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Highlights in Royan
- Capital of the Côte de Beauté
- Sandy beaches
- Water activities
- Architecture of the 50's
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Royan
If the architecture of the 1950s had naturally taken over after the reconstruction, today, Royan has a variety of accommodation, some of which is very modern. For a weekend, park the car in the garage and walk around in the sand on the beaches of Royan. A seasonal rental in the city centre has this undeniable advantage: everything is accessible from your cosy nest. In some areas, especially those of the Parc, Foncillon and Pontaillac, you will find yourself in a luxurious past during your stay. There are the seaside villas of the first bathers of the 19th century as well as sumptuous houses with a 1950s air.
Holidays in Royan
Location and orientation
At the entrance to the Gironde estuary, Royan is one of the first cities in Charente Maritime to have opted for tourism. As early as the 19th century, the phenomenon of "sea bathing" became more widespread. Indeed, at that time, we discovered the benefits of salt water for the body. Since then, more and more tourists have flocked to the Atlantic coast, propelling the fishing port of Royan into one of France's most popular seaside resorts.How to get to Royan
Whether you come from Paris or Europe, three airports serve the city. The nearest one is located in Rochefort Saint Agnant. Then, about 70km away, the one in La Rochelle Ile de Ré takes over. Finally, Bordeaux Mérignac airport is about 100 km away. On the rail side, only the TER trains connect the city to Bordeaux, the terminus of the TGV. On the other hand, there are many coastal infrastructures. In particular, you can enjoy an excursion to discover the wines of the Bordeaux vineyards from Royan in just 20 minutes by boat.
Destination to relax
The blue or yellow striped tents on the Grande Conche beach, nostalgic vestiges of the Belle Epoque, evoke idleness, sunbathing and relaxation.
During the Second World War, the city was almost completely destroyed by bombardments. It will take several years to clear and rebuild this fishing port, which explains the ultra-presence of the architecture of the 1950s.
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It is impossible to visit Royan without taking a walk on the 2.6km long beach of La Grande Conche. Ideal for family swimming, it is dotted with beach tents. These are a gathering place where friends and family gather for a day at sea. Rentals are made directly on the square from the municipal office. In addition, the waterfront is just as pleasant: shops, bars and restaurants are within reach of bathersThe Church of Our Lady
Overlooking this famous beach of the Grande Conche, the church of Notre Dame and its concrete silhouette will surprise many people. Faced with rapid reconstruction, the architects of the 1950s opted for this material, which was robust and quick to cast. Its imposing facade rises to 36m in height with a bell tower reaching 60m. In its centre, an orca with 3600 pipes attracts attentionThe Cordouan lighthouse
Located 7km from the coast, the Cordouan Lighthouse is a fun outing for families. First of all, take a boat trip to access this historic monument, which has been classified since 1862. Nicknamed "the lighthouse of kings", it has risen to the podium of the highest lighthouses in France and is one of the 10 highest in the world.The Bike Ride
This cycling route follows the Atlantic Coast for more than 1200km. Of these, nearly 70% are car-free roads, allowing you to enjoy the silence of this mode of transport and travel in complete safety. From the north of Finistère to the Spanish border of the Pyrenees, the Vélodyssée is a protected route for the most adventurous cyclists. In Royan, a section links the city on the one hand towards La Rochelle, then for the brave, up to Les Sables d'Olonne, and on the other hand, towards Lacanau Océan then then up to the Arcachon basin.A violin on the sand
This classical music festival has established itself as a major event in the world of music and in the lives of Royannais. Each year, nearly 100,000 people flock to the entrance of what was nicknamed the "Woodstock of Classical Music". A winning bet for this outdoor festival, which has been held for more than 30 years every year in July.