An authentic island and an exeptional natural site.
You can visit the island by foot, by bicycle or by horse and carriage.
These excursions will lead you from the village with it's low houses with coloured façades and shutters to creeks and sandy beaches, along paths boardered by maritime pine trees, oak trees and grasslands overlooking a rugged coastline.You will encounter numerous coastal fortifications that used to protect the Rochefort arsenal.
After the battle of Waterloo, Napoleon I spent his last days on French soil on the island. Then he was exiled to St. Helena.
Visit the church and monastry as well as the house where Napoleon stayed.
Become an ecotourist and explore the island respecting its nature and environment . Get to know the local population, their lifestyle and traditions.