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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
Insee code17380
AltitudeFrom 0 to 50 meters
Surface15.69 km²
Population4083 inhabitants
Density260 inhabitants/km²


National labelsRoyan at 3.9 km
Chief townLa Rochelle (at 78 km, 79 min)Vaux-sur-Mer at 4.3 km
DepartmentCharente-MaritimeSaint-Augustin at 6.1 km
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town


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Resort of character, bordering the Atlantic, close to Royan, in a mild climate and sunny ...

Large pine forests, five sandy beaches, neighborhoods, the Belle Epoque villas under a sky still bright ...

The punch and passion of a great summer resort! Young and vibrant, Saint-Palais-sur-mer is lively and punctuated by numerous events and activities suitable for everyone.

Its sweetness of life in all seasons is a destination of choice for weekends and short holidays with friends or family ...


  • Moving away from the beaches, Saint-Palais offers a different face, more reserved but equally authentic. Discover the Romanesque church of the 12th century and its exhibits. Meet the ancient towns, once the homes of farmers and growers. These are now neighborhoods and localities very dear to the heart of Saint Palaisiens: Courlay, Maine Bertrand, Ganipote, malaria, Puyravaud! Will feel the soul of Charente Saint-Palais, gentle and unobtrusive, that we know a little less ...
  • Discover the history of the town through:
  • Its Romanesque church of the 12th century and its villages, ancient homes of farmers and growers.
  • Its squares recognized heritage of the Charente-Maritime and soul of Saint-Palais.
  • The Fun Park Raymond Vineyards, ideal for a peaceful and shaded promenade around the lake.
  • Its neighborhoods Belle Epoque villas with sumptuous neighborhoods of platinum or Nauzan.
  • His legendary rock which forms the curious still astonish.
  • The coastguard path, footpath traversing the coast of course.
  • The sailing school:
  • School Sailing Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is affiliated with the French Sailing Federation since 1992 and the French Federation of sand yachting since 2000. Different formulas are proposed in the form of internships, tutoring or rental property. You can easily access from the age of 5 years from the practice of several activities such as the optimist, catamaran, windsurfing, sand yachting. The coaching courses, private lessons and group is provided by instructors patentees state and qualified instructors by the French Sailing Federation and the French Federation of sand yachting. Three suitable sites are available to you.
  • On the beach Nauzan in summer, 7 days on 7: collective courses, Sea Garden and equipment rental, holiday All Saints, Winter and Easter (Pipas courses and Catamaran 15 feet). From September to mid-November, sailing lessons for children in primary schools nationwide Royannais. Information: Tel. : +33 5 46 23 28 10 in July-August / +33 5 46 23 57 03 September-June
  • On the beach of La Grande Côte, February-October 5 days from 7: Internship collective land yachting.
  • On Lake Park Raymond Vineyards, in April-June: first sailing lessons for children in primary schools nationwide Royannais.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
Leisure centresBeach of La Grande Côte,   Beach of the Bureau,   Beach of the Concié,   Beach of the Platin,   Golf Course of Royan
MonumentsChurch of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer,   Lighthouse of La Palmyre,   Lighthouse of Terre-Nègre


Saint-Palais-sur-Mer offers year-round events for all ages, sports and art lovers and culture.

  • During the Easter holidays: Holy Palace celebrates the arrival of spring with Ramble Eggs.
  • The weekend of Pentecost: Run Devil's Bridge - Yannick Montus. 7 km and half marathon (21 km).
  • In June: Feast of boating. Music Festival. Feast of St. John.
  • July: International Festival of Art and the amusement park Pyrotechnics Raymond Vineyards.
  • In August: Crescendo Festival, free concerts progressive rock on the esplanade of Concié. Wine Fair in the city center. Flea market to the leisure park Raymond Vineyards.
  • October: Dunes and Marais, France Championship road rallies.
  • December: Christmas on the beach Come and spend the festive season otherwise ... Market and various entertainment for the whole family.
  • In summer, many events are offered on different places of Saint-Palais, every day.


