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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

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 ...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.6333325 (N 45° 37’ 60”)
Longitude-1.0833314 (W 1° 4’ 60”)
Surface area15.69 km²
Population4070 inhabitants
Density259 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (78 km, 1h19)
Insee code17380
IntercommunalityCA Royan Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Vaux-sur-Mer4.8 km (11 min)
Royan4.9 km (10 min)
Breuillet9.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Augustin9.5 km (14 min)
Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan9.5 km (16 min)
La Palmyre10.7 km (17 min)
Saint-Georges-de-Didonne12.6 km (20 min)
Mornac-sur-Seudre13 km (23 min)
L'Éguille14 km (19 min)
Chaillevette14 km (27 min)
Étaules14.2 km (22 min)
Les Mathes14.3 km (20 min)
Médis14.5 km (19 min)
Le Verdon-sur-Mer15.2 km (52 min)

Things to see and do

> Sound Romanesque church of the twelfth century and its villages, ancient homes of farmers and winemakers.

> Its squares recognized heritage of the Charente-Maritime and soul of Saint-Palais.

> Raymond Recreation Vignes The park, ideal for a peaceful and shaded promenade around the lake.

> Its neighborhoods Belle Epoque villas with sumptuous neighborhoods in Platin or Nauzan.

> His legendary rock which forms the curious still astonish.

> The path of the Douaniers footpath traversing the coast of course.

> The sailing school 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 through internships, tutoring or rental property. You can easily access from the age of 5 years to practice several activities such as the optimist, catamaran, windsurfing, sand yachting. The coaching courses, private and group lessons is provided by holders monitors State Patent 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 in Royan. 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 out of 7: Internship collective land yachting.

> On Lake Park Raymond Vineyards, in April-June: first sailing lessons for children in primary schools in Royan.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

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


Great beach of Saint-Palais
Great beach of Saint-Palais
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Friday 22 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 16°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Animal park and exotic zoo
Entertainment0 € to 11 € Royan (5.5 km)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (9.1 km)
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (17.9 km)
Horse ride through the Médoc beaches and vineyards
Sports sensations25 € to 315 € Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc (21 km)
Discover oyster farming on Oléron island
Local flavours38 € to 450 € Dolus-d'Oléron (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (15.2 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (21 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (24 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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