimmers and surfers and the surrounding area is perfect for outdoor activities including cycling and horse riding - there's also a water park and a golf course nearby.
The area has a typical French rural character with charming villages and hamlets throughout the island, local fishing, oyster beds, old salt marshes, vineyards, natural wetlands and a bird sanctuary.
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