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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 labelsVaux-sur-Mer at 4.8 km (11 min)
Chief townLa Rochelle (at 78 km, 79 min)Royan at 4.9 km (10 min)
DepartmentCharente-MaritimeBreuillet at 9.4 km (16 min)
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
Tandem parachute jump over the GirondeSports sensationsFrom 229 € to 269 €Soulac-sur-Mer (15.4 km)

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Saturday 31 January
Min. 1°C - Max. 8°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. 0°C - Max. 7°C
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French cuisine restaurantLa Maison Tassigny  
ON THE BOULEVARD OF THE SAME NAME - You have an appointment with a signature cuisine in a cozy and intimate space with bathroom, terrace and garden. The friends of your friends will...
Located 4.8 km from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer29 € per person 
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-Mer38 € 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 
Villa with 3 bedroomsVilla with 3 bedrooms    
Le Gua
Welcome to a village along the marshes between Royan seaside town and Ile d'Oleron (both 15 km). Rochefort and Saintes (both 25 km) cities of art and history. In a villa we offer three...
Located 14.2 km from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer50 € the double room 
Villa with 1 bedroomVilla Pélard    
Le Gua
Jo Marie and Yves welcome you in a villa, quiet, first in the village of Saint Martin, overlooking the marsh Seudre (cradle oyster ' Marennes Oléron '). Village, all shops, Gua 3 km....
Located 14.4 km from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer50 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsLes rossignols  
Part of a house, the floor is occupied by the owner. Comfortable flat rated 2 * nn. Non- busy street, very quiet. A 0.3 km from the city center and 1.7 km from the beaches. Shaded garden,...
Located 2 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 255 € to 525 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsLes fauvettes   NEW
Apartment in quiet residence with a balcony on the first floor with lift garden, town center, close to beach, central market and shops.
Located 4 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 280 € to 410 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsLocat saisonniere villa cote atlantique
New villa complains foot of 60 m with 2 bedrooms with 140 bed tv with dvd player in every room, closet. A large room next to kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 burner gas oven,...
Located 8.4 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 470 € to 850 € 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 
50 places over 4 haFleurs des champs     SPECIAL OFFER
Located near Talmont, picturesque village by the sea, our campsite invites you to relax in a family atmosphere.
Located 17.9 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 11 € to 12 € per day 
89 places over 1,5 haActiv Loisirs Les pins    
Want the sun and the sea, we are the ideal camping. Feel free to join us on our website, we offer many discounts, present in all types of housing. Gildas and Severine, welcome you in...
Located 18.3 km from Saint-Palais-sur-MerFrom 13.85 € to 31.30 € 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 35 €
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 46 €
Art's Hôtel - Hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-MerArt's Hôtel     
The Art’s Hotel is situated in the seaside resort of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, just 50 metres from the beach. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. All guest rooms at the hotel have a flat-screen...
Located in Saint-Palais-sur-MerRoom from 45 €

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Privilège L'Escale Marine
Located in La Rochelle, beside Port des Minimes, this residence offers an covered, heated pool and a well being centre with a fitness room. It is a 5-minute...
Marennes-Oléron Camping au bon air
Situé à 150 m de la plage, au coeur du bassin de Marennes-Oléron, camping avec piscine.
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