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Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne is a seaside resort on the French Atlantic coast. This town of Charente-Maritime, situated near Royan at the mouth of the estuary of the Gironde.

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne more than 5000 inhabitants, but this figure is multiplied by ten during the summer.

History Saint-Georges-de-Didonne:

In the 11th century, there was the building of a fortified village Didonne the initiative of the lord of Didonne. Unfortunately, this castle will be demolished in the 18th century. Only the street cat in the neighborhood of Didonne confirms its existence.

In the mid-12th century, the Cluniac priory dedicated to St. George serves as a stopover for pilgrims going to Saint Jacques de Compostela. The priory was located probably near the conch.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the religions are in turmoil ...

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne is not spared. Jean Jarousseau Protestant pastor, moved to St. George and profound impact on the region.

This is the 18th century that the drivers are installed at stations abandoning Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Royan and Saint-Palais-sur-Mer.

From 1727 to 1921, the Port of St. George was held responsible by many pilots to guide ships and boats to go up the Gironde estuary: the tragic and thrilling adventures.

Gastronomic specialties: pies, plum melted and seafood platters

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Georges-de-Didonne
Postcode17110
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Latitude45.5999978 (N 45° 35’ 60”)
Longitude-1.0000004 (W 1° 0’ 0”)
Surface area10.58 km²
Population5164 inhabitants
Density488 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (79 km, 1h15)
Insee code17333
IntercommunalityCA Royan Atlantique
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
RegionPoitou-Charentes

Nearest cities & towns

Royan5.3 km (13 min)
Meschers-sur-Gironde7.9 km (13 min)
Vaux-sur-Mer8.4 km (14 min)
Semussac8.8 km (12 min)
Médis9 km (15 min)
Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan10.4 km (15 min)
Saint-Palais-sur-Mer12.6 km (20 min)
Talmont-sur-Gironde14 km (18 min)
Le Verdon-sur-Mer14.3 km (51 min)
Cozes14.6 km (17 min)
Corme-Écluse14.7 km (20 min)
Grézac14.7 km (20 min)
Saujon14.7 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Estuary Park is a must and is a natural pole.

Lighthouse St. George's group visits throughout the year and individual summer.

The church, a historic monument.

The trip from Fort Suzac can fully enjoy the landscape natural site on the edge of Suzac.

The Promenade Charles Martel, pleasant path leading to the port.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

City Market: every day except Monday from April 15 to September 15 every day.

Music and food of the world: in the month of June

Humor and salt water in August.

Animations and varied: in July and August in the city and the beach.

Rénathéa meeting theatrical weekend of the Ascension.

Photos

View of the beach
View of the beach
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Weather

Monday 31 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 23°C
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Tuesday 1 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Palmyre zoo.

Matata Caves and Meschers.

Church of Talmont.

Gardens of the World of Royan.

Aquarium La Rochelle.

Royal Cordage and Hermione at Rochefort.

Sacred and historic heritage.

The Paleosite.

Cognac and houses ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (10.3 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Gironde
Sports sensations229 € to 269 € Soulac-sur-Mer (13.3 km)
Adventure Park
Entertainment17 € Vendays-Montalivet (27 km)
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (32 km)
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (26 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (30 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels