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Chassiron lighthouse
Chassiron lighthouse
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is located in France
Coordinates: 46°02′01″N 1°22′39″W / 46.0336°N 1.3775°W / 46.0336; -1.3775Coordinates: 46°02′01″N 1°22′39″W / 46.0336°N 1.3775°W / 46.0336; -1.3775
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron
Intercommunality Île-d'Oléron
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Jean-Michel Masse
Area1 11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,283
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17323 /17650
Elevation 0–15 m (0–49 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Denis-d'Oléron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.


The town of Saint-Denis d'Oléron is located at the northern end of the Île d'Oléron, in the northwest of the Charente-Maritime department.


Saint-Denis d'Oleron is the northernmost town of the island. As a result, the town has managed to retain an environment in which nature, authenticity and recreation are in perfect harmony.

Among the local activities are: swimming for families on Boirie beach (which is lined with multicolored cabins), sports on the beach, bike trails along the coastline, walks on the marina (with assured access to local gastronomy), sea fishing and boat trips (daily).

The majestic Chassiron lighthouse is near the town, overlooking the Passage of Antioch, with unforgettable views from its summit at 46 meters.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 896 —    
1968 901 +0.6%
1975 951 +5.5%
1982 1,004 +5.6%
1990 1,107 +10.3%
1999 1,221 +10.3%
2008 1,283 +5.1%

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