To discover

The Mouettes train at La Tremblade

For a unique and unusual experience, travel as in the 19th century, in the steam train departing from La Tremblade, "Le Train des Mouettes". This train connects La Tremblade to Saujon, over 21 kilometers. The one-way ticket lasts 1h15. From the wagon, you will observe the agricultural plain of Saujon, the salt marsh of Mornac-sur-Seudre, the vines of Coulonges and the Marennes-Oléron basin.

The Alizé pier at La Tremblade

From the Alizé pier in La Tremblade, go on a cruise and get closer to the most famous places and monuments of the Atlantic Coast such as Fort Boyard, Fort Louvois or Île d'Aix. Fort Boyard is known to everyone for hosting the famous game show of the same name. You will not be able to visit it, but during a cruise, you will be able to get up close and discover its history. Fort Louvois is located at the foot of the Ile d'Oléron bridge. This fort is a must in the Marennes basin, during your stopover, you can visit the keep, the barracks, the food hall, the powder magazine and the guardhouse. The island of Aix and its remains are still marked by the passage of Napoleon. Take the opportunity to explore Fort Liédot, Place d'Austerlitz and rue Napoléon. The island of Aix is not connected to the mainland.

The beaches of Ronce-les-Bains and Royan

During your stopover in our 2-star hotel in La Tremblade, you will be only a few minutes from the beaches of Ronce-les-Bains and Royan. Large expanses of fine sand and wild beaches await you. We recommend that you stop at the following beaches: Plage de la Cèpe, Plage le Galon d'Or, Plage de l'Embellie and Plage la Bouverie. Let yourself be tempted by stopovers with your feet in the water during your stay at the Hôtel le Héron Cendré. From some beaches, you can practice many water activities such as paddleboarding, catamaran, jet-skiing, kayaking, surfing, etc.

The City of the Oyster

To discover or learn more about oyster farming, organize a visit to the Cité de l'Huître in Marennes. Between pontoons, rivers, ocean and basin, the City of the Oyster sits on the water. It offers you, through routes on foot or by bike, initiations, games, activities, animations and films, to make you discover the universe of the oyster, the men who work the oyster, the environment and tasting.

The Palmyre Zoo

At the heart of an 18 hectare pine forest, the Zoo de la Palmyre is a zoological park that hosts more than 1,600 animals, representing more than 110 species. During your visit, do not miss the essential species of the zoo: birds, carnivores, primates, marine mammals, reptiles and ungulates. The Palmyre Zoo and its team are invested in the conservation of endangered species, in scientific research and in education for the protection of the environment.


On the banks of the Seudre, discover and visit one of the most beautiful villages in France: Mornac-sur-Seudre. This former fishing and trading port has retained all of its charm and character. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the city center to discover all its treasures, monuments and unusual sites: medieval halls, artists' stalls, the Romanesque church, traditional houses or even multicolored huts.

The Coubre Lighthouse

Located on the Côte Sauvage, the Phare de la Coubre is the first French lighthouse built in concrete in 1905. Cross the forest of La Coubre and reach the Phare de la Coubre. You can visit the Lighthouse. After climbing 300 steps, you will have an exceptional 360 ° view of the Gironde estuary, the island of Oléron, the Arvert peninsula and the magnificent sandy beaches. We also recommend that you visit the museum to discover the history of the lighthouse and the secrets of the lighthouse keepers.


30 kilometers from our 2-star hotel in La Tremblade, meet in the town of Rochefort, for a trip lulled by the ocean spray. Rochefort is a gateway to the Charente estuary. Your visit to this city is a unique opportunity to discover the last Transbordeur Bridge in France, the home port of the famous frigate, the Hermione, the Hébre museum and the Corderie Royale. From the port of Rochefort, you can take a cruise to Fort Boyard or Île d'Aix. Many nautical activities can also be on the program.

The Citadel of Brouage

Brouage is one of the most beautiful villages in France, located between Rochefort and the island of Oléron. This village was founded in 1555 by Jacques Pons, it was once bordered by the ocean and one of the most important ports on the Atlantic Coast, but also the European salt capital. After many wars of religion, Brouage becomes the “Royal City” with Henri III. Since then, the citadel of Brouage has housed many craftsmen who settled in the stalls of the salt merchants.

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Cycling welcome

Our hotel at La Tremblade is ideally located near the Vélodyssée, a 1,200-kilometer cycle route that runs along the Atlantic Coast. We work with the “Vélo Voyageur” travel agency and we have the “Accueil Vélo” label. Our hotel establishment is a paradise for cycle tourists. We provide you with free secure bicycle storage.