Rendez-vous in l'Ile d’Aix
Population 200 – Surface area 129ha – Tour of the island 7km
A couple of hours is all you need to tour this island, which you can explore on foot, by bicycle or even by horse-drawn carriage. The coast here is lined by beaches and oyster farms. Its fortified village, forts and coastal batteries endow the Île d’Aix with a timeless air. Perhaps the most famous event in its prestigious past was Napoleon I's brief stay here in July 1815. It was on this "petite île", as he referred to it, that he spent his last three days on French soil before his exile to St Helena.
Access throughout the year from Fouras (20min)