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Activities in Royan

Emblematic seaside resort of the Charente Maritime department, 8 kms from the Tahiti Village " La Grande Côte " campsite, in Saint Palais sur mer, one of the most beautiful campsites around Royan. The small town charms its visitors with the beauty of its fine sandy beaches, the charm of its port and the elegance of its Belle Époque villas.

Royan in a few words

When you think of Royan, you think of :

  • its many beautiful beaches, conches of fine sand which follow one another on the Atlantic coast: first these small creeks with a crazy charm (Chay, Conseil, Foncillon, Pigeonnier, Pontaillac with its famous Casino), and the big Conche in the city center
  • its famous central market in the shape of a shell (seen from the sky)
  • its Belle Epoque and Art Deco architecture: all styles are mixed together
  • its port and ferry to cross the estuary, or a departure point for a visit to the Cordouan lighthouse

Royan sea side

Royan is above all its seafront and the Atlantic Ocean. The Royan coastline offers lovers of idleness, swimming and water sports 5 beaches with different atmospheres: La Grande Conche for the pleasures of swimming and sailing, Pontaillac for surfing, and Le Pigeonnier, Le Chay and Foncillon for the intimacy and charm of small conches. At the heart of the resort, the port invites you to stroll: relax on a terrace, admire the pleasure boats and watch the return of the fishing boats. The port of Royan is also the departure point for cruise liners on the Gironde estuary: an ideal opportunity to admire the great Cordouan lighthouse from the water.

Royan city side

City of Art and History, Royan charms for the heterogeneous architectures of its buildings, between Belle Époque seaside villas and buildings of the 50's inspired by the Brazilian urban architecture. In the center of Royan, the districts of the Park and Pontaillac, typical sectors of the end of the 19th century and the Roaring Twenties, are full of beautiful residences. Among the most elegant are the villa Kosiki and the villa Castel mon Rêve, both located on the Parc side. In the old market of Pontaillac, the Royan museum retraces the history of the city and in particular its post-war reconstruction period, from which its avant-garde architectures date. There is also the Palais des Congrès.

Activities and entertainment in Royan

Take advantage of your camping vacations in Royan to fill up on activities. Outdoor activities are king here: in addition to water sports and beach games, you can take advantage of the Vélodyssée bicycle path that runs along the coast, tennis courts facing the sea, horseback riding, or the 18-hole golf course. Thrill seekers can fly over Royan from the airfield and then parachute over the estuary. For relaxation, you can opt for the treatments and rituals offered at the thalassotherapy institute, or spend an entertaining moment at the casino. Very lively all year round, Royan offers a rich cultural and festive program during the summer, with for example the symphonic music festival "Un Violon sur le sable" which takes place at the end of July on the Grande Conche beach, or the great fireworks festival on August 15.

The Royan Atlantique agglomeration has all the assets for a successful vacation in New Aquitaine in the former Poitou Charente region.