Popular Lettings in La Palmyre
Highlights in La Palmyre
- swimming at La Palmyre
- visiting Royan
- visiting the island of Oléron
- zoo of La Palmyre
- national forest of La Coubre
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Holiday rentals and lettings in La Palmyre
La Palmyre, a seaside resort located in the town of Les Mathes, offers exceptional holiday rentals that allow you to enjoy a magnificent coastal setting. By the sea or in the heart of the village of Les Mathes, they will delight holidaymakers who appreciate the calm, nature and relaxing stays. Rentals are also available by moving a little further away from the centre and visiting the surroundingsSuperb holiday rentals with swimming pool or sea view
The accommodation is modern and comfortable, with terraces and balconies facing the sea, ideal for admiring the wild beauty of the Gironde estuary. Further away, the rentals have swimming pools and gardens. They make it possible to combine the pleasures of the seaside with moments of serenity more at home. The ideal region to discover the charms of the Charente-Maritime and its preserved natural settings.
Holidays in La Palmyra
Location and orientation
The Arvert peninsula, on which La Palmyre is located, is a place that is full of fine sandy beaches and natural parks. Starting with a moment of relaxation on the beach of Les Pins de Cordouan, holidaymakers will be able to enjoy a refreshing bath in the rough waters of this pearl of the Côte de Beauté. Then head for Bonne Anse Bay, for a fishing trip at low tide or simply to stroll along the coast, admiring the vigour of the Atlantic Ocean. In the countryside, the national forest of La Coubre will be the ideal place for a two-wheel ride, as the EuroVelo 1 cycle route crosses it for 25 kilometres. The perfect opportunity to admire the wildlife in the forest and to vary the pleasures of the beach, even if the sand dunes are never far away and try to snack on the century-old pines that refresh holidaymakers with their darkness. It is unthinkable to stay in the region and not visit the famous zoo of La Palmyre, one of the most visited in France. Committed to the conservation of species, it allows you to admire giraffes and lions, ibises and flamingos from Cuba.The riches of the Palmyra region
La Palmyre is located close to many important tourist sites. Travellers will be able to embark on the island of Oléron, located a few miles from Les Mathes, to discover the serenity that reigns on this pearl of the Atlantic. But we must not forget Rochefort, located in the countryside, which has an exceptional maritime heritage, incredibly well-preserved fortifications and the home of Pierre Loti, the region's leading writer. Further south, it is the astonishing city of Royan that will certainly arouse the curiosity of its visitors. Almost entirely destroyed by bombardments in 1945, it houses a curious mix of Belle-Epoque villas and grandiose more modern houses built in the 1950s. A true journey to the heart of French architecture.
Travellers and activities
In La Palmyre as in Royan, it is possible to enjoy the best of the seaside sports activities: sand yachting, water skiing or even kite-surfing. The stormy waters of the Côte de Beauté and the strong winds of the Atlantic Ocean sublimate these sports disciplines. A new practice in the region, but particularly adapted to the dunes of the Arvert peninsula, the fatbike, this bike equipped with two big wheels, will allow wild descents on the coasts of La Palmyre. Finally, it is difficult to visit the Charente-Maritime without learning to surf. An excellent way to enjoy the joys of the beach without forgetting to work on your fitness.La Palmyra as a family
It is impossible not to start a stay in La Palmyre without taking the children to visit its famous zoo and admire its myriad of animals. However, the region has many other activities for families. In Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, on the island of Oléron, a small train allows you to discover the beauty of the place while having fun. Near the Royal Stringery of Rochefort, it is the superb frigate Hermione, a replica of the ship that took La Fayette to fight alongside the American soldiers, who can be visited. Without a doubt, this spectacular three-masted ship will impress young and old alike. To the west of La Palmyre, the Château des énigmes d'Usson welcomes, in the superb setting of a neo-Renaissance building, a life-size treasure hunt. An experience to share with your family. Finally, how not to mention the Luna Park amusement park, located in La Palmyre, which will delight thrill-seekers.
The bay of Bonne Anse, the true emblem of La Palmyre, is much more recent than one might think. Its formation during the 19th century was only made possible by the disappearance of the island of Armote from the Atlantic Ocean. A fragile corner of paradise.
Top 5 things to do in La Palmyra
A major event of the French musical summer, the Francofolies de la Rochelle, located not far from La Palmyre, gives pride of place to current French-speaking music. Without a doubt the party not to be missed in the region.2. Discover the island of Oléron
A true jewel of the Atlantic, the island of Oleron is located only a few kilometres from La Palmyra. On the program, bike rides, discover the island by train and stop in its exceptional nature reserve. An essential detour.3. Taste the local cuisine
Although less well known than that of the other coastal regions of Western France, Charente cuisine can nevertheless count on exceptional products. Cognac, pineau des Charentes, Marennes-Oléron oysters and a real stew, many flavours are to be discovered in the surroundings of La Palmyre.4. Discover La Palmyre in the Indian summer
Waiting until the various summer waves of tourists have left the region is an excellent way to enjoy the gentle Charente lifestyle. Between September and October, the weather remains mild and the main points of interest in the region can be visited in complete peace and quiet.5. Attend the Freemusic festival in Montendre.
In the heart of a forest bordered by a lake, the Freemusic de Montendre festival takes place in an exceptional setting. International and French stars share the bill and keep festival goers dancing until the end of the night, at the very end of June.