The hotel and its surroundings

Hôtel Le Grand Large: a breathtaking view of the ocean and an unforgettable stay on the island of Oleron.

History

Set in a wild, natural location, Hotel Le Grand Large hides among the dunes on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Ile d'Oléron. Between forest, dunes and ocean, discover a family-run establishment, where well-being and a change of scenery are the key words.

The hotel was built in 1965 by Mr. and Mrs. Moreau, a passionate couple eager to embark on a large-scale project: to create an upscale hotel, with "Le Corbusier" architecture, which would blend perfectly into its natural environment, while offering excellent services. This adventure was crowned with success, as it would endure within the same family for more than 30 years.

From one family to another, Hotel Le Grand Large underwent a refresh in 2011 and would be managed for more than 10 years by the Bougnard family, who had fallen under the hotel's spell. Much more than just a renovation, its new owners were able to give it an identity, a soul as well as a strong family dimension, all characteristics that have won the hearts of its valued guests over time.

In its constant search for new nuggets, Le Boutique Hotels Collection, displays well-defined selection criteria, establishments on a human scale, located in attractive locations and steeped in history, all criteria perfectly met by the hotel in Oleron, which joins the collection in 2022.

Gastronomic restaurant, rooftop, enlarged terraces, carefully chosen decor... Hotel Le Grand Large opens a new page in its history with a fifth star to be today more than ever a Luxury hotel, a truly confidential and refined address.

Thanks to the bridge linking the island to the mainland, it's possible to get to Oleron by car or motorcycle. Follow the A10 freeway and exit at Saintes or La Rochelle, depending on where you're coming from (Saintes exit from Bordeaux and La Rochelle from Nantes or Paris, for example).

Discover the surrounding area

Golf d'Oléron

Located in the commune of Saint-Pierre d'Oléron, within sight of Fort-Boyard, the Golf d'Oléron faces the Atlantic islands. In an exceptional setting, along the ocean and the dunes of the east coast, the nine-hole Golf d'Oléron is a veritable jewel case of greenery and calm. Open all year round, the golf course covers some 30 hectares. In addition to its 9-hole sanctioned course, it also boasts two putting greens, a 6-hole school course and a 25-place driving range. Individual and group lessons are also available. They are supervised by a state-qualified instructor. Training courses are also organized.

Discover

Sea outings

Take advantage of your stay at Le Grand Large to escape by boat and discover the area from the Atlantic. Various islands and points of interest will be in your path: Ile d'Aix, Ile de Ré and all its must-sees, the Gironde estuary, Fort Boyard, etc. Our concierge service will help you organize your excursion according to your preferences, by sailboat or motorboat, with or without a skipper.

Chassiron lighthouse

Once you've climbed the 224 steps to the Chassiron lighthouse, you'll have a great view of the Ile de Ré and the surrounding area. I promise, it's worth the effort! The ocean, the surrounding islands and the coast all come into view. To see this lighthouse, you'll have to go to Saint-Denis-d'Oléron, at the Pointe de Chassiron.

Surfing in Oléron

The island of Oleron is one of the best spots for surfing on the Atlantic coast. You can surf all year round. There are surf schools all over the island, close to the best beaches: Plage des Huttes, Plage de Vert-Bois, Plage de Saint-Trojan-les-Bains. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, you're sure to enjoy the Atlantic waves. Some clubs also offer other marine activities, such as kayaking and stand-up paddling. Enjoy the ocean and its waves: pure moments of pleasure!