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With its beaches and large and small sandy coves right in the centre of town, Royan can be proud of its image as a small seaside paradise. Aside from the generous sun, the holiday makers appreciate the quality of the beaches and especially the “conches” -
Blue and white striped tents are the emblem of the Grande Conche beaches where children love to play. Opposite the Congress Centre and looking out over the Foncillon beach is an open-
Situated in the centre of town, this is one of the biggest marinas on the Atlantic Coast alongside Arcachon and La Rochelle. This deep water port is sheltered from the wind and protected by the ferry landing stage, from where the Gironde can be crossed. It has more than a thousand berths for boats measuring up to twenty-
With a fleet of around thirty fishing boats, the fishing port specialises in the finest species of fish. Sole, sea bass and meagre make up most of the produce at the fish market. While nets are used to catch sole, sea bass and meagre are line caught. Responsible fishing is practised using limited and selective quotas. The fish market is open to wholesalers and retailers and has been computerised. The fish is cleaned, graded, packaged, weighed and labelled without ever making direct contact with the ice. This preserves the continuity of the food chain and therefore the freshness of the fish. Fine species, responsible fishing, model fish market, a standard of quality recognised by professionals.
The Tourisme et Handicap label is a State trademark filed with the INPI (National Industrial Property Institute). It was created in 2001 by the minister in charge of Tourism in the context of a policy of creating accessible holidays for everyone and integrating disabled people. It identifies the amenities and the tourist sites accessible to people with motor, visual, auditory or mental impairments.
The label fulfils 2 main objectives:
It gives disabled people with specific needs reliable, objective and homogenous information on the accessibility of places, amenities and tourist services.
The regattas in Royan bay and the estuary put a ballet of white wings on the horizon. In mid-
On the beaches, the kite masters implore the wind to guide their material wings and to lead the dance. Kiting is a beach sport, an Asian tradition and a thousand-
After the 1945 bombings, the urban infrastructure was entirely rethought, aerated and underscored by a greater perspective. You cannot leave Royan, this living museum of 1950’s architecture and urbanism, without entering the seafront portico and visiting the “prow of the city” conceived by Guillaume Gillet: the Notre-
The sobriety and asceticism impregnate the protestant centre, its parvis and its church. With its parachute-
This technical experimentation also found success in the construction of the Congress Centre with its subtle game of light between convex surfaces and vertical and horizontal planes.
From the haughty solitude of the Cordouan lighthouse to the hillsides overlooking the estuary, from the roads and paths which cross the pine forest to the shimmering checkerboard of the Seudre oyster farms, each village has something to offer. This offering is often a Roman church along the Way of Saint James.
The last stage before crossing the estuary, Sainte-
Born out of sea and wind erosion, the Meschers cliffs overhang the estuary for more than a kilometre. Forgers, pirates, pillagers and Huguenots in hiding have found refuge in the cliffs. Poor fisher families and some hardened loners went to live in the grottos above the sea and the waves.
Family resort dedicated to seawater baths, Saint-
Near Royan, Vaux-
With its confident beaches, impressive cliffs chiseled by erosion from the sea, coastline edged with fine sand coves, villas surrounded by pine trees, the Saint-
After passing a pine forest you will arrive at La Palmyre, seaside resort renowned for having the most visited private zoo in France. Nearly 1600 animals roam in 14 hectares of pine forest! Down with the old-