  • Golf de Royan in the heart of a pine forest, a 18-hole course with provision for only 9 holes, 1 course 6 holes and 9 holes Compact Pitch and Putt on alternating weeks.
  • Riding school accredited by the French Equestrian Federation, located near the golf course in the forest of 13 hectares. Education and walks, courses throughout the year.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Surfing, longboarding, bodyboarding lessonsSports sensationsFrom 32 € to 190 €Vendays-Montalivet (30 km)

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Sunday 20 April
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C
Monday 21 April
Min. 6°C - Max. 17°C
Tuesday 22 April
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Moulin de Châlons  
Le Gua
Good taste, lunch or dinner at the Moulin de Chalons is to enter the history of the Charente Maritime. It is in a tide mill that restaurant domicile. Fully restored the place welcomes...
Located 13.9 km from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer39 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLe Mornac    
Enjoy the charming reception in this 19th century gentleman's house in the centre of Mornac sur Seudre, a village classified as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. The five guest...
Located 9.3 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsAu jardin près de l océan    
Les Mathes
5 guest rooms in a house tipical for this region. 3 family rooms for 5 people. 3 with kitchenette. Near from the wild coast and La Palmyre Zoo. Children are welcome.
Located 10.5 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 58 € to 60 € the double room 
Apartment with 6 bedroomsVilla Beauchene     NEW
Villa Beauchêne was built during the 1970's and has recently been updated and refurbished to form two separate holiday letting units - a large 4 bed apartment on the first floor (3...
Located 13.5 km from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer65 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsLes rossignols  
Part of a house, the floor is occupied by the owner. Comfortable apartment rated 2 * NN. Non-busy street, very quiet. A 0.3 km from the city center and 1.7 km from the beaches. Garden,...
Located 2 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 252 € to 520 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsLocat saisonniere villa cote atlantique
Villa of 60 m ² with 2 bedrooms with 140 bed TV with dvd player in each room, closet. A large room side kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 burner gas hob, electric oven, fridge...
Located 8.4 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 480 € to 820 € per week 
Mobile-Home for 4 personsBase de loisirs 4* palmyre loisirs
La Palmyre
Description: super titania, with 3 X 6 m terrace completely covered, enclosed garden, leisure park in 4 **** located at the Palmyra. You will find there a pool complex with 3 pools...
Located 10 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 450 € to 950 € per week 

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144 places over 4,5 haLes vignes    
Quietly, but only 10 minutes by car from one of the most beautiful beaches in the region: La Grande Côte, our land will enchant you with its family atmosphere and its panoramic view...
Located 6.5 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 12.50 € to 18 € per day 
89 places over 1,5 haActiv Loisirs Les pins    
Want the sun and the sea, we are the ideal site. Feel free to join us on our website, we offer many discounts, present on all types of housing. Gildas and Séverine, welcome you in a...
Located 18.4 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 13.50 € to 24.10 € per day 
126 places over 2,5 haAu bon air    
3 star campsite quiet family located 150 meters from the beach of Marennes, near the island of Oléron and wild Cote. Relax beside the pool and wading pool 170 m², heated from May to...
Located 21 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 13.70 € to 22.90 € per day 

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Lagrange Confort+ Les Carrelets - Hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-MerLagrange Confort+ Les Carrelets     
This residence is located in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, 700 meters from Platin Beach and 150 metres from the coast. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool tub and a sauna. Each...
Located in Saint-Palais-sur-MerRoom from 42 €
Hôtel Résidence Les Flots - Hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-MerHôtel Résidence Les Flots     
This Hotel Residence is located the 500 metres from the beach, in Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer. Les Flots has a swimming pool and guestrooms with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The heated swimming...
Located in Saint-Palais-sur-MerRoom from 52 €
Domaine de Saint Palais - Hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-MerDomaine de Saint Palais     
Located just 650 metres from the beach, this elegant hotel is set within manicured gardens in the town of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer. Free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TV are offered in each...
Located in Saint-Palais-sur-MerRoom from 72 €

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Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud
Offering a panoramic restaurant with views of the 3 La Rochelle towers, this is a 4-star hotel. It is located in the city centre, in front of the Vieux...
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