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Photogenic

This is a lovely spot for photography with the most picturesque huts being the original dilapidated... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
CathyGilman
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London, United Kingdom
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Interesting, but not tempted to buy anything!

We visited in mid June, when most of Oleron was sleepy, but these cabanes were busy with what... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
lbj17
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

A very colourful little place to visit where you will find no end of workshops, transforming the little fishermen cabins into interesting local businesses. Cafés and restaurants abound and there are toilets too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MountainGirlGavarnie
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely spot for photography with the most picturesque huts being the original dilapidated fishing huts with all of their fishing paraphernalia propped up outside. Some nice places to eat fresh seafood and a couple of lovely interior design shops, although I wouldn't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CathyGilman
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We visited in mid June, when most of Oleron was sleepy, but these cabanes were busy with what seemed to be a couple of coach parties. There was more room to walk around after they all disappeared at about 4.30pm. Most of the artists at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lbj17
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Nice to walk by this cabanas. Maps navigation is a bit wrong but you walk by it anyway. Looks very nice :). Best to combinate this with a visit to chateaux castle. Its walking distance from each other. They have good restaurants in the centre.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marzena1989
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The idea is lovely and the brightly coloured shacks look great however do time your visit carefully. Many of the shacks were unoccupied and of those that were in use, many were closed at the time we visited (mid afternoon on a Monday) It seems...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it was cloudy this day and the colours were desaturated. The houses are spread in the neighbourhood allowing a little walk. Eventually not that a big deal.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Patrice H
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Quite unique area for shopping (real local hand-made products), walking, eating, and taking pictures. All "cabanes" are native Oyster production wooden constructions built along the canal. Plan to spend at least one hour but, I know you will come back.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Gerard Y
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited while on holiday with the other half. Truly beautiful place. The artists have done an amazing job on these little fishing shacks and it makes for a wonderful walk. Lots of little bars, restaurants and shops, also plenty of local produce and craftwork.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kara J
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I found this on google and it was not listed in any of the tourist guides. What a find! We had one of the best days on out holiday here. It is a converted fishing village where each shack has been brightly painted and houses...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Listen4life
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Near the castle this area is really nice (especially during high tide - "maree haute" in French). Jump from one cabin to the other and shop small souvenirs there. Try to avoid the busy hours if possible but except that it's a must to do...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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