This winter, discover Iléo, the best aquatic center in Charente-Maritime, in the heart of the Ile d’Oléron!

centre aquatique Charente-Maritime

Want to get away from the winter doldrums and treat yourself to something special? Discover Iléo, the best aquatic center in Charente-Maritime!

Every year, each and every one of us has to face up, in our own way, to the winter doldrums and the cold that grips you as soon as you get out of bed, so Generation Voyage finally offers you an escape! By discovering Iléo, the best aquatic center in Charente-Maritime, offering a balneotherapy area, a wellness area and wellness activities, you can treat yourself to a real moment out of time.

For families, the aquatic center is the perfect place for fun, smiles and sharing! You can take advantage of the many pools, paddling pools and slides to meet up and have fun with your children. For couples, friends or those simply wishing to be alone, the center promises an unforgettable moment of relaxation in its balneo area, where you can enjoy a spa, hammam, sauna or jacuzzi…

Alone, with friends or family, Iléo invites you to discover its aquatic center in Charente-Maritime, where you can take a break from winter and focus on relaxation.

1. The complete spa area

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Photo credit: Iléo

In winter, as temperatures cool, the body becomes tense. Muscular tension appears, and with it physical and then psychological stress. This affects your patience, your energy and your self-fulfilment, and is reflected in your daily life with your loved ones.

By taking advantage of a stay at an aquatic center in Charente-Maritime, you can be sure of relieving all those tensions and starting afresh on a healthy footing. Thanks to a complete balneotherapy center, you’ll regain physical and mental serenity, and become the best you can be. At Iléo, you can take advantage of a particularly comprehensive range of balneotherapy treatments.

While the classic (but no less enjoyable) Nordic spas, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi are obviously among the facilities on offer, they represent only a small sample. If you’ve just got over a bout of physical exertion, come and try out the combination of ice fountain and cold water well, the ideal way to forget aches and pains. Or would you simply like to regain some color and warm your heart? Take advantage of the solarium to give your skin that beautiful summer tan.

And if your main concern is to recapture the calm of those lovely summer evenings when stress was a distant memory, the balneo area at Iléo, an aquatic center in Charente-Maritime, also has the solution. Relax in the whirlpool with hydromassage jets, before moving on to the whirlpool bath, followed by a tasting of one of the hot drinks offered by the local tisanerie. Trust us, your batteries will be recharged, and you’ll be back to your summer self.

2. A water park for the whole family

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Photo credit: Iléo

If you’re looking for a relaxing, fun-filled family holiday, then this Charente-Maritime aquatic center is the place for you! At Iléo, you’ll find all the equipment you need to ensure your family’s well-being.

The little ones can play safely in the play pool or paddling pool, or enjoy the thrills of the indoor waterslide, available all year round. If you stay with Iléo during the school vacations, children can even enjoy special activities such as the « ventrigliss » and other inflatables.

Even the most athletically inclined will be delighted by the many aquatic activities available in the sports pool. In addition to crawl and breaststroke, you can take part in aquafitness (4 intensity levels from green to black), aquabike and bodypalm classes. Each of these classes is run in a group, with music, for a dynamic, rhythmic workout.

And for the more adventurous, an outdoor river is open all year round, whatever the weather…

3. Fitness area and wellness activities

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Photo credit: Iléo

In addition to a large, fully-equipped balneotherapy area and an aquatic area perfect for the whole family, Iléo also offers free access to a fitness area, with a wide range of wellness activities. At this Charente-Maritime aquatic center, you can sign up for a variety of courses all year round.

You’ll discover Pilates, Yoga and Stretching classes, taught by professionals in each discipline. You can also take advantage of sophrology classes, a body and mind workout perfect for developing serenity, based on relaxation techniques and physical and mental activation.

This makes Iléo the ideal place to stay, whether on your own, as a couple or with your family, away from winter worries. With its wellness areas and sports activities, it’s the perfect combination to pamper your body and mind.

4. How do I get there?

Located in Dolus d’Oléron on the island of Oléron, Iléo is easy to get to. This Charente-Maritime aquatic center is accessible by both car and public transport.

1. By car

  • From Bordeaux, take the A10 to Saintes or Mirambeau, then follow signs for the Ile d’Oléron.
  • From Nantes, take the La Rochelle exit, then follow Marans – Rochefort to the Ile d’Oléron.
  • From Paris, take the A10 freeway to La Rochelle, then follow signs for Surgères – Rochefort – île d’Oléron.

Once on the island, follow the D126 to the entrance of the center.

2. By train

If you prefer to travel by train, there are plenty of alternatives. From Paris, take the TGV to Surgères or La Rochelle station. If you’re coming from Nantes, a TER will take you to Rochefort station. Finally, if you’re traveling from Bordeaux, a TER service will take you to Saintes station.

Shuttle buses will then take you to the Ile d’Oléron.

3. By bus

If you live in Charente-Maritime, you can get to the center directly via the interurban network. Depending on your point of departure, you can take lines 6, 6E, 7 and 8 to the Ile d’Oléron.

Once on the island, you’ll find shuttles or cabs that will take you to the entrance of the aquatic center.