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Royan

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Royan - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime
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Located at the entrance to the Gironde estuary, the seaside resort of the Beauté coast became famous in the 19th century, when the fashion for sea bathing developed. Rebuilt after the bombardments of 1945, the town of Royan today offers many examples of modern architecture, including residential blocks and the Notre-Dame church. It is though still possible to admire charming villas of the Belle Époque period, especially in the prestigious district of Pontaillac. Beautiful fine sand beaches, among which the Grande Conche beach and the beautiful beach of Pontaillac, as well as the numerous activities on offer make Royan a renowned seaside resort.

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Royan

Located in Charente-Maritime, Royan is a historic seaside resort that has 5 sandy beaches protected from the wind, between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.

"The most 50 city in France" offers an amazing architectural diversity that the Tourist Office offers you to discover through his many tours. The city has been awarded the "cities of art and history" in late 2010.

Royan has advantages with its marina in the heart of the city, its thalassotherapy institute and casino. It also offers many activities and entertainment for the whole family.

The ideal destination for your next vacation!

Things to see and do

Royan has a unique architectural heritage consisting of villas of the Belle Epoque and emblematic monuments symbol of the reconstruction of the 50: Notre Dame, Trocadero, central market... Its turbulent history is traced back Royan Museum.

Royan is also a lively resort that has a Thalassotherapy Institute, a casino, a Garden Tennis complex boasts a unique location, a port over 1000 rings in the heart of city.

It also offers many opportunities for sports, recreation and discovery walks and sea fishing, golf, adventure park in the trees, balloon, planet Exotica, karting and of course many water activities.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Escale Festival of Humor in February.

Architecture Month in April.

Festival of Urban Sports: in June.

The Dream of Icarus: in June (every 2 years).

Festival Fiddler on the Sand: July.

Pyro-symphony show in August.

Triath'long Beauty Coast in September.

12h, 24h and 48h Royan: October (runners and walkers).

Festival of Lights: in December.

Skating rink in the open air: in December and January.

Photos

Beach cabanas (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
Beach cabanas (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
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Beach of the Grande Côte (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
Beach of the Grande Côte (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
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Golf Maine Gaudin (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
Golf Maine Gaudin (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
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Royan-Bac Le Verdon (© Tourist Office - FRC.photographie)
Royan-Bac Le Verdon (© Tourist Office - FRC.photographie)
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Cordouan Lighthouse (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
Cordouan Lighthouse (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
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central market (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
central market (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
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convention center (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
convention center (© Tourist Office - Mr. Chaigneau)
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Royan, destination Beauty Coast
Royan, destination Beauty Coast
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Panorama from the tray (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the tray (© Jean Espirat)
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the ferry crosses the Gironde (© Jean Espirat)
the ferry crosses the Gironde (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Zoo of Palmyre, troglodyte caves of Meschers-sur-Gironde, Talmont-sur-Gironde and Mornac-sur-Seudre, villages classified among the most beautiful villages in France.

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